Whistler’s Alpine Masterpiece: Lord of the Squirrels Trail

I’m crouched off the side of the Flank trail in Whistler, carefully moving individual sticks and leaves while scanning the ground. “Shit. Shhhhhhit! Shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!” I’m looking for two small, black aluminum pieces that make up part of Rocky Mountain’s Ride-9 adjustable suspension system. The bike was in the slackest position when I picked it up …

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Box Components One Carbon Wheelset Review

Box Components got their start in BMX but over the past few years, they’ve been making waves in mountain biking. You’ve probably seen Box’s drivetrain reviewed on Singletracks. They also offer stems and handlebars, each with Box’s unique flair. More recently, Box started producing carbon fiber wheelsets, which are reviewed here. Specs Externally, the Box One …

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Rocky Mountain’s Little Big Bike – Altitude Carbon 70 Review

Rocky Mountain kindly lent me a brand-new Altitude Carbon 70 for the duration of my stay in Whistler during Crankworx. Over the course of the week, I put 125 miles on the bike while riding singletrack, in the Whistler Bike Park, and beyond. Overview Rocky launched the latest generation of the Altitude earlier this spring. Like …

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Wolf Tooth ReMote Sustain Provides Cable Actuation for RockShox Reverb

Most dropper posts use hydraulic internals paired with a mechanical, cable-actuated remote for operation. The one glaring exception also happens to be one of the most common droppers on the market: the RockShox Reverb. It uses a hydraulic remote. And until just recently, the Reverb came with an un-ergonomic (at least for my hands) button remote. …

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Blackburn Outpost Bikepacking Bags Review

I recently visited Colorado for the Steamboat Ramble, a three-day bikepacking trip from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs. To make the logistics of getting there from Atlanta as easy as possible, I borrowed a bike from Niner, camping gear from Big Agnes, and a set of bags from Blackburn’s Outpost collection. The bags I used included …

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