Gear Reviews and News

Review: Tate Labs Bar Fly 2.0

Bar Fly 2.0 mount for Garmin Edge computers, with one bolt clamp, two-position interface, user-friendly Derlin plastic construction and lifetime guarantee!

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Review: Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag

The Mountain Feedbag is a must-have for the all-day adventure racer who must fuel while on the go.

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Sneak Peek: New Bar Fly MTB Mount

Sneak peek of Bar Fly MTB mount, with positioning behind the stem faceplate to protect the computer

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Computer, Blue HR, Blue SC and KICKR Power Trainer

The new offerings from Wahoo Fitness that includes the Blue HR bluetooh 4.0 heartrate strap, the Blue SC bluetooth 4.0 speed and cadence sensor, and the RFLKT iPhone powered bike computer for your handlebars.

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Review: Rokform Rokbed V3 Bike Mount Kit

The Rokform Rokbed V3 Bike Mount Kit is an all-encompassing iPhone mounting system for bicycles, and the system includes a heavy-duty mount that attaches to the headset and a protective case for the iPhone 4/4S.

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Video: Evoc FR Trail Pack for All Mountain and Enduro Events

Evoc is a popular backpack company very much in tune with the All Mountain and Enduro crowd. This pack is not only a hydration pack but is optimized to carry full downhill gear comfortably with its neoprene enhanced hip strap.

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Review: Seasucker Mini-Bomber Suction Cup Bike Rack

You need to transport bikes on occasion but you have multiple vehicles or you are not ready to commit to a permanent rack. Or you have a type of car where a hitch rack is not an option and a roof rack is not available.

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Brian Mullin’s Walkabout – Sea Otter 2013

This is a short synopsis of my wanderings during the Sea otter 2013 festival, and captures some products that I found interesting…

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Video: Feedback Sports Sprint Work Stand

360-degrees of rotation, easy to use, folds up small, works with mountain and road bikes. That’s the $230 Feedback Sports Sprint work stand in a nutshell. Check out this video to learn more.

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Yakima HoldUp and HoldUp +2 Hitch Bike Racks

The new Yakima HoldUp and HoldUp +2 (to carry 4 bikes total) that’s new and improved for 2013. The HoldUp is easy to install, loads in seconds and features a wheel tray strap, integrated SKS cable lock system, a knob to tilt the rack down for rear vehicle access and the integrated bottle opener.

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Magura, Uvex, Vredestein 2014 Product Highlights

Brent Winebarger shows us the Magura 29er 120mm travel fork, new Vredestein Black Panther 27.5/650b and 29er tires, and Uvex SGL 104 sunglasses and the Ultrasonic CC helmet.

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New from Serfas: Gladiator Sunglasses and FMP-900/FMP-969 Floor Pumps

Serfas is expanding their product line-up big time for 2013. They have several new models of cycling specific eyewear with some great features at a great price. They also have some killer looking new floor pumps.

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Announced: Boombotix Boombot REX Bike Speakers

Mtbr got a look at Boombotix’s new Boombot REX portable bike speakers. This little package packs a punch by reaching volume levels of 90 dB@2ft, making it the loudest portable speaker in its size on the market.

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Seeking the Creative at Sea Otter

There’s a lot of cool stuff at Sea Otter this year, but there are only two products that truly stand out as completely unique and original.

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New Gadget: BikeSpike Bike Theft Protector

Startup company develops new lo-jack for your bicycle. The BikeSpike provides tracking beacon features if your ride is stolen and delivers that data straight to your smart phone. Is this project worth funding?

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Review: AfterShokz Sportz M2 Headphones

We review the AfterShokz Sportz M2 Headphones and how they work for mountain bikers. Check out this full review on a small, but popular biking accessory.

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Just In: crankbrothers Sterling and Gem Pumps, B-Series Tools

Crankbrothers updated their line with new high end pumps called Sterling and a new value line called Gem. Multi-tools that use a bit-based system were introduced too.

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Review: Abus Bordo 6000 Folding Lock

The Bordo 6000 looks nothing like the traditional U-locks, cable locks and chains we’re used to. It actually resembles a folding carpenter’s ruler, and functions in a similar manner.

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Fix It Sticks Announces Bike Multitool

I have been seeing a lot more small bike companies and individuals using the crowd funding site Kickstarter to raise capital to fund their creative projects, and the Fix It Sticks multitool is an excellent example. The new Fix It Sticks looks to be a very useful multitool, that will be handy out on the […]

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Review: Upright Designs Totem Pole Bike Rack

Six bikes in less space that it takes to transport four? Yes, the key is the bikes are resting on each other with the front tires. The tires by nature offer natural cushion from any damage. The handlebars are at opposite sides and away from each other in an alternating pattern.

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Garmin Announces the Edge 810 and 510

Garmin has been pretty secret about their just announced Edge series, and the rumor mill has been rampant with guesses about what features they would contain, and whether it would just be called the Edge 900. Garmin unveiled two new GPS bike computers today, the Edge 810 and 510, which are their first dedicated bicycling […]

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1up USA Bike Rack Review

1Up USA is famous for their bike trainers so we were excited at the opportunity to try their bike racks. At first glance, it looks like a science project as the whole unit looks CNC’d and the bike retention mechanism looks unlike any we’ve seen before. But as we used it extensively, we learned about […]

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Chrome Lieutenant Rolltop Messenger Bag Review

The Lieutenant rolltop messenger bag from Chrome is versatile, stylish and is waterproof inside and out. The fact that it is a rolltop means it can handle a variety of different sized cargo that is easy to get to. It has dual waterproof compartments that keep the wet and dry cargo separate. It will keep […]

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FOX High Pressure Digital Shock Pump

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Brian and I both have this pump and have been spending quality time with it. In this day and age, suspension setup is everything. Bikes are supposed to be ridden with the right amount of sag for a given rider. And this can be the difference between an all-mountain bike riding […]

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K-EDGE Computer Mount for Garmin Edge

K-EDGE started their endeavors with Kristin Armstrong’s Chain Catcher at the 2008 Olympics (Gold individual time trial in 2008 and 2012), and they have since added more catchers and camera mounts. Their latest product is an aluminum bike computer mount for Garmin’s Edge series, and the anodized jewelry is an impressive piece of CNC weaponry. […]

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