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Troy Lee Designs announces TLD Sprint race kit

Troy Lee Designs partners with Arron Gwin to create their lightest weight, most athletic fit, limited edition TLD Sprint race kit. The all new Sprint race wear for 2014 has been completely redesigned from the ground up and is our lightest, most athletic race fit kit we have ever designed.

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Fresh Hydration Packs From Camelbak

09.19.2011

Charge LR The Charge LR pack features a lumbar design that slings the bladder around the rider’s waist. The Charge LR keeps 70 cool ounces on-tap. Originally designed with the adventure-racing, trail-running crowd in mind, the Charge has found favor within mountain biking circles as well thanks to its low center of gravity and lightweight […]

Oakley Gloves, Packs and Goggles

09.19.2011

While Oakley is putting a hiatus on its apparel line for 2012, the company is still running strong with its gloves, packs and eyewear. Oakley has partnered with Troy Lee Designs for a line of goggles. Oakley will also have a line of retro-styled goggles dubbed its Heritage Series. Oakley’s Factory Lite aren’t just feathery, […]

Poc Spine VPD 2.0

09.15.2011

Poc’s Spine VPD 2.0 offers moto-rated protection, all in a soft-fitting package. Expect the Spine VPD 2.0 armor to become available in Spring 2012, and retail just around $300.

Gear: Lezyne’s Newest Offerings

09.13.2011

We paid Lezyne a visit during the Interbike Outdoor Demo and they gladly hocked their ware for us. New for the cycling accessory company is a brand-new line of shop-grade tools as well as a new lighting range.  Also of note is an updated design for their thread-on chucks, as well as the introduction of […]

POC Launches VPD 2.0 Pads and Trabec Race Mips Helmet

07.22.2011

By: Ryan LaBar There aren’t many more appropriate places to launch new body armor and helmets than at Crankworx. It looks like the Swedish company, POC, has been hard at work. The Trabec Race Mips sees the ground-breaking Mips technology in a cross-country lid. The Mips system allows for part of the helmet to rotate […]

Sombrio’s New Kicks

07.21.2011

Sombrio hosted a media/industry/athlete event just before the Deep Summer Photo Challenge. At this event the clothing company had a full line of riding shoes on display. Sombrio’s mission with these shoes was to improve upon three elements of riding shoes: traction, durability and dexterity. Across the line, the shoes feature, a high-friction rubber sole […]

New Products from Genuine Innovation

03.24.2011

Whether you are a weekend ripper or a pro racer there is no faster way to fix then with a blast of CO2. Genuine Innovation has been at the forefront of CO2 inflator technologies for quite some time now, and it appears the company has been working hard lately with its launch of a few […]

Preview: Fox’s Stealth Bomber Glove

02.01.2011

Fox’s new Stealth Bomber gloves look like they should be gripping the bars of a jet-black Ducati, but look as if they offer some serious breathability for a leather glove. They are made of 70% leather and have a nice soft snot wipe on the thumb. The outer palms have a rubbery slide guard to […]

Down The Pipe Helmet Cameras

01.22.2011

Contour and GoPro cameras have been leading the charge in small POV camera technology. Here’s a look at what’s to come from these two companies in the near future. Contour HD The big news for Contour is that, in addition to GPS tracking, the Contour GPS camera will sync video wirelessly via bluetooth to smart […]

Anorexic Squirrel Sportswear

01.21.2011

Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Anthony Smith Anorexic Squirrel Sportswear, a new mountain bike and obscure sports apparel company, has released its first products into the world. Shown here is Bike mag’s own Squirrel sporting Anorexic Squirrel’s performance “sick’n’soft” cotton Sea Sick Blue Classick Tee. The shirt will all but ensure better berm wailing and higher […]

Reviewed: Troy Lee Designs Leatt Sport

01.15.2011

Fraser Britton has spent countless hours on his DH bike, risking life and limb to test the Leatt Sport. This popular piece of protection proved too interesting to ignore, so we had to hear Britton’s thoughts. Check out his full review on ridemonkey.com.

E*thirteen Unleashes Two New Guides

11.05.2009

The economy still faces a bumpy road toward recovery, but that’s no reason for your chain to keep dropping. At least, that’s the logic behind E*thirteen’s latest, and affordable, SS+ chainguide. The company recently unveiled the guide, as well as another XC-oriented product called the XCX. The SS+ is based on the company’s popular SRS+, […]

Reviewed: Thule 400 XT and Yakima Q-tower complete rack systems

07.21.2009

What: Thule complete roof rack system How much: $786 (as shown, including 400 XT towers, Thule Eschelon fork-mount tray, Thule Sidearm upright mount, faring, crossbars and lock core 8-pack) More info: 800-238-2388; thuleracks.com Installation video: HERE Thule, which hails from Sweden by way of Connecticut (home of its U.S. headquarters and most of its bike-rack […]

Gear: Shimano Unveils a Promising new Deore Kit

04.06.2009

Words: Chris LesserShimano recently unveiled a slew of new components to the global cycling press, and the revamped Ultegra 6700 road group, with all its sexy forged parts (and even more appealing price point) hogging all the attention. But below the fold, Shimano also announced the latest iteration of its humble Deore group—the most affordable […]

Preview: Get Loud with Sunline’s limited-edition Colors

03.19.2009

Not even in the 1990s anodization-crazed heyday of the sport have we seen colors quite this gloriously loud. Sunline is offering a limited production run of bars and grips to make your bike stand out in a crowd. The company is offering brightly colored versions of its 745-millimeter-wide, 19-millimeter-rise V-One bar and lock-on grips, one […]

Reviewed: The AirCaddy has Landed

02.18.2009

How Much: $100 More info: www.aircaddy.com The industry-standard cardboard bike box is inherently deficient and structurally incapable of protecting a bike in shipping. And, legally speaking, every time you ship your precious bike through major carriers like FedEx or UPS, you’re taking your bike’s life in your hands. That’s the premise behind AirCaddy, the brainchild […]

Reviewed: Blackburn Designs Flea Lights

02.09.2009

Reviewed: Blackburn Designs Flea commuter lights How Much: $55 (Combo Package) More Info: Blackburndesigns.com The Flea front and rear commuter lights obviously get their name from their relatively small, flat appearance. But what isn’t immediately apparent is how bright these little buggers are—a claimed 40* lumens apiece. In terms of utility, Blackburn hits the nail […]

Review: Ergon GR2 Leichtbau Carbon Grips

02.06.2009

When I started mountain biking 11 years ago bar ends were on just about any serious rider’s bike. I ran them on my first three bikes, and then I watched them disappear as riser bars gained popularity. It soon became an unspoken law that no mountain biker shall run bar ends on riser bars, and […]

7-24-08 // Tested: Garmin Edge 705

07.24.2008

Garmin Edge 705 // $500 800-800-1020; garmin.com The first thing you notice about the new Edge series from Garmin is its blazing 176-by-220-pixel color screen—goodbye dot matrix, hello full-color mapping goodness. To really harness its potential, you need to buy a $100 Micro SD card pre-loaded with either a nationwide street or regional topographical map […]

7-24-08 // Tested: Ergon BD-2

07.24.2008

Ergon BD-2 /// $165 323-656-2788; ergon-bike.com Put some ergonomically obsessed German engineers to the task of designing a mountain bike pack and this is what you get. The BD-2 is the middle child of Ergon’s three-bag family, all of which use a ball-and-socket swivel a rigid plastic frame and a waist harness for support. In […]

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