Gear

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E. Thirteen Tubeless Valves

E*thirteen’s hi-volume tubeless valves were designed to make installing tubeless tires just a little bit easier. We all know what a pain in the ass setting up a tubeless tire can be, especially if you’re a home mechanic attempting to seat a bead without the aid of an air compressor. The folks at E*thirteen clearly […]

06.27.2015 Tires and Wheels Read the full story →
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Style Check: TLD Women’s Skyline Coral Shorts and Jersey

It used to be hard finding riding gear I liked. Fortunately, thanks to companies like Shredly, Maloja, Zoic, Sombrio and for 2015, Troy Lee Designs, my most difficult decisions are based on what colors I feel like wearing. I am particularly fond of the Troy Lee Designs Skyline long sleeve jersey in camo/turquoise. It features […]

06.19.2015 Style Guide Read the full story →
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Review: Zoic Uprising Shorts and Jersey

Gear designed for dedicated DH runs or laps at the bike park tends to be bombproof and overbuilt. On hot days it can be a bit much. For riders overheating on sweltering summer days, the new Uprising Short from Zoic offers relief. Packing moto-styling in a lightweight, versatile short, it’s a capable alternative intended for enduro, park and gravity riding.

06.16.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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650b Carbon Trail Bike Wheel Buyer’s Guide

Carbon wheels are the ultimate upgrade to an already sweet ride, but those tricked out hoops come with premium price tags. There’s also the question of durability. Wheels tend to get the worst beating of all our components, but there’s no arguing the performance advantages once you’ve ridden some. The question is whether or not you find […]

06.11.2015 Tires and Wheels Read the full story →
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Diamondback Sync’r

We’ve been hearing a lot about the rising costs of high end bikes, and while it’s possible to spend a small fortune to get a dream ride, the actual cost of admission to the sport isn’t anywhere as daunting as one might expect. Take the Diamondback Sync’R for example. $1350 gets you a complete all mountain capable alloy hardtail […]

06.06.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Speedvagen Urban Racer by Vanilla Workshop

Speedvagen bikes are limited production pavement racing machines hand built by the craftsmen of the Vanilla Workshop in Portland, Oregon. Owned and designed by builder/ maker Sacha White, they recently came through town performing fit sessions for new customers, putting on rides and showcasing the bikes. Among the rides on display was Speedvagen’s take on the street-style super […]

06.02.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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Review: Acre Supply Hauser Pack

ACRE is a new entry to the mountain biking community. The roots of the company, however, run deep in mountain biking. ACRE’s founders, Bart Kyzar and Mark Falvai, were the original founders of the iconic urban cycling brand Chrome Industries. Originally based in Boulder, the first Chrome bags were designed with mountain bikers in mind.

05.29.2015 Packs Read the full story →
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Review: Ryders Eyewear antiFog Thorn Sunglasses

I’ve always had issues with sunglasses fogging up on rides, so when Ryders Eyewear reached out to let me know they were sending samples of their new sunglasses with a new anti-fog treatment, saying I was looking forward to trying them out is a bit of an understatement. And while I wasn’t sure the Ryders Thorn Glasses with antiFog […]

05.11.2015 Eye Protection Read the full story →
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Style Check: TLD Skyline Speeda Shorts & Sprint Ops Jersey

The Skyline Shorts from Troy Lee Designs are a favorite due to the great fit, durable construction, comfortable materials and minimal branding. It’s also very affordable at $75.00, so you can easily justify purchasing multiple pairs. Although style is paramount, I tend to prioritize functionality and fit when adding apparel to my personal collection. Fortunately I can always […]

05.06.2015 Style Guide Read the full story →
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Style Check: TLD Women’s Skyline Speeda Trail Riding Kit

Troy Lee Designs is a household name in the world of moto and mountain bike racing. Known for bold and bright color palettes and graphics, TLD is a common sight on the trail— on men. For the average trail riding woman, not so much. Prepare for that to change. The 2015 TLD women’s collection has come a long way […]

05.04.2015 Style Guide Read the full story →