FIRST LOOK and RIDING IMPRESSIONS
2021 Transition Sentinel
Building on an already successful platform, the new Sentinel has a new look, 10mm more travel, and a few more surprises in store.
A Light and Well Priced 12spd Option
Rotor's 12x Cassette Ridden and Reviewed
Options are a beautiful thing for mountain bikers - and we've just been through a period when drivetrain choices were narrower than ever...
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...
Polygon Siskiu N9 29er
The Siskiu N9 boasts a SRAM GX drivetrain, Fox suspension, good tires, solid geometry, and a nicely manufactured 160mm travel aluminum frame for 2800 USD...
Personal Rides: AJ's New GeoMetron G1
The only bike to grab AJ's attention since his G16 – and he plans on keeping it for some time…
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.
ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbon Wheels (RIDDEN!)
I ripped some laps in the Whistler Bike Park on the new ZIPP 3ZERO MOTO Carbons to find out if these new wheels are HERO or ZERO.
SRAM Launches Updated Gravity Groupsets
The DH crowd gets some love with fresh versions of X01 and GX DH
TRUVATIV Descendant TLD CoLab
How about a splash of Troy Lee character to spice up the Truvativ bar and cranks on your bike?
Maribor DH World Cup Team Video Roundup (Updated)
Commencal Vallnord and Intense Factory Racing added to videos from Trek, Unior Devinci, MS Mondraker, Propain Factory and SRAM…
2019 Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon - REVIEWED
It isn't fair to call the Carbon Chameleon a 'jack of all trades' because it's also the master of some...
Introducing the Zipp 3ZERO MOTO Wheel Series
Inspired by motocross, with progression from Indy. 3ZERO MOTO has arrived...
Wolf Tooth Rear Axle
Many different lengths, an optional protruding protector - and the option to make your bike easily trainer compatible in winter...
The Man Behind SRAM's new Wireless Group
INTERVIEW - SRAM AXS Boss Chris Hilton
AXS was a project of significant magnitude with teams all over the world chasing different targets - all lead by Chris Hilton...
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...
2019 RockShox BoXXer World Cup (29) Reviewed
Who wants to know more about the bigger badder MY2019 BoXXer?
2019 Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon
Does the Chameleon live up to the name now that it's hewn into smooth lines and arcs of carbon fibre?
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…
Gear of the Year
Cam McRae's Best of 2018
Cam decided to give the finger to more noble 'best of' choices like 'experiences' and go full gear whore...
In Defense Of HammerSchmidt
The boldest attempt by any company to revolutionize mainstream drivetrains - ever. And as serious as that sounds, it was overshadowed by a really fun, cheesy, and chill marketing campaign.
Actually, the Bike Industry kicks Apple's Ass
"Bikes are adult-Lego and if you want to keep your old rig running, click some pieces together..."
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...
A discussion over beers turns to SRAM's new DUB BB and crank and Andrew Major injects some perspective about standards...