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All posts by Matty F

Matt Faulkner was born in North Bay, Ontario, where he started mountain biking and racing downhill at the age of fourteen. He completed a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Georgian College in Barrie. After spending a few years in the engineering departments of mining companies, he switched over to the bike industry. He now lives and works as a bike mechanic in Downtown Toronto.

Chain Construction, Wear and Care

Jun 05, 20164 Comments

Despite its perception as an unglamorous, insignificant and utilitarian part of the bicycle, the chain is something I’ve found to be one of the most

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Tested: Fox Factory Float 34

Oct 23, 20152 Comments

When Fox introduced their 34mm stanchion models for the 2013 model year, it appeared to be the solution that many riders had wanted for years

Custom Tuning and Hop Ups by The Pros at Su...

Sep 28, 20151 Comment

When looking at component upgrades on a either a freshly bought bike, or a whip that’s been a proven favourite for a rider, suspension upgrades

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Tested: Kona Process 134 DL

Jul 14, 20152 Comments

The Kona Process line has come to spread itself across a solid number of options for all manners of trail rider, with all three wheels

First Ride: Shimano XTR M9050 Di2

Jun 22, 20151 Comment

The testing grounds for our first ride on the XTR M9050 Di2 platform could not have been better. For starters, the trails were completely unfamiliar

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Tested: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 790 MSL...

Jun 10, 20159 Comments

The Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition is Rocky’s forray into the growing market of shorter travel bikes with more aggressive numbers and components. A valuable

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