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On this episode of GEAR:30, Bode Miller makes clear that his different and creative ways of thinking weren’t just hallmarks of his approach to racing — they define his approach to skis, ski boots, bindings, and eyewear, too.

The Pro’s Gear: Bode Miller (Ep.163)

On this episode of GEAR:30, Bode Miller makes clear that his different and creative ways of thinking weren’t just hallmarks of his approach to racing — they define his approach to skis, ski boots, bindings, and eyewear, too.

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When we last checked in with We Are One’s Dustin Adams, he broke the news that they’d be making a bike. Now, 18 months later, it’s here. So we figured it was a great time to get Dustin back on Bikes & Big Ideas to talk about The Arrival, including balancing versatility vs. focusing on specific attributes; the modular frame platform and plans for future models; frame repairs, and making things in North America. And if that’s not enough, Dustin also drops several bonus big ideas in this one.

We Are One Founder, Dustin Adams, on The Arrival (Ep.83)

When we last checked in with We Are One’s Dustin Adams, he broke the news that they’d be making a bike. Now, 18 months later, it’s here. So we figured it was a great time to get Dustin back on Bikes & Big Ideas to talk about The Arrival, including balancing versatility vs. focusing on specific attributes; the modular frame platform and plans for future models; frame repairs, and making things in North America. And if that’s not enough, Dustin also drops several bonus big ideas in this one.

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David Golay reviews the Orbea Occam and Occam LT for Blister

2022 Orbea Occam & Occam LT

Orbea just updated their Rallon Enduro bike, and now their Occam Trail bike also gets a refresh — plus a split into a “standard” and “LT” version with extra suspension travel. Check out all the details in our First Look.

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David Golay reviews the Devinci Spartan for Blister

2022 Devinci Spartan HP

What’s that? It’s, it’s … another high-pivot Enduro bike! This one’s the all-new Devinci Spartan — check out our First Look for all the details.

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Noah Bodman reviews the 2022 Fox 34 for Blister

2022 Fox 34 Fork

We’ve now tested Fox’s new 34 fork on both a hardtail and a modern short-travel Trail bike. Check out our full review of the fork for our thoughts on it, including how it compares to the alternatives from both Fox & RockShox.

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Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the Xero Mesa Trail for Blister.

Xero Mesa Trail

All of Xero’s shoes are designed to offer a barefoot-like feel, and the Mesa Trail is their take on a general-purpose trail running shoe. So how versatile is this minimalist shoe, and where could it fit into your running and training routine? Check out our review for our thoughts.

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Blister Would You Rather: Old Parts vs. Old Geometry Edition

Would You Rather: Old Parts or Old Geometry?

Dated parts, or an ancient frame? That’s the question we’re tackling this week in our “Would You Rather?” series. Check out our reviewers’ individual takes on the site, and let us know what you’d do in the comments.

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David Golay reviews the Trek Session for Blister

2022 Trek Session

The latest Trek Session is a much more race-focused DH bike than the previous iteration, but in the right terrain and with the right approach from the rider, it is an excellent one. Check out our full review for more info.

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The last few weeks have been packed with outstanding DH racing, so Noah Bodman and David Golay sat down to talk about all the action at World Championships and the Lenzerheide World Cup. They also discuss a whole bunch of new suspension that we’ve been testing from Fox, including the updated 34 fork and both the new DHX and Float X rear shocks.

Reviewer Reports: Race Recaps and Fox Suspension (Ep.82)

The last few weeks have been packed with outstanding DH racing, so Noah Bodman and David Golay sat down to talk about all the action at World Championships and the Lenzerheide World Cup. They also discuss a whole bunch of new suspension that we’ve been testing from Fox, including the updated 34 fork and both the new DHX and Float X rear shocks.

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David Golay reviews the 2022 Orbea Rallon for Blister

2022 Orbea Rallon

Orbea describes their new Rallon as having a “focus on fast” but there’s a lot more going on with the latest iteration than just getting longer, lower, and slacker (though it did all that too). Check out our First Look for all the info.

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On this episode of GEAR:30, Bode Miller makes clear that his different and creative ways of thinking weren’t just hallmarks of his approach to racing — they define his approach to skis, ski boots, bindings, and eyewear, too.

The Pro’s Gear: Bode Miller (Ep.163)

On this episode of GEAR:30, Bode Miller makes clear that his different and creative ways of thinking weren’t just hallmarks of his approach to racing — they define his approach to skis, ski boots, bindings, and eyewear, too.

When we last checked in with We Are One’s Dustin Adams, he broke the news that they’d be making a bike. Now, 18 months later, it’s here. So we figured it was a great time to get Dustin back on Bikes & Big Ideas to talk about The Arrival, including balancing versatility vs. focusing on specific attributes; the modular frame platform and plans for future models; frame repairs, and making things in North America. And if that’s not enough, Dustin also drops several bonus big ideas in this one.

We Are One Founder, Dustin Adams, on The Arrival (Ep.83)

When we last checked in with We Are One’s Dustin Adams, he broke the news that they’d be making a bike. Now, 18 months later, it’s here. So we figured it was a great time to get Dustin back on Bikes & Big Ideas to talk about The Arrival, including balancing versatility vs. focusing on specific attributes; the modular frame platform and plans for future models; frame repairs, and making things in North America. And if that’s not enough, Dustin also drops several bonus big ideas in this one.

David Golay reviews the Orbea Occam and Occam LT for Blister

2022 Orbea Occam & Occam LT

Orbea just updated their Rallon Enduro bike, and now their Occam Trail bike also gets a refresh — plus a split into a “standard” and “LT” version with extra suspension travel. Check out all the details in our First Look.

David Golay reviews the Devinci Spartan for Blister

2022 Devinci Spartan HP

What’s that? It’s, it’s … another high-pivot Enduro bike! This one’s the all-new Devinci Spartan — check out our First Look for all the details.

Noah Bodman reviews the 2022 Fox 34 for Blister

2022 Fox 34 Fork

We’ve now tested Fox’s new 34 fork on both a hardtail and a modern short-travel Trail bike. Check out our full review of the fork for our thoughts on it, including how it compares to the alternatives from both Fox & RockShox.

Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the Xero Mesa Trail for Blister.

Xero Mesa Trail

All of Xero’s shoes are designed to offer a barefoot-like feel, and the Mesa Trail is their take on a general-purpose trail running shoe. So how versatile is this minimalist shoe, and where could it fit into your running and training routine? Check out our review for our thoughts.

Blister Would You Rather: Old Parts vs. Old Geometry Edition

Would You Rather: Old Parts or Old Geometry?

Dated parts, or an ancient frame? That’s the question we’re tackling this week in our “Would You Rather?” series. Check out our reviewers’ individual takes on the site, and let us know what you’d do in the comments.