Loooong Term Review
2019 Marin Mount Vision 8
" It's a unique feeling that had me picking the most chundery of lines just to see if it would hook up..."
RELEASE | EDITORIAL
Maxing Value - The 2019 Marin Alpine Trail 7
Do you ever wonder why the suspension kinematics of lower-priced bikes doesn't match the effort going into higher priced platforms....
Marin and Polygon's Naild R3ACT Suspension System
The system Marin and Polygon are using is so unlike other bikes that people mistake it for an e-bike - so let's take a look under the hood...
ARRIVED: 2018 Marin Wolf Ridge
With bikes looking more and more alike the unusual looks of the Wolf Ridge is part of the appeal - but it's NOT AN E-BIKE!
Min-Maxing Budget Bikes With Marin
"This is an alternate look at how to spec bikes to get the best performance per dollar, rather than to catch the eye of any fickle consumer..."
2017 Marin Hawk Hill
With 120mm travel at both ends and modern aggressive geometry the Marin Hawk Hill is a surprisingly capable bike for US$1500/CDN$1900 and it's heaps of fun to ride.
Radical New Suspension Ridden
Marin's 2018 Wolf Ridge
This bike makes some bold claims, like climbing like an XC bike and descending like a dh rig - and the gliding 4-bar system may even levitate...
Are Shimano's M396 The Best Budget Brakes?
There are some imperfections - but considering you can walk away with a complete set for less than $100 US these are impressive...
Spring Service Basics
Wrench Now, Ride Later
Your bike hates you. But it can learn to love again.
Vintage MTB Radness
Round up the gang and dust off the 90s chromoly, because it's about to get sideways...
Brazed And Butted: Marin Pine Mountain 2
A raw steel frame that exposes the brass-brazed details mated with 27.5 Plus wheels and spec aimed at performance make this a seductive package...