Most of our favorite riding garments are constructed from synthetic fabrics. Polyester and other synthetics fabrics have impressive wicking qualities and other features that perform when active, but come with a downside. They often can develop odor that can be hard to get rid of, even after repeated washing. Getting rid of odor is made even more difficult […]
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 […]
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 “Oi” from Australian bicycle accessory company Knog has reinvented the bike bell with a design that has a strong appeal for mountain bikers.
Protect your carbon frame investment from abrasions and light impact damage with the Honeycomb Frame Guard from All Mountain Style.
Adding a layer of defense against mud is a no brainer this time of year. There are quite a few to choose from, but our favorite fenders have been fork mounted mud guards. For the last few months I’ve been running the Duck Flap from Miles Wide Industries. Designed to “keep the Quap off”, the Duck […]
Motorcyclists are required by law to have a headlight illuminated at all times. Daytime running lights improve visibility of the rider by other road users and increase rider safety. Makes sense… so if motorcycles are doing it, why aren’t we? That was the question the folks at Bontrager set out to answer with the Flare R tail light. Armed […]
It’s amazing how different the energy from other users can be when you have a bell mounted to your handlebar. When local trails are flooded with users on a busy day, things can easily go sour unless you announce yourself in advance. However, there are times I don’t feel like shouting out a warning when I’m cranking […]
Like a lot of our fellow riders we’ve taken to using Strava to record our rides. First on our smart phones, then biting the bullet and picking up a $150 device that does the exact thing. (but doesn’t run out of batteries mid ride.) We’re both running the Garmin Edge 200, a bar mounted GPS […]
For short, high paced rides in the Oakland hills, I’ve taken to running a water bottle and leaving the hydration pack at home. There are a few drinking fountains in the area, so I’m able to get away with only carrying one bottle and refilling it periodically. The downside to running a water bottle has […]
At this point in time, basic logic dictates that we as a society should recycle as much as we can. It really isn’t that hard; it’s about changing our habits. We avoid using single use water bottles and instead grab from our stack of reusable stainless steel water bottles in our cupboard. We have a […]