honduhmatic edspratt's article
Mar 25, 2021 at 4:12Mar 25, 2021
Throwback Thursday Quiz: Can You Guess these Retro Bikes From Their Silhouettes?
Fun, but tough! Where were the Sessions?
honduhmatic sarahmoore's article
May 31, 2020 at 4:57May 31, 2020
Celebrating National Tourism Week in Canada with 10 of Our Favourite Canadian Bike Destinations
I'm surprised that these areas didn't get mentions.. - Kananaskis / front range of the Rockies near Calgary - Jasper National Park - Eastern Townships of Quebec (Bromont / Sutton) I'm from Sask, lived in Calgary for a bit and live in SW Ontario now. It would've been nice to mention somewhere in between Calgary and Ottawa, but I get it. Probably the most surprisingly good area, to me, was the in-city riding in Edmonton. There was great riding and lots of singletrack within the city limits. The river valley and surrounding areas were beautiful and awesome.
honduhmatic mikelevy's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 8:52Mar 17, 2020
4 RockShox SID Forks from the Past
If I remember, the '98 models had a 200lb weight limit, and blew up pretty quickly. A friend had the 2000 model on his Kona Explosif (the first Kona Scantium bike), and it was actually a good fork that put up with some abuse. I'm glad we're less silly these days... I'd rather a 30 lb. bike that gives me confidence over a 20 lb. flexy flyer.
honduhmatic jackellenberger's article
Nov 4, 2018 at 4:15Nov 4, 2018
Video: This Pup is Fully PINNED on Dusty Trails
My 6-year-old Newfie found it exhausting to watch this video. They aren't all trail dogs! Great footage though, and Addie seems like a sweetheart.
honduhmatic rideformula's article
Apr 4, 2018 at 20:27Apr 4, 2018
Formula Introduces A New Technology for Air Suspension
I wanted to LOL when I saw this, but maybe there's something here? For the foam to be compressed by air pressure enough to affect the fork curve, the pressure in the air chamber on a bit hit would have to be super-high... Formula has about 0.001% of the fork market share, so for this to be widely adopted, it has to be licensed to other fork makers.
honduhmatic RichardCunningham's article
Mar 13, 2018 at 9:44Mar 13, 2018
Staff Rides: RC's Time Machine - 1996 Mantis Pro Floater
A guy in my town had a '93 or '94 Pro Floater with a Mag 21. He insisted that even in '00 or '01, it was still the best full suspension bike out there. I smelled hyperbole, but RC, maybe you just knocked it out of the park! Team Controls were some of the best tires of the time, I rode some hard stuff on them. When I upgraded from a '99 Stumpjumper hardtail to an '05 Giant Reign, it was awesome, but it didn't change what I could ride technically right away. I had gotten pretty good and accustomed to creeping down steep stuff on an old race hardtail.
honduhmatic pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 7, 2018 at 17:51Mar 7, 2018
The Evolution of Kona Bikes: Part I - Video
I've been riding for years. Growing up in Western Canada, my friends had every year/color/model of Kona from '95-00. I LOVE their colors, graphic designs, logos, etc. from that era, their bikes looked great. I finally bought a Kona in the fall, an '18 Big Honzo DL. I love how it rides. Kona's hit more than missed I think. I am interested to hear Paddy explain the Magic Link, I think that was pretty f'd. However, that's interesting to hear about the feedback from Fabien Barel and his mechanic... Kona got really good, really quickly, at making freeride and DH bikes in the early '00s.
honduhmatic infinitetrails's article
Feb 25, 2018 at 7:19Feb 25, 2018
Nekor: An Unlikely Bike Pilgrimage - Video
Awesome movie. Inspired me to go out road riding on a mucky, cold, gusty day.
honduhmatic vittoria's article
Feb 3, 2018 at 0:20Feb 3, 2018
Vittoria signs Hans Rey, Ludo May, BMC MTB Racing & Some Up and Coming Talent
Interesting... seems like they're making a huge splash, sponsoring 'riders' and not just racers, and riders on about every different brand of mountain bike. I ride their road tires, but haven't tried their MTB tires yet. They offer some interesting tires, but nothing that quite fits me (27.5+, but in a hardpack area... WTB Ranger, Maxxis Rekon/Ikons, Bontrager Chubacabra work best). Some of their tires seem a bit niche (snow-, mud-specific.) I wonder if we'll see more new products out of Vittoria and more market penetration. I think there's an opportunity; brands that used to be big (Michelin, Kenda) seem to be at a bit of an ebb.
honduhmatic RichardCunningham's article
Oct 17, 2017 at 9:28Oct 17, 2017
TranzX Dropper Seatpost - Review
A TranzX post came stock on my 2018 Kona Big Honzo DL. I've got about 5 rides on it. It feels stout, has a nice clamp, and works well (so far). However, two complaints: Lever action - mine is different than pictured, and it takes a real shove. I'll look into something better (gutted SRAM front derailleur shifter, or Wolftooth) Zero-offset - at least mine is. It also has a really long clamp, so I found it hard to jam the seat all the way back. I went to a different seat with a long front rail, which helped. But it's weird, most mountain bikes / bikers used 20-25mm offset seatposts. I'd like to see a long-term review to see how it holds out?