Review: Lazer Ultrax Helmet


Lazer produces a wide range of MTB helmets from XC race to full-face DH. The Ultrax tested here is an all-around trail helmet that packs in the features for its inexpensive retail price of $89. Design Following current MTB helmet trends, the Ultrax provides extended coverage for the back of the head. Lazer also integrates a reflector into …

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Final Review: Scott Genius 930


The Scott Genius 930 is an unsung hero of a trail bike. While it forgoes some of the flash and bling that some other brands offer, the Genius has the ability to radically transform its demeanor and tackle a host of different terrain. This demeanor switch is courtesy of the shock mount chip in the …

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Review: Dakine Syncline Short and Dropout Jersey


Home sweet home is about an hour from Dakine’s headquarters, so naturally I was stoked to get my hot little hands on a piece of Dakine’s fresh lineup of locally-inspired shred threads for 2015. No, I don’t live in Maui, but as of 2013, neither does Dakine. Originally founded in Hawaii, the company moved its …

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Review: The iSSi Trail Pedal


You may not have heard of iSSi yet, but they are making a strong bid to join the fairly short list of performance pedal purveyors. However, they have a slight twist: iSSi’s line of all-clipless pedals come in a variety of colors from simple silver to bright neon, covering most of the rainbow. The iSSi …

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Review: Canyon Spectral CF Mountain Bike

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Normally when we fly to a destination in order to write up a series, like this one, for Singletracks, we get hooked up with a rental bike from a local shop for the week. These rentals have varied in quality over the years from low-end, clapped-out, 2-year-old bikes to brand-new, off-the-showroom-floor, not-yet-available-to-the-public wonder bikes. Canyon …

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Review: Bolle Bounty Sunglasses

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The Bolle Bounty glasses look totally unassuming on the showroom floor. But when you get them out on the trail, the Bountys throw down no matter how formidable the challenge might be. Specs The Bolle Bountys are full-framed glasses with what appears to be pretty standard nylon arms. There’s no adjustment in either the arms or …

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