Apparel Reviews and News


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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POC introduces airbag vest for skiers


We don’t usually post information about winter sports products, but this new alpine skier airbag safety vest from POC and In&motion seemed especially relevant after last week’s spate of bad crashes at Red Bull Rampage.

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POC sold to global investment corporation for $65 million


Swedish helmet and apparel maker changes hands again, this time joining a portfolio that already includes Helly Hansen and Dainese.

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First Look: Smith Squad MTB goggles


Price point friendly eye protection sells for just $60, offers wide field of vision and improved venting.

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Video: Pactimo – The Ride


Getting to know a brand can be tough. Pages on a website or inside a catalog don’t necessarily tell the whole tale. Pactimo realized this and decided to do something about it. Watch and learn.

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Interbike 2015: POC launches Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets


Following the success of its original trail/enduro specific helmet, the Trabec, POC has added to its MTB brain protection portfolio with the new Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets. These also have some new MTB specific shades.

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Club Ride Apparel Interbike 2015


Club Ride Apparel broadens their collection by introducing more technical apparel and brighter colors.

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