Trail Tested: SRAM X1 Drivetrain

July 9, 2015 Matt Kasprzyk 0

Until the very recent release of the new GX group (which also offers multiple chainring options if you go that way), SRAM’s X1 drivetrain was the company’s entry level, full mountain bike, 1×11 offering. Whether


Trail Tested: Shimano XTR Race brakes

March 4, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

By Eric McKeegan The Trail version of Shimano’s excellent XTR stoppers gets all the attention, but there is a Race version that deserves some attention as well. The power and control of the Trail brakes


Review: RockShox Bluto fork

December 17, 2014 Adam Newman 0

By Adam Newman RockShox deserves a lot of the credit for driving the latest wheel-size trends in mountain biking these days. As the first major manufacturer to offer 27.5 forks, it created the watershed moment


Review: Fabric Scoop saddle and grips

October 16, 2014 Adam Newman 0

Fabric is a new brand woven from the folks at Charge Bikes and the Cycling Sports Group. With the goal of creating a whole line of high-quality parts and accessories, it has started with touch


Review: Mavic CrossMax XL pedals

February 11, 2014 Adam Newman 0

Mavic is all about component systems, and as such, the Crossmax XL line includes everything from wheels and tires to shoes and pedals. The Crossmax XL pedals are essentially rebranded Time ATAC pedals, which is