Gear Reviews and News


2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets for your cycling geek

Cyclists are inherently gadget geeks, fully capable of boring friends while arguing the finer points of minor bicycle componentry. To help them explore new topics of gadget geek conversation, here are 10 great gifts.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Indispensable tools for the home mechanic

Just like clearing that tricky climb without dabbing, there’s something tremendously satisfying about having the right tool for the job. Not only does it simplify general maintenance, but it makes wrenching feel like less of a chore — and saves trips to the bike shop. Here are 10 great gift ideas for the gearhead in your life.

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First Look: Airshot Tubeless Inflator

Bring your compressed air with you anywhere or turn any floor pump in to a compressor pump for all your tubeless inflation needs.

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Review: Scorpion Bike Stands

There’s something to be said about a bike stand that is unique and well made. It is wheel size independent and it’s perfect for storage, washing or basic maintenance. It’s the handy bike stand that you didn’t know you needed.

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Review: Dynaplug Tubeless Repair kits

With experience from other industries, Dynaplug offers several reliable options for repairing tubeless tires on the trails.

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How To: Stop creaks, squeaks, slaps and knocks on your mountain bike

After spending thousands of dollars on a mountain bike, the last thing you want is to hear are creaks, squeaks, slaps, and knocks while you’re riding down the trail. In some cases, the fix can be as easy as tightening a bolt or lubing your chain. Other noise issues may require you to be a bit more crafty and creative.

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Round up: Cool new tools for the home mechanic

These handy gadgets will make taking care of your bike a snap — and could bail you out of a jam while you’re out on a ride.

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Lizard Skins Interbike 2015

For 2016, Lizard Skins updated its chainstay protector to be more versatile. They also had some tips on how to install their DSP grips.

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Interbike 2015: OutBraker brake regulator

The OutBraker hydraulic brake regulator does what it’s supposed to do, but fails to understand basic mountain biking needs.

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Swagman Racks Interbike 2015

Swagman offers a full line of affordable roof and hitch racks. Their newest models are now compatible with fat tires and a number of different axle standards. They’ve also launched the Chinook, a new mid price hitch rack that offers a lot of versatility.

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EVOC Interbike 2015

The new EVOC Bike Travel Bag Pro sees significant improvements that make it lighter and more convenient to use.

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SKS Interbike 2015

Winter is coming and SKS has ramped up its collection of quick mount fenders to include options for both fat and plus bikes.

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White Lightning Interbike 2015

Most cleaning products turn your matte finish glossy, but White Lightning’s new Matte Finisher keeps your bike looking sinister.

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Interbike 2015: Bollé’s new One helmet is four helmets in one

Long known for their quality sunglasses, Bollé’s new innovative helmet offers customization suitable for mountain biking, commuting, road and aero uses.

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Eurobike 2015: SKS shows new pumps, fenders and other smart accessories

Fashionable colors, pumps adapted to bigger volume tires, and a smart touchscreen device holder are just some of the highlights.

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Eurobike 2015: Lupine shows off Bluetooth controlled lights

With the addition of new connectivity features, the Pico, Wilma and Betty lights can now all be manipulated with a single handlebar-mounted remote device.

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Eurobike 2015: Magura Coach display for Vyron Dropper and eLect Suspension

Magura is designing in wireless integration with their Vyron dropper system and the eLect suspension. This coach display system exhibits how the integration can work.

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Eurobike 2015: Topeak Joeblow Booster compressor pump and cool torque tools

The Topeak booth always looks like the candy store with all those nice and smart solutions for common problems. Repair, preparation and storage play a big role here. Here’s a small selection of their new stuff.

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Eurobike 2015: Ergon has new saddles and enduro backpacks

Ergon has always been keen on ergonomics and comfort. This philosophy has lead into two new saddle lines. Also featured is the BE2 enduro backpack, which now has a limited edition and a bigger sibling, the BE3. Lastly, updates for the BX3 backpack are also highlighted.

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Crankbrothers releases limited edition M-Series tools

Tool time is getting a little more colorful thanks to the crew at Crankbrothers. This summer the California company is offering its three most popular multi-tools in four limited edition colors.

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Quick Take: Fabric’s sleek cageless water bottle

UK-based Fabric invents a simple and elegant design for mounting water bottles to your bike.

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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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