Review: The Revamped Five Ten Hellcat Shoe

The Five Ten brand is synonymous with quality, performance, and dominance, especially within downhill and freeride circles. Unbeknownst to some, Five Ten’s fame started in the mid-80’s when their Stealth rubber was first introduced for climbers (the Five Tennie). The high-friction rubber formula would go on to revolutionize the mountain bike scene to the impossibility …

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RockyMounts TomaHawk Roof Rack Review

Despite the convenience of a pickup and the growing popularity of car hitch mounts, I would guess the roof rack remains the most popular bike-hauling solution. Roof racks offer a convenience of their own and a lower cost of entry. While they’re relatively simple, there are many ways to go about designing a roof-mounted rack, with …

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Maxxis Forekaster 2.6″ Tire Review

The Forekaster from Maxxis was designed to go where you want, when you want regardless of conditions and, given its overall design, aims specifically at shoulder seasons when such conditions often run the spectrum. Wide and evenly-spaced, mid-height knobs provide a fair tradeoff between loose-penetrating and mud-clearing characteristics with a strong center knob presence for …

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Terrene Chunk Plus Tire Review

Given their high turnover rate, ability to boost your bike’s performance at a relatively low cost, and ever-widening wheels, if there’s one thing I won’t hate on, it’s more tire options! And the list doesn’t just end there, as varying tread patterns, casings, compounds, and other tire characteristics would continue to keep us interested, if …

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The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Mountain Bikers

Have you ever read the best-selling book with a very similar title and three less habits? Neither have I, but the title alone peaked my interest enough to generate some thought on what might be some common characteristics among mountain bikers that are motivated, productive, and highly effective. Rather than a list of how to …

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BMC Speedfox 01 Long Term Review

Whether you can’t afford it, loathe juggling multiple maintenance protocols, don’t have the wall space for, or worse, the time to ride multiple bikes, a quiver-killing, do-it-all trail bike is the one you must seek. But these days, finding (and creating) that all ’rounder promising to deliver the perfect balance between climbing, descending, and everything …

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Mountain Biking Causes Mental Illness: Find Out Now If You Are Insane

Mountainous Bicycling Dependence Disorder (MBDD) is a common but serious mental health condition in which an individual is physically and/or psychologically dependent upon riding a bicycle upon the earth’s natural surfaces. MBDD occurs exclusively in avid mountain bikers and affects all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. While it is mostly seen in adulthood, there are …

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