Nukeproof Scout Comp Hardtail
The most interesting build and potentially the best value in Nukeproof's mountain bike lineup.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
MEC Mochilero Stretch Pants: Min-Max?
The Mochileros are not riding pants. The Core Train shirt was designed for running. Andrew has been riding in both of them.
Maximizing Value With A New Bike Purchase In 2023
Some thoughts on taking advantage of an oversupply of bikes and components at a slower time of year for shops.
RockShox Recon VS RSD's Rigid Fork
Swapping out the Recon on a Trek Roscoe for a 510 mm axle to crown fork with 0 mm of travel
Min-Max: Arden's Aluminum RSD Middlechild
Steel may be real, but aluminum is actual, and so are the savings in suspension and drivetrain maintenance on Arden's #1FG RSD Bikes Middlechild.
PRODUCT RELEASE | EDITORIAL
Shimano Introduces the CUES Ecosystem
CUES replaces a number of Shimano legacy drivetrains with inter-compatible 9-, 10- and 11-speed LinkGlide drivetrains.
Min-Max: Daniel's Aluminum Guerrilla Gravity Smash
Daniel's Smash is from one of the last batches of aluminum frames that Guerrilla Gravity produced…
Min-Max: Brian's 2015 Kona Process 111
How do you min-max a 2015 Kona Process 111 with nice parts and high-end suspension?
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Andrew's 'Nothing New' Best Of 2022
Updating older mountain bikes, re-sessioning past reviews, my most often recommended product, and a love for other folks' min-maxed rigs.
Cane Creek 'Covid-Created' Double Barrel (CCDB) IL Air
A 2014 Cane Creek Inline Air shock that's been upgraded to the current CCDB IL Air specs
MIN MAX | EDITORIAL
Min-Max: Adam's 2016 Santa Cruz Nomad & The SCB Ten-Year Guarantee
Adam has a very clean Nomad V3, which is an opportunity to talk about Santa Cruz's 10-year-plus commitment to support every frame they sell...
Min-Max : Jeff's 2011 Turner 5 Spot
"Steampunk" aesthetics and familiar fit: How a used $300 2011 Turner 5 Spot frame went from a niche air-travel rig to regular trail riding.
Budget Bicycle Buying: Braving The Used Dropper Post Market
Buying a used, or take-off, dropper post to upgrade your budget mountain bike...
Min-Max: Andrew's 2017 Giant Anthem Advanced SX
"Whatever micro-category you'd prefer to assign to them, these bikes are probably the most worthy of the original all-encompassing mantle of... mountain bike."
Budget Bicycle Buying: Before You Leave The Bike Shop
Andrew discusses expectations for first time mountain bike buyers who don't want break the bank to start riding...
Min-Max: Rob's 2018 Trek Stache 29+
Rob's slackened Stache is a bittersweet reminder of how awesomely fun these bikes are and how deserving the platform is of a re-imaging...
'Real' Mountain Bikes Don't Come With Pedals
What's the point including shitty plastic pedals on budget mountain bikes when spec. dollars are so tight?
MIN MAX | TEARDOWN
Min-Max: Norma’s 2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude MSL
This time around involves a physical min-maxing and Norma's 2014 RMB Altitude gets a new lease on life...
TEARDOWN | FIRST IMPRESSIONS
2014 & 2022 Cane Creek IL Double Barrel Air Shock
Taking a born in 2014 Cane Creek Inline Air shock and updating it to the current 2022 DB Air IL spec.
Min-Max: Sal's Kid's 2010 Intense Tracer
This 2010 Tracer is "a hodgepodge of clutter and imagination" is a sweet ride for a ten-year-old son.
Min-Max: Bean's 2017 Salsa Timberjack
Bean's Salsa Timberjack is loaded down with interesting tales while satisfying a selectively-sourced, budget-forward build...
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