Gear Reviews and News

HeadsUp Systems Wireless Gear Alert System

Have you ever driven your car into the garage with your bike still on the roof, or at least gotten close enough to give you heart palpitations? Enter stage left the HeadsUp Systems wireless gear alert system. The HeadsUp display system is pretty interesting, and it’s basically an early-warning system that tells you if you […]

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Seasucker Hornet Bike Rack First Impressions

We got a chance to try the Seasucker Hornet portable bike rack and made a little show and tell video. This is our first experience with this emerging category of vacuum pump bike racks.

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Where The Trail Ends DVD, Blu Ray and Limited Edition Journal

At this year’s Interbike trade show, the video release of “Where The Trail Ends” was by far, one of the social highlights. It is an amazing journey across the globe of the best freeriders in the world going HUGE! If you haven’t seen it, check out the official trailer here: Riding locations include Argentina, British […]

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LifeProof nuud iPad case and iPhone GoPro Mount

LifeProof makes protective cases for Apple smartphones and tablets, and their products are well made, rugged and take the abuse of the outdoor world. MTBR.com tested their iPhone case, and bike mount and found them to be a great system, especially the excellent case, which I still use. LifeProof nüüd LifeProof introduced their new nüüd […]

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ReadyCase iPhone Case

The ReadyCase is a multifunctional and multi-tool iPhone case, which had been originally funded through Indiegogo. If you’re not familiar with Indiegogo, they’re a funding platform or crowd funding site, which is a donation based fundraising for businesses or creative projects. Kickstarter is a more well known website, and it features the same sort of system […]

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Axiom Annihilateair Floor Pump and Terminate Air Mini Pump and more

Dustan from Axiom Performance Gear shows us some highlights of the new floor pumps and mini pumps for 2013.

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Strava Cycling App for iPhone – New Social Features Added

Strava is an Mtbr favorite around the office. Whether it be by iPhone or by Garmin, Strava really is THE killer app for cyclists. We have gone more in-depth about what Strava is and what it does in earlier write-ups and we have even covered the controversy and lawsuits involving Strava, but in-short, Strava is […]

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Serfas Introducing Five New Eyewear Models for 2013

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA—Generating some huge buzz for its eyewear at this year’s Kona Ironman World Championship, Serfas is introducing five new models for 2013 including Dakota. With a ton of cycling specific features such as Serfas’ H.O.T. (Helmet Optimized Temples), which reduce helmet strap interference, and Serfas’ Decentered Lens Technology, where the optical center […]

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Chrome Bags and Shoes 2013 Collection

Chrome has a long history of making stylish and functional bike bags. They have really broadened their offerings in recent years by making shoes and apparel. I have personally been using Chrome bags for years and they remain one of my favorite ways to pack my daily necessities on and off the bike. In this […]

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Park Tool’s New Power Lift Shop Repair Stand and More

When I last talked to Calvin from Park Tool (at the recent QBP SaddleDrive event) he gave me a hint as to what new products they would be showing at Interbike. He said the new product would be, “Made for you if you have a bad back or a really heavy bike.” My guess at […]

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Kinetic Trainers with InRide iPhone App

Admittedly, indoor trainers are not as cool as riding an all-mountain bike in a redwood forest singletrack. But with the impending arrival of winter, I dropped in to see the green machines at Kinetic. David Simpson immediately grabbed my attention with some cool stuff: Kinetic InRide iPhone app talks to the trainer and knows your […]

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Cateye Nano Shot Plus Light and Stealth 50 GPS Computer

Cateye surprised us last year in the Bike LIghts Shootout. They sent a tiny 250 lumen light called the Nano Shot  and it blew us away with its form factor, quality, brightness and price.  It kind of reminded us that Cateye is a Japanese company that makes quality stuff. The feel of their products is […]

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Pastajet’s Interbike Walkabout Pt 1

I am doing a couple of short Walkabout entries from the Interbike show, that are from my occasional meetings and sometimes random wanderings. Part 1 includes: Garmin Edge mount, American Classic 650B wheels, Polar bottle, Formula 650B fork and new Clif Bar treats. Garmin Garmin didn’t have any new computers at the show, and the […]

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Tactical Communications for Riders

Okay, we all ride with directionally challenged friends that we know will make every wrong turn that it is possible to make.   Sometimes it can be a real pain trying to figure out where that rider is.  We also know that cell phone coverage is spotty at best in the back country.  UClear Digital has […]

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Krieg, Saddle Bags for Everyone

As I  was wandering around Interbike I came across a couple of guys with a cool low tech booth.  They were discussing how to make their booth more fun and attract more attention.  The booth was clever and used recycled shipping boxes from other exhibitors as a floor covering that matched the cool cardboard boxes […]

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No-Drip Chain Luber

We saw the No-Drip Chain Lube by Left Field Design at Interbike. It’s a lube container that makes the regular task of lubing the chain easier, neater and with less waste. Check the video and see our first experience with it.

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kuat racks 2013

The rack company kuat had some interesting new products in their lineup for this coming tear, including the Rufee roof rack, the Link water bottle lock system, an expanded Dirtbag fork mount series, and a skinnier Vagabond. I was really fascinated by the Rufee roof rack system ($209), which carries one bike (up to 45 […]

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Leg Lube Review

Leg shaving is a hallowed tradition for cyclists (not me), and Leg Lube Performance Shave Gel might just be one of the best products for the endeavor on the market. I was contacted by Austin Baskett from Leg Lube, asking if I might be interested in reviewing their athletic shaving product. I am a mountain […]

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Cardo Bk-1 DUO Review

I saw the interesting Cardo BK-1 intercom system at Sea Otter this past year, and was highly intrigued to test and review one here in the mountains of Colorado. Cardo Systems are best known for their wireless Bluetooth communication systems for motorcycles, such as the scala rider, and they recently released the cardo BK-1, which […]

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Cequent Consumer Products SportWing Trunk Mount 2 Bike Carrier

Cequent Consumer Products to Debut the New SportWing Two Bike Trunk Mount Rack at Interbike Expo in September Solon, OH (August 27, 2012) – Cequent Consumer Products, Inc. (CCP), will debut the NEW SportWing™ Trunk Mount 2 Bike Carrier at the Interbike International Bicycle Expo (Interbike) held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, […]

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Racermate Computrainer Stationary Bike Trainer

Computrainer by Racermate is a stationary bike trainer that incorporates real courses and the ability to connect multiple trainers together on a PC to race/train against other riders. Computrainer has been around for awhile and utilizes your own bike in training. They have some of the top triathletes and cyclists in the world riding on […]

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Chrome Mini Buran Small Laptop Buckle Bag

Chrome Industries introduces the new small laptop buckle bag, the Mini Buran. The Mini Buran features an integrated padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15.4 inch laptop with enhanced organization pockets throughout. As with all Chrome bags, the Mini Buran is guaranteed for life, so you’ll never need to find another small bag […]

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Introducing the Kona Project 2 Collection

Kona bicycle bags were designed to survive the rigors of the Kona lifestyle. Seattle, June 20, 2012 — Brenthaven is excited to announce the launch of a line that is protective, stylish and created for the biker enthusiast. The Kona Project 2 bags by Brenthaven are designed to give unparalleled carrying comfort in a water […]

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Demon Ricochet and Podium Full Face Helmets

The New Ricochet and Podium Full Face Helmet with Audio Demon United it excited to release the new Demon Ricochet and Podium full face Helmet. Both helmets are built with tons of features yet has a price affordable to every rider. Demon Dirt went with a stealth matte Black finish with a contrasting black graphic, […]

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Chrome Lieutenant Rolltop Waterproof Messanger Bag

Available today, Chrome Industries brings you, The Lieutenant. This beast is a large dual-waterproof roll-top messenger bag that comes equipped with Chrome’s iconic, quick release buckle. Check out all of the other features of this beast below. Features: Waterproof roll-top closure accommodates a range of load sizes Dual waterproof compartments separate wet/dry cargo External pockets […]

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