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Luke Lydiard
Luke Lydiard
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Luke Lydiard

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Luke Lydiard was born and raised in the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent most of his days finding ways to ride a snowboard. He quickly moved west seeking larger mountains and deeper snow. In the Eastern Sierra, Luke fell in love with climbing as much as snowboarding. He currently lives and works in Mammoth Lakes, California where he balances a full time job as a Paramedic Firefighter with traveling the world seeking inspiring lines for both ascending and descending. Luke has climbed rock, snow, and ice in France, Canada, Chile, Argentina, and Alaska.

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Smith Forefront Review

Smith Forefront Review

The Smith Forefront is a recent addition to the mountain bike helmet market. The eyewear giant has been making helmets...
Troy Lee A1 Review

Troy Lee A1 Review

The Troy Lee A1 took the top score in our mountain bike helmet comparison and wins our Editors' Choice Award. It beat...
Crankbrothers Mallet 3 Review

Crankbrothers Mallet 3 Review

As a full platform clipless pedal designed for downhill, enduro and all mountain riding, the Crankbrothers Mallet 3 is...
black diamond vector climbing helmet review

Black Diamond Vector Review

The Black Diamond Vector is a relatively affordable helmet made of lightweight EPS foam and featuring an adjustable...
Giro Aeon Review

Giro Aeon Review

The Giro Aeon was a former winner of our Editors' Choice Award and has lost its crown to the Giro Synthe. At 225g, the...
Giro Air Attack Shield Review

Giro Air Attack Shield Review

The Giro Air Attack Shield was one of the first of a new sub-genre of road cycling helmets that bridge the gap between...
Salewa Pro Gaiter Review

Salewa Pro Gaiter Review

The Salewa Pro Gaiter is a super-gaiter style mountaineering boot designed for ice and mixed climbing in cold, wet...
Pearl Izumi Canyon Review

Pearl Izumi Canyon Review

Pearl Izumi touts the Canyon short as an alternative to wearing form fitting lycra shorts, and it is the lightest...
Fox Ranger Review

Fox Ranger Review

The Fox brand is well known to all mountain bikers the world over. Fox Racing is best known for their suspension...
Endura Hummvee Review

Endura Hummvee Review

Similar to the military vehicle for which this short is named, the Endura Hummvee is all about excess. This short has...
shimano m520 mtb clipless pedal review

Shimano M520 Review

If you're on the prowl for affordable clipless mountain bike pedals, you should take a look at the M520. Though it...
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