All Mountain

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Specialized Unveils Enduro 29er

I must not have been paying attention, because when we ran into the Specialized Wrecking crew at the Demonstration Forest trails near Santa Cruz a few weeks ago and saw they were all astride 29″ versions of the Enduro, I didn’t think much of it. Bad, bad, bike blogger. I’m so totally fired, and going […]

03.04.2013 All Mountain Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz Blur TRc Review: Part 1

160mm of suspension travel is a lot more than the average trail rider needs to ride a typical single track trail here in the Bay Area. We’re known as the birthplace of the mountain bike, but with way more dirt roads than single track available to ride, it’s not a coincidence it’s the place 29ers […]

07.24.2012 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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Review: Sun Ringle Charger Pro Wheels

The Sun-Ringle Charger Pro Wheelset is billed as an tubeless compatible wheelset for all mountain riders with an XC light weight. With the proliferation of new carbon wheelsets in the market place, I’m not sure the XC light part is still as accurate with the bar for XC light raised that much higher. However, after […]

07.21.2012 Features Read the full story →
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Transition Bikes officially unveils their first carbon release — the 2013 Carbon Covert

Last weekend at the Ashland Enduro we spotted Transition Bikes rider, employee and all around rad guy Lars Sternberg ripping the local trails on a sleek new version of the Covert. When asked if we could take a picture, he responded with a quick “no!” and carted his ride out of sight. With last night’s […]

07.02.2012 Features Read the full story →
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Fresh Gear: Rockshox Reverb Seatpost

Like many others that have posted critiques of their adjustable height seat posts, I too have a love/hate relationship with the models I’ve run. However, although mechanical issues have ruined a few rides and seriously pissed me off from time to time, I can’t give up on them. Even with their occasional snafus, they’ve enhanced […]

09.12.2011 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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Fresh gear: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon

There are plenty of reviews of the popular Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon posted online.  Riders have taken to the attractive carbon rig all over, whether they’re looking for a long travel trail steed, an aggressive all mountain or light weight freeride rig. So when it came to writing our Johnny-come-lately review, I didn’t feel the need […]

05.29.2011 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →

Post Canyon- Hood River, OR’s Freeride Haven

Hood River is known as one of the sweetest destination for Portland area trail shredders. Whether you are looking to rack up shuttle runs, pedal some flowy single track, or develop your freeride skills, the Post Canyon area has something for you. Reaching the trail system means navigating a hour long stretch of the I-84 freeway, […]

02.19.2011 Oregon Trails Read the full story →
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A day riding the Auburn, CA Trails

Until this weekend, the Auburn area has mostly been a pit stop on our way to Northstar or Downieville. We’ve heard the area contains some good riding, but until now, it was like a secret whispered about but not shared. It is easy to get into habits with our riding spots, and ride many of […]

02.08.2011 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →

What was your favorite gear from 2010?

2010 is now a memory, and looking back, it was an interesting year, filled with lots of change, and a few great adventures. Looking back over the last year and the gear I was running, I sat down to think of all the gear I have accumulated and use on a regular basis. As a […]

01.11.2011 Blog Read the full story →

Is this the perfect All Mountain / Freeride Trail System? Squamish, BC

The Half Nelson Mountain Bike Trail in Squamish, BC is the jewell of a trail system that adrenaline seeking mountain bikers here in Nor-Cal can only dream of. Often likened to a downhill pump track, the riding experience is similar to the intermediate level jump/ flow trail Crank it Up in Whistler. Sadly, there aren’t […]

12.17.2010 Blog Read the full story →