Gear Reviews and News


EVOC Tailgate Pad review


Truck tailgates are incredibly efficient when it comes to bike transport. This latest tailgate pad from EVOC does a good job protecting bikes and your vehicle as well.

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Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage Mini HV 1.5 review


By integrating storage for a hand pump and key tools into a bottle cage, you’re lessening the amount of gear you need to carry elsewhere, thus increasing the likelihood that you can ride without a hydration pack.

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Küat NV 2.0 hitch rack review


Küat changed the hitch rack game with the original NV, which looked as good as it performed. Now they’ve stepped it up once again with a more refined version that accepts a broader range of wheel and tire sizes.

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Thule T2 Pro bike rack review


Now compatible with all wheel sizes, including fat bikes, Thule revamped the sturdiness, security, and aesthetics of the venerable T2 in the new T2 Pro.

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RockyMounts SplitRail hitch rack review


We think of RockyMounts as a good third party alternative for bike trays for roof rack systems. But the new SplitRail is a serious effort and one of the best hitch racks we’ve tried.

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Clever new components from Wolf Tooth


Wolf Tooth is king of producing clever aftermarket hop up kits or new product categories. At Interbike, they were showing of a host of rad new items.

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EVOC putting hip back in fanny packs


Munich, Germany-based EVOC is set to start shipping the Hip Pack Race, a 3-liter pack that can accommodate a 1-liter bladder.

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Yakima SkyRise rooftop tent puts glam in glamping


Yakima has entered this growing category with a rooftop tent that is light, competitively priced, and uniquely integrates with their racks.

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Best new tools and more from Interbike 2016


Between Eurobike and Interbike, we’ve seen a host of cool new products aimed at mechanics. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love part one of this two-part photo gallery.

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10 great upgrades for your bike — and more


It’s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest. But it’s very possible your best option is not buying all new gear. Instead give one of these upgrades a try.

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Lizard Skins Interbike 2016


Lizard Skins has long been known for their great protective coverings for your bike. Now they are bringing that expertise to your body with a new line of gloves.

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Ergon Interbike 2016


From new grips and insoles to a feature-rich hydration pack, Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style.

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White Lightning Interbike 2016


Sporting an updated look for 2017, White Lightning is using simple intended conditions terminology to ease confusion with its line of lubes.

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TOGS Interbike 2016


The innovative TOGS thumb over grip system provides a fully customizable hand position to enhance comfort and climbing leverage.

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New and cool from 9Point8, Rohloff, and Maxima


9Point8 has a new 27.2 post out, Rohloff has made their hubs more adventure friendly, and Maxima is selling suspension fluid for bikes.

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Syncros Interbike 2016


Syncros has unveiled a host of sleek new components for both on and off-bike applications. Highlights include seatposts, wheels, stems, handlebars, grips, tools, head unit mounts, saddles, and even a trick utility bottle cage.

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Park Tool Interbike 2016


Park Tool introduces a host of new products as well as key updates to existing products in their enormous line of home and commercial shop tool solutions.

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SKS Interbike 2016


SKS has released a pair of innovative tubeless tire solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation, the TL (tubeless) retrofit pump head and the RideAir portable air tank.

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Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2016


Stan’s NoTubes has expanded its well-regarded line of tubeless ready aluminum wheelsets with the addition of the premium MK3 and a more affordable S1.

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Interbike Preview Highlights: G-Form, GoPro, Abus, Polar and Now helmets


A few product highlights from Interbike’s Media Preview event featuring G-Form, GoPro, ABUS, Polar and Now helmets.

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Prototype power meter measures braking forces


Have you ever wondered how much speed you’re losing by death gripping the brakes?

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15 Must-Have Tools for the Home Mechanic


Whether you’re a racer and need a basic traveling setup, or an aspiring home mechanic, these tools will help keep you rolling.

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RockyMounts launches MonoRail swing-away rack


Colorado company has released what it is calling the bike industry’s first swing-away platform hitch rack, the MonoRail Swing, and its sibling, the standard version MonoRail hitch rack.

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Huck Norris liner could be end of tubeless punctures


Arguably the No. 1 hindrance slowing greater adoption of plus tires is the lose-lose proposition between weight and puncture protection. Many of the 2.8” to 3.0” tires currently on the market are either too heavy or too flimsy to be ridden hard without fear of failure. Could the answer be… Huck Norris?

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Birzman M-Torque 4 multi-tool review


You should always use a torque wrench when tightening component bolts. But what do you do when you’re on the trail? Enter the Birzman M-Torque, a multi-tool with an integrated torque wrench.

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