Gear

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Review: Giro Terraduro Trail/ All Mountain Shoe

Choices for clip-in shoes used to be limited to minimal XC race-style shoes or heavier, DH skate shoes. Fortunately times have changed, and there are now plenty of options in between to choose from for what most of us spend time doing: trail riding. One of our current faves is the Terraduro from Giro. Featuring […]

03.27.2015 Shoes Read the full story →
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650b All Mountain Hardtail Buyers Guide

I took my 29er off the rack today and went for a pedal— that’s when I remembered why it’s been on the rack. Though 29″ wheels are fast, when it comes to trail riding and being able to interpret the trail creatively, they’re nowhere near as fun as bikes with smaller wheels. I’ve been trying to make […]

03.23.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Review: Shore Googles from Ryders Eyewear

We’re the first to admit the aesthetic of goggles with the half shell helmet isn’t our favorite, but being able to see when you’re descending at high speeds is worth it. Especially with today’s bikes that are so capable, and at home going really, really fast. Large sunglasses aren’t always enough, so I’ve taken to rocking the […]

03.17.2015 Eye Protection Read the full story →
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Zoic Style Check: Men’s Kit

Zoic sent over some of their winter clothing for us check out a few months ago, and since then we’ve ridden all over the Bay Area, and throughout the southwest rocking their gear. (see Inga’s post here) Designed for the core trail rider, the Zoic Crux Hoody, long sleeve Transition tech tee and Ether short are well worth […]

03.13.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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Video: Santa Cruz Nomad vs. Specialized Enduro

We decided to run them head to head on the new flow style trail at Crockett Hills Regional Park to see which bike – and brother – would come out ahead.

03.12.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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ZOIC Style Check: Women’s Trail Riding Kit in Gray

We’re always on the lookout for stylish, functional mountain bike apparel, so when ZOIC reached out asking if we wanted to review several pieces from their collection, we took a look, then were immediately on board. Based out of sunny southern California, ZOIC offers light weight trail riding clothing that works well when the temperatures start to rise.

02.22.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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Review: Mountain Hardwear MegaLamina 20 Two Person Sleeping Bag

The cost of hotels can eat up a trip budget quickly, so we’ve been working on a low cost alternative: car camping. Comfort as well as staying warm on cold nights was a priority, and tired of zipping our bags together it was time for a better solution: a two person bag. While researching bags we found a number […]

02.18.2015 Camping Gear Read the full story →
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Review: Timbuk2 Race Cycling Duffle Bag

As certifiable gear heads, our closet is stuffed with gear bags. We’ve got oversized gear bags suitable for months of travel, capable of swallowing smaller bags for internal organization, to basic weekenders. Of all the bags in rotation, the Race Cycling Duffle by Timbuk2 has been a consistent favorite, thanks to its smart compartments and […]

02.09.2015 Packs Read the full story →
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Soloshot: Actionsport Video and Still Selfie Solution

Rallying the crew to shoot some video can sometimes be a chore, and sometimes when it comes to documenting the riding, it’s just easier to set the GoPro on a tripod, hit record and run up the trail before ripping down through the frame. It can be a bit of work, but it’s a big […]

02.08.2015 Camera and Electronics Read the full story →
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Camelbak Charge 10 LR

A few years ago, on route to a bike event we found ourselves in the midst of a multi-car vehicular collision. Fortunately we got off relatively light, but we both sustained whiplash. After that, wearing packs on rides made us miserable. Our solution: stop wearing packs. From bottles to waist packs and stuffing additional bottles into pockets for […]

01.30.2015 Gear Read the full story →