Author archive for Xan Marshland

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    Showers Pass IMBA Shorts and Apex Merino Tech T-Shirt

    While they’re best known for their waterproof road-biking jackets, Showers Pass also makes some high-quality, lightweight apparel for the...

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    Kenda Nevegal 2 Pro Tire

    We thought the old Kenda Nevegal left a lot to be desired. But the Nevegal 2 Pro is far...

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    Kenda Hellkat Pro Tire

    The gravity / DH tire category has been dominated by a few specific options for years, but Kenda aims...

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    Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro Helmet

    With a removable chin bar, the Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro helmet gives riders the option of a half-shell helmet...

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    Pearl Izumi Launch Shorts and Summit Gloves

    From the trail to the bike park, we’ve been impressed by the versatility of Pearl Izumi’s recently updated Launch...

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    Dakine Drafter 14L Pack

    The Dakine Drafter 14L is a breathable and comfortable solution for carrying gear on long bike rides (especially for...

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    2017 YT Capra AL Comp

    The Capra is a very downhill-oriented bike that offers a huge margin for error when things go awry. While...

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    2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX

    Canyon is making its US debut this summer, and here’s our review of their Spectral CF 9.0 EX, their...

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    Pearl Izumi X-Project P.R.O.

    The X-Project P.R.O. is Pearl Izumi’s new premium mountain bike shoe, said to be “perfect for all mountain bikers...

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    Loaded Precision AmX 35 Carbon Bar and Stem

    The Loaded Precision AmX 35 Carbon bar and stem are a great option for bigger riders looking for a...

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    Spot Rollik 557

    The Spot Rollik 557 uses a distinctive carbon leaf spring in its linkage, but how does it ride?

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    2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail

    If “XC with a bit extra” sounds like your cup of tea, the Pivot Mach 429 Trail is a...

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    Five Ten Kestrel Lace

    The Five Ten Kestrel lace strikes an exceptional balance of pedaling efficiency and walkability.

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    Long Term Review: Bulls Black Adder 29

    We've spent another 3 months on the Bulls Bikes Black Adder 29, and here's our long-term update.

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    RockShox RS-1 29” Fork

    The RockShox RS-1 is a highly-specialized fork that shines in technical terrain.

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    Bulls Black Adder 29

    The Bulls Black Adder 29 delivers a great ride at an incredible price.

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    Cadence Skyline Short

    The Cadence Skyline is a good option for riders looking for a fashionable, slim-fitting, multi-use short.

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    Leatt DBX 4.5 Neck Brace

    The Leatt DBX 4.5 neck brace offers a high level of protection at a good price.

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    Xan Marshland

    Age: 20 | Vitals: 5’9”, 140 lbs. | Years Riding: 10 | Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado I’ve never...

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    POC Joint VPD Air Knee Pads

    The POC Joint VPD Air Knee Pads are comfortable enough for longer, hot trail rides, while still providing a...

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