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Tested – Kenda Hellkat Pro 27.5×2.4 Tires

Unleash the beast Kenda makes a lot of tires, covering automobiles to bicycles, with countless hours in research and design. Tires like the Nevegal and Small Block Eights developed cult followings among riders and are still seen on…
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Review – Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Computer

No reason to get lost anymore GPS units have become quite popular over the years, especially for backcountry riding and bikepacking. Garmin has been at the forefront of GPS technology and offers several different options for riders,…
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EXUSTAR E-PM825 PEDALS

An affordable set of pedals Exustar is one of the largest pedal companies on the planet, with offerings for everyone from dedicated riders to weekend spinners. We have tested a few of Exustar’s clipless pedals over the years with…
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Tested – Tioga Undercover Stratum Saddle

Just like sitting on a web  Tioga decided to reinvent the saddle by ditching tradition and coming up with a unique style. It’s likely you’ve seen one of Tioga’s ultra-lightweight Spyder saddles, which feature zero padding and a flexible…
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Review – HT Nano AN14A Pedals

Designed for the world’s best riders HT Components was created in 2005; however, its roots go much deeper than that. HT’s parent company began manufacturing bicycle spokes and nipples in 1954 and began manufacturing pedals in 1962.…
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Review – Vee Mission XC Tires

Better than you think Vee Rubber Group was founded in 1977 as a manufacturer of car and motorcycle tires. In 2013 Vee Tire Company was created with a focus specifically on bicycle tires. The bicycle tire market is competitive with…
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Tested – RockShox Reverb Remote

Ergonomic and simple Dropper posts are a must-have for any trail rider looking for more confidence riding technical trails. The RockShox Reverb has been delivering that confidence for years, and now even offers options with over 6…
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Tested – SRAM Eagle GX

Making 12-speed more affordable It’s no secret that SRAM has been pushing hard to eliminate front derailleurs since the release of its Eagle XX1 last spring. This year SRAM made another hard push with the launch of a more…
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Tested – OneUp EDC Tool System

Always prepared, always ready OneUp Components is a small team of passionate mountain bikers who planted roots in Squamish, British Columbia. The three original founders and former Race Face engineers quit their stable 9-to-5 jobs in…
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Tested – TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brakes

Designed by the Fastest  Aaron Gwin quickly became one of the most recognizable names in mountain biking when he burst onto the scene almost a decade ago. During his very successful run on the World Cup circuit, he’s run many…
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Tested – Wolf Tooth B-Rad System

A Pack-Less Solution It seems like over the past few years hydration packs have become uncool. Every year we see more and more clever ways for carrying riding essentials—from integrated tools to bib shorts with pockets and even…
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Tested – SKS RideAir Inflator

Easy-breezy tubeless tire seating SKS brought its RideAir system all the way from Germany to solve the tubeless-tire-seating problems of riders everywhere. The aluminum tube is designed to be pressurized with an ordinary floor pump…
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Tested – CushCore Foam Tires Inserts

Make Pinch Flats a Thing of the Past CushCore is a Bend, Oregon, company bringing a patent-pending system to the bike world that they claim will not only eliminate pinch flats but also dramatically improve the ride quality of any…
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Tested – X-Fusion Manic Dropperpost

Drop Your Saddle; Drop the Price A dropper post will drastically change the way you ride your bike, whether you’re an enduro ripper or a cross-country racer; and, while many bikes come with a dropper post pre-installed, there are a few…
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First Ride – Time Speciale 12 Enduro Pedals

Time announced their new Speciale 12 Enduro pedal a few days, and while demand is in super short supply, we were able to snag a pair for testing. Enduro "specific" pedals have become a hot item for avid racers and aggressive trail…
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Tested – Michelin Force XC 29×2.25″ Tires

From Cars to Mountain Bikes Michelin is one of the oldest and most recognizable tire companies on the planet, making treads for everything from cars and motorcycles to bicycles. Michelin has been operating in France since the late…
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Tested – TIFOSI ESCALATE SFH SUNGLASSES

Frames for Every Occasion Glasses are almost as important as helmets in our minds. When it comes to protecting anything on our head, we prefer to go all in and leave as little to chance as possible. Riding glasses are about as…
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