Saddles bags are useful for carrying small riding essentials like a multi-tool, spare tube, levers and the like, but they can be awkward on a modern mountain bike. Not only can they interfere with the operation of an adjustable height post, but the high location can have an effect on the handling of the bike. […]
We find that riding with less weight on the body makes for an improved riding experience, so we’re constantly on the search for ways to disperse the gear we carry on rides. The Wolf Tooth B-RAD System is a bottle relocation and accessory system designed to aid with this endeavor. Designed around a series of […]
Dakine’s Hot Laps Gripper Bike Bag is more than an aesthetically pleasing alternative to electrical tape. Unlike other hook and loop tube straps, the carrying sleeve encases your tube, protecting it from damage. It also features slots for tire levers, CO2, a small multi-tool and whatever else you can cram into it. Seat packs often […]
Full disclosure: when the Switch Multi-tool from Blackburn showed up at our door for a review, I wasn’t terribly excited about it. It felt a bit too similar to the modular t-handle Fix It Sticks. However, the primary difference between the products is in the execution; as opposed to utilizing standardized bits, the Switch integrates the […]
The Bottle Pod is a water bottle cage mountable storage solution designed to fit all the essentials needed on a ride. Created by a company called MilesWide Industries, it’s one of a series of storage solutions that includes a favorite, the Sticky Pod. Like the Sticky Pod, the Bottle Pod zips completely open and features dividers to […]
The Camelbak K.U.D.U. was designed specifically to meet the needs for hydration, storage and enhanced protection while racing enduro. Modern MTB enduro is essentially the equivalent of racing downhill on 6″ travel bikes with minimal protective gear, and with riders pushing the limits, crashing is common. The KUDU was designed address these specific needs, carrying the […]
If using a folding multi-tool results in that all thumbs feeling, check out Topeak’s Ratchet Rocket Lite multi-tool, one of our favorite multi-tools to date.
We’re always on the lookout for new ideas and products that enhance our capacity for hauling gear on our rides – especially when we’re not that far from home.
The lumbar series of packs from Camelbak have been somewhat polarizing in how they were received by riders. Riders either loved them, or were not fans at all, with the feel of wearing them often compared to carrying a sweaty amorous koala on your back. Taking all the feedback into consideration, Camelbak redesigned their lumbar packs for […]
We’re not alone in our quest to ditch the hydration pack in exchange for freedom to move on the bike. It turns out there is a sizable contingent of riders at Specialized that feel similarly, enough to develop a few solutions of their own. After chatting with Sean Estes, marketing man at the house of S […]
Hydration packs work extremely well for storing water and supplies needed for epic adventures, but for rides of shorter duration they are often overkill. Last year I returned to my roots and installed a bottle cage on my bike and left my pack at home. Rediscovering the freedom of riding sans pack has really enriched my regular riding experience. […]