How To Diagnose Noise, Vibration, and Harshness on Your MTB

NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) testing is nothing new. In the automotive world there are volumes of books on NVH testing. It is probably the biggest concern that both bikes and automobiles share. In this article I will cover a few of the more common points to check for NVH testing. When it comes to testing …

Osprey Moki Kids Hydration Pack Review

If you’re taking your little ripper on the trail with you, it’s important to kit them out in gear that will actually work well and fit them properly. Unlike some other kid-specific gear, the Osprey Moki is a full-featured pack cut to the size of a kid, and not a stripped down version of a pack …

Ritchey Vector EVO Streem Saddle Review

The Ritchey Vector EVO Streem is a minimally padded and lightweight mountain bike saddle with a unique support system.

Ritchey WCS Carbon Trail Post Review

Take something simple we largely ignore, then re-think it, and maximize it to the highest degree. Now let’s talk about the seat post. Most saddle-to-post junctions use a set of metal or carbon rails. This is nothing new, it has been around forever and a day. Many attempts to make a single rail system have been …

5 Key Tips to Reducing Recovery Times After Breaking a Bone

So you did what I did. That or you just have a morbid fascination with broken body parts. Breaking a bone really sucks. It impacts a rider in so many ways. For one thing, your regular routine is ruined. Your Strava times are going to suck when you get back, and you are going to …

News: RockShox Announces New Lyrik and Yari Forks

The writing was on the wall with the introduction of the present Pike fork. Well, RockShox announced their totally revamped Lyrik and all-new Yari forks today! The new Lyrik sports a 35mm chassis and is designed to be stiffer than a Pike but in a longer travel fork. Not only is the new Lyrik stiffer, …

4 Things to Check Before You Hit the Bike Park this Season

For some people gravity riding is a seasonal thing, and with time, you can forget thingsr. Before setting out on your first run this year, there are a few key things you can do to save yourself from a mishap or early end of the season. Unlike riding XC or something a similar, riding DH …

News: Extend Your New XTR with the OneUp 45-Tooth Cassette Cog

This just in: OneUp has release its new 45-tooth extender ring for XTR cassettes! The new 45T add on ring sets your bike up nicely for a 1×11. If you’ve followed along with the Shimano press releases, the XTR cassette only comes in an 11-40 configuration. It may be great for most mid- to high-performing …

Review: Blackburn Barrier Bags and Outpost Fat Bike Rear Rack

I could honestly say that I wouldn’t dream of putting bags on my trail bike. My trail bike is all about light weight and agility! That said, my fat bike is a whole other ball game. I find that I can easily extend my Norco Sasquatch’s usefulness as a beast of burden in the forest. …

Review: CycleOps PowerSync Trainer

Having reviewed CycleOps products before, I was looking forward to reviewing the new PowerSync trainer… even if I’m not generally a fan of being stuck indoors for a long time. But still, trainers are designed to keep us in shape so we can ride better, right? The frame of the PowerSync trainer can be best …

Review: Giro Alpineduro Mountain Bike Shoe and Neo Blaze Glove

I have to admit: I’m a sucker when it comes to riding in the cold–as I get older I tolerate the cold less. Getting a fat bike to force myself to get out in the winter was a feat. At Interbike this year, Giro released their new inclement weather gear. On review are the Alpineduro …

Review: 45NRTH Lung Cookie Balaclava and Sturmfist 5 Gloves

In the dead of winter with all kinds of nast hailing down on you, the last thing you need to feel is cold. The folks at 45NRTH understand where you’re coming from. Full disclosure: I’ve recently become a convert to 45NRTH’s gear. So far everything I’ve used from them has been a winner, and these …