The latest release from Portland brand Showers Pass is the Elements Jacket. Created using a lightweight, durable fabric, it’s the newest in their line of technical trail riding apparel. The Elements MTB Jacket is the second iteration of their waterproof MTB-specific model, with an updated material that packs smaller while retaining breathability and waterproof performance. […]
The wildfires tearing up the west have been devastating. We’re fortunate that our home is safe but I’ve been living like a shut-in for 10 consecutive days due to the toxic air here in Portland. Oregon’s air is so hazardous that no actually can even say how badly it can affect one’s health. It’s broken […]
When Lauf released their short travel, carbon leaf spring forks, I’ll admit I was not only skeptical of the fork with its unique aesthetic but didn’t have an interest in trying one. However, for the long haul, multi-surface urban-to-dirt adventure rides we’ve been doing the last few winters, the innovative fork has grown in its […]
Showers Pass adds a new gravel specific fitted short to their solid line up of cycling overshorts. Plus we test out the latest edition of their merino tech tees.. click through to read more on how they compare to the rest of the line up.
Featuring 150mm of rear-wheel travel, alloy frame construction, and modern trail bike geometry, the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO was introduced as a more radical take on the well-known Stumperjumper trail bike. When I was looking to assemble a 27.5″ fun machine, the EVO and its progressive design, features, quality of construction, and reasonable price point stood […]
If you look at any of our trail bikes these days, you’ll see a black Fernhill Co LTL Frame bag strapped stepped to the frame. Inside this bag is a spare tube, tire lever or two, tire plugs, and a small multi-tool. Paired with a matching waist pack, I can carry everything I need for […]
A microfiber towel with bonus features, the Orange Mud Transition 2.0 Wrap is a surprisingly valued addition to our post-ride quick change rituals.
Getting naked in public gets upgraded; I’m referring of course, to the ritual of changing out of our riding gear post-ride.
I didn’t think it could happen, but the new Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Way Wrench replaced my 3-way hex wrench as the “quick-fix” option. Like the three-way, it offers the convenience multiple tools in one, but amps up the usability factor with the addition of the ratcheting mechanism. Not willing to settle there, its versatility […]
Feetures socks are well known in the running community, upping the sock business with their engineered targeted compression tech and a custom-like fit that prevent blisters. Though I’m not a big runner, I was still aware of the brand, as Jason reviewed a pair last year and is quite fond of them. So when I […]
9point8, the Canadian component brand known for their Fall Line Dropper post announced the Slack-R Head Tube Angle Adapter this week, offering riders with frames utilizing the IS headtube standard a way to customize their headtube angle. Looking at the Slack-R, it can be a bit confusing if you aren’t already familiar with the IS […]
This winter I had the opportunity to spend time on the 2020 Norco Sight. An all mountain trail bike designed around new school long, low, and slack geometry, the Sight platform is available in both 29″ and 27.5″ wheel iterations. Though the 29″ version gets the most attention, I was most intrigued by the Sight […]
A portable camp table is a fantastic upgrade to weekends spent in the woods. After reviewing a number of the available options we added the Camco Aluminum Roll-Up Campsite Table to our travel kit. Easily assembled and broken down, it packs into an included carrying bag for easy storage. Features & Specs (via Camco) Multi-Purpose: […]