Gear Reviews and News


Birzman M-Torque 4 multi-tool review

You should always use a torque wrench when tightening component bolts. But what do you do when you’re on the trail? Enter the Birzman M-Torque, a multi-tool with an integrated torque wrench.

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Lezyne updates GPS line, launches new models

This year is Lezyne’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, they’ve been revamping each of their product categories, improving functionality and updating aesthetics.

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Yakima StreamLine and FrontLoader bike rack review

Great roof racks are very difficult to make since there’s so many roof variations out there. But Yakima demystifies the category with a product that is quiet and versatile.

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RockyMounts SplitRail hitch rack review

We think of RockyMounts as a good third party alternative for bike trays for roof rack systems. But the new SplitRail is a serious effort and one of the best hitch racks we’ve tried.

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Küat NV 2.0 Hitch Rack first look

Küat took the hitch rack world by storm when it was introduced many moons ago. But bikes have changed and they’ve learned a lot from customers. So the NV 2.0 is here with some significant improvements.

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Ryders Seventh veloPOLAR antiFOG sunglasses review

The ideal pair of bike riding sunglasses strikes an even balance between fit, function, and fashion. Find out how the Ryders Eyewear Seventh veloPOLAR antiFOG sunglasses measure up.

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That roof rack is destroying your fuel economy

Roof racks are undeniably convenient, but a new study reveals just how much they can affect gas mileage and increase your bill at the pump.

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Thule T2 Pro hitch rack system

Thule made some key changes to accommodate the growing array of plus and fat tires. They also made the rack a lot easier to fold up and tilt down.

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Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive pump review

The Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive is the latest in a new type of pump that offers the benefits of a compressor in the same form factor as a standard floor pump. Does this convenience justify an increased price tag? Read on to find out.

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CamelBak Quick Stow first look

CamelBak showed us some innovative new bottle products at Bike Press Camp including their all new Quick Stow and Quick Stow Chill.

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Bottle Pod storage solution review

We always welcome solutions for carrying tools and essentials on a bike ride. And the Bottle Pod solution is a novel indeed placing the gear inside a bottle shaped pod that allows easy access to all its contents

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Topeak Joe Blow Booster floor pump review

Depending on you wheel-tire combo of choice getting tubeless beads seated can be an exercise is mass frustration. So does the Topeak JoeBlow Booster floor pump solve these issues? Read our full review to find out.

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Fabric Chamber ratchet tool

Fabric is a UK-based component firm that innovates with good design, manufacturing and price. Their new portable Chamber ratchet tool is cool indeed.

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RockyMounts unveils SplitRail hitch mount rack

Colorado-based RockyMounts has unveiled its latest bike carrier, the SplitRail, a lightweight, expandable platform hitch rack for carrying two, three or four bicycles.

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Tepui Expedition Series bag review

Tepui is known for their rugged rooftop tents. And part of their offering is a big, rectangular bag that is very handy for mountain bikers.

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Lezyne Alloy Drive pump and ABS2 quick connect chuck review

Lezyne’s screw on heads guaranteed a leak-free fit but had a lengthy install/removal process. Their new ABS2 head promises to speed things up. Can it deliver?

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Is this the world’s lightest bottle cage?

A first look at Laguna Bicycle’s new 17 gram full carbon water bottle cage. Our initial impressions of this cage are very high.

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Five Father’s Day gift ideas for cyclists under $50

Father’s Day is coming fast! Instead of getting him new BBQ tools or a necktie, here are five cycling related gifts he’ll actually love.

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Lezyne goes digital with new mini-pump and shock pump

How do you make one of the best compact mini pumps even better? You keep it the same size, while integrating a digital pressure gauge.

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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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Birzman Apogee MTB mini pump review

There’s nothing worse than having to fix a flat on the trail, but Birzman’s new Apogee mini pump helps ease the pain.

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Timber Mountain Bike Bell: The polite way to pass

What’s the most polite way to alert other trail users of your presence? Most would say a bell of some sort (and not a shout or whistle). But you can make an argument that dinging a bell is the trail version of honking your car’s horn. So is there a better way?

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13 hot new tools from Sea Otter

The range and diversity of new tools on the market is staggering. While we used to be stoked on a simple multi tool that didn’t fall apart, some brands are elevating tools like the simple pedal wrench into works of art.

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New crop of Topeak tools offer innovative convenience

The bike industry is in a period of rapid innovation — and it’s not limited to just bikes. Companies such as Topeak are getting creative with tool design, coming up with new and unique takes on old standards.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera

New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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