Gear Shots - some of Pete's BCBR gear picks
Shimano XC9 shoes, Rapha MTB apparel, and LoamLab's Counterpunch are all proving to be excellent pieces of my BCBR training puzzle.
Shimano Brings Ice Technology Freeza to Their 6-Bolt Mounted Rotors
"Available in both 180mm and 203mm options, the new RT-MT905 rotor delivers unprecedented cooling benefits in a 6-bolt rotor option..."
Matt Hunter - This is Home
Chill rides with the fam or power trains on The Farm, This is Home.
Two Tools and a Floor Pump from Pro*
Two very handy tools that will save you time and a solid pump with an easy to read and accurate gauge...
LONG TERM REVIEW
Trek Rail 9.8 XT
Trek's Rail e-bike platform is smooth, powerful, and successfully walks the line between trail bike and something bigger.
A Dog's Tale
Celebrate riding through the eyes of an old trail dog whose tire chasing days are past...
EDITORIAL - DOES THE FUTURE HAVE FEWER GEARS PT VII
Building A Better Kids' Mountain Bike Drivetrain
Making some smooth shifting improvements to my kid's 20" wheeled mountain bike, and ditching a couple of cogs in the process...
GEAR | TECH | RESULTS
Weekly MTB News: April 7, 2021
A round-up of MTB-related team news, product releases, and more for the week of April 7th, 2021.
Welcoming Everyone: All Bodies on Bikes
All Bodies on Bikes dives headfirst into hard conversations about society’s obsession with weight, growing up fat, and issues of disordered eating. It also explores how the bicycle community can bring people together to support one another.
100 years of Shimano
As Shimano celebrates 100 years of business, we took a little time to reminisce about some favourite products from years past.
Shimano Adds New Cranksets and a Derailleur to Their Lineup
55mm chainline spacing and a shorter-cage XT derailleur are landing soon at a shop near you...
Teardown and Service
Shimano Derailleur Clutch Service
Did you know Shimano's clutch mechanism is serviceable? This service could improve your drivetrain's performance…
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.
Shimano GR5 Flat Pedal Shoes Reviewed
A reasonably priced shoe from Shimano with solid construction and adequate but not overbearing grip.
Our Tour de France - Kilian Bron
Bron is the lone breakaway in this fat-tired version of the TdF
Shimano SLX Four-Piston Brake Review
"As I found with the new SLX drivetrain, the SLX brakes make it hard to justify the extra money for XT…"
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?
VIDEO + PRESS RELEASE
Shape Your World
Shimano and IMBA team up to bring you even more of a good thing: local trails...
Vaea Verbeeck – Still Growing
A retrospective on just how hard it is to make it to the show as an athlete on two wheels...
Thomas Vanderham - This is Home
His name is synonymous with the North Shore, but it all started somewhere less likely...check out Thomas' story with a bonus clip of some boosting and riding jank with Wade Simmons.
"Beware of the Bulldog's Comeback"
Filmed before the 2019 World Cup season, Brook and Shimano opted to delay the initial release, planned for right around the time of his injury…
Uncle Dave Reviews Ripley
2020 Ibis Ripley - Long Term Review
"I generally found myself walking away due to my mental capabilities vs. anything related to the bike..."
Northwave Raptor GTX Shoes Reviewed
The Raptor GTX prioritizes waterproofness over insulation, making it a solid choice for riders in wet climates.
Dave Goes Gucci
Ibis Ripley: First Impressions
It scoots in and out of corners so quickly, and it handles steeps so well that you forget you're on a bike with only 120mm...