i ride it, wear it, flog it and live to talk about it. Some of these reviews link to articles I wrote for Spoke Magazine.
SUSPENSION. Ramp up your mid-stroke/end ramp with the SD Components DVC in your fork
TOOLS. The One Up Components EDC Tool and mini-pump.
CLOTHING. A super comfy base layer with Infrared tech. The Odditee from Ground Effect.
TYRES. A great all rounder, especially if you run wide rims..the Bontrager SE5 Team Issue.
BIKES. Santa Cruz burn their new Strega at the stake
BIKES. A long while back when 26" was all the rage I jumped on the Liteville 301 (Spoke)
SUSPENSION. Shockcraft Suspension re-valve my Pike Charger damper
SUSPENSION. Manitou Magnum Pro fork in 275+
SUSPENSION. The Vorsprung Luftkappe airspring kit for your Pike/Yari/Lyrik fork
PROTECTION. Oh gee, not another kneepad... boring. The Specialized Atlas
PROTECTION. Yes, another knee pad. It's a hot topic. The Troy Lee T-bones 2
PROTECTION. When is a trail helmet not a trail helmet? When it's a Giro Switchblade.
FOOTWEAR. A gravity shoe good enough for XC riding. The Shimano AM9
TOOLS. A shock pump small enough to take riding. The Birzman
ACCESSORIES. A Personal Locator Beacon should be in everyones bumbag.
ACCESSORIES. Bags on bikes. I load up with a swell Stealth bumbag and a couple more on the bike
BIKES. The gearbox driven Kiwi carbon enduro machine. The Zerode Taniwha
WHEELS. Wheelworks Handcrafted Wheels using Derby carbon rims. Take FLITE
CHAINGUIDES. One Up Components and their slick little chainguide
PROTECTION. The best all rounder knee pads? G-Form knee pads
TOOLS. I think the Birzman Chaintool is the business then I break it.
BIKES. Riding the Santa Cruz Stigmata to the Old Ghost road then jumping on the Highball (Spoke mag.)
BIKES Have a look at my trip to Patagonia to ride the Hightower ( Spoke mag.)
BIKES The 2014 Scott Genius 720 with video review (Spoke mag.)
SUSPENSION Bos Kirk and Deville (Spoke mag.)
BIKES I like the Santa Cruz Bronson so much I buy it (Spoke mag.)
HELMETS The Scott Stego is here (Spoke mag.)
SUSPENSION The Float 34 27.5 plus (Spoke mag.)
BIKES I soup up the Santa Cruz Highball for some serious shredding (Spoke mag.)
SUSPENSION Cane Creek upgrade their Double Barrel shocker with a climb switch (CS)
BIKES The 2014 Norco Sight carbon 7.2 (Spoke)