Although relatively new to the U.S., BBB has been producing high quality bicycle tools, parts, and accessories for years. Two of their offerings, the Lockout Tool and Chain Grip, help to simplify cassette or chain related repairs and cleaning.
We live in a synthetic world as almost everything we touch on a daily basis, office chairs, car interiors, cell phones, is made from plastic. Bucking this trend is Klean Kanteen, a company that produces toxin free and non-leaching stainless steel water bottles.
Considering that cycling is a world where people scrutinize the weight of bikes and components down to the ounce, I am always surprised by how many folks use spring loaded fishing scales or bathroom floor rigs to weigh their thoroughbred racers.
Carrying a water filter on extended backcountry trail rides has never appealed to me, nor has drinking water treated with stinky iodine tablets. My personal solution has been to fill my hydration pack’s bladder up to a near burst level, and then ration my swill like I was adrift at sea.
There are certain products like running shoes, blue jeans and… I don't know, prophylactics, which people tend be very brand-loyal to.
Following in the tracks of the legendary Mutano Raptor, the Stout combines characteristics found in aggressive all-mountain tires with a low rolling resistance tread pattern and a weight that won’t drag you backwards on the climbs.
Reviewed by Dave Sheldon As the snow piles up outside and the winter doldrums set in, it’s essential to find a little two-wheeled inspiration. The fat tire video ROAM supplies just that and more, as its adrenaline tapping footage left me dry mounted, red eyed, and craving more…
Written by Troy Rarick and Anne Keller Sixth Edition? Has it really been that many? Has it really been that long since we all started blasting into Fruita for sun, singletrack and desert delinquency? Yup.
A collection of singletrack mountain bike trails based out of Gallup, New Mexico.
By Steinar Smith
Yatahey – The Navajo word for hello.
Yataho – Get on your bike and go!
Reviewed by Dave Sheldon
If you’re looking to reminisce about the early days of fat tired riding, or simply want to gain an understanding of where and how mountain biking started, pick yourself up a copy of “Specialized Stumpjumper: 25 years of Mountain Biking.”
The team of engineers and designers at Reynolds, based in West Jordan, UT, has been at the forefront of composite design (and in many cases, professional bike racing as well) since the early 90’s and now they’ve finally applied that expertise to an off road composite wheelset.
Reviewed by Dave Sheldon Michelin’s enthusiasm for bicycle tires runs deep, as they produce a model for just about all conditions and uses, mountain or road. For this review, they pulled a set of XC Dry2’s out of their quiver and we cut them loose on our local trails.
Reviewed by Dave Sheldon When pre-season miles or long training days are on the ride menu, it’s reassuring to know that you and your machine are balanced on a solid set of tires. The Michelin Lithion fills this role nicely, and does so in a budget friendly manner.
Reviewed by Brian Riepe I experience the same aggravating scenario every time I have a mechanical problem. By the time I’m done fixing it, my hands are covered with grease, grime, sometimes even a little cow poop (the source being my downtube or on my tires – it’s just something we put up with for good singletrack. “Share the trail”… Whatever).