Out for a rip on the 2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail

What better way to start your hump day than to watch a world cup ripper put some serious hurt on some beautiful alpine singletrack? Exactly.  Sit down, relax and enjoy. The Kona Hei Hei Trail is a curious beast – a quick look at the numbers would make you think that it is a bit Read more about Out for a rip on the 2017 Kona Hei Hei Trail[…]

Barbour Rock Recreational Trails Update

The Columbia Valley Cycling Society (CVCS) has been putting a ton of legwork into increasing the number of legal trails in the Invermere area.  We are blessed with a long riding season, great dirt, and epic backdrops, but are also limited in the amount of legal trails in the area – currently sitting at about Read more about Barbour Rock Recreational Trails Update[…]

Norco Torrent 7.1 – What a Modern Hardtail Should Be

Remember when having a 3.0″ tire on your bike meant you wheelie dropped everything, rarely showered and had an affinity for breaking your bike on a daily basis? Well, dust off your roach pads, it’s time to get rad again! Wide rims and even wider tires are making a comeback, and its not quite where Read more about Norco Torrent 7.1 – What a Modern Hardtail Should Be[…]

Norco Optic – MTBR’s first ride review

I’ve been spending the past couple days unwrapping and building Norco’s new Optic trail bikes, and am quickly beginning to see what all the fuss is about. For those of us who live in the land of fast, rolling singletrack with punchy climbs and quick descents (sound like anywhere familiar?), we often find that 160+mm Read more about Norco Optic – MTBR’s first ride review[…]

2016 Kona Hei Hei DL – Pinkbike’s First Look

If you read our earlier post about Kona’s Hei Hei Trail, you’d know that everyone seems to think that it’s an awesome bike. And I agree, it is. But what if you took that bike, melted the frame down to make an aluminum potato masher, and replaced it with nothing but sweet, sweet carbon fiber? Read more about 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL – Pinkbike’s First Look[…]