6 great gifts for the mountain biker on your list

December 15th, 2015 by Matthew Pioro | Posted in Accessories, Components, Feature, Helmets, News, Pedals, Tools | No Comments »

Stuff for the guy or gal who likes to shred.


First ride: SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset

September 22nd, 2015 by Matthew Pioro | Posted in Components, News | No Comments »

I didn’t think rain would be part of the test. One week ago, wind and rain hit Boulder City, Nev., about 40 km west of Las Vegas. Before I left home, I figured I could save space in my bags by leaving the rain stuff at home. When does it ever rain in Vegas?


SRAM’s wireless gruppo Red eTap released

August 26th, 2015 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Components, Gear Reviews, News | No Comments »

On Wednesday, at Eurobike, SRAM revealed just what the pros have been testing: SRAM Red eTap.


First ride on the Shimano XTR Di2 group

June 30th, 2015 by Brad Hunter | Posted in Components | No Comments »

I think the Shimano XTR Di2 groupset is one of the greatest developments to happen to the mountain bike, so far. I first saw the electronic gruppo in July 2014 at the BC Bike Race.


Shimano XT Deore M8000: First look and ride

May 8th, 2015 by Andre Cheuk | Posted in Components, News | No Comments »

Shimano’s original, and still most important, mountain groupset, the XT Deore M8000, has been overhauled with trickle-down tech from XTR. Key among the updates is the increase to 11-speed, and front shifting that is […]


New Shimano Deore XT M8000 groupset goes to 11

April 17th, 2015 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Components, News | No Comments »

Shimano has released a new Deore XT M8000 groupset. Changes to the second-tier mountain bike components include an 11-speed cassette, updated bottom bracket and redesigned shifters and pedals.


Shimano XTR Di2: First look at the new electronic off-road groupset

June 3rd, 2014 by Andre Cheuk | Posted in Components, Gear Reviews, News | No Comments »

Just prior to this year’s Sea Otter Classic, Shimano took the wraps off a completely revised flagship XTR groupset that once again comes in race and trail option.  They held back the announcement of […]