Gear

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Style Check: Club Ride Deer Abby Jersey

Club Ride made their name with casual but functional pieces that buck tradition. You don’t have to resemble a stuffed sausage on the trail, and the world is better for it. For 2015 they’ve expanded their line with additional looks that have a cut and silhouette more along the lines of traditional riding garb, but […]

10.30.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: Pivot Mach 4 Carbon

Although we love our long travel trail rigs, most of the local Bay Area trails are better served with a short travel trail bike or 29″ hardtail. And while the 29″ hardtail is the choice for putting down fast lap times on smooth groomer trails, the new Mach 4 from Pivot with its minimal 115mm […]

10.10.2014 Stuff we like Read the full story →
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Teva Blow-Out: Your Deal of the Month

We were really fond of the models Teva released during their brief foray into the bike industry. I can’t actually remember when a company has made a product that was so well received and subsequently killed their program. In contrast to the times Nike made attempts to crack the bike market, it was clear Teva […]

10.01.2014 Shoes Read the full story →
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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 →