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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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's Terraduro immediately comes off as a rugged shoe, but can it walk the walk?
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.
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.
Five Ten's new clipless shoe proves to be both efficient and comfortable, despite a couple hiccups.
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.
Petie Thom reviews Giro's Insulated Vest for women, a new addition to the brand's growing women's apparel line.
Five Ten's all-mountain style shoe, the Freerider Vxi, gets several updates for 2015, including a new name: The Freerider Contact.
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.
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.
Race Face's current line of women's apparel is definitely its strongest yet.
The Zoic Zion kit proves to be a worthy choice for low-key women's mountain bike clothes.
There are a few good cycling-specific winter gloves out there from brands like Showers Pass, Gore, Endura, and Specialized, but the Ibex Shak–a glove not necessarily designed with cycling in mind–has become my favorite cold weather mitt.
The ‘Big S’ is one of the industry’s most polarizing companies, but love Specialized or hate ‘em, it’s tough to argue against the product. Nearly everything that the Morgan Hill marketing machine rolls out is top-notch.