In the world of mountain bikes, Pivot Factory Racing’s Ed Masters is a standout.
The grip is so consistent, and the edge is so forgiving, that I've been able to feel the bike drift a little without experiencing terror.
Billed as a modern take on their classic Bottlerocket, the Scout sports either 140mm or 150mm of travel suspending 27.5" wheels, with room for a water bottle inside the front triangle and a lifetime warranty.
Bad tires make you slow, tentative and terrified, rarely adjectives that describe a good ride.
The math is simple: The cash you can get for your old bike (X) versus the cost of the new rig you're lusting for (Y) equals a pallet of cash ($$$$).
A subtle ebike is still an ebike and this left me with questions. Who better to answer them than Santa Cruz brand manager, and fallen journalist, Seb Kemp.
The majority of my work these days revolves around helping film MTB by aiding in creating those seemingly impossible shots with the amazingly talented crew at Anthill Films.
I hope whoever at Giant green-lighted the Clutch kits has a budget and long leash because I really like what they did here.
Bike Yoke’s new saddle chops about 40mm (1.57”) compared to most others, which won’t change your contact patch on the leather at all.
Sven is a former pro skateboarder and World Cup downhiller who has become one of the most well known and respected photographers on the DH and enduro circuits. Anka is a badass rider who raced World Cup DH until 2009 and eventually began pursuing a career racing enduro.
We test it as a mountain bike, a quiver of one; XC epics to enduro racing to full face shuttle days.
I highly recommend it as a very smooth install-and-forget dropper post.
It will get you to the top, and it won't give you many excuses on the way down.
Is Hayes Back?
What's really interesting about BikeYoke's Divine isn't what's there, it's what isn't.
Everyone's heard of Gore-Tex. Virtually no one really knows how it works - or how to make it work best for them.
Where AXS shines, in this case, is in the access to data because it removes 'the feels' from any argument about gearing.
Some of the shitty things that happened in MTB racing in 2019.
I recently sat down with Chromag founder and designer, Ian Ritz and engineer Ben Arnott to discuss the new pedal.
This smaller, lighter-weight version strikes a great balance for riders looking for rim/flat protection and firm hold for the tire bead.