The Tracer VP was created by Intense to take on comers in the long travel trail bike category. With its 1.5″ headtube and adjustable 5.5-6 inches of VPP travel, it also falls into the popular all mountain category, dominated by bikes like the Specialized Enduro, Trek Remedy, Santa Cruz Nomad, and Giant Reign. Intense builds […]
We spotted some cool new gear in Grand Junction from a company called Demon Dirt. They don’t have very much about their product online yet, but they were nice enough to go over their product offerings with me. Originally a snowboard pad company called Demon Snow, they’ve expanded into the freeride/ dirt jump/ slopestyle market. […]
It’s one of the most anticipated dirt jump bikes to be released in some time, and one of the most frequent topics of discussion between fellow freeride bike geeks. What is it, and why is it so many freeriders are anticipating it while drooling on their keyboards? It is a bike that has the potiential […]
I spend a lot of time geeking out on photography, and one of my favorite stops on the web is advertising photographer Chase Jarvis’s blog. He recently featured a post on how Nissan shot a car commercial, but featured a scaled down RC car as the subject. Much of the footage they shot was taken […]
The UPS man recently delivered some fresh new gear in for testing: a SDG Formula MT iBeam saddle and carbon post, and Giro Remedy CF full face helmet and goggles. The plan is to install and utilize the goods on my long term Trek Session 88 test sled, ride the best trails the Pacific Northwest […]
A short time back, I posted the first pics of the frame Fred Cuthbert from Wolfhound Cycles built for me. It isn’t just your garden variety 29er hardtail mountain bike either. Hidden within the cool retro theme, is a ton of ridiculously cool stuff going on with this frame. I bugged Fred via email to […]
I’ve been looking for a way to wirelessly fire my SLR remotely for some time now. Recently, I finally found it.
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. […]
Product from Mace isn’t as easily available in the states as it should be. They make a some solid product, and it is very reasonably priced. Yet another import from our Canadian friends from the north, I’ve been beating on a full kit for the last year. I’m happy to report that their gear has […]
We became hip to the Bike Tree through some friends in SF. It is a pretty basic design for a bike rack: a big metal “T” wrapped in a protective hose to avoid scraping up the rims of your bike, connected to struts that are braced to a square frame. The rack is stablized by […]
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.