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

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Tested: Gore Fusion Tool Jacket

12.04.2014

Winter generally comes in two basic flavors: clear and cold or cloudy and wet. Gore’s Fusion Tool jacket is the right bit of kit for that first kind of winter day. Even when the mercury is well below the freezing mark, the WindStopper-equipped Fusion Tool is downright toasty.

Palmer’s Picks: Shimano SH-M200 Shoes

11.26.2014

When you're busy making shoes as awesome as the SH-M200, you don't concern yourself with naming them, you use the patented Shimano automatic name-code generator to do it for you.

Ride Impressions: Shredly Mountain Bike Short

11.25.2014

If you ever needed a reminder that the mountain bike industry’s entrepreneurial heart is still beating, look no further than Shredly, a Colorado start-up best known for its funky-patterned women’s shorts.

Tested: Specialized Deflect Gloves

11.20.2014

It's hard to get excited about a glove, but a pair of good winter gloves like the Specialized Deflect can make the difference between riding and merely dreaming of riding.

SOMBRIO to the Rescue

11.14.2014

We’re mountain bikers, not fashionistas. Unfortunately as women who ride, and who (I’ve been told) need to wear clothes when riding, our choices are often limited to the pink, the tight, and the dreaded hibiscus print. Enter Sombrio. I got a chance to test out some of their gear in Bend, Oregon, during the Bible of Bike Tests, and I was thoroughly impressed.

Photo Gallery III: 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

10.17.2014

After nearly two weeks of testing, we're wrapping up the 2105 Bible of Bike Tests in Central Oregon. Here is one more batch of photos from our annual buyer's guide test. Keep an eye out for complete print and web coverage in the coming months.

Photo Gallery II: 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

10.13.2014

Photo Gallery II: The Bike test crew has assembled in Bend, Oregon, for the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests. For two weeks, a dedicated crew of nine testers puts next year’s most promising bikes through the paces on the expansive trail systems of Central Oregon.

Photo Gallery I: 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

10.10.2014

Photo Gallery I: The Bike test crew has assembled in Bend, Oregon, for the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests. For the next two weeks, a dedicated crew of nine testers will put next year’s most promising bikes through the paces on the expansive trail systems of Central Oregon.

Apparel company Conation Collective gets a kickstart

09.18.2014

Inspired from the desire of comfortable, well-looking clothes that still function, long-time mountain biker Matt Hayes said he grew tired of wearing his lycra to the bar following his rides in the mountains above Boulder, so he designed a line of performance-oriented mountain-bike clothes that include v-cut shirts, western-style plaid shirts and low-cut bibs that allow for easy bathroom breaks.

Interbike 2014: Made for Women

09.12.2014

Female mountain bikers rejoice–apparel designed for our contingent of riders is finally improving. The clothing coming out next spring covers a wide range of styles, and is designed around practical fabrics, flattering fits and color combinations that have actually been thought-out instead of being an afterthought.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 5

09.12.2014

When you put the industry's best and brightest in a giant room together you'll find a seemingly, endless supply of awesome stuff. Here's yet another gallery of show floor finds.

Interbike 2014: Sombrio apparel comes back strong

09.11.2014

Freeride and gravity-inspired apparel brand Sombrio returned to Interbike this year, refreshed with a new owner and a new collection for spring/summer 2015.

Troy Lee Designs announces TLD Sprint race kit

07.31.2014

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.

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.

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