Gear Reviews and News


Shimano XTR first ride review


Though we’ll need to log far more ride time before we can make any assertions about durability, Shimano’s new XTR group appears to be a home run in both form and function.

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Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace now available


The inventors of the Leatt-Brace announced the new Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace at the end of last year. Now all models, including the junior version, are available worldwide.

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Wolf Tooth’s Roll-Top and Pump Bags carry all your things


Wolf Tooth’s new B-RAD Roll-Top and Pump Bags provide secure, weather- and dirt-resistant on-bike storage to ensure that you’re never caught without the essentials.

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New Hip Pack from ENVE and Friends


ENVE has released a versatile hip pack with plenty of room for day-ride essentials, including a spare tube and belt-integrated multi-tool.

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Snēk Cycling’s Lifeboat Tire Lever — and more


Snēk Cycling’s Lifeboat Tire Lever can help you change a tire, remove a valve core, and perhaps most important of all, open a post-ride adult beverage.

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RMU Tailgate Locker has built-in beer cooler


This very handy tailgate pad from Rocky Mountain Underground serves its original intended purpose of protecting your bikes and truck — but also includes a place to keep your beer cold!

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Dynaplug Air review


Dynaplug’s Air tool takes plug kits to the next level with integrated inflation.

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Tepui Baja Series Kukenam 3 tent review


After a year of use we’re ready to share our experience living with a roof top tent, a pop-up tent mounted on top of a vehicle.

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Wolf Tooth ReMote BellTower unveiled


ReMote BellTower allows Spurcycle Bells to be mounted directly to special Wolf Tooth ReMote handlebar clamps.

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Finish Line Sealant review


The sealant made bold claims of lasting ‘forever’ or at least the life of the tire. Did it measure up or even last one flat? Read on and find out.

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EVOC rolling out new riding packs


In the EVOC development pipeline are three new products: Hip Pack Pro 3L, Hip Pouch 1L, and the FR Lite Race 10L pack. Here’s a sneak peek.

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Sea Otter Goodies: Five products that caught our eye


Here are five intriguing goodies that we happened upon during our time in California: new pedals, tires, sealant, a hitch rack, and a bunch of carbon wheels.

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milKit Booster tire inflator — and water bottle


The milKit Booster is a new spin on the tubeless tire canister idea that also doubles as a water bottle when not needed to inflate tires.

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Lezyne Tubeless Repair Kit debuts – video


Lezyne has added to their line of tools with a host of new problem solvers.

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Topeak JoeBlow Twin Turbo pump unveiled


Topeak was showing off their new JoeBlow Twin Turbo floor pump model featuring TurboBoost technology at the Sea Otter Classic.

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RockyMounts MonoRail Solo and BackStage – video


Boulder Colorado’s RockyMounts has rolled out new hitch rack options with the addition of the MonoRail Solo and BackStage. Details here.

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Yakima HoldUp EVO and BackSwing – video


The first gen HoldUp rack introduced nifty features but the EVO + BackSwing deserves a mic drop.

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Henty Enduro Backpack – video


The Henty Enduro Backpack provides the benefits of a hip pack with the stability of a backpack.

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MTBguru changes name, expands app


Free social media app aimed at connecting riders with local knowledge and services, is changing its name to JAGZ.

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Spurcycle Tool review


Slim enough to fit in most any jersey pocket or seat pack, Spurcycle’s Tool has a machined titanium socket and arm accompanied by 10, chrome-coated bits.

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GÜP KWIKI sealant and inflator


GÜP KWIKI is light weight, eco-friendly and is said to seal up-to a 4mm puncture, read more to find out if it’s too good to be true.

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In search of the most secure bottle cage


How many water bottles have you lost while charging through gnar? Too many is likely the answer. So what’s the best bottle cage for keeping your water secure?

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Cush Core – What is it and what do users think about it?


But does it work? Is the extra weight noticeable? Does it make the bike feel differently when out on the trail? All of these questions and more have been answered by Skills with Phil.

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VEE Tire Co. going green with eco-friendly enterprise


As part of their new 2018 Responsible for Recycling Program, VEE Tire Co. has collaborated with Tube Thailand to create unique key rings made solely from recycled tires.

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Frostbike 2018: Finish Line’s new sealant that never dries out


With groundbreaking Fiberlink Technology, Finish Line is confident that its new sealant will never dry out and won’t clog up your valve cores.

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