If you own body armor or protective gear you don for your mountain biking exploits, the name 661, AKA Six Six One is undoubtedly known to you, as they have become synonymous with protective gear for bikes- both motorized and non. This southern California company has made a major name for themselves manufacturing good quality […]
If you are looking to get a light for night riding on a budget, your search is over- this is the light. It’ll work for pinning it down the trail or riding home from work. Do a quick search using your favorite search engine, review the boards, and you’ll find that this light is taking […]
Having ridden and owned a lot of bikes, not to mention the constant tech talk and smack talking I partake in with various industry friends it isn’t surprising to me when friends ask my opinion on what their next ride should be. The good news is that there are a lot of great bikes made […]
More and more riders are making the switch to wider bars these days. Widths in the 29-30+ range are becoming more and more common. Wider grip= additional leverage in turns, making for a highly rail-able experience.
For most of the year I have been digging and building trail while using my super fancy Specialized photochromic Shifty glasses. They are super sweet riding glasses, and my favorite riding glasses by far to date. However, at $140 retail, they are a bit pricey to abuse while I’m hacking away in the dirt. So […]
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 […]