Apparel Reviews and News


2017 Alpinestars protection and clothing

Alpinestars continues its march in to mountain bike clothing and protection with the same mantra. Offer great styling with top-notch quality at a reasonable price.

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G-Form shows off bib short liner with hip protection

G-Form revolutionized protection by creating knee and elbow pads that were different from what existed at the time. Instead of heavy and cumbersome, they went with light and flexible.

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7 easy DIY hacks for riding in the rain

It’s summer, which means sunny skies… usually. Here are seven helpful DIY hacks for the next time you get caught in a downpour.

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How To: Choose the right pair of mountain bike shorts

A good pair of cycling shorts is essential for getting the most out of your rides. Features to consider when selecting shorts include fit, storage, durability, and whether or not they have a liner. Check out this video to learn more.

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ZOIC’s Prophet shoes and 2016 apparel highlights

Bucking the trend of $300 shorts, ZOIC has a long history of providing clean styles and durable clothes at an affordable price. Check out their Prophet flat pedal shoe and highlights from their current collection.

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Smith Squad MTB goggles review

Good styling, incredible coverage, large field of view, and anti-fogging paired with a killer price point make for great pair of goggles. Find out if the Smith Squad MTB measure up.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads

For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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Endura launches pair of trail-ready hydration packs

Scottish apparel maker Endura has introduced two new MTB hydration packs that are targeted at the serious off-road rider. Get all the details.

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MTB apparel maker Qloom coming to America

There’s a new player in the MTB apparel game, but this isn’t their first ride around the trail. Qloom has been a mainstay in Europe for a decade, but have just begun distributing in the U.S.

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Pactimo launches new MTB kit

After a long and successful history in the world of custom and in-line road cycling kit, Pactimo is making a splash in the mountain bike arena.

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Kit maker Voler shows off new MTB clothing

American made cycling apparel company Voler has jumped into the mountain bike market with new tops and bottoms that are designed to play in the dirt.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter

From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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New Troy Lee Designs apparel and protection

For 2016, TLD has updated several classics, as well as expanded their product range. Click through to see the new colorways and products.

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Brendan Fairclough and Olly Wilkins go hooning in latest TLD kit

Troy Lee Designs helps puts the stoke back into your monday with this fun little edit.

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Ultimate winter apparel for truly arctic rides

Dressing for wintertime rides is tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of apparel that will keep you warm on truly arctic days.

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Specialized aims to be taken seriously in apparel arena

Mtbr interviewed Peter Curran, head of Specialized’s apparel design team, who among other things was responsible for the development of the company’s popular SWAT-equipped mountain bike clothing.

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Ultimate winter apparel for freezing rides

Unless you live in a perpetually warm locale, dressing for wintertime rides can be tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of gear that’s worked great for us on freezing rides.

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Pearl Izumi MTB WxB vs. Gore Power Trail rain shorts shootout

For the year-round cyclist sometimes it’s the small things that make life more enjoyable. Here’s an inside look at the cycling accessory you didn’t know you needed, but shouldn’t live without.

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Kyle Strait rejoins SixSixOne

A decade ago SixSixOne and Kyle Strait teamed up to produce one of the most iconic knee pads of all time. After a long separation, the two are back together, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

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Ultimate winter apparel for cold weather rides

Here’s our round-up of the Ultimate Head-to-Toe Cold Weather Kit, with cold being defined as roughly 32-39 degrees. Stay tuned for round-ups on kit suitable for freezing and arctic rides.

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Review: Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket

Will the Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket keep you dry when it’s coming down in buckets? We braved the elements to find out.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Genius stocking stuffers under $50

Holiday gift guides for enthusiasts can be a challenge. How do you know what’s really good? How do you know if the mountain biker on your shopping list already has something? Well, here are some affordable gift ideas that every mountain biker needs.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Ultimate cold weather gear and apparel

Don’t let Old Man Winter or Jack Frost take a nip out of your gift getter’s winter riding season. Instead help outfit them with gear and apparel that will make the next snow day a great day on the bike.

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Video: Celebrating 45 years of SCOTT Goggles

No matter your sport, clear vision is critical to performance. Whether for snow, moto or bike, that’s a mantra that’s been practiced by SCOTT Sports for the last 45 years.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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