Ryders Shore MTB Goggles Review

The Shore goggles from Ryders is designed by mountain bikers, for mountain biking. In order to provide a mountain bike-specific fit, Ryders has incorporated a high bridge over the nose so as not to inhibit breathing and to allow the goggle to sit lower down on your face than a moto or snow goggle would. …

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The Evolution of Downhill Mountain Biking in Crested Butte: Evolution Bike Park, CBMR

Crested Butte is legendary as one of the birth places of mountain biking. While Marin, California may receive most of the fame (infamy?), Crested Butte was also one of the places that the earliest mountain bike pioneers called home. Unlike Marin, Crested Butte has maintained its legendary status with the oldest mountain bike club in …

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Ride Report: Foothills Trail in Fort Collins, CO

This summer I was blessed enough to take a week-long vacation to Colorado with my wife and a couple of our friends. Over the next few weeks I will be writing about all of the amazing singletrack I got to shred while I was out there. We spent a couple of days in Loveland while …

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On Test: Ibex Asta Pro Mountain Bike

Ibex Asta

The Ibex Asta Pro is a 26″ full suspension mountain bike with 100mm of travel front and back, and I have the opportunity to spend some quality time with one and see what it’s really made of! Out of the Box Ibex is a small direct-to-consumer company, and since every customer will receive their mountain …

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Fresh Dirt: Paynes Creek, GA Ride Report

Whoops! Not as in “whoops, I dropped the hamburger on the ground,” but whoops as in “YEE-HAW!” The new mountain bike trail at Paynes Creek is absolutely chock-full of whoop-te-dos! They vary in size from small to massive, but all of them are easy to negotiate, making this a very beginner-friendly trail. However, if you …

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Hydrapak Selva Review

My first real exposure to Hydrapak’s products was this year at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. They had a unique booth set up with a game of bean bag toss, known to many as corn hole, with free gear as a prize for making it in the hole on your first shot. I …

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Ryders Seeker Sunglasses Review

Sunglasses are an absolutely essential piece of mountain bike gear, but they are often overlooked, or at least misunderstood. With prices ranging from $15 at your local convenience store to well over $200 for a pair of name-brand shades, it can be difficult to decide what you really need in a pair of sunglasses. I’ve …

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