Product Review

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Bike Review: Spot Mayhem 509 29er

I'll start this review off with a pretty bold, to-the-point statement: the Spot Mayhem 509 is the best overall bike I've ridden to date.  Now that's out of the way, let me put a few caveats out there:   It's not the most fun bike I've...

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Closer Look: Spot Rollik 607

A few years ago, Spot Brand bikes (based in Golden, CO) released their first full-suspension bike, a 27.5" 140mm rear travel all-mountain ripper called the Rollik 557.  It arrived to a lot of great fanfare and fantastic reviews, and was immediately popular with buyers looking...

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Bike Review Compilation: Our 2018 Demo Bikes

We get it- riding a new bike can be exciting, especially when you're traveling to a place like Moab, Crested Butte, or Angel Fire.  That said, we also know it can be confusing when you have a bunch to choose from: which bike is right...

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The Perfect MTB Camera? A Canon M5 Mirrorless Review

If you follow Chasing Epic or if you've been on one of our trips during the last two seasons, you know that photography is important to us.  We love taking action shots of our clients, both to capture the emotion of the moment and to...

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Product Review: Industry Nine Matchstix Thru-Axle Multitool

Bike companies aren't settling for the status quo anymore- they're getting more and more creative when it comes to integrating useful items into the existing parts of a mountain bike.  Industry Nine is one of those companies; well known for their high-end hubs and full-built...

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Product Review: PNW Components Bachelor Dropper Post

If you're familiar with Chasing Epic and the companies we work with, you know that we like partnering with smaller, home-grown bike companies looking to grow with us.  Last winter we connected with Aaron Kerson, the owner and founder of PNW Components, and had some...

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Product Review: e*Thirteen TRS Tires

I recently finished up my new build;  I decided to go out of my comfort zone a little and build a mid/short travel 29er.  One of my biggest complaints about all the 29ers I have ridden is the excessive flex from the wheels and tires. ...

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Must-have Supplies for Your Home Bike Shop

Hot on the heels of last week's post about the top tools for your shop is part two of the series, covering the supplies you should have - at a minimum - in your home bike shop.  Just like last week's article about tools, these supplies...

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Top Tools for Your Home Bike Shop

It's the middle of January, which means most trails are currently under snow and the only thing you're riding these days is a spin bike or a trainer.  Not much fun if you ask me.  Soon the trails will start melting off and things will...