Bontrager Reviews and News


Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter

It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter

Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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Bontrager Drop Line stem, bars, pedals and dropper post

Bontrager’s new Drop Line dropper post is easily serviceable, claimed to perform well in extreme temperatures (for all your fat biking needs), and is infinitely adjustable.

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Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels review

If you can live with the loud color scheme, the Bontrager Line Plus TLR 29 wheels are a terrific upgrade for any 29+ bike. Find out why in our full review.

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Ultimate winter apparel for truly arctic rides

Dressing for wintertime rides is tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of apparel that will keep you warm on truly arctic days.

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Ultimate winter apparel for freezing rides

Unless you live in a perpetually warm locale, dressing for wintertime rides can be tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of gear that’s worked great for us on freezing rides.

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Ultimate winter apparel for cold weather rides

Here’s our round-up of the Ultimate Head-to-Toe Cold Weather Kit, with cold being defined as roughly 32-39 degrees. Stay tuned for round-ups on kit suitable for freezing and arctic rides.

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5 Superb High-End Night Riding Lights

When money is no object there are plenty of light options out there. Reliability, brightness, and beam quality are key considerations for riders who take night riding seriously. Here are the five best lights we’ve tested this season.

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6 quick spinning fat bike wheels

For any wheeled vehicle, lowering rotational weight is one of the best ways to spend upgrade dollars. Just like on road and traditional mountain bikes, fat bikes benefit from lighter wheels.

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10 top notch fat bike tires

Tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you’ll make.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Bright lights for riding at night

Keep your bike riding gift getter safe and seen with our brightest Holiday Guide, featuring the best headlights and tail lights.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie

Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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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: Ultimate cold weather gear and apparel

Don’t let Old Man Winter or Jack Frost take a nip out of your gift getter’s winter riding season. Instead help outfit them with gear and apparel that will make the next snow day a great day on the bike.

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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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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700 RT

Going up in price with a sophisticated remote, the Ion 700 RT is the same compact light that can now be part of a unified system of lights.

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2015 Bike Lights Shootout

The 2015 Bike Lights Shootout is here! It is quite an exciting crop of lights as lights are getting lighter with improved beam patterns. Check back often to see the latest lights reviews.

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Photo Gallery: Gear of the 2015 Global Fat Bike Summit

Along with big wheeled bikes, there was lots of unique gear and apparel on display at the Global Fat Bike Summit in Jackson, Wyoming.

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Review: Bontrager Hodag Tire and Jackalope Wheels fat bike tubeless system

Bontrager sought out to build a tubeless fat bike wheel and tire system that is capable in all conditions but is still fun to ride. Have they succeeded?

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for enduro, cross country, all mountain, road, gravel, cyclcocross, and just about everything in between.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Bike Lights

Our best recommendations for bike lighting gifts for your friends or yourself this holiday season.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for mountain bikers

Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for mountain bikers that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the trail.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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Review: Bontrager Ion 700

Sporting a big beam pattern, the Bontrager Ion 700 delivers with the smallest package and the lowest price in the 700 Lumen category.

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