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    2017 Santa Cruz Hightower

    We've put about 1000 miles on one of the most popular trail bikes on the planet. So we weigh...

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    Wagner Custom Skis founder, Pete Wagner (Ep. 57)

    We talk to Pete Wagner about why the "indie" ski scene is so confusing; the Wagner factory and the...

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    Win Any Fischer Ranger Ski You Want

    Very cool - this week's winner gets to pick which Fischer Ranger he or she wants most...

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    The Faction Collective: This is Home

    The latest from The Faction Collective: strong skiing, good song, and ... some pretty philosophical aspirations?

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    Blacked-Out Topsheets & Objective Ski Testing

    Would blacking out topsheets make ski tests more objective? Here's our take, and we want to know what you...

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    2018 Patrol 672

    The Patrol 672 is a new budget-oriented Trail bike, so how how much “bang” do you actually get for...

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    Win a Pair of Mountain Collective Passes

    Enter Right Now. Because you and your best friend skiing the best collection of ski areas in the world...

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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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    Evolv Supra

    The Evolv Supra is a compelling option as a workhorse sport-climbing shoe, and offers an effective blend of performance...

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    Smith Rover Helmet

    The Smith Rover is a very breathable Trail helmet, but that breathability seems to come at the cost of...

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    2017 Marin Wolf Ridge

    The new Marin Wolf Ridge features a unique, new suspension system. So how does this longer-travel "Trail" bike actually...

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  • Jonathan Ellsworth on the Faction Dictator 3.0

    2017-2018 Faction Dictator 3.0

    Faction claims their "Dictator" series is designed for hard-charging "lunatics" and "maniacs." Here's our full review of the (pretty...

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    Altra Timp

    Want a cushioned shoe that still offers plenty of trail feel and stability? If so, the Altra Timp is...

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    10 Notable Things We Saw at Interbike

    There’s lots of talk *about* Interbike these days, but what were the most noteworthy things we saw at Interbike?...

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    Camo is the New Black: Interbike 2017 (Ep. 56)

    On location in Las Vegas, we talk to Blister bike editor, Noah Bodman, about the current state of Interbike;...

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    Running Sock Roundup

    If you’re looking for new running socks, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites, with plenty of...

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    Down vs. Synthetic: Ethical & Environmental Issues

    Is down insulation a “green” material? How do synthetics compare? We discuss the environmental and ethical impacts of insulation...

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    Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II

    Want to ditch your slimy sunscreen? Want sun protection that works year-round, and not just for the dog days...

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    Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

    The Edelrid Mega Jul offers an intriguing combination of assisted braking functionality and minimal weight, and though it’s not...

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    Peter Bauer on the Past, Present, & Future of Snowboarding (Ep. 55)

    We talk to Peter Bauer (4-time world champ, freeriding pioneer, and co-founder of Amplid) about the history and culture...

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