Skate shoes are often held as the benchmark for comparisons when it comes to styling and comfort for mountain bike shoes, especially models designed for use with platform pedals. When it came to developing a shoe for mountain biking, Zoic avoided reinventing the wheel and teamed up with Osiris, a manufacturer well known in the BMX community. […]
The concept of the non-round chainring and promises of increased power and efficiency has surfaced repeatedly over the years only to disappear — this time they may be here to stay. Though initially perceiving them as a gimmick, since bolting one on, my tune has changed. I’ve been riding with the Oval Traction Chainring from OneUp Components for months […]
Have you’ve ever wished for a cow bell you could turn off? Thanks to the folks at Timber! Mountain Bike Bells, that product now exists.
The Abus Bordo Centium folds in on itself for ease of carry, while offering flexibility in where you secure your bike.
The new Niner RKT 9 RDO is the flagship XC bike from Niner. It’s also the most fun XC rig we’ve experienced to date, on the race course and the trail.
I recently acquired a new Chris King InSet 7 tapered headset for a new bike build. Like all King products, it is a beautiful piece of kit. Also important: I’m supporting a local business and jobs.
OneUp Components is small outfit based out of Squamish BC that’s become known for creating products we wish other companies had made. Case in point: Expanded rang one-by drivetrains. We’ve had a lot of success with their wide range conversion for 10 speed drivetrains as detailed in this post. This year we’ve begrudgingly moved on to 11 speed drive trains but they […]
Raleigh created a bad ass bike, based on a bad ass truck. Turns out this thing has a hell of a backstory. You have to click it to look at it.
The Metah helmet, Fox’s long awaited follow up to the Flux is now available. Featuring additional coverage, airflow and upgraded impact protection, Fox uses multiple densities of cone shaped EPS foam in various layers for to maximize impact absorption.
Bontrager may have just taken over the adjustable height seat post market. Click through for details…
Over the last few seasons we’ve been exploring alternative ways to carry our trail riding essentials. We’ve tried utilizing seat bags, stuffing jersey and short pockets in addition to strapping tools to our bikes. While many of these solutions have been worked, our favorite solution has been a waist pack. Waist packs, AKA bum bags or fanny […]
When Bermstyle Fashonista Inga Beck was looking for a light weight cross country race whip, the 29″ wheeled BMC Teamelite was on a short list of contenders. Like the others on our list, it features 429mm chain stays. (For us Americans 429mm translates to under 16.89″) In our book, anything sub 17″ qualifies as “short”, especially when 29ers with […]