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Review: Bell Super Helmet

Contemporary trail bikes are more capable than ever, making higher speeds much more easy to attain. It also means choosing to have a bit more protection is a prudent decision. Fortunately, helmet manufacturers have stepped up to fill the gap in the last few seasons with companies like Bell releasing models specifically to meet the increased […]

09.24.2014 Helmets Read the full story →
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Bike Check: Fred Cuthbert’s Wolfhound Chubby

I’m the first to admit I haven’t really been following the fat bike trends all that closely. Our local conditions don’t call for it, but there are clearly a lot of folks stoked on rigid bikes with huge tires. If we had snow covering our trails for a good part of the year, perhaps my POV on […]

09.22.2014 wolfhound Read the full story →
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Stuff We Like: HT Components Interbike 2014

HT Components features a line of pedals and spokes aimed at discerning riders. Positioned as the high end brand of components from parent company Hsing Ta Industrial, they’ve been offering a number of great looking platform pedals that can be found under high profile gravity pros like Aaron Gwin, Brian Lopes, Kevin Aiello, Remy Metailler […]

09.16.2014 Pedals Read the full story →
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Review: Club Ride Freedom Short

As women we have limited options for stylish mountain bike apparel, so I’m always on the lookout for more. When I came across Club Ride’s Freedom short online, I had to investigate further and reached out. Though we’ve been familiar with Club Ride for some time now, I was happy to see something in the women’s line that appealed […]

09.02.2014 Clothing Read the full story →
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Your Helmet is Outdated: Bell / Giro Add MIPS Technology to Helmet Lineup

Bell and Giro have long been leaders in progressive helmet technology, and their headwear has saved my noggin more than once. With companies like POC, Scott and Smith touting new helmet technology featuring the MIPS Brain Protection System, it was just a matter of time before Bell/Giro responded with offerings of their own. With contemporary […]

08.26.2014 Helmets Read the full story →
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The Specialized 2F0 Flat Women’s Shoe: WHY

Specialized recently released a new shoe intended for use with platform pedals, the 2F0 Flat. They’ve also released a women’s version, in an indigo/ hyper green color way. I’m really at a loss of words when it comes to the color choices of this shoe. Apparently indigo and hyper green is in right now and someone […]

08.22.2014 Shoes Read the full story →
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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 →