Author Archives: "Ryan Palmer"
Every year, the United State’s largest bike parts distributor, QBP hosts its own little trade show at its Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters. Fittingly it’s called Frostbike. We ventured out in the cold to check out some upcoming products from some leading brands.
Whispbar Rack System with WB200 Fork Mount. A stylish and aerodynamic approach to roof racks.
Gear editor Ryan Palmer’s personalized Specialized Stumpjumper EVO
Fox Racing Shox paid Bike magazine a visit recently and let us ride the forthcoming RAD 34 fork. It’s still in the prototype stage, but the RAD 34 is a glimpse of what’s to come next year. If our first ride is a good indicator, this fork will be a welcome addition to the Fox family.
Crankbrothers makes some much needed tweaks to their wheel offerings for 2014, with redesigned Cobalt, Iodine and Opium lines.
Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Ryan Palmer We recently swung by the headquarters of Chromag Bikes, the boutique components company based on the leafy outskirts of Whistler, British Columbia, to check out the much-vaunted new sound system in their office. We applauded the audio and the choice of tunes, but we found that their […]
After a decade of development Trek’s slopestyle bike finally makes it into production, sort of.
Smith borrows technology from its snow helmets to offer the radically different Forefront all-mountain bike helmet.
Our gear editor went to France to try out the new (2014) Specialized trail bike models and came back blown away by a bike that had never turned his head before–the Camber. What’s so great about that bike? Read on–we have his report on both the new Camber and Stumpjumper lines.
We give Turner’s new Flux a perfunctory pedal on Park City’s Wasatch Crest Trail.
The Crossmax Enduro wheel-tire system is a race-specific setup designed for the increasingly popular enduro racing format. It also is a wheelset that plain makes sense for a lot of riders with no racing aspirations whatsoever. We went to France and rode the piss out of `em. Here’s what we found.
GT recently unveiled not one, but two, new bikes: the Sensor and Force. Having undergone a new, ground-up redesign, both models see changes, with new geometries, Goldilocks wheels and a new linkage called AOS, or Angle Optimized Suspension.
It’s taken a while, but Trek has finally updated its popular Fuel EX and Remedy models with wagon wheels. Many of you must be wondering, with 650b all the rage these days, why not go with that wheel size? It’s simple, really: they don’t offer much advantage over 26″ wheels.
To run their new pogo sticks through the ringer, Fox invited a few of us media clowns up to Hood River, Oregon and pitted us against each other in our own, very handicapped “media” class at the first round of the Oregon Enduro series. Here are our gear editor’s impressions of the new 34 TALAS CTD forks and Float X shocks after a weekend of muddy enduro racing.