Gear Reviews and News


Zwift combines social video gaming with indoor cycling in new training platform

An online subscription gaming and training platform announced yesterday promises to help break the monotony of indoor cycling workouts and usher users into a world where video game technology, social networking and indoor cycling converge in a “massive multi-player online game” called Zwift.

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First Look: Magellan enters the US market with the Cyclo 505 and Cyclo 315

A familiar name in GPS brings bike specific computers to market with a host of cool, customizable features and an easy-to-use interface.

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First Look: TriggerPoint GRID, GRID STK and NANO Foot Roller

TriggerPoint helps tired and/or aging mountain biker bodies with and expanding set of recovery equipment.

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Interbike: Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post storage solution

New Velo Wall Post from Feedback Sports brings hanging event bike rack concept home.

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JetBlack Interbike 2014

Australian-based JetBlack Cycling hits 2015 with a new mobile training app and updated stationary trainers.

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Interbike: Hiplok DC wearable bike lock and cable combo

Interbike: Hiplok DC clip-on U-lock and cable a comfortable solution to ULS–Unweildy Lock Syndrome.

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Interbike: 2015 9point8 Fall Line dropper seatpost

Interbike: 9point8’s value-minded Fall Line dropper post promises great performance, has cool remote options, and checks in at reasonable price.

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Park Tool Interbike 2014

Park Tool continues to make your life easier with 30+ new offerings for 2015 including their Internal Cable Routing Kit, Disc Brake Mount Facing Set, and Dummy Hub.

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Video: Bontrager Flash Charger Tubeless Pump

The Bontrager Flash Charger floor pump fills up an auxiliary tank up to 160psi to deliver a shot of air to seat tubeless tires consistently. Here’s our first test of this pump.

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Swagman Interbike 2014

Swagman highlights their 2015 line of bike racks and accessories that includes the Grid Lock, Skyline, Patrol, and Enforcer racks, Spire fork adapter and Tailwhip tailgate pad.

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RacerMate Interbike 2014

RacerMate CompuTrainer, Velotron trainer and new Open Source Network for developers to write software for use with the CompuTrainer are featured at Interbike.

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Lezyne Interbike 2014

Lezyne’s brand new KTV and KTV Pro, Zecto Auto and Macro Drive Duo lights are highlighted, along with their Control Drive CO2 inflator and ABS pen gauge hand pump.

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Interbike: KS adds paddle-style seatpost remote for 1x bikes

Interbike: KS introduces new under-bar remote option for controlling their cable-actuated adjustable seatposts.

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Interbike: Petal Power’s New Chamois Cream System for Women

Petal Power launches new women’s Joy Ride chamois creme system with natural ingredients.

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Interbike: SPY Omen MX goggles, Quanta and Screw sunglasses

Highlights from SPY eyewear including Happy Lens technology

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Interbike: KitBrix modular gear organizers

Interbike: UK-based KitBrix introduces modular gear storage and transport system at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.

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Interbike: 100% delivers with the Racecraft and Accuri goggles

100% is a brand that has risen to new heights in two short years. Check out their most popular goggles and find out why.

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Eurobike: 6 awesome bike things for kids

Eurobike: Show proves that when it comes to childrens’ bike gear, there’s really no question about it–these kids got it good.

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Eurobike: Topeak’s Transformer X a combo pump and bike stand

Topeak’s Eurobike Award-winning Transformer X pump holds your bike while you inflate the tires.

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Eurobike: GoPro Fetch dog harness camera mount

GoPro’s Fetch dog camera mount gives you a dog’s-eye-view of your ride.

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First Look: Giro Quarter helmet and Blok goggles

Giro introduces a full-featured $40 skate and pump track helmet. They also redesigned the Blok goggle to optimize it for all mountain biking.

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Review: SportRx – Performance Prescription Eyewear

Custom Rx options for cycling specific glasses like the Oakley Racing Jacket that you can order directly online via the SportRx.com website

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Photo Gallery: Mtbr readers show off awesome bike hauling vehicles

We asked our Facebook and forum readers to show off their bike-hauling vehicles and we were shocked by the range and creativity of the submissions. Come check out these options that get us and our bikes to our bike adventures.

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Video: Helicopter bike rack approved for commercial use

It’s a big world to explore out there and it just got smaller with the the newly approved helicopter bike racks. No longer do adventurers need to tie their bikes together and have them dropped on the ground.

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History: CamelBak celebrates 25th anniversary of first hydration pack

From an IV bag stuffed inside a tube sock to the high tech hydration packs of today, how we drink on the bike has come a long way.

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