Gear

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9point8 Fall Line Dropper post

Adjustable height seat posts have been available for a few years now and while they’re a must-have upgrade, they’re not known for long term durability. In fact, we have yet to get more than a full season of use from any post in our quiver without a rebuild or servicing it. And while some posts, like […]

07.26.2015 Seat Posts Read the full story →
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Bermstyle + Betabrand: The Smuggler’s Jacket now in Crowdfunding

Technical outdoor apparel meets sci-fi influenced street wear with the Smuggler’s Jacket — a homage to our favorite space rogue. Designed by yours truly, I wanted a jacket with a moto-inspired cut aimed at adventuring anywhere, whether it’s hikes in the mountains to a daily commute on the bike — while still oozing of style.

07.23.2015 Jackets Read the full story →
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Mt. Hood Bike from Wolfhound Cycles

Our buddy Fred Cuthbert of Wolfhound Cycles build bikes. A tall guy himself, he tends to build bikes that use 29″ wheels, but when he was recently asked to be part of a promotion with Travel Oregon, he chose to build it with 650b wheels, 2.5″ tires, a long travel fork and a dropper post. One of seven […]

07.07.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Canfield Brothers EPO Carbon 29″ Trail Hardtail

Lightweight 29″ carbon hardtails scream up hills, no doubt about it. On smooth terrain, they’re are hard to beat in terms of efficiency. Most are designed for the race course though, and although there are 29″ hardtails designed be equally fun pointed back down, most are made from heavier materials like cromoly or aluminum. The […]

07.02.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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E. Thirteen Tubeless Valves

E*thirteen’s hi-volume tubeless valves were designed to make installing tubeless tires just a little bit easier. We all know what a pain in the ass setting up a tubeless tire can be, especially if you’re a home mechanic attempting to seat a bead without the aid of an air compressor. The folks at E*thirteen clearly […]

06.27.2015 Tires and Wheels Read the full story →
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Style Check: TLD Women’s Skyline Coral Shorts and Jersey

It used to be hard finding riding gear I liked. Fortunately, thanks to companies like Shredly, Maloja, Zoic, Sombrio and for 2015, Troy Lee Designs, my most difficult decisions are based on what colors I feel like wearing. I am particularly fond of the Troy Lee Designs Skyline long sleeve jersey in camo/turquoise. It features […]

06.19.2015 Style Guide Read the full story →
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Review: Zoic Uprising Shorts and Jersey

Gear designed for dedicated DH runs or laps at the bike park tends to be bombproof and overbuilt. On hot days it can be a bit much. For riders overheating on sweltering summer days, the new Uprising Short from Zoic offers relief. Packing moto-styling in a lightweight, versatile short, it’s a capable alternative intended for enduro, park and gravity riding.

06.16.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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650b Carbon Trail Bike Wheel Buyer’s Guide

Carbon wheels are the ultimate upgrade to an already sweet ride, but those tricked out hoops come with premium price tags. There’s also the question of durability. Wheels tend to get the worst beating of all our components, but there’s no arguing the performance advantages once you’ve ridden some. The question is whether or not you find […]

06.11.2015 Tires and Wheels Read the full story →
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Diamondback Sync’r

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rising costs of high end bikes, and while it’s possible to spend a small fortune to get a dream ride, the actual cost of admission to the sport isn’t anywhere as daunting as one might expect. Take the Diamondback Sync’R for example. $1350 gets you a complete all mountain capable alloy hardtail […]

06.06.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Speedvagen Urban Racer by Vanilla Workshop

Speedvagen bikes are limited production pavement racing machines hand built by the craftsmen of the Vanilla Workshop in Portland, Oregon. Owned and designed by builder/ maker Sacha White, they recently came through town performing fit sessions for new customers, putting on rides and showcasing the bikes. Among the rides on display was Speedvagen’s take on the street-style super […]

06.02.2015 Bikes Read the full story →