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

BIKES

First Ride: Marin Wolf Ridge

April 22, 2017 Eric McKeegan 11

Marin promised something truly new when the invite went out to attend a pre-Sea Otter media camp. The Wolf Ridge delivers on that. Using the NAILED R3ACT-2 PLAY suspension design, Marin claims to have created

NEWS

The Rant: Purposely Lost

April 20, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez And it’s Easter time, too And your gravity fails And negativity don’t pull you through —Bob Dylan, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” I like getting lost. Maybe

Bike Industry News

First ride: 2018 Fox 36

April 19, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Both FOX and RockShox have been moving to larger negative spring in rear shocks, and now we see them moving to forks as well. The 2018 36 has a new EVOL air spring that promises “plushness