Gear

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Style Check: DHaRCO Riding Kit

I’m always on the lookout for hip new brands, so when I heard about DHaRCO out of Austrailia, I had to reach out to get more info on their line. I first discovered the brand when they appeared in my Instagram feed worn by a mountain biker in Australia. (she is also featured on their website) […]

09.30.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Review: Bell Super Helmet

Contemporary trail bikes are more capable than ever, making higher speeds much more easy to attain. It also means choosing to have a bit more protection is a prudent decision. Fortunately, helmet manufacturers have stepped up to fill the gap in the last few seasons with companies like Bell releasing models specifically to meet the increased […]

09.24.2014 Helmets Read the full story →
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Bike Check: Fred Cuthbert’s Wolfhound Chubby

I’m the first to admit I haven’t really been following the fat bike trends all that closely. Our local conditions don’t call for it, but there are clearly a lot of folks stoked on rigid bikes with huge tires. If we had snow covering our trails for a good part of the year, perhaps my POV on […]

09.22.2014 wolfhound Read the full story →
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F*ck You, Bike Thieves

A few weeks ago I enjoyed a night out in Oakland to celebrate the impending nuptials of a friend. At the end of the night, we stumbled out onto the street and went our separate ways, while I walked over to the bike rack where my ride was locked up, only to witness the following sight.

09.22.2014 Fixed Gear Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: Dainese Trail Skins Knee Guard

The Trail Skins Knee Guard from Dainese is an interesting take on the trail riding knee pad. Instead of utilizing a material like D30, Dainese sandwiches two different layers together to absorb the shock of impact should things go wrong. The outer layer is a polymer with high shock absorption that is bonded to an […]

09.18.2014 Protection Read the full story →
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WTB 650b+ Trail Blazer 2.8 Tire and Fourty-Four Bikes: Interbike 2014

Large high volume rims and tires have been popping up everywhere, with a number of variations now available. You can choose from 26″ diameter fatbikes with huge balloon size tires or wide 29″ diameter rims dubbed 29+. And now thanks to Fourty-Four Bikes out of New Hampshire and WTB, there’s one more fat option in the […]

09.16.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: HT Components Interbike 2014

HT Components features a line of pedals and spokes aimed at discerning riders. Positioned as the high end brand of components from parent company Hsing Ta Industrial, they’ve been offering a number of great looking platform pedals that can be found under high profile gravity pros like Aaron Gwin, Brian Lopes, Kevin Aiello, Remy Metailler […]

09.16.2014 Pedals Read the full story →
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Review: Club Ride Freedom Short

As women we have limited options for stylish mountain bike apparel, so I’m always on the lookout for more. When I came across Club Ride’s Freedom short online, I had to investigate further and reached out. Though we’ve been familiar with Club Ride for some time now, I was happy to see something in the women’s line that appealed […]

09.02.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Your Helmet is Outdated: Bell / Giro Add MIPS Technology to Helmet Lineup

Bell and Giro have long been leaders in progressive helmet technology, and their headwear has saved my noggin more than once. With companies like POC, Scott and Smith touting new helmet technology featuring the MIPS Brain Protection System, it was just a matter of time before Bell/Giro responded with offerings of their own. With contemporary […]

08.26.2014 Helmets Read the full story →
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The Specialized 2F0 Flat Women’s Shoe: WHY

Specialized recently released a new shoe intended for use with platform pedals, the 2F0 Flat. They’ve also released a women’s version, in an indigo/ hyper green color way. I’m really at a loss of words when it comes to the color choices of this shoe. Apparently indigo and hyper green is in right now and someone […]

08.22.2014 Shoes Read the full story →