Apparel Reviews and News


2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel for all seasons

They say you have to dress for success. Well we haven’t worn a proper suit (or pants suit) in ages. But there’s now doubt that having the right mountain bike kit can enhance your ride. Here are eight pieces of apparel that are sure to please.

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Weatherneck makes winter riding less painful

Tired of freezing your face? The new Weatherneck system is an ingenious smart layering system for your head.

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Inside Julbo, France’s largest eyewear manufacturer

Julbo is an iconic mountaineering brand, but only recently started to develop products for cycling. To find out how their technology crosses over to two wheels, Mtbr visited their headquarters (and playground) in the French Alps.

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Best new protective gear from Interbike 2016

Protection, be it for the brain or body, continues to be one of the hottest and most innovative segments in the cycling industry. Mtbr combed the halls of Interbike’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center to dig up the latest and greatest.

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Voler Interbike 2016

Stay comfortable on the trail with a host of great new apparel offerings from Voler.

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Leatt Interbike 2016

Leatt, designer of protective riding gear that looks as good as it performs, pumps out a round of updates across its entire product line for 2017.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 3

The final installment of the Mtbr MTB apparel fashion show highlights cool kit and more from Kitsbow, Mavic, and Gore.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 2

In part 2 of our Mtbr MTB apparel fashion show, we reveal some of our favorite pieces from Endura, Voler, and Garneau.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 1

The idea that clothes make the man is a bit of a stretch. But there’s no doubt cycling clothing can enhance (or screw up) a ride. Here are our favorite pieces from Qloom, Pactimo, and Pearl Izumi.

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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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