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Transition TransAM 650b Trail Hardtail

Our local trails provide a fix when we have a craving for dirt, but our favorite trail bikes are often overkill for the tame terrain. Sometimes a hard tail is the best, or more importantly, the most fun tool for the job. We have a 29″ XC set up that’s great for hammering, but the […]

12.17.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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Bontrager Turbocharger MTB Floor Pump

With fat bikes gaining prominence, bigger and wider tires have become more commonplace in the garages across the land. And since there are some fat bike fans at Trek, offering a pump specifically for high volume tires makes a lot of sense. While owning a compressor is a no-brainer for any sweet bike-man-cave, not all of us […]

12.12.2014 Gear Read the full story →
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Dirt to Work with Kitsbow

The fellas at Kitsbow are known for being high-end textile connoisseurs, and to announce their foray in the casual commuter genre, they created a video documenting the best dirt you can find in San Francisco. Although it shows a bit more than you could reasonably cover on your way to work, (while still getting there […]

12.11.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Review: OneUp Components 40T Sprocket

After 8 months with the OneUp Component 40 tooth sprocket, it’s still going strong. The rest of my drive train, not so much. Wear and tear has taken its toll and its time to replace worn out parts. On the bright side, it’s going to cost a lot less than it would if I was […]

12.05.2014 Components Read the full story →
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650b Nomad Chronicles Part II: Bike Check

I’ve got over three months of riding logged on the latest iteration of the Santa Cruz Nomad, and it’s been a ball. As a rider that prefers the gravity side of the spectrum, the DH-like geometry isn’t just massively confidence inspiring pointed down, but it just feels right. Since swapping my parts over from my […]

11.26.2014 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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Style Check: DHaRCO Riding Kit in Dazzling Blue

My fangirl affair with DHaRCO riding kit continues, prompting me to post yet another Style Check after a recent purchase — the women’s gravity shorts and matching 3/4 trail jersey in blue. As I stated in my previous post, (click here) I’m drawn to DHaRCO’s bright feminine colors, tailored cuts and well thought out ensembles. So much so that I […]

11.24.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: Ibis Mojo HD3

The mountain biking segment of the internet was ablaze earlier this week when Ibis announced the launch of the third generation of their flagship trail bike, the Mojo HD. Featuring contemporary trail bike geometry, 650b wheels and six inches of front and rear suspension travel, the latest Mojo addresses all the short comings of their […]

11.21.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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Flannel for Fall: Performance Flannel for Riding

Flannel is so hot right now. The apparent rise of the “Lumbersexual” means flannels are more popular than ever, with heritage style officially declared “in”. This usually signals the peak of the trend, but on the bright side it also means we have quite a selection in flannel shirts suitable for riding bikes. Whether it’s casual rides or digging […]

11.19.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Sombrio Black Metal Jersey and Pinner Shorts Review

When MTB apparel outfit Sombrio was having difficulties last year, we were bummed as we’ve been fans of their gear for some time. Although some of their graphics can be hit or miss for us, the brand has its roots in the dirt, the gear is well constructed and I’m a fan of the fit. Fortunately it […]

11.11.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Style Check: Club Ride Deer Abby Jersey

Club Ride made their name with casual but functional pieces that buck tradition. You don’t have to resemble a stuffed sausage on the trail, and the world is better for it. For 2015 they’ve expanded their line with additional looks that have a cut and silhouette more along the lines of traditional riding garb, but […]

10.30.2014 Clothing Read the full story →