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News: Shimano introduces three new enduro-specific shoes

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

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Preview: Sugoi RSX NeoShell Jacket

12.31.2013

Sugoi is making big claims about their latest top-shelf rain jacket, the RSX NeoShell, which features a serious dose of waterproofing and advanced venting capabilities. Here are some first impressions after a dozen or so rides in the wet.

Tested: Shimano Winter Shoes

11.18.2013

If you are a mountain biking junkie, winter riding doesn’t have to mean losing your toes. Not with the Shimano MW81 at least.

Tested: M.U.L.E.® NV™

10.23.2013

I’ve grown accustomed to wobbling down the trail like a mobile Quasimodo and have never really sought out a more compact hydration pack. Until recently, that is. This year’s Bible of Bike Tests Trail/All Mountain test loop starts and ends out of our front door.Running my great haversack of a hydration pack is a bit of overkill. This CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV was the perfect option.

Tested: Troy Lee Designs 5400 Knee Guards

10.19.2013

Knee pads don't just have to be part of the freerider's costume. Before trying Troy Lee Designs' 5400 Knee Guards, I didn’t expect them to be so versatile. I thought they would act as a perfect double act in the winter – knee warmers and protection – but come the summer would probably be relegated to being worn around my ankles on long, hot climbs. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find they never needed to leave my knees.

Long-Term Test: Five Ten Impact High

10.04.2013

The world may have gravitated towards lighter, sleeker, sexier shoes (and Five Ten, itself, will soon offer that flavor of Impact), but I’m stuck on these clunky, sticky moon boots. They’ll rot off of my feet before I give them up. Here's why...

Tested: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch

10.03.2013

The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch is a lightweight, breezy and comfortable SPD-compatible shoe that's ideal for riders looking to spend a lot of time on their bike...or even carrying it.

Review: Kitsbow Mixed Shell Jacket

05.13.2013

I’ve worn this jacket on every ride so far this year. I’m sad that now it is summer I won’t be needing to use it as much...

News: Foxhead Reveals New Trail and All Mountain Apparel

02.07.2013

Here is a sick video clip from Foxhead's recent shoot to promote its new Rampage Pro Carbon helmet and updated apparel line. Watch Cam and Tyler McCaul, Kyle Strait, Steve Smith and Josh Bryceland shred these NorCal trails—and then try to resist getting on your bike.

Exclusive: Touching Cloth With Arc’teryx

12.10.2012

From rain-soaked Vancouver hails Arc’teryx--a company that channels its OCD tendencies into making bullet-proof apparel that keeps you unbelievably dry in the worst weather.

First Impressions: Gore Ladies Countdown 2.0 GT Jacket

11.14.2012

Gore's Countdown 2.0 GT is a performance waterproof jacket that’s stripped down of any bells and whistles to keep price in check.

DH Helmets and Kits at Interbike

09.22.2012

Interbike brings an unimaginable amount of downhill bikes and products to Las Vegas. Here's a selection of products coming out in 2013 that might turn some heads.

Dark Timbers Launches Artist [LTD] Collection

05.11.2012

We caught up with the brains and brawn behind Dark Timbers earlier this year and were pretty impressed. Their new Artist [LTD] Collection is definitely one of the reasons why. Featuring seasonal, limited edition offerings, the designs are all the result of collaboration projects with some pretty intriguing artists. Kicking off the lineup is the […]

First Impressions: Bontrager RXL Shoes

04.03.2012

Kevin Rouse shares his thoughts on Bontrager's redesigned RXL shoes.

Trailhead: Introducing Bike Magazine Merchandise

03.20.2012

Congratulations! Bike magazine is pleased to present you with its ultra-rad merch-for-the-masses program.

Fresh: Swobo Short Sleeve 753 Jersey

12.04.2011

Swobo Short Sleeve 753 Jersey $100 / swobo.com Swobo mated Merino wool to synthetic threads to create a jersey that marries the best attributes of both materials. The end result, according to Swobo? Fantastic moisture wicking, temperature control, funk-management and comfort.

Sidi Shoes: Fifty Years of Innovation

11.15.2011

Pie in the sky. Sidi has long aspired to produce the best in the business.

Fresh: Royal Racing Tech Tee

11.15.2011

Royal Racing Tech Tee $30 / royalracing.com Operating under the premise that jerseys needn’t look like enormous neon flags, Royal Racing’s Tech Tee gets the job done in simple fashion. The jersey is finished with an enzyme wash that helps the jersey wick sweat away from your skin and resists funk.

Fresh: DZR Strasse Shoes

11.11.2011

Cyclists often face a paradox: Dress in functional clothes that make you look like an escapee from a Jazzercize-themed gulag or wear stylish clothes that chafe and pinch things that should never be chafed or pinched. DZR’s new line of clipless-compatible shoes are an exception to the rule: They sport semi-rigid soles that offer plenty of power transfer to the pedals, yet also allow you to walk around, minus the pregnant-duck waddle.

New Giro Goods

08.30.2011

Giro swung by the office on their way to Euroland for some trade show that’s supposedly going on across the pond. Big news for 2012 is a beefed-up shoe lineup (which expands by a whopping 13 models) as well as some key updates to their increasingly popular gloves. Here’s a sampling:

Review: ThermoGnar Bib Knicker

02.23.2011

By: Colin Meagher Swobo ThermoGnar Bib Knicker / $180 / swobo.com It may have been three weeks since Punxatawney Phil gave the nod for an abbreviated winter by turning a blind eye to his shadow, but I’m not buying it. I think the fix is in. I live in Seattle, and I know that the […]

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