Gear Reviews and News

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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Quad Lock iPhone Bike Mount System

The ever burgeoning smartphone bike mount systems are proliferating due to increasing mobile GPS apps usage by mountain bikers, roadies and triathletes. The Quad Lock iPhone bike mounting system from Annex Products of Melbourne, Australia, is an interesting and innovate product, that uses a unique connection system between the mount and smartphone case.

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The Essential Guide to Mountain and Trials Unicycling by Kris Holm

This book by Kris Holm is the first book written about unicycling in a mountain environment. It’s also the first book written about trials unicycling but since I’m writing this review for a mountain-biking website, I’ll focus on the mountain and trail-riding aspects. So why write about unicycles on MTBR? I don’t even unicycle; in

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K-EDGE Computer Mount for GARMIN Edge

K-EDGE Computer Mount for Garmin K-EDGE announced the release of their latest cycling upgrade product, a professional grade Garmin Computer Mount. This new beefy all aluminum mount, which is meant for the newer Garmin Edge GPS bike computers, was first spotted at the recent Tour de Suisse, and will also be used during the Olympics

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Strava – The Social Stopwatch

What is Strava? We’ve been using Strava for over two years and have seen it spread across the map like some kind of virus with no known vaccine. In general terms, Strava is a gps mapping software that plots your bike gps data on a map and collects stats. What really makes it special though

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POC and MIPS Collaborate on New Styles

POC Leads the Charge in Helmet Safety with MIPS Brain Protection Technology   6/13/12 – POC Sports, a Swedish company that develops and markets personal protective gear for gravity sports athletes, has recently started implementing MIPS Helmet Technology to their current helmet line. MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection Systems) is the latest in helmet technology and

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Take Better Photos With the ANYCASE iPhone Tripod Adapter on KickStarter

Introducing the ANYCASE iPhone Tripod Mount KickStarter Campagin Capture Stable, Quality Photos and Video on ANY SmartPhone Fullerton, CA (CFEpr+) June 6, 2012 – With the advent of Professional-level photography and video capability in the latest smartphones, ANYCASE has created a tripod adapter that will fit any iPhone in any case, and will work with

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Kali Protectives Road and XC Racing Helmets

Kali Pro Signals Entry into Road Racing Helmets: Sponsors Co-Founder in 2012 RAAM Innovative Protective brand announces revolutionary Road & XC Racing Helmets’ launch at 2012 Race Across America (RAAM) Morgan Hill, CA, June 4, 2012 – Kali Protectives, a brand built on the principle of athletes first, today announced its entry into high-end Road

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Bike Rack Shops Identifies the Küat NV as Must-Have Hitch Rack for Summer 2012

The rack specialists at Bike Rack Shops were excited to take a closer look at the Küat NV, especially after its recent recognition as one of Men’s Journal’s Gear of the Year 2011. Küat is known for its innovative, premium level bike racks, and it refers to the NV as a “fully-loaded stunner.” Since bikerackshops.com has always

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Bontrager Tires, Saddles, Shoes and Helmets

Bontrager had a very strong presence at the Sea Otter Classic this year and they are definitely making concerted efforts to get the word out about their new tires, saddles, shoes, helmets and other parts and gear. In fact, Bontrager is currently running a contest on Mtbr right now, so check out the Bontrager Swag

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SeaSucker Talon and Bomber Vacuum Cup Mounted Bike Racks

I have to admit, when I first heard about the SeaSucker Bike Rack, I was pretty skeptical. The idea of using suction cups to hold your bike to your car seemed a bit dodgy. My introduction to the company and their rack came from an email I received from someone interested in having Mtbr list

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Chrome Offers Custom Bags for US Military Personnel

Just in time for Memorial Day! This is just about the coolest promotion I’ve ever seen. If you or a loved one is a US vet, you can bring your military issue fatigues or duffel to Chrome and they will turn it into a hand made, custom messenger bag, complete with Chrome’s iconic buckle strap!

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Joy Factory StormCrusier iPhone Case and Bike Mount Review

The StormCruiser is a all-encompassing iPhone mounting system for bicycles (or anything with bars), and the kit includes a heavy-duty handlebar mount and a protective case for the iPhone 4/4S for a reasonable $50. The rugged case is water and dust proof, and provides protection for your precious and expensive commodity, and the mount fits

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Zoic Damsel Skirt to 1 Lucky Winner who Completes the Poll

We’ll be giving away a FREE Damsel Plaid Skirt with liner ($69 value) to 1 lucky respondent! Zoic makes cycling skirts with a 2 piece design, an outer skirt & a removable padded liner. We’d like your input on the liners we will include with our skirts for 2013. Please take a moment to answer

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Review: OGIO 9.0 Endurance Bag

OGIO is an innovative designer of bags with unique styling that is infused with intelligent designs. Their bags cover the gamut of activities, including sports, work, school, travel and leisure, making for products that can carry items specific to those life styles. Their recently introduced Endurance Collection includes the top of the line and full

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