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Preview: 7Mesh Revelation Jacket

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.

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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 […]

Tested: Casio G’zOne Type S

06.24.2008

WHAT: Casio G’zOne Type S HOW MUCH: $150 w/ 2-year contract (MSRP $270) WHERE: CASIOGZONE.COM It’s been nearly a year since I dropped my Motorola Razr off a chairlift in Canada. I remember it well: I was rooting through my backpack for something, Whistler’s late-summer Crankworx festival was booming at the base of the mountain, […]

Reviewed: The Collective’s 3rd Film, Seasons

05.14.2008

Without much debate, it is safe to say that that the movies The Collective and Roam are two of the most popular and influential mountain bike films of all time. These films tapped into the psyche of our diverse culture and resonate with both old school soul riders and the new gondola-riding generation. These films […]

Reviewed: Crumpler Famous Wine Bar

03.21.2008

WHAT: Crumpler Famous Wine Bar WHERE: www.crumplerbags.com HOW MUCH: $150 You don’t have to be a wine snob to enjoy the Famous Wine Bar bag from Crumpler. The FWB can carry a lot of stuff – two twelve packs alone easily slide into the 1,647 cubic inches of storage space in the main compartment. And […]

Tested: Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro

01.29.2008

WHAT: Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro HOW MUCH: $135 WHERE: Schwalbe.com Schwalbe stepped up its line of winter offroad tires for ’08 and introduced the Ice Spiker Pro, the James Bond model of Schwalbe’s studded tires. With 361 wolfram carbide studs and a snow-chewing tread pattern, this tire is meant to go where others won’t—and with […]

TESTED: Princeton Tec Switchback 3

12.14.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Princeton Tec Switchback 3 Price: $389 Contact: 609-298-9331 More Information: switchback321.com Includes: Helmet and handlebar mounts, extension cord, wall charger, car charger, Euro adapter, sturdy storage box (basically everything) Now in its 30th year of making lights for all kinds of […]

TESTED: Light and Motion Stella

12.14.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Light & Motion Stella 180L Price: $300 Contact: 831-645-1538 More Information: bikelights.com Includes: Helmet mount, handlebar mount, wall charge, Li-Ion battery, extra breakaway chips. If a light can be sexy, then Stella’s got it going on. The light blue anodized heat […]

TESTED: Princeton Tec Switchback 1

12.14.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Princeton Tec Switchback 1 Price: $199 Contact: 609-298-9331 More Information: princetontec.com or switchback321.com Includes:Bar and helmet mounts, rapid smart charger with international outlet adaptors and a 12V car plug. The Switchback 1 isn’t the brightest in our test; in fact it’s […]

TESTED: Topeak Whitelite HP 5W

12.13.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Topeak WhiteLite HP 5W Price: $350 Contact: 800-213-4561 More Information: Topeak.com Includes: Top-cap mount, handlebar mount, wall charger, extra handlebar/batter mount, Li-Ion battery Right off the bat, this light sticks out from the bunch for its unorthodox but surprisingly effective mounting […]

TESTED: Niterider MiNewt X.2

12.13.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Niterider MiNewt X.2 Price: $190 Contact: 800-466-8366 More Information: niterider.com Includes: handlebar mount, wall charger, Li-Ion battery Fittingly named, the X.2 is twice as bright as the MiNewt that Niterider introduced just last year. The system abides well by the KISS […]

TESTED: Lupine Wilma 6

12.12.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Price: $669 Contact: 717-283-0041 More information: gretnabikes.com; Lupine.de Includes: Li-Ion battery, wall charger, helmet mount, handlebar mount, padded carrying case Lupine is just asking for trouble. The company claims its latest LED light system, the Wilma, produces a whopping 830 lumens, […]

TESTED: Nite Rider Trinewt LED Light

12.11.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Niterider TriNewt Wireless Price: $500 Contact: 800-466-8366 More Information: www.niterider.com Includes: Helmet mount, handlebar mount, carrying case, wireless remote, wall charger, extension cable, Li-Ion battery When a company like Niterider throws out the “brightest light ever” label, you’d better believe it—the […]

TESTED: Knog Gator 605 LED Light

12.10.2007

For an on-trail comparison between this light and seven other LED models click HERE. Knog Gator 605 Price: $400 Contact: 419.433.9057 More Information: knog.com.au Includes: Handlebar Mount, wall charger, wired handlebar switch, Li-Ion battery Knog, the offbeat accessory company from down under, makes its first foray into trail-quality LED lights this year with its Gator […]

12-14-07 // Tested: 8 New LED Trail Lights

12.10.2007

Thanks to advances in bulb, reflector, lens and battery technology, ripping your favorite trails in the dead of night has never been better. More than anything, LED technology has been lighting the way, so we tested eight new LED trail lights to see what all the fuss is about. Look below for an on-trail apples-to-apples […]

Custom, carbon…Handlebars?

03.20.2006

WHAT: Calfee BarStem HOW MUCH:

Carbide-Studded Joy

03.05.2006

WHAT: Nokian Hakka WXC 300 Studded Tires HOW MUCH: $89.95 WHERE: www.bikeman.com As a rule, you crash your bike just once on the ice and never ever look at the tire-ground bond the same way again. Besides the obvious reasons – tires coming out from under you with no warning – there is a litany […]

Arm Your Bike–or Your Booze

11.22.2005

What: Bike Guard Motion Capture Remote Bike Alarm Where: www.bikeguardlocks.com How Much: $60 Only a crotch-to-stem impact rivals the feeling that strikes when you discover that your ride is MIA. Earlier this summer several friends’ downhill and dual slalom rides were stolen from outside their condo. The bikes were locked with a cable, but the […]

Thru-Axle Necessity

11.08.2005

WHAT: Hurricane Components Fork Up-Standard Version WHERE: www.hurricanecomponents.com HOW MUCH: $29.99 “Is this product good?” I get asked that question a lot. People always want to know whether the latest wheelset, disc brake or bike is worth blowing their paycheck on. While it seems like a simple question, it’s actually not quite so black and […]

One for the Long Haul

11.01.2005

WHAT: Ritchey WCS Logic Headset WHERE: www.ritcheylogic.com HOW MUCH: $95.00 There are plenty of headsets on the market. Ritchey’s WCS Logic model is designed to compete at the elite level, with the likes of Chris King. At $95, this headset is also priced alongside the best of them. So, what exactly makes it a premium […]

Energy Bar Redux

08.16.2005

WHAT: Balance Bar TrailMix Energy Bar WHERE: www.balance.com HOW MUCH: $1.39 each Someone once told me that there’s no such thing as unhealthy food, because everything you eat fuels your body in one way or another. It only took one pre-ride stop at McDonald’s (and one post-ride toilet thrashing) to disabuse me of such a […]

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