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CST Ouster MTB Tire

CST Ouster MTB Tire

The CST Ouster costs less than half of a lot of other tires on the market, and nothing else really comes close to its performance-to-price ratio.

Thule Sonic Alpine Cargo Box

Thule Sonic Alpine Cargo Box

Thule’s Sonic Alpine Cargo Box looks great, doesn’t kill your gas mileage, and will keep your gear clean and dry.

Trip Report & Guide: Indian Creek, Utah

Trip Report & Guide: Indian Creek, Utah

Indian Creek, Utah, has a wildness about it that’s found in few other places. It’s also home to the greatest concentration of splitter crack routes in the world. Here’s our guide and photo gallery.

Tires: General Truths, Misconceptions, & Subjective Opinions

Tires: General Truths, Misconceptions, & Subjective Opinions

Tire choices are a hotly contested issue, and there are quite a few generally held “truths” out there. So this week, three of our reviewers weigh in on some of the commonly held beliefs regarding rubber.

Random Review: The Earth

Random Review: The Earth

In celebration of Earth Day, we offer our take on Home.

Race Face Ambush Knee Pads & Indy Shorts

Race Face Ambush Knee Pads & Indy Shorts

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.

FSA Afterburner Disc Brakes

FSA Afterburner Disc Brakes

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.

2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.

Black Diamond Ethos Harness

Black Diamond Ethos Harness

The Black Diamond Ethos is a comfortable, durable harness that excels at trad and sport climbing.

2015-2016 Fischer Ranger W 98

2015-2016 Fischer Ranger W 98

Fischer has created a hybrid ski for use in the resort and out. Check out where we think the Ranger W 98 is most in its element.

2015 Niner WFO 9

2015 Niner WFO 9

The Niner WFO 9 proves that the ‘long travel + big wheels’ formula doesn’t have to amount to a one trick pony.

Metolius Express Haul Pack

Metolius Express Haul Pack

The Metolius Express Haul Pack is a simple, durable pack that shines where approaches are short and the environment is harsh.

Wolf Tooth GC 42t Cassette Cog

Wolf Tooth GC 42t Cassette Cog

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.

How Much Bike do You Really Need?

How Much Bike do You Really Need?

Long-travel trail bikes are all the rage, but are they overkill? Marshal Olson shares his thoughts brought on by a midlife biking crisis.

2015-2016 Dalbello Lupo SP I.D.

2015-2016 Dalbello Lupo SP I.D.

The Dalbello Lupo SP I.D. could be a particularly good choice for those who take more of a freestyle approach to the mountain and do a lot of hiking in the resort or shorter backcountry tours.

Rohner Carving Women L/R Sock

Rohner Carving Women L/R Sock

The Rohner Carving sock is very comfortable and provides a good balance of warmth and thinness.

2nd Look: Volkl Aura

2nd Look: Volkl Aura

In this 2nd Look, we focus on the Aura’s groomer and powder performance.

Topic of the Week – Trail Bikes: Short vs Long Travel

Topic of the Week – Trail Bikes: Short vs Long Travel

What role does suspension travel play in defining the character of a trail bike? Are other factors more important? Three of our reviewers weigh in…

2014-2015 Romp Skis 106

2014-2015 Romp Skis 106

Romp built two custom skis for Blister from the same mold, but with very different designs. Here’s our review of the second, freestyle-oriented ski.

2015-2016 Fischer RC4 130 Vacuum

2015-2016 Fischer RC4 130 Vacuum

Three of us at Blister have now reviewed the Fischer RC4 130 Vacuum, and all three agree that it is the best fitting boot (and perhaps the best overall boot) that we have ever used.