First Look: 2016 Canfield Brothers Crampon Pedals

Canfield Bros has just launched a re-iteration of their Crampon flat pedals that is sure to turn heads. The slim, flat profile design is engineered to reduce weight and glide over objects like rocks and roots instead of getting hung up on them. The edges are also smoothly tapered to facilitate this, giving this pedal a very clean …

Endura Singletrack 10L Hydration Pack Review

My friends joke that I am a collector of backpacks because I have so many–each with a very specific use that I’ve collected specifically to pack for different types of travels and adventures ranging from days to months. Similarly, I’ve started accidentally amassing a pile of hydration packs, some for longer rides, some for shorter rides, and some …

Trail Report: Thunder Mountain, Panguitch, Utah

I recently returned from a long road trip to The Mighty 5 National Parks in Utah, including Bryce Canyon, and I made it a point to ride my mountain bike in every single destination. See Also: The Mighty 5: Mountain Biking near Utah’s National Parks After some serious research, Thunder Mountain seemed like the only legitimate mountain …

Fezzari Timp Peak Trail Bike Review

Fezzari, a direct-to-consumer manufacturer based in Utah, has been working hard to produce competitive bikes at much more affordable prices than the standard brands that you’ll find at your LBS. We have communicated with them at events like Outerbike and Sea Otter, and they seem driven to crank out consumer-centric bikes that can hang with, and …

Guerrilla Gravity Introduces New “Shop Direct” Program

While other mountain bike manufacturers have been investing in consumer-direct channels, Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has introduced a somewhat novel “Shop Direct” channel: basically, order any GG bike from any shop, whether they are a dealer or not, and get some level of support from that shop. I completed a long term review of the GG Megatrail …

G-Form Pro-B Bike Compression Shorts Review

If you’ve ever searched for padded shorts online, you’ll find a wide array of briefs that mostly resemble a corrugated diaper. Most padded shorts seem well suited if you plan to crash at the Red Bull Rampage, but are impractical for every day use on local trails. I have been searching for a liner that does …

April Fools: D-RIP releases new Turbo 152 hub and Rocket wheels for 1×12 drivetrains

Just last week, SRAM released the new Eagle XX1 and XO1 drivetrain that left many riders scratching their heads. Questions immediately swirled about the viability and utility of a 1×12 system, and who it would most benefit. “Won’t a 12 cog cassette make it easier for the chain to break?” “Will this cassette work with …

Borealis Crestone XX1 Fat Bike Long Term Review

Since my initial review of the Borealis Crestone, I’ve put a couple of hundred miles on it in both snowy and dry conditions. I tested this bike in deep powder, on packed trails, on flat trails, steep pitches, and on dry, technical terrain in the Colorado front range and in the Rocky Mountains. The Build To …