Stuff we like

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Transition TransAM 650b Trail Hardtail

Our local trails provide a fix when we have a craving for dirt, but our favorite trail bikes are often overkill for the tame terrain. Sometimes a hard tail is the best, or more importantly, the most fun tool for the job. We have a 29″ XC set up that’s great for hammering, but the […]

12.17.2014 Bikes Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: Ibis Mojo HD3

The mountain biking segment of the internet was ablaze earlier this week when Ibis announced the launch of the third generation of their flagship trail bike, the Mojo HD. Featuring contemporary trail bike geometry, 650b wheels and six inches of front and rear suspension travel, the latest Mojo addresses all the short comings of their […]

11.21.2014 Bikes 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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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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Chums Infinity+1 Carabiner with Key Ring and Bottle Opener

If you tote your keys via a carabiner and carry a bottle opener on a key ring, it’s time to lighten your every day carry. The Chums Infinity+1 Utility carabiner has a convenient lip for opening up your favorite beverage with a key ring slot for the keys you carry everywhere. We use the lower […]

08.21.2014 Gear Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: Ricoh GR Compact Camera

Unless I’m shooting for a paycheck, I’m not interested in toting a 20lb. pack of camera gear on rides. That doesn’t mean I don’t like or want to capture moments from our rides. Fortunately I don’t have to lug around a huge pack just to get a few decent photos. We used to carry an inexpensive […]

08.19.2014 Camera and Electronics Read the full story →
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Betabrand Women’s Bike to Work Jacket

Betabrand recently released a women’s Bike to Work Jacket in black for crowd funding on their site. Like their men’s version, it’s a Mackintosh style jacket made from a softshell material with a nod to biker culture with its offset zipper. I wore the sample around town for an evening as Jason documented the ride […]

08.18.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Not Another Cookie Cutter Softshell

I’m a fan of softshell jackets with a closet full of them to prove it. I’ve got riding jackets, a few hoodies and anoraks laying about, and even managed to get a bike friendly mack-style riding jacket produced at the company I work for based on a concept and graphite scribbles in my sketch pad. […]

07.25.2014 Stuff we like Read the full story →
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Spurcycle Bike Bell: Worthy of Your Fancy Steed

It’s amazing how different the energy from other users can be when you have a bell mounted to your handlebar. When local trails are flooded with users on a busy day, things can easily go sour unless you announce yourself in advance. However, there are times I don’t feel like shouting out a warning when I’m cranking […]

06.05.2014 Accessories Read the full story →