IN THE GARAGE
Noah Bodman’s Pick: WTB Trail Boss Tire, $39.95 – $79.95
For all around riding, the Trail Boss finds the middle ground, hooking up well when things get a little rowdy, while still rolling quickly enough to not feel dog-ish. Particularly for use on my hardtail, it’s my favorite option out of anything I’ve tried in recent memory.
Paul Forward’s Pick: DPS Spoon, $1,299
Looking for an ultra-exotic ski gift? A pair of DPS Spoons and a trip to Japan or the Chugach could be life-changing for any passionate skier.
Julia Van Raalte’s Pick: Line Pandora, $650
I know I’ve talked your ear off about the Pandora, but it really is that fun. And who wouldn’t want a playful, all-mountain, soft-snow oriented ski with pretty graphics under the tree?
Noah Bodman’s Pick: 2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon SX
Out of all the fancy new bikes I rode at Interbike, the Spartan was really the one that made me say “Oooooh, I want that.” If the Moment Blister Pro is the “playful charger” for winter pursuits, the Spartan is its summer equivalent.
Jonathan Ellsworth’s Pick: Moment Blister Pro, $699
Speaking of the Blister Pro, the Moment Blister Pro. Because duh.