I rode the Norco Optic!!!

That’s right, you’ve heard about it- the mysterious marvel of the mountain bike world- the Norco Optic! Thanks to Jenson USA, as well as to Derek from Norco, I was lucky enough to log two sunny days in Portland, OR, aboard the 125mm travel little shred machine. Norco really, really, really wanted me to follow…

My Niner WFO e9 Ride Review

The Niner WFO e9 is a bit of an eMTB monster, with a full 180mm of tavel front and rear, rolling on a mega mullet set up of 29×2.6 front and 27.5×2.8 rear tires.  Ebikes have come a long ways, and a big part of this is due to the tech behind the motor and…

My ride review of the new Ripley AF

The 2021 Ripley AF is everything you thought it’d be- though it did catch me a little off guard. As a result, I got creative and built a bicycle rack on my DRZ400 in order to get to some interesting new trails!

Adjustable suspension geometry: gimmick, or real benefit?

Does adjustable geometry matter? Modern day mountain bikes often incorporate some sort of “chip” that can “flip” (their words, not mine) to adjust a bike’s geometry.  And once in a while, we’ll see various mechanical options on the frame to change the bike’s suspension characteristics- making it easier to bottom out (regressive) or much more…

New from PNW- join me for a fun seatpost vlog!

With the new PNW Components’ Loam Dropper post on hand, I wanted to use it as an excuse to go ride somewhere really cool… So we loaded up and made it down to CCDH at Raging River! Join me for the ride, and stick around for the vlog!

Her FIRST true mountain bike!

At 3 years old, my daughter has already been pedaling for over a year. And the Prevelo Zulu Two is an awesome first mountain bike for a kid.