Review: Thomson Downhill Handlebar


Thomson released several new handlebar models in 2012, including an aluminum downhill bar. While Thomson’s new carbon bars are making some serious waves, they are not currently producing any carbon DH bars. When asked if they will produce a carbon bar in the future, Thomson responded: We could and we may, but downhill riding and …

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RaceFace Atlas Cockpit Review: Bar, Stem, and Grips


Not too long ago some internal problems at RaceFace nearly caused them to go broke. Well, with new managers at the controls and an ever-loyal following, RaceFace is running strong yet again. For me that was awesome news, as I have been using Raceface products ever since they opened shop. The Atlas group is their …

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Interbike 2012: New Wheels, Bars, Stems, and Seatposts from Easton


Easton is a brand name that everyone knows, even if they’re not into cycling. This year, Easton is releasing some really interesting products, as well as cleaning up the rest of their line with fresh graphics that match throughout the entire product range. As usual, the hoops are a big deal. This year Easton boasts …

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Hangin’ with RaceFace at Interbike


If you were to walk around Interbike last month you might have wondered where the RaceFace booth was set up. Six floors above the noisy convention center inside the Venetian hotel, RaceFace set up a swanky suite to show off their latest gear to a mostly invitation-only crowd. Fortunately trek7k and I were on the …

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