Ask Uncle Dave
Dear Uncle Dave: Why aren't my chainstays longer?
"It’s fabulous that chainstay length has now entered the zeitgeist, but the conversation still lacks focus..."
Editorial with Uncle Dave
The Beauty of Stupid Looking Grips
"I spent a healthy amount of time walking around my house, holding on to various handlebars..."
Uncle Dave Has a Plan...
Daylight Saving Time: You're Doing it Wrong
"Literally overnight, evening rides go from a race against the clock or a juggling of lights to a leisurely thing you do whenever the hell you want..."
FIRST IMPRESSIONS REVIEW
Orbea Rallon M10 - First Impressions
Uncle Dave puts on his engineer's pocket protector and decides the Rallon is the love child of ABP/Split Pivot and FSR...
Helmets, shoes and gloves edition (Reviews - sort of)
Random MTB Gear Given to Uncle Dave
Dave has been stockpiling gear just so he could write about it for his faithful audience - Shoes from 5:10 and Specialized, gloves from Gore and Specialized and a helmet from...
A beginners guide to spending money as a cyclist
Dear Uncle Dave: How much crap does a newbie require?
Uncle Dave offers his "semi-coherent advice" for the gear a new mountain biker should consider…
Dear Uncle Dave: I Can't Stop Judging Others
Stop worrying about what others are doing and hold yourself accountable for your own actions…
Dear Uncle Dave: I Can't Stop Looking at Myself
When selfy life hits the mountain bike world…
Uncle Dave Tackles the Vista Outdoor Debate
"f you want to buy dozens of guns to play with in the bath while you splash around and make 'bang bang!' noises, that’s fine..."
Ask Uncle Dave
Uncle Dave Talks About The Olympics Or Something
This could be the last time that the "right" kid wins Gold at a flippy-spinny event in the Olympics…
Chris Dekerf: Why Buy A Handbuilt Frame?
"Communicating with the builder, learning details about how it was built, getting involved in the process, and loving the finished product..."
Dear Uncle Dave: All these kids are messing things up for me
"We’ve all spent a large chunk of our lives pouring over the rantings of a bunch of schlubs that just happen to be pretty good at pretending to know what the hell they are talking about..."
167 km/h on MTB: Should I Care?
"While it is impressive that he was able to hurtle down 45º slope in Chile at 167 km/h down, I’m stuck wondering a few things..."
2016 Devinci Spartan Long Term Review
"I want something that encourages me to ride fast but that doesn't punish me when I'm at 90%. Or 80%..."
"Dual slalom was my best event - as long as the jumps were no more than knee high I could compete with the best of them..."
DVO Diamond Teardown
The big questions are of course - is it green on the inside? Is the oil green? And does it get drunk on Saint Paddy's Day...
Uncle Dave Eats (27.5 +) Crow
"I can almost guarantee that 2-3 years down the line, your bike is going to look more like these bikes than the one you are currently riding..."