Otso Voytek Test Ride Review


The Voytek is a versatile carbon fiber mountain bike from Otso, a new bike brand founded by the crew from Wolf Tooth Components. I took the Voytek on a quick test spin at Interbike, and here’s what I learned. For starters, the Voytek is built around a unique dropout system that allows the bike to run 26 fat, 27.5+, and …

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Watch: Cycliq Fly12 1080 Action Cam / 400 Lumen Light Review

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You may have heard of Cycliq after their wildly-successful kickstarter for their original model, the Fly6, and Jim Hodgson’s subsequent review, here. After widespread demand by their loyal customers, they released a frontward-facing model, the Fly12. The Fly12 is a 1080p action camera with a built-in 400 lumen light, and comes with everything you need in …

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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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KHS SixFifty 680 Plus Test Ride Review


To be completely honest, I wasn’t really familiar with KHS bikes until I checked them out at the Outdoor Demo at Interbike. Part of my plan for the event was to ride some bikes from brands I either hadn’t heard of or just hadn’t ridden in the past, and KHS fell into that category. When …

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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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