Native Eyewear Sunglasses
Native Eyewear asked if I wanted to review a few pairs of their sunglasses, so I happily obliged.  They gave me several pairs of glasses to try, and once I found the sunglasses that fit me properly I was very impressed.  All of the glasses I looked at have...
Giro Remedy
I just picked up a pair of Giro Remedy gloves with d3o and took them out on a 3 hour ride.  When I tried them on they were a little tight at first, but I was told that the pittards leather palm would stretch once they got sweaty.  Thats...
WTB makes tires for people who ride.  They dont make silly light race day tires that wear out too quickly, nor do they make really heavy tires that are not practical to pedal up a hill.  They make fast tires with good grip at a reasonable weight.  Hard to...
Bontrager XR4 Tire
The Bontrager XR4 tire has fantastic grip even on loose dirt to the point that it is confidence inspiring. I ride the same loop consisting of 15 miles of road and 15 miles of dirt at least once a week which makes for a great testing ground for mountain...
Bontrager XR2 Tire
The Bontrager XR2 Team Issue TLR (tubeless ready) tire is about as good as it gets for an XC race tire.  I’ve tried a number of XC race tires over the year and the Bontrager XR2 is one of my favorites. The XR2 almost has a complete ridge down...
z wax
Last year as I walked through the expo at the Sea Otter Classic mountain bike race I noticed a couple of energetic guys waving around bright green cloths and giving incredibly enthusiastic sales pitches to the onlookers. I couldnt resist. It was like getting to partake in your very...
Planet Bike BOG front fender
The Boggs 8 hour mountain bike race confirmed my suspicions about which mountain bike fenders work best. Ive tried quite a few different front and rear fenders, and after doing 5 wet and muddy laps and seeing numerous fenders broken on the side of the trail, its clear to me...
Magicshine lights
Mountain Bike Light Review: A buddy just asked me which lights he should buy for riding single track at night. Heres my response: Jack, Heres a post I wrote on night riding. I ride with a Light & Motion Seca 700 mountain bike light on my bars and an older L&M on my...

Telemark Knee Pads

Telemark knee pads? Really? YES. If you are a telemark skiers, I think you should DEFINITELY wear kneepads when you ski. Why? Because if you break your knee-cap, which can happen, youre going to be bumming for a long long time. Knee caps are fragile, very important, and worth protecting. When youre...
2009 saw the birth of the 2nd generation Nomad from Santa Cruz Bicycles.  I had coveted the original model Nomad for some time, and ridden it a number of times much to my enjoyment.  So I was skeptical of a redesign of an already amazing bike.  After discussing it...