The Singletrack Bontrager Archive

issue 114, keith bontrager, interviewKeith Bontrager coined the now famous design principal, “strong, light, cheap – pick two!”. Starting out as a frame builder designing and building some of the most iconic mountain bikes of the 1980’s he eventually sold his name to the Trek corporation in 1995.

Keith still plays an active part in the design and production of the components that bear his name. The Bontrager name is not just signature, it’s now a part of the history of mountain biking.

On this index page you will find archived stories, opinions, first looks and reviews of Bontrager gear. From helmets, tyres and clothing to wheels, bars and more – even the occasional article on the man himself.

Bananas and Smiles | Fresh Goods Friday 491

March 13, 2020

The 2020 Dyfi Enduro – Now With Bontrager. And On A Saturday!

January 9, 2020

FGF 469 | Crashes, Crime and CSI

October 11, 2019

Review | The Bontrager Blaze is the first MTB helmet with WaveCel technology

September 14, 2019

FGF 440 – The Magazine Is At The Printers, We’re Hungover Edition. With Added SRAM AXS!

March 22, 2019

Singletrack Newsdesk 4: New Bikes And Old Legends

March 21, 2019
bontrager wavecell

Trek’s new WaveCel helmet technology finally unveiled – and it’s not what you think

March 19, 2019
bontrager xr5 team issue tyre

Review: Bontrager’s XR5 Team Issue might just be the ideal aggro trail tyre

February 17, 2019
evoc bum bag waist pack fanny

4 Waist Packs Tested & Reviewed

December 12, 2018
bontrager rally mips helmet specialized ambush

Helmet Review: Bontrager Rally MIPS vs Specialized Ambush

October 28, 2018
bontrager flatline flat pedal shoes

Review: Bontrager Flatline Flat Pedal Shoes

September 17, 2018
issue 116 carbon wheels bontrager boyd mavic sixth element rsp roval

The Ten Best Carbon Wheel Crash Replacement Schemes

June 25, 2018

2.6in Tyre Grouptest – Bontrager XR4 Team Issue Tyre Review

May 10, 2018
bontrager se4 tyre scott genius dt swiss

Review: Bontrager’s versatile & durable SE4 Team Issue tyre earns a ST Recommended award

April 13, 2018
bontrager line pro 30 carbon fibre wheel issue 116

Review: At less than a grand, the Bontrager Line Pro 30 is one of the best value carbon wheelsets we’ve tested

April 5, 2018

Review: Bontrager Vella Stormshell, A Jacket Amanda Is Actually Willing To Wear

February 19, 2018
Scott Genius

What’s New In The Office This Week? Check out Fresh Goods Friday 382

February 2, 2018

Nipples! Rubber Ear Muffs! Rambo and The Fall! They’re ALL In Fresh Goods Friday 381

January 26, 2018

Fresh Goods Friday 377 – Your Final Chance To See Shiny Stuff In 2017

December 29, 2017
Hannah Finland Ice Snow Fat Bike

8 Pairs Of Winter Boots Tested & Reviewed

December 8, 2017
trek slash 9.7

Fresh Goods Friday 371

November 17, 2017
pilot cycles locum titanium plus bike pinion gates belt drive

Fresh Goods Friday 367

October 20, 2017
Ride For Charlie Mug

Fresh Goods Friday 364

September 29, 2017

Review: Bontrager Rhythm SPD Shoes

May 22, 2017

Review: Bontrager Drop Line Dropper Seatpost

May 2, 2017
bontrager kovee elite pro carbon alloy line rapid drive freehub

New Bontrager Wheels With 108pt Engagement

April 20, 2017
Bontrager Ballista MIPS Helmet

Fresh Goods Friday 334

March 3, 2017
norco fluid full suspension tektro

Fresh Goods Friday 333

February 24, 2017

Fresh Goods Friday 331

February 10, 2017
Production Privee Shan GT

Fresh Goods Friday 329

January 27, 2017

Fresh Goods Friday 326

January 6, 2017

Review: Trail Helmet Group Test

December 29, 2016
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Monday Morning Debrief 60

November 7, 2016
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Fresh Goods Friday 317

November 4, 2016

Review: Bontrager Rovv Women’s Mountain Shoes

October 17, 2016