Fans of Black Market bikes were undoubtably stoked when Carter Holland of Black Market showed up at Interbike recently with a new prototype all mountain frame. Taking a few design cues from their first full suspension release, the Killswitch, with a decidedly DH/FR take on the all mountain concept, the new 5.7″ frame will feature a 66º […]
Last year I did a post on the release of the Trek Scratch. A cross between the popular Remedy and the Session 88 down hill machine, the Scratch is a curious mix between an aggressive all mountain bike, and light freeride bike. In many ways, the Scratch is Trek’s answer to the popular SX Trail […]
When looking to build up an all around bike that can serve as a do-it-all quiver killer, Santa Cruz and their Nomad is on a short list. I’ve talked to more than a few riders that have sold every bike they had just to build up this ride as their only bike. With the introduction […]
I’ve recently become a fan of Easton’s Havoc line after mounting a test set of Havoc DH wheels on my personal Trek Session 88, so when a matching Havoc DH bar landed on my desk, I didn’t waste any time in mounting it up to get some time on it. The black and gold graphics […]
After more than four years of abuse (mounted on numerous frames, both full suspension and rigid) my Gravity Dropper Classic Adjustable height seat post has given up the ghost. And while I’m a bit bummed, and a bit disappointed, I honestly can’t say there are a lot of products I’ve owned this long. It’s been a […]
A fresh new SDG Forumula MT iBeam saddle, accompanied by a carbon iBeam seatpost showed up at the door today for review. Sweet. I’ll be frank: I wish more saddle manufacturers adopted the iBeam design. With a single fixing bolt, it is easy to adjust, and the long rail on the saddle is crazy tough. […]
If you own body armor or protective gear you don for your mountain biking exploits, the name 661, AKA Six Six One is undoubtedly known to you, as they have become synonymous with protective gear for bikes- both motorized and non. This southern California company has made a major name for themselves manufacturing good quality […]
There is nothing better than swinging a leg over a new bike and feeling right at home. That is exactly the feeling I had astride the new Session 88. The Session has been on my radar since Trek Brand Manager Michael Browne showed us the new Session models at Sea Otter last year. Trek knew […]
We get our new Fisher Roscoe trail bikes, and see what they are made of.
Every year more and more innovative products are put on the market for mountain bikers. While every one has their favorite, looking back at 2008, my favorite gear purchase ended up being a pair of shoes. To be specific, the Impact 2 Low Freeride shoe featuring a Stealth Rubber sole by FiveTen, AKA 5.10.
We’re huge gear heads here at ihatebikes. Especially when it comes to packs. This year alone I acquired three new packs and bags to carry gear in. We’re always looking for the right tool for the right job, and with backpacks, it’s no different.