Flats are the worst. Even tubeless tires — which thanks to tubeless sealants, have reduced the likelihood of flatting considerably — can be punctured and fail, leaving you forced to add additional sealant or install a tube in order to get home. Sealant dries up over time, which make sealant part of many riders carry […]
Dakine’s Hot Laps Gripper Bike Bag is more than an aesthetically pleasing alternative to electrical tape. Unlike other hook and loop tube straps, the carrying sleeve encases your tube, protecting it from damage. It also features slots for tire levers, CO2, a small multi-tool and whatever else you can cram into it. Seat packs often […]
It’s that time of the year again. If you’re scrambling for ideas on what to gift your favorite rider for the holidays, here are a few suggestions: Showers Pass Waterproof Socks— $35 It’s cold and wet this time of year and keeping feet warm is a lot easier when they’re dry. Showers Pass makes waterproof […]
The Crankbrothers m19 folding multi-tool has been a staple of my everyday ride carry for over a decade now, making it one of the most dependable pieces of gear I’ve ever owned. I acquired my first m19 tool during my tenure as the e-commerce manager for Mike’s Bikes, a chain of bike shops in the […]
We love riding without packs, and are constantly on the lookout for new ways to carry gear, so when OneUp Components started teasing their new steer tube mounted mini tool, we’ve been intrigued. The aptly titled EDC tool (AKA everyday carry) is housed inside the steerer, and consists of a folding multi-tool with a chainbreaker, […]
It’s that time of the year again. For those seeking gift ideas for your favorite cyclist, we’ve curated a list of standout gear suitable for mountain bikers, commuters or road trippers/ travelers. Blackburn Wayside Multi-tool — $35 The worst part of most multi-tools is having to actually use them. Half the time you can’t actually reach the bolt or adjustment screw to […]
It’s made with 100% real bacon. According to the packaging, there are no artificial ingredients, its minimally processed and gluten-free. Oh, and did I mention it’s freakin’ bacon? How did I not know about this? Forget mashed-up powerfood, my next ride will feature a bacon rich snack. It’s got 12 grams of protein, provides 130 […]
The “Oi” from Australian bicycle accessory company Knog has reinvented the bike bell with a design that has a strong appeal for mountain bikers.
Most camera packs do a great job of carrying camera gear but forget that many of us want to carry regular stuff as well. The StreetLine BP 250 from LowePro bucks the trend with a small form factor that’ll tote a laptop and daily essentials.
$350 is a lot to spend on a pair of glasses, but damn, if these things weren’t as cool as hell. Uvex has created high-tech lenses that can adapt to lighting conditions in an instant, thanks to their amazing new Variotronic technology. The revolutionary technology was on display at Interbike, and while they’re a bit […]
We’ve been toying with the idea of adding a dual suspension 29er to the quiver. No doubt about it— big wheels are fast. The thing is, they’re just not as fun to ride as smaller wheels. If I was in the market for a short travel trail ripper, with all the sweet flow trails popping up, it […]
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 […]