Gear Reviews and News


News: iON Cameras and Contour Announce Merger

Big change hopes to bring improvements to both iON and Contour as well as new products in new categories.

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Tech: Specialized SWAT Door frame storage

Specialized takes the SWAT concept to the next level by using the utilizing the frame down tube for storage of air, tools, food, hydration and anything else that will fit.

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Review: Morsa Cycling Mount

Are you short on handlebar space, specifically in the coveted center spot? Do you wish you had a cleaner mounting system or a more modular one for all your devices?

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Sea Otter: ABUS Brooklyn Chain with Titalium Padlock

A new high security covered chain with cool, keyed padlock for your bike’s safety, from German manufacturer ABUS.

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Tech: The aerodynamics of bikepacking

Thrown out of several wind tunnel facilities, Clint Callahan broke new ground as he set out to measure aerodynamic qualities of different bikepacking setups.

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News: Silca launches personal support drone

Premium tool maker Silca shocked the world today as they released their personal support drone. Primarily designed to carry tools, food and other essentials, the Silca drone can also follow the rider in any terrain to capture action video.

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Review: Four essential items for a 420-mile MTB ride

Planning a multi-day mountain bike adventure? Here are four pieces of essential gear. Find out why.

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Review: TOGS Thumb Over Grip System

TOGS can be a valuable asset, allowing a rider to switch hand position on longer rides when numbness and hand fatigue might otherwise be an issue.

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ABUS releases new GRANIT Plus 640 u-lock and new urban, commuter helmets

ABUS expands beyond locks and is bringing in their line of bicycle helmets to the US for the first time.

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Photo Gallery: Gear of the 2015 Global Fat Bike Summit

Along with big wheeled bikes, there was lots of unique gear and apparel on display at the Global Fat Bike Summit in Jackson, Wyoming.

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News: Spinlister bike share app connects like-minded bike owners and bike renters

Spinlister is trying to become the Airbnb of bikes with its enabling application. Folks can rent out their spare bikes or find bikes to try and have the assurance of Spinlister insurance in case of theft or damage.

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News: Kali Protectives Launches New Maya Enduro Helmet

Deep coverage helmet boasts excellent safety, camera and light mounts, and amazing price. Watch the video showing Jeff Kendall Weed rockin’ his Maya.

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Video: Mountain bike simulator brings trails indoors

No fat bike for winter time riding, no problem. Shred (virtually) in your living room instead.

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Gear Review: Mountainwasher Portable Bike Power Washer

Mountainwasher’s Portable Bike Power Washer is a great for the trailhead, cyclocross pit or as a camp shower if you use it enough. Dive in to see if it’s worth your while.

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Review: Weehoo iGo Pro child bike seat

Single-wheel trailer allows children to join in on family bike rides that are too long for them to ride on their own.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Stocking Stuffers for Mountain Bikers

Gift ideas for the mountain biker on your list that are affordable – most of these are under $40. But just because they aren’t uber expensive doesn’t mean they won’t make a favorable impression!

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s bikes, gear and accessories

For the little biker on your list, here are some gift options ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes and road bikes to helmets, jerseys from brands like Yuba, Cleary, Trailcraft, Specialized, Felt, Zoic and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for mountain bikers

Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for mountain bikers that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the trail.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the reading cyclist

Holiday Gift Guide: Who can resists the tactile satisfaction of a good book–particularly one on our favorite topic? Here are our picks for some good under-the-tree tomes for the cyclists in your life.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper

In the Queue: What rolled in to our office this week? Well, let’s see–new bikes from Marin and Ghost, as well as WTB’s feathery new saddle and a portable pressure washer called the MountainWasher.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper

In the Queue: Mtbr’s new weekly look at gear we’re testing, staring with product from Ibis, Ellsworth, Kitsbow, Garmin and more.

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Review: Wahoo Fitness TICKR X heart rate monitor/workout tracker

Wahoo Fitness’ new TICKR X tracks and records vital workout data with or without the use of smart device. Check it out.

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First Ride: GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition

Quick edit: Our new GoPro HERO4 Silver showed up Thursday and we cranked out a first edit and some sample pics within hours.

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Review: ORP bike light with built in dual horn

The ORP is a cool, easy to use light that allows riders to be seen and heard whether commuting or on the path.

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Abus’ versatile line of locks, cables and chains help secure your bike, peace-of-mind

We put a half-dozen ABUS locks to the test over the last several months–all passed with flying colors. See which one is right for you.

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