Uncle Dave Blind Tests Buttercups
RockShox's wonder cups have faced some skepticism around here by more than one writer. Can Uncle Dave feel the difference in a blind test?
Trek Rail Gen 4
A few years have gone by since the last Rail review. Lots has changed since then.
The SRAM Marketing Machine
"I don’t know if this department actually exists, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does."
Weekend Warmup #158
Rad shreds from around the world, a dash of introspection, and what you can do during the "off" season...
Weekend Warmup #157
A (mostly) West Coast selection of riding to get you pumped up for the weekend...
Canyon Spectral:ON CFR LTD eMTB
Does Canyon's most expensive bike come with its own valet?
Foxgloves & Buttercups
As we prepare for a wave of elastic polymer fork upgrades, several companies have been pushing the benefit of 'noise-canceling' for years.
2023 RockShox Forks
New damper, new air system, new chassis, new features, new philosophy - all but the names changed for RockShox's 2023 fork lineup.
2023 RockShox Super Deluxe Shocks
What's new with RockShox's Super Deluxe Ultimate air and coil shocks for 2023? Just about everything.
Riding RockShox's 2023 Suspension
The new Lyrik and Zeb and rear shocks get sweaty and overworked on the North Shore and beyond...
Getting the Santa Cruz Blur ready for BC Bike Race
Getting the Santa Cruz Blur ready for the upcoming BC Bike Race has meant some changes to spec and getting used to piloting an XC bike.
Duelling Evils of Vince L. and Trevor M.
Same rides but different vibes.
2021 Transition Sentinel Review
Reflecting on eight months aboard Transition's longest-travel 29er
My Year as the BoXXer Trail Bike Guy
After throwing a bunch of celebratory X-ups, I swapped out my creaking Lyrik (RIP) for a Boxxer RC...
LONG TERM REVIEW
SRAM AXS: a year of wireless shifting
It's a technological marvel, but how will that technology fare after a year of use on the North Shore?
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Introducing the 2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1
Trek's flagship enduro race bike was born when the geometry evolution was starting to really gain steam, but that was years ago, and the Slash was due for a redesign.
Riding the 38mm 2021 RockShox Zeb
Zeb (short for Zebulon!) is the RockShox equivalent to the Fox 38 - the dual crown rider's single crown fork...
Introducing the 2021 Rock Shox Zeb
Downhill precision meets enduro brawn in the latest single-crown fork from RockShox...
GET YOUR TICKETS!
2020 NSMBA Bike Raffle
Enter to win a gorgeous custom Knolly Warden LT with a sweet build. Proceeds to the NSMBA as well as Colour the Trails.
RockShox Refreshes the DebonAir Spring
The highly-tunable DebonAir air spring is ready for whatever the trail demands. Buttery smooth feel off the top, now optimized to maintain a taller ride height for more confidence in technical terrain...
Pistons & Pivots
Shawn Cruickshanks' BMW F800GS & Evil Offering
The legendary BMW dual-sport that gets Shawn Cruickshanks giddy and one electronic, tricked out Evil Offering...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND DETAILS
Riding the 2020 Kona Process 134 CR 29
Intended as a true trail bike, Kona's 2020 Process 134 is much more than just a little brother to the 153. Available in carbon as a 29er and in alloy with 29 or 27.5" wheels.
SRAM's impressive new wireless group and dropper post
Ride Impressions: SRAM's Electronic AXS Wireless Group
With their new wireless XX1 and XO1 drivetrains and Reverb, SRAM has once again defined the bleeding edge of mountain bike componentry.
SRAM Launches Wireless Eagle AXS Drivetrains and RockShox Reverb Dropper
All the details and pricing info about SRAM Eagle Wireless shifting and the wireless Reverb dropper post...