Review: Yakima Highlite3 Rack


Yakima is well-known in the world of bike racks, offering a variety of ways to transport your bike, with options for virtually every type of vehicle available.  A few months ago I received a Highlite 3 to review, and it’s basically been on the back of my car ever since.  Read on to see how …

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Riding Through Shadows

Familiar trails feel completely different in the dark.

The seasonal changes are all part of the fun of mountain biking, giving us something new to look forward to as we keep the pedals turning. In the Southeast, the summer is blazing hot, but we can ride until about 9pm before darkness takes over the forest.  As fall moves in, the temperatures drop, and …

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Rigid Fork Shootout: QR Open Dropout VS Thru-Axle

A set screw on the underside of the right dropout keeps the Maxle nut in place on the No.9 fork.

This is a story that started a long time ago in a land far away–in Europe, actually. In 1927 Tullio Campagnolo lost a bicycle race in the Dolomite mountains because he couldn’t remove his wheel.  He had flatted, but could not get the wheel off to repair the flat.  At that time, wheels on racing …

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Review: Vassago VerHauen 29er

Ready to rock!

Vassago is an Arizona-based company that specializes in 29er hardtail frames.  I have owned their singlespeed Jabberwocky frame for a while now, which is one of two of their less expensive Taiwanese models.  It’s a great frame; I highly recommend it to anyone interested in an affordable steel SS 29er. They also have a line of higher-end …

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Review: Webscorer App, Part 2

For information on the features and some of the uses of the Webscorer app, be sure to read Part 1. Using the Webscorer App, Out on the Trail When recording times for a race, Webscorer is very easy to use.  For our time trial, we used the “individual” start type.  If you know the starting …

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