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KHS Tucson The first thing you notice about the KHS Tucson is that the picture on the website does not do the Flat Gray Brown justice. The paint job on the bike is subtle and beautiful at the same time. Take a look for yourself. All the other pictures I took with flash, because it…

The chatter coming out of mtbr.com forums confirms that Rock Shox is coming out with a different offset for the Reba fork. Not to get too technical, but the current offset is at 38mm while the suspected new offset will be 47mm. Increasing offset by nearly 10mm means quicker handling through the tight stuff. More…

Since RL is riding the K2 and the Cobia needed a seatpost, I asked RL to lend me the Woodstock 707. I rode the Woodstock 505 a long while ago, I recall that the geometry of the bike was not really suitable for my style of riding. I didn’t have a chance to adjust the…

Dumb question you ask, right? Well not so fast. 20/20 did a report on a “study” completed last September (BBC) by Ian Walker of Bath University in England. Ian Walker from University of Bath Here is John Stossel’s (20/20 host) report on that study, via C.I.C.L.E.. Even though this study suggests that wearing a helmet…

Originally Moe had the Thudbuster LT to test but he is currently in the process of selling his hardtail so I’ve been getting in some seat-time on it, literally. For those of you who are not familiar with the device, the Thudbuster is a suspension seatpost that gives about 3 inches of cushion. When I…

I’ve been riding with the Optic Nerve Savant Fade Carbon glasses for about a month. MSRP: $59.00. You can find it on their website under the link “Collection 2007″ and then from the menu on the left select “Interchangeableâ€?. Savant is on the first row, middle. When I’m reviewing sunglasses with interchangeable lens, I’m looking…

In this article, we’ll be talking about a DIY method of making your own bicycle tire chains was not as hard as I thought it would be. I went to a local hardware store and picked up a few things I needed for this project. It turned out to be fairly inexpensive. Things I picked…

Earlier this week, RL & I spent some time tweaking the Alta Peak to fit my dimensions. We initially tried to install a longer stem, but we were missing a headset spacer, so we scrapped that idea. We then spent some time tweaking the air pressure in the rear shock to minimize pedal bob &…

Tuning derailleurs have always intimidated me. Everytime that I mess with them, I make it worse. So I turned to RL, our resident master wrench, for some advice. Here’s the basic procedure with illustrations. We used the Ibex Trophy with a Shimano Deore LX derailleur. Your bike maybe different but the same principle applies. First,…