WTB LaserDisc DH Wheelset Review

WTB offers the LaserDisc DH wheelset as a low-cost, lightweight alternative for gravity riders who ride hard. I posted a preview of this wheelset last winter and now I’m finally ready to give my full review after months of thrashing. I conducted my rides on some of the most demanding trails in Whistler and Vancouver, …

Syncros FR Wheelset: Extended Review

Syncros offers their FR wheelset to the DH/Freeride crowd as a high quality wheelset for a reasonable price. Back in the spring I previewed this wheelset so if you missed it or want to check out the specs, click here. Many of the top riders on the North Shore ride these wheels so I was …

2010 Recap Video from Bob_the_Builder

2010 was a big year for me. After a little soul searching I decided I would like to work in the bike industry. It seems like a natural progression given my lifelong passion for bikes and past work experience. I found a job in Vancouver, B.C., packed up my truck and drove across the continent. …

WTB Dissent 2.5 DH Mountain Bike Tire Review

The Dissent 2.5 mountain bike tire from WTB is a beefy DH/FR-specific tire that’s built tough to withstand the gnarliest conditions. The 2010 model I tested features wider tread block spacing than previous generations in an effort to improve performance in moist, wet, and loose conditions – perfect for the trails I ride in BC. …

Syncros Crux Platform Pedal Review

The Syncros Crux pedals are intended for downhill, freeride, 4x, trials, BMX racing, and dirt jump applications. If youre into any of that stuff and are looking for a pedal with unparalleled grip, look no further. Syncros uses a high quality, 6061 aluminum alloy for the pedal body. The result is a pedal that’s lightweight …

Syncros FR 31 Handlebar Review

Todays fastest MTB racers are choosing increasingly wider handlebars in an effort to improve leverage and control. Gravity racers are also demanding low rise or flat bars which allow the rider to get into a low, powerful position. Syncros understands this and offers the FR 31 bar for extreme riders looking for maximum width and …

MTB Trailbuilding Essentials: The Benchcut

If youve been following the singletracks series on trailbuilding, youve read Trailbuilding: Work Smart Not Hard, Choosing Your Line Part 1 and Part 2, and Trailbuilding 101. Now youre ready to put your knowledge to work and start building your trail! But how do you build a trail that is sustainable, fun to ride and …

THE Flow Saddle Review

Introducing the 2010 THE Flow, a lightweight all-mountain/freeride saddle comfortable and tough enough for daily duty. The Flow saddle retails for around $60 which is about average for a chromoly-railed seatpost. At 227 grams this saddle is as light as many titanium railed saddles, but much cheaper. The embossed graphics ensure the saddle still looks …

Sneak Peek: 2010 WTB Products

WTB has come out swinging in 2010 with a new and much improved product line for downhill bikes. Three items in particular stand out as products with excellent value: WTB Laserdisc DH Wheels, Dissent tires and Aviator saddle. LaserDisc DH Wheels WTB designed the LaserDisc DH Wheelset for downhill racers and performance-minded riders looking to …

WTB Aviator Saddle Review

New for 2010 is the WTB Aviator, a saddle so tough it flies through the air wearing Carhartts! WTB built this saddle to withstand the abuses of a downhiller or freerider, meaning it will be able to handle multiple crashes, heavy riders, and jarring impacts. The WTB Aviator saddle is covered by the same material …

Sneak Peek: Syncros FR Wheelset

Over last 5 years, more and more riders have been choosing to equip their DH and freeride bikes with Syncros FR Wheelsets. These wheels are easy to identify thanks to their distinctive white rims and prominent logo placements. Syncros parts are quite popular in British Columbia, Canada, where the company started and the Syncros-sponsored NSMB …