Gear Reviews and News


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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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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