Review: ION Avid Scrub-Series Shorts


The Avid Scrub-Series short is a full-featured downhill short that is designed with surf-inspired styling. Specs The Avid is lightweight and flexible, and sports a relaxed fit. The shorts utilize a double weave construction of water repellent treated fabric (DWR coating) that keeps you dry longer and breaths better. Gear management is handled by two …

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Review: Giro Chamber Shoe


Let’s say you’re a mountain biker who enjoys many different types of mountain biking. You might ride downhill, but want to put the power down on the flats. You ride aggressively on your Enduro bike, but you can’t commit to clipless. Or, you might be frequently forced to get off your trail bike and hike-a-bike …

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Review: ION Scrub Gear: Helium Jersey and Avid Shorts


ION isn’t a very common name on the lips of mountain bikers. Rather, ION is a part of a much larger group of watersports gear companies that excel in producing high-quality wind surfboards, kites, and everything else water-related! ION has just created a new clothing line, providing just about everything a mountain biker could desire. …

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Cinema Sunday: “Four By Three: The Family Film”


For those who don’t know, the Athertons (Dan, Gee, and Rachel) are a family of extremely talented downhill racers hailing from the UK. Nicknamed “The Royal Family,” you can usually find one or all of the siblings on the podium at every world cup downhill race. Rachel alone won 5 world cup races in 2012. …

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2012 RockShox BoXXer World Cup Fork Review


After a whole season of riding the 2012 RockShox BoXXer WC fork, I am ready to give you the skinny on this improved unit. Those of you who are regular readers might remember that I got a chance to review the 2011 version of this same fork last year, and this time around I am …

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