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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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Review: Five Ten Hellcat

Labeled the most winning shoe in World Cup DH history, the SPD-compatible Hellcat shoe has enjoyed the reputation as a favorite amongst gravity racing pro riders. This made it a top choice when I decided to try a clip-in shoe for use when riding more technical trails. Until recently I preferred flat pedals for aggressive riding; […]

08.14.2014 Shoes Read the full story →
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650b Nomad Chronicles: Part One

Ermygawd, I have the new 650b Nomad.  Since I’ve built it up, I’ve received more than a few Facebook queries about it, asking how it rides. My first answer? This bike puts a smile on my face. Yes— it is awesome. I was in that boat a few weeks ago; once I decided I was about to […]

08.12.2014 Santa Cruz Bicycles Read the full story →
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SDG Allure Ti Alloy Saddle

Finding a good saddle can be a challenge, but it is worth the effort. We spend so much time intimately placing delicate parts of ourselves on them, so comfort is and should be a priority. Ideally our pick is also light in heft, and of equal importance to me, nice to look at. After bolting on a number […]

08.11.2014 Gear Read the full story →
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Review: Orange Seal Tubeless Sealant

When it comes to setting up your tires as tubeless, running a good tire sealant is key to making sure you’re not constantly pumping tires back up or stuck trail side with a flat. Stan’s Tire Sealant has been our go-to since we made the switch, but after talking to a rather charismatic fellow at the […]

08.07.2014 Gear Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz, CA: West Side Pump Track

Santa Cruz, we’re getting tired of how bad you’re making the rest of the Bay Area look. While we’re stuck doing cutties and tearing up bark dust landscaping at the local park, you’re up to something like five pump tracks and bike parks. Is that right? And that doesn’t even count the wood or bike […]

08.04.2014 Fresh Tracks Read the full story →
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Fresh Gear: Light Adjusting Sunglasses from Ryders Eyewear

It’s been a while since I’ve shopped for riding sunglasses. When I last found a pair that worked for me, I bought a spare set, and they’ve been my go-to for the last few seasons. These days they’re a bit run down and they fog up constantly, to the point I stopped wearing them. According […]

07.31.2014 Accessories Read the full story →
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2014 San Francisco Mountain Bike Festival — Short Track Racing Returns to SF September 6th

San Francisco’s only sanctioned mountain bike race makes its comeback September 6th, with the return of the SF Mountain Bike Festival featuring the headliner event, the McLaren Short Track. The event will be held in SF’s McLaren Park, as the event is a fundraiser for the McLaren Bike Park Project. Besides the short track race, […]

07.29.2014 SF Urban Riders Read the full story →