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Getting RAAD on a hardtail
Getting RAAD on a hardtail

Hi Lee, I purchased your book Dialed through your website about 3 weeks ago. I love geeking out about bike fit, so I’m thoroughly enjoying....

The Catamount Trail, Silver Falls State Park (Salem, OR)
The Catamount Trail, Silver Falls State Park (Salem, OR)

Riding the Catamount Trail in Silver Falls State Park, east of Salem, Oregon.Located in Silver Falls State Park east of Salem, Oregon, the Catamount Trail....

Help me get back into a manual
Help me get back into a manual

Hi Lee I’m not getting over my “fear” to lean back properly for manuals.  Or rather, to shift my weight back. I know about keeping arms....

Rider Reviewed: Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
Rider Reviewed: Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol

The first trip of the season for Chasing Epic- the Monarch Crest Enduro last month- saw every single rider choose the Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol....

Lighten Your Load with a Fernhill Co LTL Frame Bag
Lighten Your Load with a Fernhill Co LTL Frame Bag

If you look at any of our trail bikes these days, you’ll see a black Fernhill Co LTL Frame bag strapped stepped to the frame.....

Review: Orange Mud Transition Wrap 2.0
Review: Orange Mud Transition Wrap 2.0

Post-ride change Getting naked in public is not out of the norm for us as cyclists. I’m referring of course, to the ritual of changing....

To BMX or not to BMX?
To BMX or not to BMX?

Hi Lee, My name is Gavin, I emailed you with some questions about mountain biking a few years ago and I have another question for....

Review: Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Way Wrench
Review: Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Way Wrench

I didn’t think it could happen, but the new Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Way Wrench replaced my 3-way hex wrench as the “quick-fix” option. Like....

Riding the New Lines at Mountain of the Rogue — Rogue River, OR
Riding the New Lines at Mountain of the Rogue — Rogue River, OR

Nick McDaniel of the BLM, demonstrating how this line is done. The Mountain of the Rogue Trail System is a recently established bike optimized trail....

One Big Day: Greens and Fooses on the Monarch Crest
One Big Day: Greens and Fooses on the Monarch Crest

If you’re a regular reader of our blog posts, then you know this series is usually called “One Big Ride”.  But when we put together....

9point8 Slack-R IS Head Tube Angle Adapter
9point8 Slack-R IS Head Tube Angle Adapter

9point8, the Canadian component brand known for their Fall Line Dropper post announced the Slack-R Head Tube Angle Adapter this week, offering riders with frames....

2020 Norco Sight C 27.5 Review
2020 Norco Sight C 27.5 Review

The 2020 Norco Sight with 27.5″ wheels, size large, with the seat slammed and ready to play. This winter I had the opportunity to spend....

Public MTB skills classes at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO
Public MTB skills classes at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO

Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO is a world class facility with a huge range of trails, tracks and terrain. It’s the perfect place for....

Riding the 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro
Riding the 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro

I spent yesterday on the brand new 2021 Specialized Epic EVO Pro. ABOUT THE BIKE Since 2002 the Epic has been Specialized’s XC race bike. It....

How to pump bumps for free speed
How to pump bumps for free speed

Most mountain bikers have heard of pump tracks. Many have ridden one at their local bike park. With the right skills, you can fly around these....

One Big Ride: Greenhorn Gulch Adventure in Sun Valley
One Big Ride: Greenhorn Gulch Adventure in Sun Valley

Sun Valley is a Mecca of big rides… everywhere you look around town, there’s another TH and a spider web of trails you can connect....

Bend, Oregon Trail Report: Tyler’s Traverse to Lone Wolf
Bend, Oregon Trail Report: Tyler’s Traverse to Lone Wolf

New favorite route in Bend? Tiddlywinks to Tyler’s Traverse to Lone Wolf. For some reason I hadn’t ridden Tyler’s Traverse yet; and as a fan....

Gateway Green Phase II Construction Update (Portland, Oregon)
Gateway Green Phase II Construction Update (Portland, Oregon)

The “spine” under construction at Gateway Green, as seen on May 2020. Gateway Green, Portland’s first real attempt at a bike park, has been closed....

Southern Oregon Trail Destinations Part II: Return to Spence Mountain
Southern Oregon Trail Destinations Part II: Return to Spence Mountain

It’s hard to believe that the trail system at Spence Mountain has only been around for a couple of years. When we first visited the....

Dream Bikes: Yeti SB 140
Dream Bikes: Yeti SB 140

With 27.5″ wheels, 140mm of rear-wheel travel, short chainstays, and low standover height, Yeti’s SB 140 isn’t designed to be the fastest bike down the....

Why my next 27.5″ MTB will be alloy — a look at the potential options
Why my next 27.5″ MTB will be alloy — a look at the potential options

I had to think for a minute before I realized I do currently own a mountain bike with an alloy frame —a Santa Cruz Jackal....

The Granite Design Talon Multitool | Everything You Need to Know.
The Granite Design Talon Multitool | Everything You Need to Know.

Granite Designs have increased their range of handy multitools with the Talon, an invincible tyre lever that contains a set of quick link pliers. Back....

Travel Oregon, Southern Oregon 2020 Edition. Part 1: Mt. Ashland
Travel Oregon, Southern Oregon 2020 Edition. Part 1: Mt. Ashland

Rock rolling on the Timewarp Trail in the Mt Ashland watershed Southern Oregon is known for its scenic rivers and lakes, green forests, and most....

Bike of the Day: Yeti SB130
Bike of the Day: Yeti SB130

Progressive springs, making coil shocks more versatile.Presented by All Mountain Style. Add your ride to our Bike Check section! more »

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