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Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

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.

Easton Haven 35 Carbon Bar, Easton Haven 35 Stem, Easton Grips

Easton Haven 35 Carbon Bar, Easton Haven 35 Stem, Easton Grips

If you’re looking to gain more precise handling, check out the Easton Haven 35 Carbon bar and stem.

Mammut Pro Protection 35L PAS Airbag Pack

Mammut Pro Protection 35L PAS Airbag Pack

The Mammut Pro Protection 35L offers another layer of avalanche safety and helps to protect against head trauma. Two of our reviewers weigh in.

Giro Code VR70

Giro Code VR70

The Giro Code VR70′s great power transfer and wide range of fit options make it an attractive option for riders looking to lay down the power.

2nd Look: SRAM Guide Brakes

2nd Look: SRAM Guide Brakes

The SRAM Guide Brake offers great power and modulation at a competitive weight and a reasonable price.

2015-2016 Ride Berzerker

2015-2016 Ride Berzerker

The Ride Berzerker is an aggressive all-mountain board that prefers high-speed charging over a slower, more playful approach to terrain.

2nd Look: La Sportiva Solution

2nd Look: La Sportiva Solution

In our 2nd Look of the La Sportiva Solution, we examine its performance on boulders and steep sport climbs.

2015-2016 Coalition Snow Abyss

2015-2016 Coalition Snow Abyss

Coalition Snow is a new company designing skis by women, for women. So far, we’ve been very impressed by their powder ski, the Abyss.

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why? It’s reviewer Tom Collier’s turn.

2015-2016 Moment Tallac

2015-2016 Moment Tallac

The Moment Tallac is a purpose-built touring ski that won’t wear you out on the way up, while providing a solid ride on the way down.

Race Face Next SL Crankset

Race Face Next SL Crankset

The Race Face Next SL Crankset leads its class in weight, and delivers stiffness and durability to match.

Giro Feature MIPS Helmet

Giro Feature MIPS Helmet

Great safety features at a great value: the Giro Feature MIPS helmet comes MIPS equipped – and for less than 100 dollars.

Fly Racing Bike Apparel

Fly Racing Bike Apparel

Fly Racing’s Ripa Convert Jersey and Warpath Shorts offer simple functionality at a reasonable price.

The Stowehof Inn

The Stowehof Inn

The Stowehof Inn, one of Blister’s Recommended Lodges, offers spectacular views and an ideal location for skiing, hiking, and biking in Stowe, Vermont.

Black Diamond Speed 30 Pack

Black Diamond Speed 30 Pack

If you want a well-featured, versatile alpine pack that won’t break the bank, check out the redesigned Black Diamond Speed 30.

The Death of the Technical Trail

The Death of the Technical Trail

“Flow” is certainly in these days, and flow trails seem to be coming at the expense of more technical trails. But is that really true? And is this a good thing or a bad thing for the sport of mountain biking? We weigh in.

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket and Bibs

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket and Bibs

The updated Patagonia PowSlayer kit might be some of the best freeride-oriented outerwear for resort and backcountry use.

2nd Look: Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26

2nd Look: Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26

The Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26 is being replaced with a 27.5″ wheeled version, but the 26″ model is still worth consideration.

La Sportiva Spectre

La Sportiva Spectre

Update: the La Sportiva Spectre has stood as one of the most adjustable and best values in AT boots—and it’s been updated to provide a better fit.

Astral Brewess Water Shoe

Astral Brewess Water Shoe

With a low profile and excellent grip, the Astral Brewess is perfect for women who want a minimalist river shoe.