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.
It’s not often when mountain bikers can feel as if they’re carrying a high roller’s briefcase into a casino. Well, with Park Tool’s Blue Box Tool Case you’re just one pair of shiny handcuffs short of that feeling. This tool case features top-notch clasps and a built-in combination lock. Inside, the case has 35 tool pockets and straps, plus four universal tool compartments to accommodate a wide variety of extra tools.
Cyclists often face a paradox: Dress in functional clothes that make you look like an escapee from a Jazzercize-themed gulag or wear stylish clothes that chafe and pinch things that should never be chafed or pinched. DZR’s new line of clipless-compatible shoes are an exception to the rule: They sport semi-rigid soles that offer plenty of power transfer to the pedals, yet also allow you to walk around, minus the pregnant-duck waddle.
Urge’s new All Mountain (the model name) helmet sports an aluminum-tubed roll cage molded into the helmet. Urge claims that even with the metal structure the helmet comes in lighter than the Fox Flux. Part of this is because the Urge doesn’t have a traditional retention system, but rather the straps are crossed in the […]
It’s hard not to love a good hoodie. They are stylish and functional, but cotton generally doesn’t equate to a high-performance garment. Jett realized the advantages that hoodies offer, and took hooded-comfort technology to the next level with its Elevation Tech Hoodie. Loads of style, functionality (the hood is large enough to fit over a […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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+, […]
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 […]