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? (Part 4)
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...