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Review: Shimano AM7 MTB shoe

July 17, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Shimano’s component arm moves slowly with new product development, but when it comes to its shoes, Shimano clips along at a pretty fast rate. The new AM7 is Shimano’s newest clipless all-mountain/gravity shoe, also known

BIKE CULTURE

A Visit with Engin Cycles

July 16, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Germantown Avenue seems like a comparatively quiet street when considering the rest of Philadelphia. Trolley tracks and cobbled paths remain from the years gone by, there is a lot that houses a food truck and

EQUIPMENT

Endura Singletrack Jacket II

July 2, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Endura Singletrack Jacket II – $163 By Stephen Haynes   The Singletrack II from Endura combines comfort, style, and functionality to produce one stunning, yet useful garment. The lightweight, waterproof shell is loose enough to

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Pivot Firebird 29 – First Ride

June 20, 2018 Eric McKeegan 0

Pivot invited us out to ride the new Trail 429 in Moab last month in Moab. The assembled media had a blast, but when Pivot’s head honcho, Chris Cocalis unexpectedly wheeled out a this new Firebird 29

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Bike Review: Canyon Strive CF 7.0

June 18, 2018 Eric McKeegan 1

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 44 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” Canyon has made its long-awaited entry into the U.S. market. One of the biggest consumer-direct brands in Europe, the looming threat of Canyon

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Review: BMC Speedfox 01. KR

June 8, 2018 Brett Rothmeyer 0

Name: Brett Rothmeyer Age: 40 Weight: 165 lbs. Height: 6’1” Inseam: 32” The Speedfox 01 by BMC is touted as the latest in a long line of proclaimed, “quiver killers.” Labeled as a trail bike,

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Review: Bontrager Line Pro 30 TLR

June 1, 2018 Scott Williams 0

Early in 2017, Bontrager unleashed a handful of enduro/trail and cross-country wheelset options to help make upgrading to a stronger and lighter wheelset more affordable. One offering from Bontrager is the Line Pro 30, which

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Win a Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Aluminum

May 22, 2018 Trina Haynes 6

Pivot Cycles has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner a Mach 6 Aluminum Race XT Bike! Enter below to win!   The Mach 6 Aluminum brings Pivot’s progressive long and low enduro/trail

EQUIPMENT

Review: Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain

May 2, 2018 Eric McKeegan 2

Leatt is well-known for protecting vertebrae and collarbones with its line of neck braces, but after riding with this DBX 3.0 All-Mountain for half a year, I suspect we’ll be seeing the Leatt name on

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Review: Falconer Custom

April 30, 2018 Eric McKeegan 5

Tester: Eric McKeegan Age: 43 Height: 5’11” Weight: 165 lbs. Inseam: 32” According to the advice from modern, data-driven marketing gurus, a business needs an expensive, responsive website with accurate prices. Social media posts need

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Review: Niner SIR 9

April 25, 2018 Scott Williams 0

Tester: Scott Williams Age: 31 Height: 5’10” Weight: 175 lbs. Inseam: 32” In early 2017, the SIR 9 had vanished from Niner’s website, shocking and confusing more than a few fans of this steel-framed classic.