Seeing in a New Light with Smith’s ChromaPop Lenses


Smith Optics recently debuted a new series of lenses, which they call ChromaPop. With these new lenses, Smith made some bold claims: Through our proprietary ChromaPop polarized lens technology, we help you see detail and color beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop filters two specific wavelengths of light that cause color confusion. By doing this the lens …

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Box One 11-Speed Rear Derailleur and PushPush Shifter Long Term Review


Alright, everyone stay calm. Take a seat. Breathe in through your nose and purse your lips as you exhale. That’s it… there you go… No need to adjust your screen or hit refresh. Yes, it’s a new drivetrain and, no, its name does not start with “S”. Doing alright? Okay, let’s begin. Between our introductory …

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Endura Women’s Singletrack Rain Jacket Review


The Endura Women’s Singletrack jacket is a nylon, fully seam-sealed 2.5-layer waterproof, “breathable fabric” rain jacket with under arm zipped vents, and a hood. I put the “breathable” in quotes because everyone says their rain coat is breathable, and then you end up just as wet from your own internal combustion as you’d be if you just …

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Niner’s Air 9 RDO Race Hardtail Doesn’t Make Any Compromises – A Long Term Review


Over the past year and a half, Niner has been busy… really busy! They have launched entirely new models and redesigned basically every bike in their line. One of the bikes to get a refresh is their long-standing race hardtail, the Air 9 RDO. Design and Geometry The updated Air 9 is a looker. Niner flattened the …

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A Wider Enduro Race Rim: DT Swiss EX 511 Review

DT Swiss EX 511

Besides constantly crushing the competition and securing multiple world championships, what else do Richie Rude and Aaron Gwin have in common? Well, probably a lot of behavioral patterns, training and diet regimens, skill, raw talent, genetics, and a slew of other unexplained phenomena that make a mountain biker world champion. But, besides that, they both have …

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