Project 24.2 Update: A 120mm, sub-23lb enduro machine.

Check out all of our Project 24.2 posts here! If anyone had told me a couple of months ago that our Project 24.2 bike was going to come in lighter than my 29er single speed, without any scary light parts, I wouldn’t have believed it.  But it has. How does 22.8lb sound for a full […]

Project 24.2 First Look: Smith’s hot new Pivlock V2 sunglasses

See all of our Project 24.2 posts here! Update 12/24/11:  As a gift to our commenters, we’ve added on-head photos.  Click through to see the V2s change Marc from goofy cyclist to near-supermodel. In my Project 24.2 kickoff post a couple of weeks back, I said that if Smith’s second generation Pivlock V2s were even […]

Project 24.2 First Look: Pearl Izumi’s toasty PRO Softshell 180 jacket

See all of our Project 24.2 posts here! Every year, I tell myself that I’ll write down my favorite clothing combinations for different temperature ranges and conditions (road, dirt, light, and dark)- and every year I fail.  This means that November and December can be uncomfortably cold or hot at times- but that I spend […]

Project 24.2: Time for another 24hr race!

See all of our Project 24.2 posts here! With New Mexico suddenly plunged into bitter cold, 88mph winds, and snow, it’s time to think about 24 hour racing!  That’s right, Epic Rides’ 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is only 10 weeks away and if we don’t start thinking about training, it’s going to be […]

Project 24 Review: Fi’zi:k Aliante Versus saddle

See all of our Project 24 posts and reviews here! Nobody likes the dreaded sleepy pee-pee.  Sure, it’s a nice sensation to stand and feel a warm rush of blood to one’s partner in crime after a long seated climb- but really it’s best if one’s happy parts aren’t allowed to drift off to never-never […]

Project 24 Review: Cane Creek 40-Series headset

Check out all of our Project 24 posts here! Frickin’ headset standards.  With so many head tube interface options and tapered steerer tubes joining 1 1/8 and 1.5in options- and these are just the mainstream choices- figuring out what headset will act as an interface between your frame and fork can be massive headache.  With […]

Project 24 Review: Crank Brothers Cobalt grips

Find all of our Project 24 reviews here! Why on earth would Crank Brothers decide to make a grip alongside their other components?  After all, there are already hundreds of grips on the market, and most long-time riders have found something that works well for them.  Because they’re pretty awesome grips, that’s why. Until now, […]

Project 24 Review: Formula R1 disc brakes

Check out all of our Project 24 reviews here! What good are lightweight brakes if they compromise stopping ability?  As any downhiller will attest, you can only go as fast as you can stop- a fact that applies to the XC course as much as the DH.  With their range-topping R1 brakes, Formula set out […]

Project 24 Review: Exposure MaXx D Mk.3 light

Check out all of our Project 24 reviews here! Like so many aspects of 24-hour racing, lighting is as much a logistics challenge as anything else.  When preparing for our duo entry to 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, we spent a lot of time with the good folks from Exposure Lights’ US importer Ibex […]