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Mountain Bike Tires: A Guide & Comparisons

In this guide, we’re comparing several of the most popular Trail, Enduro, & DH tires to each other, highlighting their pros and cons, and helping you figure out which option might work best for you. To kick it off, we’re comparing 10 tires from Maxxis, Schwalbe, WTB, & e*thirteen.

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Sunglasses Roundup — 2020

Sunglasses: you use them, and if you spend a lot of time outside, you probably use them all the time. We’ve rounded up a variety of our current go-to sunglasses, from affordable, casual options to versatile, yet stylish frames to performance-oriented shades.

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Luke Koppa reviews the K2 Reckoner 122 for Blister

20/21 K2 Reckoner 122

Update 7.7.20: we’ve added some thoughts on how the Reckoner 122 handles resort “pow” and choppier conditions.

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Judge Craig Mitchell goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss the Skid Row Running Club

Skid Row Running Club founder, Judge Craig Mitchell (Ep. 57)

The Skid Row Running Club is “an unusual running club that uses the power of running to improve the lives of those who are at risk of homelessness and addiction” in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA. We talk to its founder, Judge Craig Mitchell, about why he started the club; his background as a runner and teacher; the duty of police officers to protect and serve; the need for minimum sentencing reform; and much more.

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Luke Koppa on the Salomon QST 118, Crested Butte, Colorado.

20/21 Salomon QST 118

Update 7.3.20: Jonathan Ellsworth weighs in on the Salomon QST 118.

Blister’s Flash Reviews and Deep Dives are produced for Blister members.

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Reviewing the Reviewer: Kristin Sinnott (Ep. 106)

On our latest “Reviewing the Reviewer” episode of GEAR:30, we talk to Kristin Sinnott about her gear preferences; Family Feud; killer bees; her background in alpine and nordic skiing; and more.

Mountain Bike Tires: A Guide & Comparisons

In this guide, we’re comparing several of the most popular Trail, Enduro, & DH tires to each other, highlighting their pros and cons, and helping you figure out which option might work best for you. To kick it off, we’re comparing 10 tires from Maxxis, Schwalbe, WTB, & e*thirteen.

Sunglasses Roundup — 2020

Sunglasses: you use them, and if you spend a lot of time outside, you probably use them all the time. We’ve rounded up a variety of our current go-to sunglasses, from affordable, casual options to versatile, yet stylish frames to performance-oriented shades.

Blister's 2020 Men's Mountain Bike Short Roundup

Men’s Mountain Bike Shorts Roundup — 2020

We’ve been using several different “all-purpose” MTB shorts for the past two seasons, and in this roundup our reviewers break down what makes each one stand out and where each excels.

Luke Koppa reviews the K2 Reckoner 122 for Blister

20/21 K2 Reckoner 122

Update 7.7.20: we’ve added some thoughts on how the Reckoner 122 handles resort “pow” and choppier conditions.

Judge Craig Mitchell goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss the Skid Row Running Club

Skid Row Running Club founder, Judge Craig Mitchell (Ep. 57)

The Skid Row Running Club is “an unusual running club that uses the power of running to improve the lives of those who are at risk of homelessness and addiction” in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA. We talk to its founder, Judge Craig Mitchell, about why he started the club; his background as a runner and teacher; the duty of police officers to protect and serve; the need for minimum sentencing reform; and much more.

Olympian Dotsie Bausch on Cycling, Switch4Good, & the Dairy Industry (Ep. 135)

Dotsie Bausch is a 7-time USA Cycling National Champion, an Olympic medalist, a featured athlete in the film, The Game Changers, and the executive director of Switch4Good. We talked to Dotsie about her very unusual path to an Olympic podium; her work at Swith4Good; and what we ought to understand about dairy products and the dairy industry.