Why Eagle Matters
Eagle and 1x in general has simplified swapping gears but the ramifications of dropping the front derailleur go beyond losing a cable from your bars...
Shimano Launches New Gravity Shoes and Pedals
Fresh foot options from Big Blue
Components of Adventure: Reunion Island
"One minute you're riding lava and then the next you’re on this hard-packed clay and then slippery root. Just so much diversity. It was unreal."
Shimano ME7 Shoes
Shimano's successor to the popular M200 adds an excellent new outsole as well as further design refinements. Is it the shoe for you?
Are Shimano's M396 The Best Budget Brakes?
There are some imperfections - but considering you can walk away with a complete set for less than $100 US these are impressive...
e*thirteen TRSr Carbon Cranks
The Hive's e13 TSR cranks use proprietary tools for the bottom bracket and direct mount chain ring, and crank removal. All made of steel and included!
Shimano Trickles Down 11-46, Boost
Shimano has quietly updated a number of their product lineups, with SLX 11-speed going to 11-46 and Boost-compatible XT hubs among the announcements.
True Precision Stealth Hubs
True Precision's hubs roll without even a whisper but they engage with virtually no hesitation - does that mean they are delicate and complicated?
Best of 2016 – Pete’s List
From bikes that defy their category to jackets that deliver and a electronic shifting, Pete’s Best of 2016 choices ran the gamut this year.
Lust, Leather, & Steel: Efficient Velo Tools
Efficient Velo Tools. Lust, Leather, Steel. The E-Z Lift repair stand and Ultra Tru-Arc alignment guide are masterpiece tools to use and behold.
Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: Reviewed
Don’t let its ‘mere’ 120mm of rear wheel travel or its ‘small’ 27.5″ wheels deceive you – this is a barn-burner of a trail bike.
Shimano AM7 Shoes Review
“The AM7 shoes look like an early 2000’s Michael Jordan took up hiking. Which I think is kind of awesome, by the way…”
4 Reasons to run OneUp Shark
In all honesty, I had to chew through my aversion to the marketing behind the new 500% gear range 1x setups
Shimano PRO Koryak Dropper Post
"I imagined Di2, servo motors, exotic materials, XTR grey, and a post that would go up and down on its own to programmable preset positions..."
Shimano AM9 Shoes
"This groove accommodates the SPD bits, so the sole can grip the outer pedal body and behave more like a proper flat pedal..."
Pea Soup for the Trail
“The actual prep time is tiny so there is plenty of opportunity to get your bike dialed in for tomorrow ride prior to chowing down…”
“Is this some kind of masochistic manifestation of mid-life in crisis, or just the next phase in my infatuation with bikes?”
Squamish Shark Attack
Sid Slotegraaf shows Ricky Federau, Canadian XC world cup veteran, around some of Squamish’s finest trails.
Crappy Wheels and Cherry Cranks
"Seasoned cyclists generally revere anyone who can twiddle knobs on a suspension fork or bleed a brake without poisoning an animal.."
Shimano AM5 Shoes
The AM5 is a new model for 2016 and it's labelled as an all mountain shoe - but Tim tested them for DH use for good measure...
Shimano Deore XT Di2 Launched
"...it was always going to be the XT version of Di2 that would be of greater interest to the bike-buying public."
Review: Shimano Deore XT
“…this is the benchmark. All drivetrains either work better or worse than Deore XT. It almost doesn’t matter how good/bad this stuff is, because we’re going to have to reset the goalposts either way.”
Brett Rheeder Slaying Home Turf
Brett Rheeder showcases some of his best tricks on his dirt jumps back home in Ontario…
Shimano XT M8000
“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”