The scenario: you love ripping it up on trails, and enjoy hammering on your trail bike for hours on end. However, after watching some bike videos, a seed is planted, and the desire to step up your technical game and ride more challenging terrain has formed. Maybe you’re ready to attempt that jump or log drop […]
Agree? Disagree? In my opinion, this is the one of the best looking hard tail bicycle frames I’ve looked at. Which is awesome, because it’s mine. Created for me by Fred Cuthbert at Wolfhound Cycles in Talent, Oregon, this frame is the result of a dialog that has been going on for some time.
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 […]
If you are looking to get a light for night riding on a budget, your search is over- this is the light. It’ll work for pinning it down the trail or riding home from work. Do a quick search using your favorite search engine, review the boards, and you’ll find that this light is taking […]
Having ridden and owned a lot of bikes, not to mention the constant tech talk and smack talking I partake in with various industry friends it isn’t surprising to me when friends ask my opinion on what their next ride should be. The good news is that there are a lot of great bikes made […]
More and more riders are making the switch to wider bars these days. Widths in the 29-30+ range are becoming more and more common. Wider grip= additional leverage in turns, making for a highly rail-able experience.
For most of the year I have been digging and building trail while using my super fancy Specialized photochromic Shifty glasses. They are super sweet riding glasses, and my favorite riding glasses by far to date. However, at $140 retail, they are a bit pricey to abuse while I’m hacking away in the dirt. So […]
I’ve used all types of rim tape on my wheels at this point. From the cheap $1.00 rubber band strips that fail, to the bike shop standard Velox, to my favorite, the hard plastic rim tape from Schwalbe. Rim tape is one of those things that you don’t think about much. When you get a […]
There is nothing more grippy than a new pair of 5.10 shoes on a pair of decent platform pedals. Sticky rubber shoes have been a game changer for many that had been looking at the switch back to platform pedals, but weren’t quite ready. 5.10 and their stealth rubber soles have led the charge in […]
Where do test bikes go after they’ve been tested? This is a question everyone has probably pondered at some point- readers are always asking, often followed by the almost silly question, “can I have it?” Often times the test bikes go home with lucky employees, added to demo fleets, then offered for sale at a […]
Add this to the “I want” category. Trek World 2010 is currently going on right now, and while we’ve known it was coming, images of the highly anticipated 2010 Trek Scratch are finally emerging online. We’ve seen variations of this bike underneath Cam McCaul for some time now, but the word is finally out.