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  • Mountain Bike Tires 101

    Mountain Bike Tires 101

    While it might seem like they're pretty much all the same, the fact is that the right tire can...

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    2017-2018 Salomon QST Pro 130

    The Salomon QST Pro 130 is a heat-moldable, lightweight boot with a unique design, and it’s also compatible...

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    2017 Pivot Switchblade 29

    We spent time on Pivot's new Switchblade which works with both 29 and 27.5 Plus wheels.

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    Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody

    There is a paradigm shift happening in insulation, and the Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody employs one of the most...

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    2017-2018 Faction Prodigy 2.0

    New for 17/18, Faction is introducing the "Prodigy" series. We take a look at the series in general, and...

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    WTB Deva Team Saddle

    The WTB Deva is a women's-specific saddle that should work for a broad spectrum of riders.

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    2017-2018 Black Crows Anima

    Update: reviewer Paul Forward now weighs in on the Anima, and offers more comparisons.

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    Deep Dive: Playful Pow Skis

    We compare the J Skis Friend, Line Mordecai, Black Crows Anima, Armada ARV 116 JJ, ON3P Kartel 116, Blister...

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    First Look: Fox Float DPX2

    Fox just released their new Float DPX2 rear shock which builds on their already excellent Float line of shocks.

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    2017-2018 LINE Sick Day 104

    Line has completely overhauled their Sick Day series, so here's some beta on the new line, and our initial...

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    La Sportiva Otaki

    The Otaki is an all-around climbing shoe that La Sportiva says is closely related to the Katana Lace. So...

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    2017 Scott Genius LT Plus

    The Scott Genius LT 720 Plus offers a big, cushy ride that smooths out the trail. Kind of like...

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    2017 Yeti SB5 Beti

    The Yeti SB5 Beti is a fast and efficient women’s trail bike that really excels on the up.

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    2016-2017 Kastle BMX 105

    Kastle calls the BMX 105 a “powerful freeride ski” that can handle pretty much anything. So where did we...

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    Terrene Chunk Tire

    Terrene is a new tire company offering a wide range of options. We’ve spent a wet fall and spring...

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    2017-2018 Sego Big Horn 106

    Sego's Big Horn 106 is a compelling one-ski-quiver option for a wide range of skiers.

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    2017-2018 Scarpa Maestrale RS

    Scarpa has updated one of the most popular touring boots on the market, the Maestrale RS, and they're claiming...

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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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    2017-2018 Armada ARV 116 JJ

    We've been spending time on Armada's latest powder ski, the all-new ARV 116 JJ.

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    2017 YT Jeffsy 29

    The YT Jeffsy 29 is more playful than you might expect from a semi-long-travel 29er. It’s also less expensive...

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