2022 Fox 34 Fork

Noah Bodman reviews the 2022 Fox 34 for Blister

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.

Xero Mesa Trail

Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the Xero Mesa Trail for Blister.

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.

2022 Trek Session

David Golay reviews the Trek Session for Blister

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.

2022 Orbea Rallon

David Golay reviews the 2022 Orbea Rallon for Blister

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.

Stuff We Like: August 2021

Blister Stuff We Like — August 2021

In the latest edition of “Stuff We Like,” our reviewers share a broad range of products they’re currently using — and really liking — from fancy sparkling water to bike tires, boots, and more.

Hip Pack Roundup — 2021

Blister Hip Pack Roundup 2021

Hip packs have gone from being an ironic fashion throwback to a commonly accepted mountain bike accessory, but they now come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve been testing six options, from ultra-minimalist to quite roomy, and here you can check out how they compare and which would work best for you.

Hoka One One Zinal

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Hoka One One Zinal for Blister

The Zinal is Hoka’s latest offering in the more minimally cushioned, fast-and-light category of trail shoes. So how does it compare to the numerous other options in that class, and what sort of runners should have it on their list? Check out our review.

Nicolai / Geometron G1

David Golay reviews the Nicolai G1 for Blister

The original Geometron bike blew minds when it first appeared in 2015, with wildly radical geometry that *still* stands out today. So how do you follow up an act like that? The G1 is their answer — check out our First Look for all the info.

2022 Canyon Lux Trail

David Golay reviews the Canyon Lux Trail for Blister

The Canyon Lux has seen plenty of action (and results) on the World Cup XC circuit, and now it’s got a bigger sibling, the Lux Trail. The new bike is a lot more than just an XC race bike with a little extra suspension, though — check out all the details in our First Look.

New 4FRNT Switch & MSP 107

Blister Outdoor Gear review Crested Butte

4FRNT just launched their 2021-2022 ski lineup, and back at the Blister Summit, we sat down with 4FRNT’s Sam Kimmerle & Nick Africano to get the rundown on the brand-new Switch; the consistently positive feedback surrounding the MSP 107; who has the coolest name in the ski industry; and more.

EXT Era Fork

David Golay and Xan Marshland review the EXT Era for Blister

After making a big splash with their rear shocks, EXT’s first fork is here. There’s a whole lot that’s interesting and unusual about the Era, but how does it all add up on the trail? Check out our full review to find out — now with some additional thoughts from Xan Marshland.

Mountain Bike Tires: A Guide & Comparisons

Blister Guide to Mountain Bike Tires

In this guide, we’re comparing more than a dozen 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. In our latest update, we’ve got a couple of new additions from Schwalbe and Michelin.

2022 Pivot Firebird

David Golay reviews the Pivot Firebird for Blister

Pivot’s EWS race team has been spotted piloting a new bike this season (the bright orange paint helped) and now that bike — the all-new Firebird — is finally here. Check out our First Look for the rundown on what’s new and interesting with the new bike.

La Sportiva VK BOA

Cosmo Langsfeld reviews the La Sportiva VK BOA for Blister.

The Sportiva VK BOA is designed for something pretty specific — running up steep trails. That said, for the right people, we think it could be a really good option even if you’re not always sprinting up mountains. Check out our review for more.