NOT A REVIEW
Aaron's Guerrilla Gravity Smash
A few tidbits about an eclectic Guerilla Gravity Smash...
Min-Max: Greg's 2016 Devinci Hendrix 27+
The Devinci Hendrix 27+ was a strong value in 2016 and Greg has done a thoughtful job of upgrading his and keeping it running...
EDITORIAL | PART 4
Min-Max: Daniele's 2013 MDE Carve
MDE Bikes has been making frames in Italy since 2001 and Daniele is passionate about their last 26" bike; the 2013 Carve
Parked Projects: GeoShift -2° Vs. Budget Hardtails
Andrew's scheme to test a bunch of budget hardtails, in the 1-2K CAD range, both stock and with an angleset installed...
EDITORIAL | PART 3
Min-Max: Claire's 2009 Kona Stinky 6
Claire's 13-year-old Kona Stinky 6 gets the min-max treatment with a focus on smiles per dollar...
EDITORIAL | PART 2
Min-Max: Dave's Banshee Spitfire V2
Dave's 8-year-old Spitfire V2 is already looking min-maxed but he has further upgrade plans - and Andrew has some thoughts about V2 Banshees and this bike as well.
What's Your Bare Minimum Mountain Bike?
Is it "XTR or bust" or could you happily pedal a complete that costs less than some of your friends' wheelsets?
A Chris King RingDrive Hub Experience, Part II (2 Yrs Later)
Degunking a Chris King RingDrive rear hub after two years of use.
Review / Editorial
Keeping Kids Comfortable With WOOM's WARM TEN Gloves
Riding with miserable kids isn't fun for anyone and warm hands are an essential component to cold weather bliss...
Chromag Wax Grips
Chromag only makes one push-on grip model. It's called the Wax, and here are some thoughts about it.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
AXS Eagle Economics
I understand why SRAM's AXS Eagle is the only current drivetrain option that folks are truly lusting after, but let's have a look at the economics of wireless shifting before you push the button...
The Weight Is Over
It all starts with shaving the shitty grams for free, but who really knows where we'll wind up riding a new weight weenie wave on self-powered bicycles?
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...