Gear Reviews

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    2018 Nicolai Ion G13 GPI

    With the geometry numbers of a DH bike, the travel of a Trail bike, and a belt-driven gearbox drivetrain,...

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    2018 Ibis Ripmo

    The new Ibis Ripmo is supposed to occupy the middle ground between Ibis's more uphill-oriented Ripley LS and their...

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    Zerode Taniwha Trail

    We always go in-depth, but this might be the most in-depth we’ve ever gone. Check out our review of...

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    2019 Rockshox Lyrik RC2 Fork

    Updated forks and shocks are often cases of evolution rather than revolution. But the new Rockshox Lyrik RC2 provides...

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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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    Altra Olympus 3.0

    We’ve now run about 300 miles in the Altra Olympus 3.0, and we can now say that it’s become...

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    Petzl Sitta Harness

    The Petzl Sitta harness is one of the lightest on the market, but Petzl says it's still fully featured,...

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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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    Black Diamond Shadow

    Black Diamond entered the climbing-shoe market only a year ago, and the Shadow is their most aggressive offering. So...

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    Hoka One One Evo Mafate

    The Hoka Evo Mafate is the newest and most race-oriented version of Hoka’s original trail shoe, and we think...

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    2018-2019 Blizzard Brahma

    The more time we’ve spent on the Blizzard Brahma, the more dialed we think it is. Check out our...

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    2018 Pivot Firebird 29

    Our reviewer calls the Pivot Firebird 29 the “Firechicken,” because it's a long-travel 29er that descends like it’s on...

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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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    2018-2019 Black Crows Orb

    If you want your ~90mm-wide ski to perform well even when there isn’t fresh corduroy anywhere in sight, the...

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    2017 Ibis Ripley LS

    Versatility, versatility, versatility. Check out our full review of the Ibis Ripley LS.

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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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    2018-2019 Head Monster 88 Ti

    With the Monster 98 and 108 now gone, the new, redesigned Head Monster 88 Ti is now the widest...

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    Flip Flop & Sandals Roundup, 2018

    As you may know by now, flip flops and sandals are some of our favorite pieces of gear, and...

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