For over a season now, I’ve been trusting the E.thirteen Guidering and TRS+1 Chain guide for a carefree riding experience. But how much chain retention do we really need?
Riding year-round in the northwest requires gear capable of handing a variety of conditions. Sometimes it’s wet, sometimes it’s cold, and often it’s a bit of both. And that is just at the start of the ride. It’s easy enough to stack on layers; the biggest challenge is managing moisture once we’re moving, a task the […]
After years of riding with cold and numb toes, we finally invested in weather resistant shoes; the Shimano MW7 winter shoes have been our salvation.
Women’s mountain bike and multi-sport apparel brand Shredly is known for fun colorful prints. They now can also be found in the form of a legging.
New gear just in from Zoic, Petzl and Leatt
We’re always on the lookout for new ideas and products that enhance our capacity for hauling gear on our rides – especially when we’re not that far from home.
Although the new 2016 Bronson is here, it can be hard to let go of one you love, especially when its been accessorized as well as this one.
The Portland, Oregon apparel brand Showers Pass is best known for their commuter friendly jackets and outer wear. They also make a damn fine henley.
Earlier this year we got to spend some time on the new 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 CC. Equipped with top shelf components and premium carbon wheels, it was a dream bike, but with a sticker price of $10,000. That’s a hell of lot of money for a mountain bicycle. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend that much […]
DH Security, Trail Bike Weight — it’s the promise of the SXg chain guide, the new hotness from MRP. Offering both upper and lower chain retention, plus integrated protection, without the weight of a full blown DH chain guide, the SXg is an exercise in minimalism, made possible by the new Whippersnapper lower guide. At 106 grams, […]
One of weakest aspect of dropper posts (other than long term durability of course) has consistently been the remote triggers. My thumb has slipped many a time due to a small often fragile interface. Most aren’t comfortable to use or are too slippery, so it’s not a surprise to see more than a few riding buddies rig up a […]
After a few months being obsessed with the notion of rocking a 27.5″ hardtail, it was time to pull the trigger and build one up to try. The frame I chose was the Transition TransAM. It had practically everything on my list: short 418mm chain stays, a steep seat tube angle great for climbing, long […]