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David Golay reviews the Rocky Mountain Element for Blister

2022 Rocky Mountain Element

It seems like every new bike is longer, lower, and slacker these days, but few undergo such a radical change as the new Rocky Mountain Element — and the results have us pretty excited. Check out our First Look for more on this XC (or Trail?) bike.

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Kieran Nay reviews the Hoka One One Mach 4 for Blister.

Hoka Mach 4

The Hoka Mach 4 offers a rare combination of plush cushioning and springy efficiency that makes it great for a wide variety of road runs, but it’s not quite a perfect do-everything shoe. Check out our review to see why, and if it’d make sense for you.

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David Golay reviews the Guerrilla Gravity Pedalhead for Blister

2021 Guerrilla Gravity Pedalhead

Guerrilla Gravity’s Pedalhead hardtail just got a major update, and we’ve been spending a whole bunch of time on it. Check out our full review for our thoughts on the bike that GG says is “built for everything from crushing singletrack miles to getting rad around town.”

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Blister Tech Tip: Tubeless Tire Tricks

Tech Tip: Tubeless Tire Tricks

Tubeless tires are ubiquitous on mountain bikes these days, but they can still be a real headache. Fortunately, we’ve got a bunch of tips and tricks that can help make setting them up and maintaining them much easier.

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Gordon Gianniny reviews the USWE Pace 8 for Blister.

USWE Pace 8 Running Vest

Our running editor has been searching for the ideal running vest for 6 years now, and the USWE Pace 8 might just be the best one he’s used. Check out our review to see why.

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Alex Desmond is an engineer, and when a friend of his suffered a stroke and was no longer able to ride a bike, Alex decided to do something about it. Six years later, the fruits of that project are here — as the Orange Phase AD3. Not only is the end result remarkable, but the story of how it came to be might be even wilder, so we sat down with Alex to get the rundown on the project including a whole lot of the technical details; getting the likes of Martyn Ashton and Lorraine Truong involved; the limitations of other adaptive mountain bikes; and how Alex ultimately used the project to land a job at Orange.

Alex Desmond on Designing a Better Adaptive MTB (Ep.84)

Alex Desmond is an engineer, and when a friend of his suffered a stroke and was no longer able to ride a bike, Alex decided to do something about it. Six years later, the fruits of that project are here — as the Orange Phase AD3. Not only is the end result remarkable, but the story of how it came to be might be even wilder, so we sat down with Alex to get the rundown on the project including a whole lot of the technical details; getting the likes of Martyn Ashton and Lorraine Truong involved; the limitations of other adaptive mountain bikes; and how Alex ultimately used the project to land a job at Orange.

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Dylan Wood reviews the Rudy Project Crossway for Blister

Rudy Project Crossway Helmet

Rudy Project’s Crossway Helmet is a lightweight, well-ventilated option for XC and Trail riding. Check out our review to see how it compares to the competition, and if it’d make sense for you.

David Golay reviews the 2022 Commencal Meta SX for Blister

2022 Commencal Meta SX

Commencal’s Meta line has grown a mullet — check out our First Look for more info on the brand-new, mixed-wheel Meta SX.

Debatable: You Don't Need a Big Quiver of Bikes

Debatable: You Don’t Need a Big Quiver of Bikes

Having a huge quiver of mountain bikes sounds exciting, but maybe isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Our Bike Editor would rather have the right couple bikes than a massive assortment of options, and makes the case for why.

Atomic global ski boot product manager, Matt Manser, is back on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss Atomic's 2021-2022 ski boot lineup; their "professional" series of boots, the Redster Clubsport series, professional dual strap, and more

A Very Deep Dive on Ski Boots, Part 7: Atomic’s 21/22 Lineup (Ep.165)

Matt Manser is back for a deep dive on Atomic’s new 21/22 lineup, and we also discuss ski boot design and construction in general; the “Frodo Pro”; “Complete Tech” vs. “Hybrid Tech”; espionage; Immanuel Kant; Omar Little; and to offer his take on Bode Miller’s recent GEAR:30 thoughts on ski boots.

Blister Stuff We Like: September 2021

Stuff We Like: September 2021

In this month’s edition of our “Stuff We Like” series, we’ve got everything from stoves to beverages, gloves, headlamps, knives, & more.

David Golay reviews the Rocky Mountain Element for Blister

2022 Rocky Mountain Element

It seems like every new bike is longer, lower, and slacker these days, but few undergo such a radical change as the new Rocky Mountain Element — and the results have us pretty excited. Check out our First Look for more on this XC (or Trail?) bike.