Winning the Dropper Post Arms Race
Most dropper posts are durable and damn good, so the post with the most drop, with the smallest stack height and shortest insertion depth wins the crown.
Editorial - Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt VI
Going To 14 Speed
Going from testing Shimano's 12-spd HG+ to a custom 14-spd drivetrain assembled from a min-maxed mix of old parts on hand...
TEARDOWN | REVIEW
Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters
The price is plebeian and the promised performance is premium. A longer look at M6100 | M6120 Shimano 12-speed Deore drivetrain.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Budget Flats : Race Face Chester Pedals X Giro Jacket II Shoes
Race Face's budget-friendly Chester pedals meet Giro's 'daily driver' Jacket II shoe for a pairing that won't break the bank...
Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt V - Editorial
You Should Try a Friction Thumb Shifter
Mix things up on your mountain bike, for the price of a friction thumb shifter and become a better rider in the process.
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS
SR Suntour Durolux EQ
A dimple is added and a spring is removed - and the result in performance and trail experience are impressive...
PNW Rainier Gen 3 Dropper Post
The PNW Rainier delivers up to 200mm of travel, adjustable in 5mm increments, for a very reasonable price...
Living With A Lust For Luxury
Andrew Major can justify almost every part of his bikes, even the Gucci ones, according to the doctrine of min-maxing. Almost...
Editorial: Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt IV
The Only Drivetrain That Matters
Could the Shimano Deore M6100 12spd be the only drivetrain that really matters?
Over-Forking The North Shore
There is a local trend for a boosted imbalance between frame and fork travel in our neighbourhood...
Race Face Aeffect R Cinch Cranks & 170mm Dropper Post
You can buy fancier sh*t, but the Race Face Aeffect R 7050 aluminum crankset and 170mm dropper post are really all anyone needs...
RELEASE | EDITORIAL
The 2020 Rocky Mountain Growler Series
Rocky brings progressive geometry to entry-level mountain bikes - starting at 1000 USD/1250 CAD...
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 - Budget Review
" On my first ride down I hit the same trails I usually ride on test bikes that cost many times its price..."
Min-Maxed With Magura MT Sport Brakes
After riding Magura's 4+2 Trail disc brakes with great results, how would their most budget brake system compare...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS | EDITORIAL
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The name suggests micro brew transport - but this machine for 1360 USD was built for serious off road escapades...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Min-Maxing With The Kali Viva Helmet
Price, Protection, and Panache: can you get all three with a helmet for only 50 USD?
SR Suntour Durolux RC2 29'er Fork Reviewed
The Durolux is priced in below most other forks with similar features - but can it compete in ride quality and durability...
Min-Maxing Cockpit Spec
High priced bikes often come with expensive brand-name cockpit parts that are rarely perfect for the Joe Or Jo rider...