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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]