Gear Reviews and News


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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Küat Pivot swing out rack carrier


The Kuat Pivot is perfect for those #vanlifers (or any rider) who has a hitch mounted bike rack and wants easy tailgate access.

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Osprey Trail Kit duffel designed to save time


Pack maker Osprey is previewing the Trail Kit, a new wide-mouth duffel aimed at saving you time and simplifying your life.

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OneUp Components teases new bike storage system


Hate riding with a hydration pack? This clever new tool from OneUp gives you another option for storing essentials on your frame.

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Bontrager Rapid Pack review


It’s not a new idea but it seems like the folks at Bontrager got the fanny pack design right on for mountain bikers. Read on and find out why we think it can carry your bottle and gear efficiently.

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Specialized introduces Make it Yours custom program


Specialized is offering four limited edition Stumpjumper frame colors as part of its new Make it Yours program.

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Rolflex massage tool review


Foam rollers, massage balls, and sticks are all great tools for aging mountain bikers to fight off post-ride pain. Now Mtbr takes a look at the Rolflex massage tool to see if it can help our aches and pains, too.

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Belltower gives Spurcycle bell better clearance


The Spurcycle is probably the best bell on the market, but it doesn’t always play nice with mountain bike cockpits. The new Belltower spacer changes that.

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Lezyne Alloy Drive pump and ABS2 quick connect chuck review


Lezyne’s screw on heads guaranteed a leak-free fit but had a lengthy install/removal process. Their new ABS2 head promises to speed things up. Can it deliver?

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Setting up a Tepui rooftop tent video


Rooftop tents are fun, but what advantages do they present over traditional tents? Are they easier to set up and tear down? Check this demonstration video for answers.

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