BIKES

Review: Soma Juice

September 15, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

By Eric McKeegan Some things just go together. Cream cheese and bagels. Peanut butter and chocolate. Harleys and guys dressed like pirates. Soma and steel. Soma has been turning out high-quality steel frames to fill

BIKES

First Ride: Kona Process G2 153

September 12, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

The news we’ve all been waiting for: Carbon Process! OK, maybe not EVERYONE was waiting, but there is no arguing that the high-end trail and all-mountain markets are dominated by carbon-framed bikes, and the Process

GEAR

Review: Suntour Auron PCS RC2 fork

September 4, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

By Eric McKeegan The Auron fork isn’t new, but the PCS damper is a new addition to the Auron lineup. PCS stands for Piston Compensator System. The piston in question keeps the air and oil

BIKES

Review: Salsa Deadwood SUS XT 1 x 11

August 21, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 160 lbs. Inseam: 32″ There is no getting around it, the Deadwood SUS is perhaps the weirdest full-suspension bike released by a major player in a long time,

BIKES

Review: Pivot Switchblade Pro XT/XTR 1x

July 24, 2017 Eric McKeegan 3

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” At first glance, the Pivot Switchblade doesn’t seem to be much different than bikes with similar travel numbers and 29/27plus wheel compatibility. But

BIKES

Review: Raleigh Stuntman

July 17, 2017 Eric McKeegan 15

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” Self, you need to go for a ride.” “Yeah, but I have to finish writing this review and box up a bike and

OPINION

The Rant: Thru with it

July 12, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

In the beginning, there were axle nuts. They were simple and crude and required a tool to remove. They still exist today on many bikes, from cheapie department store numbers to the finest BMX bikes

OPINION

The Rant: Millimeters Matter

June 21, 2017 Eric McKeegan 1

Hang on, hang on Yes, it’s the little things Yes, it’s the little things That do us harm I’m not a stranger Ain’t a mystery When we both get it wrong -“Hang On,” Dr. Dog

BIKES

Review: RSD Wildcat

June 16, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Rubber Side Down isn’t a new brand, but it has quietly built an ever-expanding series of mountain bikes. Previously, those bikes have all been hardtails, but 2017 brings the Wildcat, a full-suspension departure from RSD’s

NEWS

New Trek Session, now with big wheels

May 25, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Two wheel size choices, and stiffer, stronger, lighter. The Session is all new and ready to continue winning World Cups.   The new Session gets longer, lower, stiffer and more adjustable, which is what all

EQUIPMENT

Review: Four different hip packs

May 10, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Fanny packs, hip packs, bum bags. Call them what you want, but these things are making a comeback. Less cumbersome and sweaty than a backpack, more capacity than shoving stuff in pockets, these bags can