Smith’s most popular enduro lid comes with a ton of tech. MIPS Brain Protection System, Koroyd structure, VaporFit adjustment dial and a visor that you can adjust in three different positions. 20 fixed vents sort out the cooling, and the antimicrobial liner keeps the sweat out of your eyes. Available in a variety of colors to match their eyewear and…
Smith’s groundbreaking Forefront helmet gets the MIPS treatment in an upgrade that sees safety even further improved in this impressive lid. The striking looks of the Forefront were turning heads when it first came out, and it still does today. The primary tech inside was the use of the AEROCORE which utilised Koroyd’s impact protection system to create a low…
Weight: 330Grams Now for something completely different… Smith are known for their eyewear and their snowboard helmets, but they have just brought their A game to the mountain bike table with the Forefront. Firstly lets get the obvious out of the way, the Forefront looks a little different. It’s not really styled like anything we have seen before, and it’s…
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Although my gimbal does an amazing job of smoothing this one out, trust me when I tell you that this is one of the roughest…
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Sunset Ridge represents the pinnacle of the Hawes tech-trail experience. Big Sister was just being completed when we filmed this and this trail offers more…
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The first line in this video is from the 15 Rampage site with Harrison Ory and James Weingarten. Sometimes it is pleasing to take your…
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Never a dull moment riding with Janker. What you are witnessing is pure fun on a bicycle, Teddy is a legend! Winsor Trail is perhaps…
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What a time to be alive. There is no better day than New Trail Day. Hard Money is Colorado's newest directional, mtb only, dedicated dh…
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The Denver hero dirt tour continues this week with a lap down Chimney Gulch with the Yeti squad. Once again with the moisture levels peeking.…
New Year, New Me.
Lighter is better. At least that's the assumption. Does it matter? Mike took a deep dive into the world of grams, watts and seconds.
We head out to unknown valleys to race a round of the Swiss Enduro Series. Find out if we survived!
We did a lot of testing this autumn. We rode the 4060 ST from SCOR and tried the Mullet Santa Cruz Bronson. We got our hands on Bold’s art object the Linkin 135 and gave CUBE’s Danny Hart replica the Two15 SLT a test. On components we review Magura’s MT7 Pro’s, Suntours Durolux forks, IndustryNine Enduro 306 V3 wheels, Riding Culture jeans, Enve M6 bar/stem combo and more!
The summer blitzed by, but we still have autumn!
On this test the Specialized Levo SL, YT’s flagship E-MTB the Decoy and Merida’s short travel racer the Ninety Six XT. We check out ION’s Rascal shoes, the Bluegrass Rogue MIPS helmet, DHarCO clothing and Muc-Offs revolutionary Punk Powder/Bottle for Life combo.
Just pictures with no purpose.
Key bike parks like Morzine and Saalbach are getting busier and busier. We head out to the relatively unknown spot of Gampel, where the people speak a strange language and the public transport gives bikers access to dusty singletrack goodness.
After edition one, we went out and researched the effect of high end disc rotors and various brake lever options on the smiles-per-hour.
Spring is a wonderful time, but not always as you envision it. We saw more lockdowns and snowstorms than anticipated.
On test this issue: the Merida E160 with the EP8 motor, Canyons Stitch360 pump track destroyer and the YT Jeffsy Core 2 27,5’’. We check out Earshot’s magnetic headphones, Bluegrass’ lightweight pads, shoes from Mavic and Fizik, and the Smith Forefront 2 helmet/goggle combo.
Bored with the same old trail? Take some advice from Ben Gerrish and explore the less travelled lines on your local loop. Get creative and go play on your bike while sharpening your skills and seeing what is possible with a little imagination.
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