Gear Reviews and News


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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8 great indoor trainers when you have to ride inside

With hundreds of options to chose from, it can be hard to narrow down your shopping list when searching for a trainer. To help make the decision process easier, here are eight of the best trainers on the market today.

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How To: Pick the right indoor trainer for you

Whether you live in a cold climate or just want to squeeze in a quick workout, sometimes the best option is an indoor bicycle trainer.

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CO2 vs. Hand Pump: What’s the best way to fix a flat

It doesn’t matter if you’re a dedicated roadie, mountain biker, ‘cross racer, or all-around, pure bred race machine, this debate seems to be relatively universal: should you use CO2 or a hand pump?

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Intel Drone follows biker radness through trees

Follow-me drone technology has been incredibly catchy to mountain bikers but it’s never been a reality due to the nature of our obstacle-strewn sport. But this new technology looks promising indeed.

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Video: How to make any glove smartphone friendly

A quick and cheap DIY guide to make your favorite pair of gloves smartphone friendly.

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Review: Oakley Airbrake MX goggles

For the price of one pair of Oakley Airbrake goggles, you could buy several cheaper pairs, plus have beer money left over. Are they worth the staggering price tag?

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Genius stocking stuffers under $50

Holiday gift guides for enthusiasts can be a challenge. How do you know what’s really good? How do you know if the mountain biker on your shopping list already has something? Well, here are some affordable gift ideas that every mountain biker needs.

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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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