Gear Reviews and News


Topeak Joe Blow Booster floor pump review

Depending on you wheel-tire combo of choice getting tubeless beads seated can be an exercise is mass frustration. So does the Topeak JoeBlow Booster floor pump solve these issues? Read our full review to find out.

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Fabric Chamber ratchet tool

Fabric is a UK-based component firm that innovates with good design, manufacturing and price. Their new portable Chamber ratchet tool is cool indeed.

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RockyMounts unveils SplitRail hitch mount rack

Colorado-based RockyMounts has unveiled its latest bike carrier, the SplitRail, a lightweight, expandable platform hitch rack for carrying two, three or four bicycles.

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Tepui Expedition Series bag review

Tepui is known for their rugged rooftop tents. And part of their offering is a big, rectangular bag that is very handy for mountain bikers.

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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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Is this the world’s lightest bottle cage?

A first look at Laguna Bicycle’s new 17 gram full carbon water bottle cage. Our initial impressions of this cage are very high.

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Five Father’s Day gift ideas for cyclists under $50

Father’s Day is coming fast! Instead of getting him new BBQ tools or a necktie, here are five cycling related gifts he’ll actually love.

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Lezyne goes digital with new mini-pump and shock pump

How do you make one of the best compact mini pumps even better? You keep it the same size, while integrating a digital pressure gauge.

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Endura launches pair of trail-ready hydration packs

Scottish apparel maker Endura has introduced two new MTB hydration packs that are targeted at the serious off-road rider. Get all the details.

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Birzman Apogee MTB mini pump review

There’s nothing worse than having to fix a flat on the trail, but Birzman’s new Apogee mini pump helps ease the pain.

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Timber Mountain Bike Bell: The polite way to pass

What’s the most polite way to alert other trail users of your presence? Most would say a bell of some sort (and not a shout or whistle). But you can make an argument that dinging a bell is the trail version of honking your car’s horn. So is there a better way?

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13 hot new tools from Sea Otter

The range and diversity of new tools on the market is staggering. While we used to be stoked on a simple multi tool that didn’t fall apart, some brands are elevating tools like the simple pedal wrench into works of art.

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New crop of Topeak tools offer innovative convenience

The bike industry is in a period of rapid innovation — and it’s not limited to just bikes. Companies such as Topeak are getting creative with tool design, coming up with new and unique takes on old standards.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera

New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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Wolf Tooth Fat Paw grips ideal for riders with big hands

Until now, riders with big hands have slim pickings when it comes to grips. The new Wolf Tooth Fat Paw aims to change that.

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Five important privacy tricks for Strava users

Land managers are using Strava to document illegal trail use, while thieves are using it to steal gear. Click through to learn five ways to protect yourself and the trails you ride.

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Road trip tips from the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew

After more than a year on the road, these guys have learned a lot about being efficient road warriors. Here are eight tips and tricks to help you prepare for your next mountain bike excursion.

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Lezyne teases fatbike and tubeless friendly floor pumps

Lezyne teases a portable mini pump designed for plus and fat bikes, plus a new floor pump that will help seat tubeless tires when using an air compressor is not an option.

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Spurcycle’s elegant (and long lasting) bell

If you ride busy trails, having a bell on your bars is all but a must. One of our favorite noise makers is the Spurcycle bell, which is both elegant and easy on the ears.

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New Troy Lee Designs apparel and protection

For 2016, TLD has updated several classics, as well as expanded their product range. Click through to see the new colorways and products.

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Inside Look: Wahoo Fitness presents – the importance of indoor cycling

Wahoo Fitness provides us with a few reminders about the benefits of riding a trainer when time, weather or other commitments preclude us from riding real trails.

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RockyMounts new low profile TomaHawk bike rack

New wallet friendly roof rack from Colorado based RockyMounts offers impressive versatility and lifetime warranty.

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Review: MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail 16L camera bag

Sometimes, only a real SLR camera will do for capturing great mountain biking images. But camera bags are often cumbersome, heavy and difficult to access. This pack from Mindshift gear allows you to carry your bike gear and an SLR while allowing quick, swivel access to your camera.

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How to train indoors without going nuts

Training indoors doesn’t have to suck. Here are some helpful tips on how to stay sane while spinning inside from an enduro racing world champ, BMX Olympic medalist, and a former supercross racer.

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Inside Look: SKS Fatboard fat bike fender

Great gear that will keep you dry and mud-free during mixed condition fat bike rides.

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