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Tested: Pearl Izumi Launch Glove

Pearlizumi beefed up its Launch glove for 2015. The good news? The glove retains its excellent feel and fit, but gained a bit of brawn.

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Review: Dakine Hot Laps Fanny Pack

07.21.2015

I hate wearing a backpack on rides, but I like being somewhat prepared. That's where Dakine's Hop Laps fanny pack comes in.

First Look: 2016 Shimano Shoes

07.14.2015

For 2016 Shimano has expanded its already extensive footwear line. Here's what's new on the mountain side.

Full Coverage | Six Gloves Put to the Test

06.29.2015

A quick look at six pairs of gloves, from $27.50 to $120.

Tested: Fox Demo Freeride Shorts

06.25.2015

Some people might assume that a product with the word “Freeride” attached to it is only going to be well suited to the gravity types, but Fox's Demo Freeride shorts are ideal for anyone who hankers for all-day pedals in the backcountry.

Tested: Troy Lee Designs SE Gloves

06.18.2015

You put a glove on your hand and it…well, it covers your hand doesn’t it? I mean, when a glove walks into a job interview, it kind of knows what it’s signing up for. It’s a straightforward sort of gig...and yet some gloves still manage to suck mightily.

Magura celebrates 40th year in USA with Sedona shredfest

06.04.2015

Magura marks the 40th anniversary of USA operations with its annual media camp in Sedona, Arizona, letting Brian Lopes and Shaun Palmer loose on the trails.

Tested: Five Ten Freerider Contact

05.28.2015

The Freerider Contact is a flat-pedal shoe that seeks to offer what Five Ten is famous for (outstanding grip), but in a sleeker, lighter package. Here's how it fared after a winter of abuse.

Alpinestars Paragon Knee Guard Review

04.30.2015

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.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.17.2015

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.

Giro Terraduro review | Trail Test

04.01.2015

Giro's Terraduro immediately comes off as a rugged shoe, but can it walk the walk?

Nzo apparel endures in Rotorua

03.28.2015

Since we are in Rotorua, New Zealand, for Crankworx, we paid a visit to the new Nzo store in the center of town. Nzo is an apparel brand that has been making mountain bike shorts and jersey for nearly 20 years under the direction of owner Gary Sullivan, or Gaz. He opened the concept-style shop two months ago with the building’s owner Craig Corbett.

Mons Royale makes wool cool

03.27.2015

When former pro freeskier Hamish Acland started Mons Royale six years ago in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, he didn’t set out to be the next big Kiwi Merino wool brand.

Review: Five Ten Kestrel

03.05.2015

Five Ten's new clipless shoe proves to be both efficient and comfortable, despite a couple hiccups.

Palmer’s Picks: Alpinestars Outrider Shorts

02.04.2015

As a product tester, I'm always sweating the details, but I missed a big one on the Outriders. I figured, shorts are shorts, right? There's the fit and the features, and thats about it. Nope. These aren't your typical baggies.

Review: Giro Women’s Insulated Vest

01.24.2015

Petie Thom reviews Giro's Insulated Vest for women, a new addition to the brand's growing women's apparel line.

Preview: Five Ten Freerider Contact

01.15.2015

Five Ten's all-mountain style shoe, the Freerider Vxi, gets several updates for 2015, including a new name: The Freerider Contact.

Tested: Mavic Fury Shoe

01.13.2015

Let’s be honest here, my first choice for a mountain bike shoe is not one dubbed as a “pure race shoe.” My bike is a Giant Reign with 6.7 inches of travel and I live for the downhill, so I’ll take any help I can get to counter the squish on climbs. With hopes that the energy transfer of a stiff shoe could move me uphill faster, I stepped into the Mavic Fury.

Tested: Primal Wear Fusion Thermal Jacket | $120

01.01.2015

If you remember Primal Wear as the company with the obnoxious, print jerseys, you might be surprised to find just how subtle many of their newer pieces are. The Fusion is a nice..and sleek... bit of kit.

12 Days of Christmas: Race Face Women’s Apparel

12.19.2014

Race Face's current line of women's apparel is definitely its strongest yet.

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