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

BIKES

Review: SE Racing OM-Duro

March 24, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan × Age: 42 × Height: 5’11” × Weight: 165 lbs. × Inseam: 32” This bike seems to speak to a lot of riders on an almost genetic level. Perhaps it is because

In Print

The Rant: Deferred Maintenence

March 10, 2017 Eric McKeegan 0

Wheel sizes, tire sizes, suspension travel, frame material, suspension design, so many damn choices. And that is just from a single company. Add in everyone else making kick-ass bikes these days and it gets hard

NEWS

IMBA World Summit: Top Ten Takeaways

November 14, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Advocacy work isn’t often fun or compelling reading. But it is important. Vitally important. Which is why we went to the IMBA World Summit. There is much to talk about from the summit, but since we

COMPONENTS

Review: Magura Vyron wireless dropper post

October 26, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Tester: Eric McKeegan Price: $500 Wireless actuation of devices is well-established in the tech world, but Magura is one of few using it in the bike world. While some might expect my normally curmudgeonly self

BIKES

First Ride: 2017 Kona Operator

October 18, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Photos by Caleb Smith and the author. Let me start this out with some honesty. The last time I was on a downhill hike was almost two years ago, and even then I was nursing

OPINION

The Rant: State of the Union

October 5, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

“Put your head down, wipe the spit out your eye Ain’t nobody coming to your poor-me parade When trouble comes to your door, what you ignoring it for You’ll be standing there helpless when it

In Print

The Rant: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

August 8, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

Originally published in Issue #192 “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” — Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina” Repairing bikes isn’t a great way to make a living. On average, bike