I’ve used all types of rim tape on my wheels at this point. From the cheap $1.00 rubber band strips that fail, to the bike shop standard Velox, to my favorite, the hard plastic rim tape from Schwalbe. Rim tape is one of those things that you don’t think about much. When you get a […]
There is nothing more grippy than a new pair of 5.10 shoes on a pair of decent platform pedals. Sticky rubber shoes have been a game changer for many that had been looking at the switch back to platform pedals, but weren’t quite ready. 5.10 and their stealth rubber soles have led the charge in […]
Where do test bikes go after they’ve been tested? This is a question everyone has probably pondered at some point- readers are always asking, often followed by the almost silly question, “can I have it?” Often times the test bikes go home with lucky employees, added to demo fleets, then offered for sale at a […]
Add this to the “I want” category. Trek World 2010 is currently going on right now, and while we’ve known it was coming, images of the highly anticipated 2010 Trek Scratch are finally emerging online. We’ve seen variations of this bike underneath Cam McCaul for some time now, but the word is finally out.
Check out what we saw on the slopes of Whister, while on our vacation there! It looks kind of like a Rocky Mountain Flatline, but just a bit different. Besides the obvious, the different less hydroformed downtube, it appears to have a slightly shorter wheelbase, as well as a steeper headtube angle. My guess is […]
We just got a GoPro Hero Wide Angle Helmet Video Camera in, right in time for our trip to Whistler, BC. Out of the box, it includes everything you’ll need to strap it to your head or helmet, as well as four quick-release adhesive mounts for placing the camera on bikes, skis, cars, or whatever […]
The Contour HD Helmet camera looks like the current model to be on the lookout for, with high-def capabilities, and a price that won’t break you.
There is nothing better than swinging a leg over a new bike and feeling right at home. That is exactly the feeling I had astride the new Session 88. The Session has been on my radar since Trek Brand Manager Michael Browne showed us the new Session models at Sea Otter last year. Trek knew […]
We get our new Fisher Roscoe trail bikes, and see what they are made of.
Every year more and more innovative products are put on the market for mountain bikers. While every one has their favorite, looking back at 2008, my favorite gear purchase ended up being a pair of shoes. To be specific, the Impact 2 Low Freeride shoe featuring a Stealth Rubber sole by FiveTen, AKA 5.10.
If you are looking for a good looking, stiff stem with a low stack height, look no further. Nemesis Project has got what you need. Their bars are pretty sweet too.
We’re huge gear heads here at ihatebikes. Especially when it comes to packs. This year alone I acquired three new packs and bags to carry gear in. We’re always looking for the right tool for the right job, and with backpacks, it’s no different.