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Racing is rad, but every once in awhile you just want to ride you bike for a long time.  With a whole season of racing behind us, Isaac Pattis and myself wanted ...

Going Big

Hi-5 Bikes / Shreditorials

Alright, I am going to get all pissed off for a second.  I like enduro, but this isn't cool.  Recently it seems like everyone has decided that the enduro thing ...

I got 99 problems and Enduro is 1

Shreditorials

Over the summer, my wife and I moved to Bellingham.  It has been a great change for us, and I could go on about it for quite a while.  However, it seems like ...

Moving to Bellingham

Shreditorials

Whistler. It's a big word with a lot of hype.  A-Line, Dirt Merchant, Schleyer, etc...  This is what folks think when they are talking about Whistler.  The ...

Whistler and Squamish: A photostory

Hi-5 Bikes / Shreditorials / The Trails

[caption id="attachment_2414" align="alignright" width="169"] This is where the pucker begins.[/caption] The north shore is an important place for mountain ...

Race Report: CDC #1/BCE #2 North Vancouver

Hi-5 Bikes / The Pacific NW

March brings better weather, and for many years running that means starting the race season at Beacon Hill.  With DH races on Saturday and Sunday, and Enduro ...

Race Report: Hub-a-Palooza

Hi-5 Bikes / The Pacific NW

  [caption id="attachment_2165" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] From the top of the West Maui Trails[/caption] December 21st was the shortest ...

Hawaii 5.go

Shreditorials

Background: Droppers are really one of the few products you can look at and see directly how they have changed the course of bike development ,and how we ride ...

Beatdown: KS Lev

Beat Down

The new Fox 36 came out with a ton of press; and for good reason.  The original 36 was a game changer.  Single crown forks had never been so good, light, and ...

Beat down: 2015 Fox 36 Float Rc2

Beat Down

[caption id="attachment_1714" align="aligncenter" width="168"] The 5:30 AM ferry load makes its way over.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1715" ...

CDC #2: Port Angeles

Hi-5 Bikes / Shreditorials / The Pacific NW

The CDC has a habit for putting on totally rad races, and the opener for this years season was no exception.  The course was rad, the beer was flowing, and the ...

Race Report: CDC #1 Yacolt Burn

Hi-5 Bikes / Shreditorials / The Pacific NW

June 21st and 22nd saw the action really start to heat up with Northwest events.  A Mt. Hood stop for the NW Cup, an Enduro in Colorado, and National ...

Methow Valley Single Track Solstice

Shreditorials / The Trails

My Banshee Spitfire weighs in at 28.1lbs. It is an XL with 140mm of travel, a 66° head angle, and a 13" bottom bracket height. The long 25.2" top tube is ...

By the numbers

Beat Down / Shreditorials

First things first: I love both of these bikes.  They are both rad, they both shred, and no one who buys one is going to be sad about it.  That said, I have ...

The 10 Million Dollar Question: Rune VS. Spitfire

Beat Down

Tokul Trail Report: Tokul is the gem of Seattle and the riding season for this area is generally best from September - June.  The sandy consistency of the ...

Trail Report: Tokul

The Trails