Author archive for Noah Bodman

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    Interbike 2018 — Recap

    Check out the most interesting things we saw at Interbike this year — including banana holsters, new Maxxis tires,...

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    Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post

    Reliability. That's what we really want out of a dropper post, and that's exactly what the Race Face Turbine...

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    Race Face Next R Bar and Turbine R Stem

    Frames and fancy wheel sets are super sexy, but let’s not forget about those bars and stems. We’ve found...

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    Kuat Transfer Bike Rack

    When it comes to bike racks, you’re often choosing between expensive options that are secure, or inexpensive options that...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn. Whitefish, MT. Rider: Noah Bodman

    Five Ten Hellcat Pro

    The Five Ten Hellcat Pro is a burly, downhill-oriented clipless shoe that’s designed to offer lots of protection and...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn, Whitefish Mt. Rider Noah Bodman

    Race Face Next R Cranks

    The Next R sits in the middle of Race Face’s high-end crank lineup, slotted between their burly DH cranks...

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    Suspension 101: Designs

    Trying to figure out bike suspension designs - how they work and the pros & cons of each -...

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    Mountain Biking 101: DIY Tubeless Tire Sealant

    Tubeless tire sealant can get expensive, especially when you’re swapping out tires often, so our bike editor gives the...

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    Trans BC Enduro Stage Race — Recap & Bike Build Review

    Our bike editor recently completed the Trans BC Enduro Stage Race — 6 days, ~145 miles, ~31,000 feet of...

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    Fox Float DPX2 Rear Shock

    If you like the sound of a lighter, more pedal-friendly shock that will improve the downhill performance of your...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn. Whitefish, MT. Rider: Noah Bodman

    Sweet Protection Hunter Shorts and Hunter Mid Gloves

    While Sweet Protection is well-known for producing hiqh-quality helmets, they’ve also been making a name for themselves in MTB...

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    2018 Cannondale Trigger

    The Cannondale Trigger has a few unique features that make climbing and mellow trails more enjoyable, and it’s still...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn Whitefish, MT. Rider: Noah Bodman

    Terrene Chunk 2.6″ Tire

    Fatter tires typically offer up a bunch of traction and a smooth ride, but often at the cost of...

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    2018 Trans BC Enduro Stage Race — Intro & Bike Check

    If you were going to enter a six-day Enduro stage race that covers 20+ miles and ~5000 feet of...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn. Whitefish, MT. Rider: Noah Bodman

    Sweet Protection Dissenter Helmet

    Budget-oriented bike helmets tend to all be pretty similar. But the Sweet Protection Dissenter has a few key features...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn Whitefish, MT. Rider: Noah Bodman

    Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch SPD

    When it comes to bike shoes, there are plenty of burly skate-style shoes that sacrifice pedaling performance, and a...

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    First Look: 2019 Devinci Troy

    Today Devinci announced that they're changing up one of our favorite Trail bikes, the Troy. So how similar or...

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  • Location: Spencer Mtn Whitefish, MT. Rider: Noah Bodman

    2018 Trek Slash 9.8

    The Trek Slash is currently the best all-around Enduro bike we’ve ever reviewed. Check out our full review to...

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    2018 Pivot Mach 5.5

    The new Pivot Mach 5.5 is a compelling option in the “does-everything-pretty-well” category of Trail bikes.

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    2018 Zerode Taniwha

    As a trail-oriented bike with no derailleur, no cassette, and a hefty price tag, the Zerode Taniwha is certainly...

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