For those looking to feel locked into their cockpit, or those in need of more wrist support, the GE1 Evo Factory grips are a worthy option.
Falling squarely in between the “Speed” and “Raid” pads, which are XC and DH rated respectively, the new “Stage” pads are aimed at Trail through Enduro, roughly speaking.
Bontrager’s Line Pro 30 wheelset have been reliable and excellent so far.
The Powerlines are a mid-grip shoe, with loads of ankle support, comfortable D3o padding, a low weight, and clean aesthetics.
There’s enough storage that you can ditch your hydration pack for most rides.
I chose the 29-inch version and requested some geometry changes thanks to the Rider Tuned Geometry personalization program offered by MDE.
As far as the bike itself goes, I love the do-it-all but still have fun spirit the Sentinel has.
They’re not super squishy like an ultra tacky Renthal, nor are they super firm like an Ergon. Rather, they sit very comfortably in the middle.
With new trails, a whole slew of events, such as the Bike Kingdom Feast and a brand-new app, Switzerland’s new Mountain Bike Mecca more than lives up to its name.
A truly legendary brand in the realm of mountain bike saddles, SDG recently released an updated version of a classic model, the Bel-Air.
Norco’s Sight lands squarely between the Optic and Range, putting it technically in the “All Mountain” category and making it the most bread and butter mountain bike in the Canadian brand’s lineup.
I’ve got a new dream build coming down the pipe in a few days, and one of these stems will most certainly be going on that bike.
The focus of this review, unlike usual, is not a specific product but a new technology, the Flex Spherical MIPS system.
Simply put, it’s all in the name – dummy hub – it takes the place of your wheel during deep cleans on your bike.
After much grappling with my own thoughts on the matter, finally, a few months ago I caved in and bought an e-bike.
The saddle is aimed at providing all day comfort while still being able to get out of the way due to its low profile.
In 2019 the Hydra hubs, which are being reviewed here, replaced the Torch hubs of old and brought about improved bearing life, decreased resistance and are freakishly fast.
For the last few months I’ve been using a nifty new little kit from Blackburn which helps you stash a CO2 (or pump) and a tidy plug kit between your waterbottle cage and your frame.
For several months I’ve been riding the one piece stem / handlebar of the young Spanish company Gemini.
Initially, I wrongfully thought that the Sentinel was going to feel like a lot of bike. It doesn’t.