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.
Riding RockShox's 2023 Suspension
The new Lyrik and Zeb and rear shocks get sweaty and overworked on the North Shore and beyond...
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.
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.
Introducing the 2021 Rock Shox Zeb
Downhill precision meets enduro brawn in the latest single-crown fork from RockShox...
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...
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...
Vorsprung Smashpot Coil Conversion Provides External Adjustability
"Run over everything…"
2019 RockShox BoXXer World Cup (29) Reviewed
Who wants to know more about the bigger badder MY2019 BoXXer?
OneUp's Axle F Thru-Axle
OneUp tells us the Axle F is 98% stiffer than stock, a little bit lighter, and it even costs less...
2019 Commencal/Vallnord Team Partners w/ Enve & Bell
The same team riders but their alloy superbike will roll on carbon wheels, heads will be kept safe by Bell, and Commencal looks like they're still working on various idler locations…
Save Us SRAM (and our bikes!)
Many beautiful and well-loved bikes could be on the verge of extinction - all because the industry has abandoned forks with 1 1/8" steerer tubes...
Second Perspective: Wolftooth ReMote Sustain for Reverb
Like the sound of the Wolf Tooth Dropper remote but running a Reverb? You can get it for that too…