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.
661 Gear Round Up: Select 2009 Protective Gear Reviewed
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 […]
From FR to DH: Trek Session 88 Upgrade
Magicshine MJ-808 Bicycle Light: $85 wonder
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 […]
All Mountain or Long Travel Trail?
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 […]
Fresh Gear: Sunline V1 handlebars
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.
Riding Glasses on the cheap
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 […]
Ghetto Rim Strip
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 […]
Fresh gear – 5.10 Karver shoes
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 […]
Long term thrash test: Trek Remedy
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 […]
Trek World 2010: Trek Scratch Details emerge online
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.
Spotted in Whistler: Rocky Mountain DH/FR Prototype
Check out what we saw on the slopes of Whister, while on our vacation there! It looks kind of like a Rocky Mountain Flatline, but just a bit different. Besides the obvious, the different less hydroformed downtube, it appears to have a slightly shorter wheelbase, as well as a steeper headtube angle. My guess is […]