Knee pads seem to come in two flavors these days: stormtrooper hardshell and minimalist knee condom. Alpinestars Paragon fit comfortably within the latter niche. The Paragon, however, offers more protection than you might guess.
The Sea Otter Classic represents the start of the race season in North America, and serves as a venue for brands to show their latest wares to thousands of consumers roaming the aisles of the outdoor festival.
The Lezyne Mini GPS is the smallest stand alone GPS unit we've seen, but the California-based brand has big goals. Lezyne recently announced the release of three new computers in an effort to grab a piece of the global positioning pie.
At $99, the feature-packed Maya is one of the least-expensive all-mountain lids available, so I put it to the test to see if it’s worth one of your hard-earned benjamins.
The Taipei Cycle show wrapped this past Saturday, with brands displaying a host of products that hint at trends to come, either at next month’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, or later this year.
The trend over the past half decade has been to make leg armor more pedaling-friendly, by ditching the hard-shell and using lighter, better-ventilated materials. The T-Bones follow suit. Here are our first impressions.
I've lost track of all the cities I've towed the Dakine Split Roller through, but I can tell you this-when it comes to packing a godawful lot of gear and humping it from terminal to terminal without herniating a disc, it's hard to beat Dakine's old standby.
IMBA released a Bike Park guidebook in October 2014, following the success of their previous two books. Through essays and expert contributors, this book guides the reader from day one to the completion of a bike park, covering planning, finance, design, management and more.
7mesh's Revelation is a case study in rugged, minimalism. It's a no-frills rain jacket that sheds water like a champ, holds up to abuse and breathes well. Just don't expect a ton of bells and whistles.
Sony Electronics today announced the new 4k Action Cam, and it features a host of upgrades from its predecessor.
New company, new jacket. The 7mesh Revelation ain't cheap, but the rainy-day warrior is made from Gore's top-level water and windproof material....and it's built to last. Here are our initial thoughts on it.
Specialized stuff always performs, which means that these accessories from 'the big S' make rad holiday gifts.
There's no better way to show someone you love them than by keeping their noggin safe.
Winter generally comes in two basic flavors: clear and cold or cloudy and wet. Gore’s Fusion Tool jacket is the right bit of kit for that first kind of winter day. Even when the mercury is well below the freezing mark, the WindStopper-equipped Fusion Tool is downright toasty.
As a mechanic, I'm always on the lookout for rad tools. Last year I saw these Fix It Sticks on a Kickstarter campaign and had to give them a try. Since then, my pack has gotten a lot lighter.
Pretty much everything Bern touches turns to cool so when I found out the lifestyle-inspired skate/snow brand was branching into women’s mountain-bike helmets, I had to have a look.
I’ve been humping the CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV hydration pack around in the rain and mud for a year. It’s seen the inside of my washing machine more than a few times and wound up being my go-to pack this past season. Here's how it fared.
Watches are stupid. Most of them are heavy, uncomfortable, bulky things that sit there on your wrist and weigh it down. And for what? Just to tell you what time of day it is? No thanks, I'll pass.
After nearly two weeks of testing, we're wrapping up the 2105 Bible of Bike Tests in Central Oregon. Here is one more batch of photos from our annual buyer's guide test. Keep an eye out for complete print and web coverage in the coming months.