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: […]
Soft coolers are ideal for toting food and drinks for the day without committing to a larger hard cooler. Easy to pack and load in the car, the RTIC Soft Pack 20 Cooler features up to 2 inches of close-cell foam insulation, providing much of the cooling performance of a hard model with the convenience […]
Leatt introduced MTB shoes into their ever-expanding MTB lineup earlier this spring, with two clip-in models and two models intended for use with platform pedals. Starting at $90 for the DBX 2.0 shoes and $99 for the DBX 3.0, they’re good looking foot coverings with an impressive list of specs. Footwear is a competitive space. […]
Cascade Components is a machine shop based in Everett, Washington that is becoming known for creating aftermarket CNC machined suspension linages that address shortcomings in a number of suspension designs. One of the biggest complaints about the Transition Sentinel is that the suspension is too linear for aggressive riding. You can optimize it for big […]
With 27.5″ wheels, 140mm of rear-wheel travel, short chainstays, and low standover height, Yeti’s SB 140 isn’t designed to be the fastest bike down the trail, but it looks like it sure could be the most fun. Featuring the Yeti take on low, slack, and long geometry, (65º HA, 77º EFF SA, 433mm chainstays, 460.1mm […]