When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why? It’s reviewer Xan Marshland’s turn, and his focus is on durability and low maintenance.
If you’re looking to gain more precise handling, check out the Easton Haven 35 Carbon bar and stem.
When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why? It’s reviewer Tom Collier’s turn.
Great safety features at a great value: the Giro Feature MIPS helmet comes MIPS equipped – and for less than 100 dollars.
Fly Racing’s Ripa Convert Jersey and Warpath Shorts offer simple functionality at a reasonable price.
The Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26 is being replaced with a 27.5″ wheeled version, but the 26″ model is still worth consideration.
When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why?
Most pads are too hot or bulky to pedal in. The Leatt 3FD Airflex Knee and Elbow Guards challenge that assumption.
The MT5 delivers a tremendous amount of controllable power at a reasonable price for a high-end brake.
We’ve been putting in time on some of Race Face’s hard and soft goods. Here’s a look at their Trigger Jersey, Trigger Glove, and Stage Glove.
The Specialized Dissident helmet matches its competitors in terms of comfort, ventilation, & aesthetics, and beats many of them on weight.
We’ve been putting time in on some of Race Face’s hard and soft goods. Here’s a look at their Ambush Knee Pads & Indy Shorts.
UPDATE: the price for the FSA Afterburners is now $90 lower, and we’ve added to our review a note on the brakes’ durability. If you’re looking for fantastic lever feel and great stopping power for an XC or trail bike, read this.
The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.
The Niner WFO 9 proves that the ‘long travel + big wheels’ formula doesn’t have to amount to a one trick pony.
The Wolf Tooth GC 42 cassette cog boosts the gear range of a 1×10 drivetrain at a fraction of the cost of a new 1×11 setup.
Not your average flannel, the Zoic Tradesman is a stylish riding shirt that’s great for laps in the bike park or rides in chilly weather.
Pivot has released a new, improved version of the Mach 429SL Carbon, their XC race whip for those who prefer 29″ wheels.
Race Face’s 29″ Turbine wheels are durable, unusually stiff for their size, and come at a fair price.
The redesigned 2015 Fox 36 Float is better than ever. If you’re looking for a stiff, fully adjustable mid-travel fork with a supple feel, this may be the best in class.