Gear Reviews and News


2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets for your favorite cyclist

From lights that auto adjust brightness, to smart trainers and high-def cameras, there are countless ways to add a little high tech flare to your next ride. Here are some of our favorites for this holiday season.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: When money is no object

Let’s forget about “need” for a moment and move on to “want.” After all, that’s completely in line with the spirit of Christmas (at least the whole Black Friday part). Here are a few choice items that would make anyone feel like they got your first bike all over again.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for the cyclists in your life

If the gearhead in your life loves to spend their evenings tinkering, then consider one of these great gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Indoor training gear

Training indoors it tough, but you can make it better for you or your loved ones with some of these great gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers

We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack review

The best hydration packs are there when you need them, invisible when you don’t. We spent the last couple months with the Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack on our back. Find out how it measured up.

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EVOC Tailgate Pad review

Truck tailgates are incredibly efficient when it comes to bike transport. This latest tailgate pad from EVOC does a good job protecting bikes and your vehicle as well.

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Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage Mini HV 1.5 review

By integrating storage for a hand pump and key tools into a bottle cage, you’re lessening the amount of gear you need to carry elsewhere, thus increasing the likelihood that you can ride without a hydration pack.

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Küat NV 2.0 hitch rack review

Küat changed the hitch rack game with the original NV, which looked as good as it performed. Now they’ve stepped it up once again with a more refined version that accepts a broader range of wheel and tire sizes.

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Thule T2 Pro bike rack review

Now compatible with all wheel sizes, including fat bikes, Thule revamped the sturdiness, security, and aesthetics of the venerable T2 in the new T2 Pro.

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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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Clever new components from Wolf Tooth

Wolf Tooth is king of producing clever aftermarket hop up kits or new product categories. At Interbike, they were showing of a host of rad new items.

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EVOC putting hip back in fanny packs

Munich, Germany-based EVOC is set to start shipping the Hip Pack Race, a 3-liter pack that can accommodate a 1-liter bladder.

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Yakima SkyRise rooftop tent puts glam in glamping

Yakima has entered this growing category with a rooftop tent that is light, competitively priced, and uniquely integrates with their racks.

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Best new tools and more from Interbike 2016

Between Eurobike and Interbike, we’ve seen a host of cool new products aimed at mechanics. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love part one of this two-part photo gallery.

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10 great upgrades for your bike — and more

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest. But it’s very possible your best option is not buying all new gear. Instead give one of these upgrades a try.

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Lizard Skins Interbike 2016

Lizard Skins has long been known for their great protective coverings for your bike. Now they are bringing that expertise to your body with a new line of gloves.

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Ergon Interbike 2016

From new grips and insoles to a feature-rich hydration pack, Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style.

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White Lightning Interbike 2016

Sporting an updated look for 2017, White Lightning is using simple intended conditions terminology to ease confusion with its line of lubes.

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TOGS Interbike 2016

The innovative TOGS thumb over grip system provides a fully customizable hand position to enhance comfort and climbing leverage.

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New and cool from 9Point8, Rohloff, and Maxima

9Point8 has a new 27.2 post out, Rohloff has made their hubs more adventure friendly, and Maxima is selling suspension fluid for bikes.

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Syncros Interbike 2016

Syncros has unveiled a host of sleek new components for both on and off-bike applications. Highlights include seatposts, wheels, stems, handlebars, grips, tools, head unit mounts, saddles, and even a trick utility bottle cage.

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Park Tool Interbike 2016

Park Tool introduces a host of new products as well as key updates to existing products in their enormous line of home and commercial shop tool solutions.

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SKS Interbike 2016

SKS has released a pair of innovative tubeless tire solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation, the TL (tubeless) retrofit pump head and the RideAir portable air tank.

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Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2016

Stan’s NoTubes has expanded its well-regarded line of tubeless ready aluminum wheelsets with the addition of the premium MK3 and a more affordable S1.

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