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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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News: Shimano introduces three new enduro-specific shoes

07.10.2014

New shoe line utilizes Shimano's new TORBAL (torsional balance) technology; improves protection.

Preview: Mavic introduces updated mountain bike apparel line

05.23.2014

Mavic's 2014 clothing line has been trail-tested by the world's best enduro racers and is designed to withstand the rigors of high-alpine, technical riding.

Tested: Bellweather Apex Jersey and Nemesis Short

05.20.2014

When I think of Bellwether, what comes to mind is tight fitting, high performance clothing geared towards road types. However, they also offer a handful of loose fitting designs aimed at the mountain bike crowd.

Tested: Showers Pass Refuge Jacket

05.08.2014

If this review sounds like an unmitigated love letter to Showers Pass…well, I guess it does. The Refuge, however, merits that kind of sloppy-kiss praise; it’s simply an outstanding piece of kit. Here's why.

Showcase: Riding Shorts

05.07.2014

Despite what it looks like out your window right now, summer is upon us. Time to break out the shorts or update your old, nasty ones. Here are six great options to get your wheels turning.

Showcase: 6 Shoes To Kickstart Your Ride

04.22.2014

The Mavic Crossmax Enduro shoe was designed for, as the name implies, enduro racing—which in fact, means that it’s perfect for most of us—the everyday mountain biker. Not long ago, if a mountain bike shoe was good off the bike, it was crap on the bike, and vice versa. Enduro racing is spawning the seemingly obvious marriage of these two extremes.

Tested: ACRE Meridian Jacket

04.17.2014

Is the Meridian the right jacket for you? The top-tier price tag will keep some people from even considering it, but the ACRE has few equals in the “waterproof yet breathable” arena.

First Ride: Giro Apparel

04.15.2014

After spending a half-dozen rides in the newly released women’s New Road apparel, I’m starting to think the marketing minds behind Giro should have called it New Mountain–or perhaps a more neutral New Ride–because the pieces seems to be just as comfortable on singletrack as on asphalt, if not more so.

2014 Sea Otter Classic: That’s a Wrap Product Gallery

04.14.2014

We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year's most promising gear.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.11.2014

With its hundreds of booths spread around the Laguna Seca Raceway outside Monterey, California, the Sea Otter Classic is a constant blur of bike bling, and the unofficial start to the North American race season.

Tested: Sugoi RSX NeoShell Jacket

04.10.2014

The RSX NeoShell is Sugoi’s latest top-shelf rain jacket for mountain biker and the company is making big claims about this piece of gear. Big claims along the lines of “100 percent waterproof.” Is it worth the $300 price tag? Here's the verdict.

Reviewed: Specialized Lodown Glove

04.04.2014

The Lodown glove is all about getting intimate with your handlebar. In fact, Specialized’s marketing reads more like a condom wrapper with slogans like ‘second skin fit’ and ‘slip on design.’ There’s no doubt about it: This is a minimalistic glove, and I like it.

Tested: Dakine Syncline Short

03.26.2014

Shredding threads with Bike Mag crash tester, Simon Stewart

enzed part 7: The Emperor’s Old Shorts

03.18.2014

"We had no idea what to call them,” Gary recalls, “so we put a piece of paper on the counter and invited people to write down suggestions for a name. And this local guy named Jake, he came up with the name dobies, but I don’t know where he got it from. I thought it sounded pretty good. It’s a bit confusing though, since some customers call them “dobbies” with two Bs, and some call them doobies, with two Os, which they are neither."

2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

03.15.2014

Highlights From The North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Tested: Five Ten Freerider VXi

02.20.2014

Tested: Five Ten Freerider VXi Price: $120 By Vernon Felton I’ve been running Five Ten Impact Highs for an eternity or two and while I’ve gone on record here vowing my love for that old standby, I was intrigued when Five Ten released the Freerider VXi model last year. The VXi is a much lighter […]

Reviewed: Merino Wool Fabric Garments

02.11.2014

Merino is a wonder fabric. It’s soft, warm, cool, dry, breathable, lightweight and odor resistant, making it just about perfect for mountain biking attire, or mountain bikers who live an active life in variable climates. And those who probably would rather run the washing machine less often, but stink less.

News: Sugoi Acquires Sombrio

01.21.2014

Sugoi Performance Apparel announced on Monday the acquisition of mountain-bike and lifestyle apparel brand Sombrio. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Reviewed: Kitsbow Soft Shell A/M Shorts

01.08.2014

After twelve months wearing Kitsbow’s shorts and jacket I feel that the jacket and shorts are some of the best items of cycle specific clothing I have ever worn. It isn’t just nicer than most, it is considerably better than anything that is available. The fabrics are superior, the cut is without comparison, and the attention to detail is phenomenal. It all feels like it was custom tailored, they are just that good.

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