Gear Reviews and News


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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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.

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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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Ultimate Base Camp: Five cool camping extras for ultimate fun and comfort

Five cool camp site extras put the ‘ultimate’ in Ultimate Base Camp–including a camp toilet, chairs and more.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Eight things to bring culinary cool to your camp kitchen

From bear-proof coolers to astronaut ice cream, we give you a run-down of the coolest camp kitchen stuff on the planet.

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Ultimate Base Camp: Five cool sleep essentials for your mountain bike camp kit

Treeline Outdoors’ 2-in-1 Slumberjack sleeping bag heads our list of five cool sleep essentials for your mountain bike base camp. See what else we found here.

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Ultimate Base Camp: SylvanSport GO camp trailer review

There are lots of ways to combine mountain biking and camping, but only in the SylvanSport GO can you stay in the coolest camper ever.

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Introducing Mtbr’s Ultimate Mountain Bike Base Camp

Mtbr takes you on the road with the coolest gear for building the ultimate beachhead for your mountain bike adventures.

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Gear Review: Scorpion Bike Stand

The moto-inspired Scorpion Bike Stand makes a great platform for maintenance and storage.

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First Look: CamelBak’s new Kudu hydration pack with built-in armor

CamelBak releaes info on their new Kudu hydration pack with built-in impact protection, handy tool roll, waterproof rain cover and plenty of storage. Check out the details and view plenty of photos here.

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Video: Saris SuperClamp 2 bike rack review

The Saris SuperClamp 2 offers a bike rack that weighs less and costs less but it doesn’t sacrifice stability and ease of use.

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Gear Review: Thule RoundTrip Pro bicycle travel bag

With an integrated workstand and a foldable architecture that allows it to pack down for storage, Thule’s new RoundTrip Pro may be the most convenient travel bike bag on the market.

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First Look: Orange Seal tire sealant system

Orange Seal’s great packaging helps make tubeless tire set-up clean and easy, but how does it perform? Find out in our First Look.

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Five easy maintenance tips for the non-mechanic

Pro endurance racer Sonya Looney takes us inside her toolbox and gives us five easy tips to help keep our mountain bikes rolling smoothly.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights

Mtbr got a chance to visit the Riva Bike Festival held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy. It is a chance for enthusiasts and pros to race, see new products and demo new bikes. Here are some photo highlights from the event.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Orange Seal tubeless sealant

Steven Sweet makes the case for Orange Seal’s innovative tubeless sealant system for mountain, road and fatbike tires.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Abus Multiloop 210 and Bordo 6000 Locks

Abus rep Collin Myers shows us the versatile Multiloop 210 cable lock and the Bordo 6000, a compact folding bike lock.

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Sea Otter Video: Wahoo Fitness TICKR heart rate monitor 2014

The TICKR Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible heart rate monitor strap is designed to work with smart phones and GPS watches.

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Four big ideas from little companies at Sea Otter

A cool computer/POV camera mount, an electrolyte-injecting hydration pack, and coconut water without the water are a few of the big ideas from small companies we saw at Sea Otter.

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Sea Otter Video: Evoc Sports bike packs 2014

Evoc Sports Marketing Coordinator Jessica Negele stopped by the Mtbr Sea Otter booth to introduce us to three of the companies’ newest packs including the FR Trail Unlimited and FR Enduro Blackline.

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