Gear Reviews and News


What ride essentials do EWS pros carry?


Every wonder what Enduro World Series pros carry while racing? To find out, Mtbr spoke with Curtis Keene and Alex McGuinnis (aka KrunkShox).

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Küat Mini Skinny rooftop cargo tray launched


Küat Racks has launched its new​ Mini Skinny cargo rack, which is says solves the question of what to bring and what to leave behind on your next adventure.

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BikeYoke REVIVE 185mm dropper post unveiled


After launching 125mm and 160mm on-the-fly bleedable dropper posts at the beginning of the year, BikeYoke´s highly regarded REVIVE is now available with 185mm of drop.

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Ten things you should carry on every mountain bike ride


Whether you’re exploring your backyard or the mountains, you should always carry these ten items when you ride.

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Blackburn launches new light and tire repair products


Blackburn shows off new products during New Belgian Ramble Ride, a three-day bikepacking adventure from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Steamboat Springs.

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Abbey Saddle Fit Kit System unveiled


High end tool maker Abbey Bike Tools has introduced their new Saddle Fit Kit System, a compact, precise, and repeatable tool that aids in replicating all three aspects of saddle positioning — height, setback, and angle.

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Ibis serves up Pork Chop frame bag


Fans of on-bike storage solutions just got a new gear carrying option. But you’ll need to be an Ibis Mojo or Ripley owner to take advantage of this one.

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Ryders Roam Fyre sunglasses review


If quality optics, adjustability, durability, and superb anti-fog and photochromic capabilities matter, then the Ryders Roam are worth a long look.

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OneUp EDC Tool System review


Integrated tool solution stores a multi tool, chain breaker, spoke key, and tire lever in a compact package.

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Yakima Dr. Tray hitch rack first look review


Yakima comes out swinging with the Dr. Tray Rack that is lighter most. It will accommodate all wheel sizes and will expand to three bike capacity easily.

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Mineral Design Mini Bar multi-tool review


Compact shape allows for easy storage in a jersey pocket, saddlebag, or hydration pack, while the unique 3-poisiton handle provides the leverage and versatility of a larger tool.

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The Ride88 offers clever take on a truck mounted bike rack


If you own a truck, there are a dozens bike mounting options at your disposal. But if none of them are perfect for you, Jerry Lathrop’s truck bed solution with Ride 88 may fit the bill.

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Video: Silky Pocketboy and Bigboy saws


As stewards of the trail, it is our duty to clear the the trail of debris and not just ride it. One of the most effective tools we discovered this season are these Silky saws from Japan.

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Yakima Skyrise rooftop tent


Yakima has enter the car camping game with the introduction of the Slimshady Awning and Skyrise Tent.

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Last minute Father’s Day ideas for Dads who ride


Father’s Day is this weekend. If you haven’t picked him up anything nice, here’s five gifts under $50 that will put a smile on his face.

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Osprey Talon 6 lumbar pack review


Osprey’s Talon 6 lumbar pack is a great day-ride gear-hauler sporting multiple compartments and twin water bottles.

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Stem Cap custom cap review


Want to add some custom flair to your bike? Check out these new two-piece headset caps.

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Lezyne Digital Shock Drive hand pump review


In the market for a shock pump? Lezyne’s newest offers shop quality in an ultra portable and accurate package.

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New tools for the home (or pro) mechanic


Do you believe in having the right tool for the job? If so you’ll definitely find something to love in this roundup of new tools.

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OtterBox launches Venture Coolers line


OtterBox is getting in the cooler game with its new line of Venture premium rugged coolers, which come with add-on features such as bottle openers, cutting boards, and more.
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Video: Inno INH330 lightweight hitch rack


Japan-based Inno’s racks are specially designed for smaller cars and tight parking spaces. Watch this video to see it in action.

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Video: Slime and Genuine Innovations tire sealant


New sealant blend claims to improve longevity, and work with CO2 inflators. Plus the new Tubeless Tackle Kit that includes a sealed metal housing, plug insertion device, five plugs, valve core remover, and two extra valves.

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Elite Fly water bottle saves weight the affordable way


Looking to shave every gram possible, right down to searching for the lightest bottle available? Well you’re in luck. Elite Fly water bottles tip the scales at a mere 43 grams.

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Yakima introduces versatile Dr. Tray hitch rack


New rack compatible with wheel sizes from 26 to 29er (and 700c), and able to accommodate tire widths from 23mm road rubber to massive 5-inch fatbike tires.

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Topeak Ninja bottle cage and much more


Adding to their Ninja product platform of concealed tools introduced last year, Topeak is offering updated versions of the line, plus a new tools, a floor pump, and more.

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