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Is It Better? The experiMENTAL Marin El Roy REVIEW with shorter cranks + longer stem + a faster tire
Is It Better? The experiMENTAL Marin El Roy REVIEW with shorter cranks + longer stem + a faster tire

The Marin El Roy is a SUPER aggressive steel hardtail. However, I feel like a few of their component selections were holding back. In this....

How Hardcore Is Too Hardcore?? Reviewing RSD’s RS 291 Prototype
How Hardcore Is Too Hardcore?? Reviewing RSD’s RS 291 Prototype

The RS-291 is RSD's newest model, designed to be an aggro, hardcore hardtail. Every now and then I get a sneak peek at stuff before....

Yeti ARC Turq T2 FIRST LOOK – Yeti’s Carbon Downcountry Hardtail
Yeti ARC Turq T2 FIRST LOOK – Yeti’s Carbon Downcountry Hardtail

The Yeti Arc is Yeti's newest hardtail. It's a carbon frame with a "downcountry" focus and geometry. I want to give a HUGE thanks to....

THIS is What a Titanium Bike Should Ride Like – SAGE Titanium Powerline Review
THIS is What a Titanium Bike Should Ride Like – SAGE Titanium Powerline Review

Sage Titanium Powerline is designed to be fast, efficient, and lightweight on the trail. Handbuilt in the US, with a top shelf build kit, this....

Getting experiMENTAL on the Marin El Roy – Can I Make It Ride Better?
Getting experiMENTAL on the Marin El Roy – Can I Make It Ride Better?

The Marin El Roy is a SUPER aggressive steel hardtail. However, I feel like a few of their component selections were holding back. In this....

FIRST LOOK: RSD’s RS-291 Prototype – There’s A New Hardcore Steel Hardtail In Town
FIRST LOOK: RSD’s RS-291 Prototype – There’s A New Hardcore Steel Hardtail In Town

The RS-291 is RSD's newest model, designed to be an aggro, hardcore hardtail. Every now and then I get a sneak peek at stuff before....

Spank Vibrocore 359 Wheel REVIEW – Is Vibrocore All Marketing, or Does it Actually Work?
Spank Vibrocore 359 Wheel REVIEW – Is Vibrocore All Marketing, or Does it Actually Work?

Spank Vibrocore 359 wheels use foam inside the rim to reduce vibration and increase traction on their wheels. In this episode we take a ride....

The $300 Bike Challenge Episode 4: Finale – Gooseberry Mesa vs the Three Hundred Dollar Bikes
The $300 Bike Challenge Episode 4: Finale – Gooseberry Mesa vs the Three Hundred Dollar Bikes

In this series we set out to see just how much fun you can have with a bike budget of $300. I've invited a handful....

The Three Hundred Dollar Bike Challenge – Episode 3: The Bikes Are Done!
The Three Hundred Dollar Bike Challenge – Episode 3: The Bikes Are Done!

In this series we set out to see just how much fun you can have with a bike budget of $300. I've invited a handful....

The Three Hundred Dollar Bike Challenge – Episode 2: The Modifications Begin…
The Three Hundred Dollar Bike Challenge – Episode 2: The Modifications Begin…

In this series we set out to see just how much fun you can have with a bike budget of $300. I've invited a handful....

The Three Hundred Dollar Bike Challenge – Episode 1: The Hunt Is On
The Three Hundred Dollar Bike Challenge – Episode 1: The Hunt Is On

In this series we set out to see just how much fun you can have with a bike budget of $300. I've invited a handful....

Chromag Samurai Review – Chromag’s Canadian Handbuilt 27.5 Steel All-Mountain Hardtail
Chromag Samurai Review – Chromag’s Canadian Handbuilt 27.5 Steel All-Mountain Hardtail

Chromag samurai is the canadian version of the wideangle. It's their all-mountain 27.5 bike. Chromag ONLY makes hardtails and components, which is pretty rad. In....

Sage Titanium Powerline: A First Look at This XC/Trail Hardtail Handbuilt in the USA
Sage Titanium Powerline: A First Look at This XC/Trail Hardtail Handbuilt in the USA

Sage Titanium Powerline is designed to be fast, efficient, and lightweight on the trail. Handbuilt in the US, with a top shelf build kit, this....

Stanton Switch9er Review: Hardtails on Hard Trails: Captain Ahab on a UK Steel Hardcore Hardtail
Stanton Switch9er Review: Hardtails on Hard Trails: Captain Ahab on a UK Steel Hardcore Hardtail

The Stanton Switch9er is a rowdy, modern, aggressive hardcore hardtail built in the UK. In this episode we head to Moab, UT to review it....

Marin El Roy: First Ride Impressions
Marin El Roy: First Ride Impressions

Marin El Roy is Marin's newest and rowdiest steel hardtail. In this episode we take it for a first ride. THIS IS NOT A REVIEW,....

Chromag Samurai First Look – WE FINALLY GET A CHROMAG IN!
Chromag Samurai First Look – WE FINALLY GET A CHROMAG IN!

Chromag Samurai is Chromag's all mountain 27.5 model. I know you've all been anxious to see a chromag review on the channel. It's finally time!....

Stanton Switch9er Hardtail First Look: Rowdy, Modern, Aggressive, Steel, and Handbuilt in the UK
Stanton Switch9er Hardtail First Look: Rowdy, Modern, Aggressive, Steel, and Handbuilt in the UK

The Stanton Switch9er is a rowdy, modern, aggressive hardcore hardtail built in the UK. In this episode we take a first look at the frame....

GEAR CHECK: My RSD Middle Child Titanium Bikepacking Rig from the Colorado Trail
GEAR CHECK: My RSD Middle Child Titanium Bikepacking Rig from the Colorado Trail

This is the bike check for the gear I took on our recent bikepacking trip on a few sections of the Colorado Trail. This is....

Bikepacking The Colorado Trail: Silverton to Durango via segments 25, 26, 27, and 28
Bikepacking The Colorado Trail: Silverton to Durango via segments 25, 26, 27, and 28

Bikepacking the colorado trail has long been on my bucket list. In this episode, we head out to experience it for ourselves. We started in....

The Hardtail Party Collection From Club Ride Apparel – My Favorite Picks
The Hardtail Party Collection From Club Ride Apparel – My Favorite Picks

In this episode I share some of my favorite pieces of clothing from Club Ride Apparel. Club Ride has been an incredible sponsor and supporter....

experiMENTAL: Cutting Up The RSD Middle Child Ti + Adding Enve’s MTN Fork and Stem
experiMENTAL: Cutting Up The RSD Middle Child Ti + Adding Enve’s MTN Fork and Stem

In this episode of experiMENTAL we go extra mental. Somebody should take my grinder away, because I just keep destroying great bikes. Did I make....

REVIEW: Kona Honzo experiMENTAL – Rock N Rolll Build – 130mm, 64* Singlespeed Slayer
REVIEW: Kona Honzo experiMENTAL – Rock N Rolll Build – 130mm, 64* Singlespeed Slayer

Recently I made a few changes to the Kona Honzo ESD including a shorter fork, shorter cranks, and I set it up singlespeed. Did I....

Marin El Roy – A First Look at Marin’s Newest Hardtail – Have Hardtails Progressed Too Far?
Marin El Roy – A First Look at Marin’s Newest Hardtail – Have Hardtails Progressed Too Far?

Marin El Roy Steel Hardtail is the brand's newest bike; a steel aggro shredding machine. In this episode we take a closer look at it....

Rocky Mountain Growler 40 Review: An Aggressive Enduro Hardtail Bike That Doesn’t Break The Bank
Rocky Mountain Growler 40 Review: An Aggressive Enduro Hardtail Bike That Doesn’t Break The Bank

Rocky Mountain Growler 40 Review. This is an agressive, modern, aluminum hardtail that doesn't break the bank. Coming in at $1599, you get a lot....

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