Gear Reviews and News


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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5F aiming to become Tinder for athletes


A new app called 5F is designed to help you find and meet new adventure buddies (or love interests).

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Tepui Tents headquarters tour


Roof Top Tents have captured the hearts and minds of 4WD enthusiasts and folks who love the outdoors. And now the market is expanding to mountain bikers who are dreaming of roaming the land and exploring the trails from camp.

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BTR Tough Rake trail building tool launches


Part rake, part tamper, part machete, the MacLeod is an incredibly versatile tool for trail builders. BTR’s Tough Rake that’s that tool for trail building one step further.

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GoPro Karma drone back on sale


The GoPro Karma was recalled three months ago due to a power failure problem. After a redesign and extensive testing, the highly anticipated drone is back on the market.

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How Julbo sunglasses are made


Ever wonder how sunglass frames and lenses are made? We visited Julbo’s French headquarters for a closer look.

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New Feedback Sports Team Edition tool kit and more


Feedback Sports is getting in to the wrenching game with a tool collection that’s highlighted by the Team Edition Tool Kit, and also includes the less expensive Ride Prep Tool Kit and a complete set of T-handle wrenches.

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Yeti Hopper Flip 12 cooler review


Mtbr digs into a Yeti Cooler to see how good they really are — and if they’re worth the exceptionally high price.

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SwitchBack Tailgate pad review


The SwitchBack transforms the ordinary tailgate pad into an convenient chair with seat back.

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Bike Fenders Round-Up


When nature delivers puddles and streams of water to your local trails, fenders are the required tool for the job. Here’s a rundown of some of the fender options we’re testing right now.

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How to choose a mountain bike pump


Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Here is what you need to know about each one.

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Julbo Aero sunglasses review


Sunglasses maker Julbo is well regarded in the mountaineering world for their impressive technologies, but does that translate to mountain biking? Check out the Mtbr review to find out.

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All Mountain Style Frame Guard review


If your heart sinks every time you chip your paint, you’ll be interested in these frame guards from All Mountain Style.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets for your favorite cyclist


From lights that auto adjust brightness, to smart trainers and high-def cameras, there are countless ways to add a little high tech flare to your next ride. Here are some of our favorites for this holiday season.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: When money is no object


Let’s forget about “need” for a moment and move on to “want.” After all, that’s completely in line with the spirit of Christmas (at least the whole Black Friday part). Here are a few choice items that would make anyone feel like they got your first bike all over again.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for the cyclists in your life


If the gearhead in your life loves to spend their evenings tinkering, then consider one of these great gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Indoor training gear


Training indoors it tough, but you can make it better for you or your loved ones with some of these great gift ideas.

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