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    2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

    The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.

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    RockShox Pike RCT3

    The Rockshox Pike's low weight and great adjustability set the standard for trailbike forks.

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    Bontrager G5

    The Bontrager G5 brakes like a champ, excels at cornering, and is simply one of the best DH tires...

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  • Best Bike Grips

    Best Bike Grips for Going Gloveless

    More riders are going gloveless on the trail, and these are the four best 'gloveless' grips that Kevin Bazar...

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  • Q&A with DaveTurner, Part 2

    Q&A with Dave Turner, Turner Bikes, Part 2

    In part two of our video series, BLISTER reviewer Kevin Bazar talks with Dave Turner of Turner Bikes about...

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    Q&A with Dave Turner, Turner Bikes

    In the first of this two-part video series, BLISTER reviewer Kevin Bazar sits down with Dave Turner of Turner...

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  • Praxis WooTest 2.0

    2012-2013 Praxis WooTest 2.0

    Reviewer Kevin Bazar said the Praxis WooTest was the best backcountry ski he’d ever owned. After a few tweaks,...

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    Shimano XT vs. SRAM X9 Clutch Derailleur Systems

    If you haven't looked at a clutch derailleur, you should. Reviewer Kevin Bazar breaks down the pros and cons...

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    RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Shock

    The RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 is basically the best air shock that reviewer Kevin Bazar has ever ridden on...

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    Reviewers’ Rides, Part 3

    When BLISTER reviewers aren’t out testing new stuff, what do their own builds look like? Here’s Kevin Bazar’s answer.

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    Lizard Skins Knee/Shin Combo Body Armor

    Reviewer Kevin Bazar has a lot of gripes with kneepads. A lot. So calling the Lizard Skins Knee/Shin Combo...

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    WTB Volt & Silverado Saddles

    The WTB Volt and Silverado saddles both offer comfortable rides, though for Kevin Bazar, break-in time and ride time...

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    2011 Specialized SX Trail

    The Specialized SX Trail falls between a burly trail bike and DH rig, which, when dialed, will rail the...

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    Maxxis Minion DHR2

    The new Minion DHR2 is, without a doubt, the best braking “general tread” DH tire Maxxis has ever made....

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    Maxxis High Roller 2

    Whether you ride DH, XC, or a unicycle, if you think tires are all sorta the same, you need...

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  • Turner 5.Spot

    2011 Turner 5.Spot

    The 2011 Turner 5.Spot isn’t the lightest 140mm frame out there, but it is among the burliest.

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    Praxis WooTest

    After working with Praxis to design the WooTest, Kevin Bazar reports that he now has the best backcountry ski...

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    The Praxis WooTest

    The backcountry-ready Praxis WooTest is about to become a reality. Find out how you, too, can get your very...

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    Protesting the Backcountry: Building a Better Backcountry Ski

    There once was a guy who dreamed of a very specific backcountry ski. Problem was, nobody made it. But...

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  • 2011 Turner DHR

    2011 Turner DHR

    Kevin Bazar breaks down the 2011 Turner DHR.

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