Light enough to climb, stiff enough to take on challenging side loads, and strong enough to case a few hard landings or angry rocks. Maybe there is a reason J-Bend 3X wheels are being resigned to the dusty chapters of the history books.
The Knolly Chilcotin may be that beast. The versatile machine, designed with an innovative, well-engineered platform, is not a lightweight XC racer nor a DH shuttle rig, but the capable progeny of both. It pedals well, but descends even better.
Introduced in 2010, the SixC line brings two words to mind; light and strong. These cranks can take a beating. Based in British Colombia, RaceFace ensures crank arm strength by using the Carbon Optimization Process; a pressure molding system that focuses on maximum strength to weight ratio.
Shimano Saint delivers first rate DH, and we love it. Through our five month test period on the 2013 Saint Groupo, we beat and battered all types of terrain putting the drivetrain, brakes, and wheels through the grinder.
The integration of unidirectional carbon and double-butted 6066 aluminum makes this bar stand out from its peers. In a world where even our coffee cups are now made of carbon, one might ask, “What is the point of putting the alloy and carbon together?
The Transition TR 250 finds a unique niche as a fully capable, short travel DH rig with exquisite adjustability offering versatility that strays from the pure DH race bike and finds a “do-it-all freeride” style box.
“To clip, or not to clip, that is the question.”I’ve been running flats with grippy rubber shoes for about five years, mostly due to trying my best to be a hucker. Lately, with flying off the ground being less of a desire and flying on the ground being more of a goal...
Any seasoned mountain biker understands the feeling of building a bike from scratch. Hand picking every component and making a thing of beauty, painstakingly choosing each component towards the moment when you can swing your leg over the top tube for a first ride.
With their beautifully finished unidirectional carbon weave and extra width, both avid riser bar and flat bar veterans alike will appreciate the comfort after spending some time in the cockpit of the T-30 10S.