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Getting experiMENTAL with the Esker Japhy – Reviewing my Modified Japhy
Getting experiMENTAL with the Esker Japhy – Reviewing my Modified Japhy

How does my experiMENTAL Japhy ride now? I've changed the bars, seat post, seat angle, wheels, and a few other things. These modifications dropped the....

Geo Hacks – Getting experiMENTAL with the Esker Japhy – Lighter, New Bars, Wheels, Geometry and More
Geo Hacks – Getting experiMENTAL with the Esker Japhy – Lighter, New Bars, Wheels, Geometry and More

In this episode of experiMENTAL we work with the Esker Japhy and make some tweaks to see if we can unlock some hidden potential in....

My Favorite Tools (With Links) – My Home Bike Mechanic Shop Tour
My Favorite Tools (With Links) – My Home Bike Mechanic Shop Tour

Here's my Toolbox Tour. This is what I have in my home bike mechanic shop, where I build up all the review and experiMENTAL bikes....

The Steel Vs Titanium Battle – Which Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 is Better? Reynolds 853 Steel vs Titanium
The Steel Vs Titanium Battle – Which Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 is Better? Reynolds 853 Steel vs Titanium

Steel VS Titanium. Today we compare the Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 in reynolds 853 steel vs titanium. I was surprised at how different each one....

BIKEPACKING 101: How to Build a Route in Mapping Software and Get it on Your GPS device
BIKEPACKING 101: How to Build a Route in Mapping Software and Get it on Your GPS device

Today we're going to take a look at how to modify and build a route in Ride With GPS and get it onto your device....

Bikepacking 101 – How to Choose a Route and Plan Your Trip
Bikepacking 101 – How to Choose a Route and Plan Your Trip

Bikepacking is a growing sport, but surprisingly few people know how to get started. In today's video I'm going to walk you through my thought....

The Great Crank Length Experiment – Getting experiMENTAL with 170, 165, 160, and 155mm Cranks
The Great Crank Length Experiment – Getting experiMENTAL with 170, 165, 160, and 155mm Cranks

Does crank length matter? Today we get experiMENTAL to find out. We're using Canfield's cranks in 170mm, 165mm, 160mm, and 155mm lengths to see how....

My Favorite Steel Hardtail – The Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 Review (Reynolds 853 Steel, UK) – Part 1
My Favorite Steel Hardtail – The Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 Review (Reynolds 853 Steel, UK) – Part 1

Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 Review: My favorite steel hardtail to date. Today we head to Prescott, Arizona to dive into what the new gen 3....

LONG-TERM REVIEW: Kuat Pivot v2 + Velocirax 5 Bike Rack + Toyota Tundra
LONG-TERM REVIEW: Kuat Pivot v2 + Velocirax 5 Bike Rack + Toyota Tundra

My long-term Kuat Pivot + Velocirax 5 review is here. As always, straightforward, no beating around the bush. The Kuat isn't up to the task....

Hardtail News: The New 2022 Trek Roscoe Hardtail – It’s Changed… A LOT!
Hardtail News: The New 2022 Trek Roscoe Hardtail – It’s Changed… A LOT!

The 2022 Trek Roscoe has been completely redesigned. Today we take a close look at what we know, and I share my initial impressions with....

The State Klunker Challenge Episode 3: The Ride Of Champions – Stock Klunkers on Jem Trail
The State Klunker Challenge Episode 3: The Ride Of Champions – Stock Klunkers on Jem Trail

This is Phase 1 of the 2021 State Klunker Challenge. For this challenge, we invited everyone to buy a bone-stock State Klunker and join us....

Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 Ti vs. Sherpa Reynolds 853: FIRST LOOK at Their New Bikepacking/Trail Hardtail
Stanton Sherpa Gen 3 Ti vs. Sherpa Reynolds 853: FIRST LOOK at Their New Bikepacking/Trail Hardtail

Stanton Sherpa Ti vs Reynolds 853 steel; which would you pick? Today we take a first look at Santon's new lightweight trail, bikepacking, ripper that....

It’s Party Time: Two Announcements
It’s Party Time: Two Announcements

I have two exciting announcements to share: 1) The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is ON for 2021. I'll be guiding a few rides with some....

How Tire Inserts Affect Hardtails – NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT
How Tire Inserts Affect Hardtails – NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT

Cushcore, rimpact, huck norris, tannus, vittoria airliner, just to name a few popular inserts. How do they affect how your hardtail rides? There are some....

Carbon Rims At Aluminum Prices – GTL-Bike’s 29+ Carbon Rim Review
Carbon Rims At Aluminum Prices – GTL-Bike’s 29+ Carbon Rim Review

In a recent search for affordable 29+ carbon wheels, I came across GTL-Bike and I liked what I found. They sent me a pair of....

2021 Kona Honzo DL Review: How Does Kona’s Updated Aluminum Flagship Hardtail Ride?
2021 Kona Honzo DL Review: How Does Kona’s Updated Aluminum Flagship Hardtail Ride?

The Kona Honzo Dl received a lot of updates for 2021: sliding dropouts, a slacker head angle, shorter seat tube, new graphics, and more. Today....

FIRST LOOK: The 2021 Kona Honzo DL – Updated, Slacker, and More Dropper Clearance
FIRST LOOK: The 2021 Kona Honzo DL – Updated, Slacker, and More Dropper Clearance

The Kona Honzo Dl has been updated for 2021 with a slacker head angle, shorter seat tube, new graphics, and a few more things. Today....

REVIEW: The Norco Torrent S1 vs. 50 Year Trail’s Steep Slabs
REVIEW: The Norco Torrent S1 vs. 50 Year Trail’s Steep Slabs

The 2021 Norco Torrent is a rad little bike on paper. Today we take a first look at it and see what sets it apart.....

How do ICAN’s F945 29+ Wheels Ride? REVIEW of Some of The Most Affordable 29+ Carbon Rims Out There
How do ICAN’s F945 29+ Wheels Ride? REVIEW of Some of The Most Affordable 29+ Carbon Rims Out There

ICAN F945 Review. I'm a huge fan of 29+ wheels, but there aren't many options out there these days. In my search for wide, light....

The 2021 Norco Torrent S1: First Look At Their Flagship Hardtail
The 2021 Norco Torrent S1: First Look At Their Flagship Hardtail

The 2021 Norco Torrent is a rad little bike on paper. Today we take a first look at it and see what sets it apart.....

Which Hardtail Do You Want to See on the Channel Next?
Which Hardtail Do You Want to See on the Channel Next?

My goal is to review every [serious] hardtail MTB on the planet, and I need your help. I've contacted every hardtail manufacturer I can think....

The Ultimate Sleeper Hardtail – Reviewing The BC Originals Podsol (They Knocked it Out of the Park)
The Ultimate Sleeper Hardtail – Reviewing The BC Originals Podsol (They Knocked it Out of the Park)

The long-awaited BC Originals Podsol Review is here, and it's even better than I had hoped. This thing is the ULTIMATE sleeper. Understated, sleeper graphics,....

It’s Finished! Modernizing a 15 Year Old Trials Bike With MTB Parts
It’s Finished! Modernizing a 15 Year Old Trials Bike With MTB Parts

In this series we follow the build up of my early 2000s planet x tibo trials frame. My buddy Cody gave this to me as....

The Jamis Dragon Review – 28 Years In the Running. How Does the Reynolds Tubing Feel?
The Jamis Dragon Review – 28 Years In the Running. How Does the Reynolds Tubing Feel?

The Jamis Dragon has been going strong for 28 years as Jamis' steel hardtail. It's seen many different iterations over the years. Today we take....

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