2017 GT Sensor Trail Bike Test Ride Review

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The GT Sensor has been around for several years, though it’s a bike I’ve never personally ridden. So I jumped at the chance to saddle up on the 2017 Sensor Carbon Pro at Interbike last week to see what I’ve been missing. The latest iteration of the GT Sensor is a 140mm front/130mm rear-travel trail bike rolling …

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Revamped Surly Krampus 29+ Test Ride Review


A couple months ago at Saddle Drive, I got the opportunity to check out some of Surly’s recent redesigns for some of their classic bikes, including the Karate Monkey, which I really enjoyed. Here at Interbike, I followed up with the company and tried out the newly-modified Krampus. The Surly Krampus has been around for …

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Gore Rescue Windstopper Active Shell Jacket Review


With every piece of gear that I carry with me on the mountain bike, my first question is: “how packable is it?” Consequently, I’ve been carrying ultra lightweight rain jackets lately instead of full-featured, thick jackets. The only problem with most ultra-lightweight jackets? They eliminate the hood in order to reduce weight and volume. Enter …

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Advocate Cycles Hayduke 27.5+ Test Ride Review


I’ve been watching the Hayduke from afar for the better part of this year, as a couple of my good friends and riding buddies have jumped on the Advocate Cycles train and purchased their 27.5+ hardtail. They’ve had great things to say, and I briefly pedaled around on my friend Jake’s Hayduke for a few minutes …

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