My favorite multi-tool is a portable ratchet, so we came across the Silca T-Ratchet with its Titanium Torque Adapter, I had to take a closer look. Proper torque is crucial to the use and adjustment of high performance road and XC components, making a portable torque wrench (as well as proper knowledge of its use) a […]
Best known for their revolutionary advances in neck protection, for 2016 Leatt expanded their product offerings to include helmets, packs, gloves, armor and other protective gear. Leatt sent a pair of the Airflex Pro Knee Pads and gloves over, and for the better part of the year they’ve been put through the wringer. Airflex Pro Knee Guard Leatt […]
Huge traction via oversize rubber is trending this year. Plus bikes, fat bikes and wide rims offer increased air volume and mad traction, but unless you happen to have a compressor in your garage, you’ll be spending a lot more time pumping up tires. Blackburn’s answer to big rubber is the Chamber HV floor pump. Purpose built […]
Walkie talkies are a great way to stay in touch with groups of friends on the mountain. Though we mostly have used them for communication with the crew when we’re snowboarding, we’ve been talking about getting a set for mountain biking. The downside is that they’re bulky, and unless you have a pack with a convenient spot to […]
We see a lot of people pedaling around with back packs that are essentially dry bags. While they’re functional, they’re about as user friendly as a waterproof shopping bag with backpack straps. However, if you were to repurpose those materials, adding usability in the form of compartments, zippers and useful dividers you’d have something special […]
Over the last few years, we’ve accumulated a sizable collection of clothing and gear. Our go-to gear often consists of the newest additions, so when an item consistently is pulled for the days ride, or is worn a second time though its already soiled, its says a lot. The Sever BC shorts is one of these pieces of gear. These […]
A headlamp is a major upgrade to night time adventures. Whether you’re hiking, climbing, camping or glamping, the convenience of being able to see while keeping your hands free make them an essential tool for night time outings. I picked up my first Petzl headlamp at a bike shop in Moab on a road trip years ago. It accompanied me on many […]
Skate shoes are often held as the benchmark for comparisons when it comes to styling and comfort for mountain bike shoes, especially models designed for use with platform pedals. When it came to developing a shoe for mountain biking, Zoic avoided reinventing the wheel and teamed up with Osiris, a manufacturer well known in the BMX community. […]
The concept of the non-round chainring and promises of increased power and efficiency has surfaced repeatedly over the years only to disappear — this time they may be here to stay. Though initially perceiving them as a gimmick, since bolting one on, my tune has changed. I’ve been riding with the Oval Traction Chainring from OneUp Components for months […]
Have you’ve ever wished for a cow bell you could turn off? Thanks to the folks at Timber! Mountain Bike Bells, that product now exists.
The Abus Bordo Centium folds in on itself for ease of carry, while offering flexibility in where you secure your bike.
The new Niner RKT 9 RDO is the flagship XC bike from Niner. It’s also the most fun XC rig we’ve experienced to date, on the race course and the trail.