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    2012 Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO V2 Fork

    Marshal Olson has this to say about the 2012 Marzocchi 888 RC3 EVO V2 fork: "Go sell your hunk...

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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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    Marzocchi 55 Micro Ti Fork

    The Marzocchi 55 Micro Ti is a smooth, reasonably light fork with good feel, though reviewer Marshal Olson did...

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    2011 Panaracer CG XC; CG SC AM; CG AC AM; CG 4X AM

    Tires—'tis the season. In case you missed it, here's a breakdown of all of the Cedric Garcia Panaracer Pro...

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    Outerwear 101

    GORE-TEX or eVent? 2-layer or 3-layer construction? If you think waterproof/breathable gear is all the same, you need to...

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    1-Ski Quiver: Reviewers’ Choices (13/14)

    One ski, for every day on the mountain, any and all conditions. This is the Holy Grail of the...

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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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    Eider Niseko Jacket

    If you're going to test the Niseko jacket from Eider, you might as well test it in the place...

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    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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    2011 Trek Superfly

    With its light weight, dialed geometry, and stiffness, the 2011 Trek Superfly is a very well-rounded 29er.

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    H2O Gear Kodiak, 174cm

    The 2012-2013 H2O Kodiak dominates in powder, but it can still be a very good tool for strong skiers...

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    2012-2013 Coreupt Slasher

    The 2012-2013 Coreupt Slasher is most at home in soft, forgiving snow, but is good in the air and...

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    2015-2016 Nordica Helldorado

    The Nordica Helldorado—like the Nordica Patron—is an excellent ski in consistent conditions. Issues arose for us, however, the more...

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    2013-2014 Armada VJJ

    After a full season on the Armada VJJ, BLISTER reviewer Lexi Dowdall has found her new favorite, all-mountain ski.

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    Alta – Parting Shots

    As Alta's season came to a close, it was difficult to say which was better: the parties, or the...

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    TREW Cosmic Jacket

    Unsurprisingly, the Cosmic jacket measures up to the burliness, versatility, and stylishness we've come to expect from Trew. So...

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    Nativ Snowsurf

    The Nativ Snowsurf squashed-tail design gives these boards a fun skate- and surf-like feel, but comes at the cost...

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    Arva Rescuer 27 Backpack

    The Arva Rescuer 27 is a comfortable, well-organized, rescue-oriented pack designed for quick access to avy gear. The only...

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    Hestra XCR Short Glove

    The Hestra XCR Short glove offers excellent fit, comfort, and breathability, and will hold up to all but the...

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    2011-2012 Dynafit Gaia

    With a good balance of weight and stability, the 2011-2012 Dynafit Gaia AT boot makes touring a breeze without...

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