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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Review: SRAM Guide RSC Brakes

Lots of adjustability in such a small package

The Guide series is SRAM’s definitive answer to problems with the Elixir product line that turned many riders toward competing brakes over the past couple of years. SRAM worked hard to overcome that reputation, and engineered the Guide Brakes to have surefooted braking power with deft modulation, increased adjustability, and a quiet rotor that dissipates heat better …

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Review: OneUp Components RADr Cage and 42T Sprocket


First, a bit of history… I’ve been a big fan of 1x drivetrains since I was running 9-speed gear. It wasn’t about saving weight or proving that I was a harder-core rider than anyone else. My reason was more practical than that. During a particularly miserable muddy day racing the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial, …

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Review: Peak Design Capture P.O.V. Action Mount Camera Clip


I’ve had a GoPro for many years, but I’ve never been satisfied with the straps that come with the unit. As a result, I’ve been more inclined to simply zip tie the camera to my seat bag. Although that’s a semi-functional solution, zip ties do not stabilize the camera, which increases the number of blurry …

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On Review: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XX1

2015-06-09 pivot mach 6

The Pivot Mach 6, or M6, has been around for about three years and arguably set the first definitive benchmark for the modern enduro bike design. Chris Cocalis and his crew at Pivot have worked hard to make sure the M6 stays on top, endorsing such rowdy riders as stoppie-king Bernard Kerr, who clearly rocks this bike …

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Review: POC VPD 2.0 Spine Pack 15


The POC VPD 2.0 Spine Pack 15L backpack is a unique pack designed with a pretty specific use case. Specifically, the spine protector is designed to keep you safe even during the most hellish of crashes. Official Specs from POC: Back protection VPD 2.0 system (removable) Hydration system compatible Bi-directional water tube exit Height adjustable …

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