Apparel Reviews and News


Review: Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT clipless shoes

Review: Five Ten’s Maltese Falcon LT’s bring great abrasion and water resistance, along with appropriate sole flex to the all-mountain clipless shoe party.

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Troy Lee Designs Releases the Aaron Gwin Edition of their Sprint Line

Troy Lee releases a Gwin special edition version of their Sprint line of gravity clothing. They continue to lead the way with great designs, features and reasonable prices.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights Part 2

More photo highlights from the Riva Bike Festival that’s held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights

Mtbr got a chance to visit the Riva Bike Festival held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy. It is a chance for enthusiasts and pros to race, see new products and demo new bikes. Here are some photo highlights from the event.

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Sea Otter Video: Club Ride fat bike apparel 2014

Club Ride CEO Scott Montgomery gives us an overview of the new garments, designed to keep you looking good in cold conditions.

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Sea Otter Video: Pactimo cycling apparel 2014

Pactimo, an apparel company out of Denver, CO hits the Sea Otter scene with some unique kits from their Artist Series collection as well as their State Series.

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Six sick socks from Sea Otter – Sock Guy, DeFeet, SOS

Check out these six (actually seven), cool new socks from SockGuy, DeFeet and SOS Socks. Whether you like a high cuff or low cuff, compression fit or standard, these socks offer some great features and styles.

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Sea Otter Video: Kitsbow Hot Weather kit 2014

Kitsbow Founding Partner Charlie Cronk is here to introduce Kitsbow’s new Hot Weather riding gear including a ventilated jersey, ventilated outer short and ventilated base short.

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Gear Review: Betabrand Bike to Work Britches

Is that a reflector in your pants or are you just happy to see me? See what our resident Angry Singlespeeder thinks of Betabrand’s new Bike to Work Britches.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Index Ink combines creativity, art and mountain bikes at Sea Otter Classic

Index Ink paints giant mural at Sea Otter over the course of four days drawing attention to its lifestyle apparel while sidestepping the clichés.

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Gear Review: Giro New Road Women’s Apparel

Giro targets women with its daring, mountain bike capable, New Road line of casual looking, but technically serious cycling apparel. See if they hit the mark or come up short.

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Review: Gravity Anomaly LongHaul shorts

The shorts are comfortable, durable and have a baggy, long cut, which works well when wearing armor. The American produced short is well-made, highly crafted, uses good designs, materials and stitching, and the excellent waist adjustment system is a highlight in this fully featured piece of apparel.

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Sombrio Stages Comeback with Acquisition by Sugoi

Mountain bike lifestyle brand Sombrio reborn with acquisition by Sugoi.

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Feature: Weevil Outdoor Supply Yuksak Bags, T-Shirts and Hats

Weevil has a new product called the Yuksak. Store all your post-ride gear here and it will help dry it out with replaceable moisture drying packs.

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Factory Tour: Inside Pearl Izumi’s New HQ Building

Best Christmas present you can give a company? How about a brand new 55,000-square foot state-of-the art building complete with a fitness room, locker room, showers, and expansive indoor bike storage.

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2013 Tifosi Rumor, Saxon, Duro, Mast Eyewear

One of our favorite eyewear companies is Tifosi Optics. We like the quality of their optics, the style and feature of their glasses and the fact they don’t charge $100-$200 for a pair of glasses.

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Zoic’s 2014 Highlights: Ether short, Fade graphic tee, Black Market short and more

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Zoic clothing. They have some fresh jerseys, shorts and more coming for the new year. Check out these highlights including the ever popular Ether and Navaeh shorts.

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Sugoi RSX NeoShell Jacket and RSX Suspension Bib Shorts

Sugoi has some innovative features in their products and the new RSX NeoShell Jacket and RSX Suspension Bib Shorts are no exception. Waterproof, yet breathable, the NeoShell jacket will keep you warm, dry and comfy.

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Interbike 2013: Pearl Izumi

For 2014 Pearl Izumi is finally releasing their X Project shoes, along with the new Alp-X Enduro shoe. They have a few new apparel items, including the MTB Bariier wind jacket, and Journey jersey and shorts, and new colors for the Launch shorts.

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Review: Royal Racing Slice Jersey and Signature Shorts

The excellent long sleeved Slice Jersey has been a pleasure to wear while riding during the test period, and its comfort, loose cut and simplicity are major highlights, while the technical Signature Shorts are extremely tough, and offer unrestricted movement, and have a nice below the knee cut.

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Review: Sugoi RSX Jersey and Shorts

Sugoi’s top of the line RSX Jersey and Short offer innovative features, comfort and excellent wicking and cooling. A solid choice for warm/hot weather riding.

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Review: Eleven Velo Mod Merino Trail Jersey and Premium Trail Shorts

Eleven Velo is an Australian brand that offers custom biking apparel that is comfortable, durable and stylish (to say the least!) Bespoke options means you can choose the colors and materials that suit you.

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Just in: 2013 Ergon HE2, HA2 and HX2 Gloves

Lightweight gloves that protect you while maximizing feel and control are highlighted here.

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Review: Mavic Notch Helmet, Shoes and Apparel

While there are no mandatory gear requirements for enduro racing, cycling companies are making a big push with lots of new enduro-specific gear. Here we take a look at Mavic’s complete Notch line.

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