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ZOIC Style Check: Women’s Trail Riding Kit in Gray

We’re always on the lookout for stylish, functional mountain bike apparel, so when ZOIC reached out asking if we wanted to review some items from their collection, we were immediately on board. (especially after viewing the collection online) Based out of sunny southern California, ZOIC offers light weight trail riding clothing that works well when the temperatures start […]

02.22.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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Review: Mountain Hardwear MegaLamina 20 Two Person Sleeping Bag

The cost of hotels can eat up a trip budget quickly, so we’ve been working on a low cost alternative: car camping. Comfort as well as staying warm on cold nights was a priority, and tired of zipping our bags together it was time for a better solution: a two person bag. While researching bags we found a number […]

02.18.2015 Camping Gear Read the full story →
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Review: Timbuk2 Race Cycling Duffle Bag

As certifiable gear heads, our closet is stuffed with gear bags. We’ve got oversized gear bags suitable for months of travel, capable of swallowing smaller bags for internal organization, to basic weekenders. Of all the bags in rotation, the Race Cycling Duffle by Timbuk2 has been a consistent favorite, thanks to its smart compartments and […]

02.09.2015 Packs Read the full story →
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Soloshot: Actionsport Video and Still Selfie Solution

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 […]

02.08.2015 Camera and Electronics Read the full story →
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Camelbak Charge 10 LR

A few years ago, on route to a bike event we found ourselves in the midst of a multi-car vehicular collision. Fortunately we got off relatively light, but we both sustained whiplash. After that, wearing packs on rides made us miserable. Our solution: stop wearing packs. From bottles to waist packs and stuffing additional bottles into pockets for […]

01.30.2015 Gear Read the full story →
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OneUp Components RadR Cage

OneUp Components and their inexpensive 1×10 Wide Range Conversion system has been one of our favorite upgrades to trail bikes. Although we’ve been running one-by drive trains off and on for years, the products from OneUp allow us to embark on trail rides that we might not have in the past, thanks to the ability […]

01.11.2015 Components Read the full story →
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Now in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indigogo have been instrumental in helping get new business off the ground, and is always an interesting place to check out what types of new ideas are out there being pitched. Of course, for every cool new idea (and crowdfunding hit)  like Revolights or the Better Bike Bell  there are […]

01.05.2015 Gear Read the full story →
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Marmot Variant Jacket

Insulated jackets and vests used to make you look like a bloated snowman. These days materials have evolved, resulting in garments that retain heat while displacing moisture all while offering an improved aesthetic. The unique hybrid design of the Variant Jacket from Marmot drew me to it; part puffy jacket and part active wear piece, it boasts […]

12.20.2014 Jackets Read the full story →
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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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Bontrager Turbocharger MTB Floor Pump

With fat bikes gaining prominence, bigger and wider tires have become more commonplace in the garages across the land. And since there are some fat bike fans at Trek, offering a pump specifically for high volume tires makes a lot of sense. While owning a compressor is a no-brainer for any sweet bike-man-cave, not all of us […]

12.12.2014 Gear Read the full story →