If you follow the world of cycling technology with even a casual eye, you’ve by now heard about the new power meter from Boulder, Colorado-based Stages Cycling.
180g light that boasts an amazing 750lumens all in a discrete package
The miniscule li-ion battery pack for the Piko3 is the size of a multi-tool and its 55-gram, CNC-machined aluminum lamp head mounts stealthily to any vented helmet.
Great Fit, Comfy, Eco-Friendly Material and Simple Style
Designed as an eco-conscious casual hoodie, the Hannibal Hoodie combines a comfortable fit with eco fabric technology. Boulder, Colorado based Alchemist creates a range of two-wheel inspired clothing, from OG T-shirts to Custom Lycra race kits. The Hannibal hoodie is the newest addition to Alchemists line of casual goods.
The Deuter Compact Air EXP 10 is built to exacting German standards, it's bomber. Plus, this pack can be used for more than just mountain biking - use it for almost every sport year-round - skiing, hiking, motorcycling. It will last for years.
Disc or Cantilever? Take your pick.
As the debate continues over disc verses cantilever brakes on cyclocross bikes, a new bike by BH, with some clever design ideas, has left the options open. While delivering a top notch, ready to race CX bike, the Spanish bike builders have left the choice of stoppers up to you. The 2013 RX Team is a carbon monocoque frame with some unique features that allow the bike to be built with either cantilever or disc brakes.
After suffering severe stomach distress and cramping one too many times during the Leadville 100 and other endurance cycling events from ingesting an array of today’s energy fuels (read: gels, chews, powders, pills, and potions), Stanford grad Jeff Vierling decided to concoct his own race nutrition solution—in his very own kitchen in Durango, Colo.
The Kuat NV Core is an economical, sturdy tow hitch rack for either 1.25 or 2 inch receivers. It's fast, effective and let's you put two bikes on the car in a matter of seconds. The days of taking the front wheel off and balancing precariously on the side of the truck to get your bike on the roof rack are over. Yes!
When you hear the word “Israel”, mountain biking probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. But singletrack cuts through the grassy rolling hills of the Judean Plains, and the trail from Arad to the Dead Sea traverses wild desert country. It’s prime mountain bike country.
This is the proving ground for Funkier, a 22 year old clothing company in Israel that converted completely to making bike clothing eight years ago. They’ve won several awards in Europe for their MTB clothes. One of their signature pieces is the Hawk Baggy 3/4 Short.
Warmest Cycling Specific Jacket?
The aptly named Inferno jacket is a Primaloft-insulated soft shell offering dead-of-winter protection worthy of a ski jacket but with a snug, cycling-specific cut and clever features that will help you endure pedaling adventures throughout the winter months.
Bright yet Functional: 1700 Lumens from a 400-Gram Package
Technological advancements (and Asian manufacturing) have made great quality, ultra-bright LED lights and high-tech batteries widely available. This has simultaneously made lightweight, blindingly bright bike lights extremely affordable for those wanting to go to the dark side for more ride time or overnight races. Gemini Lights’ Olympia provides a 1,700 lumen torch from a light-head no larger than an SPD pedal.
100oz Lumbar Based Hydration Pack Provides Stability and Comfort on All Day Adventures
After using Camelbak’s Charge LR minimalist lumbar pack for the majority of last season, I was pumped to see a new lumbar pack from Camelbak. Though I loved the Charge for short rides, its storage capacity and versatility lacked for longer days in the saddle. The latest addition to the LR (lumbar) line, the Volt LR, offers added storage along with a larger capacity bladder, but how does it stack up on the trail?
A Recargeable Commuter Light Bright Enough for the Trail.
On longer solo rides in the backcountry, I always throw a lightweight headlamp in my pack for backup “daylight” extension. That little light has saved my ass more than once, making due on short exits and emergency bushwhacks, but it’s not very effective in brightening the trail enough to bomb out quickly.
Four-Piston Stopping Power with Great Modulation and Lever Feel
The evolution of mountain bike brakes has continued at an amazing rate fueled by the constant improvements each manufacturer has made each year. Avid has continued to improve upon the finicky Juicy’s of yesteryear and have come up with great results. Featuring a new Four-piston Caliper paired with updated,levers, the XO trail brake has created a significant buzz throughout the Trail/All-Mountain scene.
Hip Swedish Design Paired with the latest in Cranial Protection
The latest innovation from POC sees the integration of the MIPS (multi-directional impact system) into a few of the company’s top-selling helmets. The MIPS system is designed to greatly reduce potential brain trauma from a cranial impact.