Bontrager Chupacabra 29+ tires

More to come with further riding and testing but I just received a pair of the newest 29+ tire and they look like the best option out there, in my honest opinion.  I reviewed a few other Bontrager tires earlier this year. The Chupacabra's are in the same vein as their other TLR (tubeless ready)... Continue Reading →

Ibis 941wheels

This is my first carbon wheelset. I've been pretty much scared of carbon components because I remember when they used to catastrophically break (i guess they still do but less often).  I had one of the first LP Components carbon riser bars around 1994. But since then I've avoided carbon like the plague. But last... Continue Reading →

Fat Sherpa tour

I've always loved how bikes can take you to places you may not go otherwise.  Backcountry skiing is much the same and it's a close second in my genetic makeup.  Combining the two is something I've dabbled in before (spring peak skiing around Brainard Lake, Colorado) but never in winter.  Fatbiking has exploded the possibilities... Continue Reading →

Bontrager mtb tires

I've been trying out some new Bontrager tires this summer and although I'm still developing opinions on the 3 tires I wanted to share are some impressions.  I got a few of the 29-0, 29-1, and 29-2 Bontrager tires, 2012 version since this year the tires name starts with an "XR" instead of a "29." ... Continue Reading →

MTB shoes worth hiking in

The last time I've written about shoes was, well, never. I have had a history with going on bike rides that involve a lot of hiking. I hate, and i mean HATE with a passion the new carbon soled mtb shoes that have taken over the marketplace. The glued-on tread is hardly better than trying... Continue Reading →

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