Recent Vancouver transplant Sam James fills us in on the best mountain biking around North Vancouver and the legendary North Shore with trail guides to Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour.
Their Yari Up is an upgraded compression damper assembly that simply drops into a Yari fork, replacing the standard damper to improve suspension performance without replacing the whole fork.
For the price, I’d highly recommend the Guide RE as a budget gravity brake, and if it’s specced on a bike you’re considering buying, buy with confidence.
Though Smith Optics’ new Forefront 2 mountain bike helmet shares its name and aesthetics with the previous iteration of this lid, it is, in fact, a complete re-design from the ground up.
The Dakine Hot Laps 2L hip pack is compact yet offers most of the features mountain bikers expect from larger packs. It’s well constructed, and retails for just $45.
The Syncline 12L is a solid choice for short- to mid-length mountain bike rides, with quality storage, well thought out features, and usable storage space.
Sydney, Australia may be known for its more famous sights, but there are fun mountain bike trails to explore, if you know where to look.
Sam rides his mountain bike on rad trails in Sydney, Australia; Christchurch, New Zealand; and Squamish, BC in the span of just one week.
For a mid-priced trail/enduro helmet, the Singletrack II performs incredibly well and makes an excellent summer helmet.
Mount Stromlo has hosted a World Cup DH race, and is located near Canberra, Australia. With shuttles and on-mountain services available, it’s a great place for all types of mountain bikers to explore, from beginner to expert.
The Fox Float DPX2 shock replaces the Float X and combines some of the best features of the X2 DH shock and the DPS XC shock.