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Gear Reviews

Review: Guideline Cabo Sunglasses

March 10, 2013

Guideline Eyewear sent me a pair of Cabo sunglasses in December to try out. (It’s one of the perks of being the infamous mountain biking blogger I am… OK, it’s the only perk). They arrived Christmas eve…so festively, I put them under the tree, and opened them in the morning. It doesn’t take long for […]

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2006 SRAM X-0 Rear Derailleur

April 19, 2010

I know what you’re thinking…why would Mike review an ancient 2006 model SRAM X0, when all the talk is about the new 2011 2×10 group? Here’s why: * This X0 is the stock derailleur on my 2006 Fuel EX9 * I’ve ridden 2,417 miles with the X0 at my side * The X0 survived one […]

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Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro

March 29, 2010

Outdoor Demo 2009, Day Two — I was waiting for the Interbike Flatbed, a Pivot Mach 429 in hand, making smalltalk with a mountain biking unicyclist… The flatbed arrived, the driver parked just a little bit off and riders had to jump about a foot and a half from the edge of the dirt to […]

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Review: Serfas Aileron Sunglasses

March 22, 2010

Not five minutes into the Outdoor demo at Interbike last year, as I was making my way to the Turner booth to demo a Sultan… I happened upon the Serfas booth where they were handing out sunglasses like candy. Could it be true? Free sunglasses? They said no catch, just try them out and keep […]

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Kenda Nevegal 2.1 UST Tubeless

February 9, 2010

Kenda Nevegal on Tom’s Thumb from MTBikeAZ I’d say at least half if not more of the bikes I demo at Interbike are stock with Nevegals. I’ve always liked them on the demo bikes but never owned a pair for my own steed where I feel completely comfortable with bike geometry and can really feel […]

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Titus Demo Day at Hawes

January 20, 2010

Last Saturday I hit up the Titus Demo Day at Hawes. I had one thing in mind…riding the Rockstar. Right from the moment I hopped in the saddle I felt at home. I seriously either get a good vibe or a bad vibe from a bike as soon as I sit on it…and the medium […]

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Review: Specialized Captain Control 2Bliss 2.20

July 25, 2009

I found Ned Overend’s Captain Control by chance when my Roll X blew a sidewall. The Specialized tire guarantee pulled through and I exchanged the Roll X for a brand new Captain Control. November 25th, 2008 was my first ride with the Captain out on DC West up the Goat, “I’ll give a proper review […]

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Review: Slime Pro Tubeless Sealant

June 7, 2009

I picked up a bottle of Slime Pro Tubeless Sealant at Interbike last year while it was still in testing. They called it the Pro-series and endurance racer Jay Petervary was one of the first pro users. The folks at the slime booth were awesome for giving me a bottle to test out in the […]

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Review: WTB Wolverine 2.2 Tires

June 5, 2009

After 50 plus miles of riding on a pair of WTB Wolverines, I’m happy to say that they are very good tires for most of the dry desert conditions. I’ve been riding my converted singlespeed with the Wolverines since December last year, courtesy of Justin at WTB, who sent me a pair to demo. (Yes, […]

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Interbike 2008 Videos, Finally

February 13, 2009

Last year it took me 6 months to finally edit and post my Interbike 2007 video. This year I’m down to four. The vids below come to you courtesy of VholdR. Thanks for the helmet cam demo. Interbike 2008: Upper Girl Scout from MTBikeAZ on Vimeo. Ripping Down Girl Scout Trail at the Interbike 2008 […]

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