Lightweight, great cooling system and a terrific adjustable retention system: what else could you want from a high-end helmet
I first got word of the 69er (or 96er if you’re avoiding any suggestive reference to porn star fantasies) notion back in February when I ran into Travis Brown at a nordic ski race. I was skeptical but with a few concise sentences on the concept, he had me more than a little intrigued.
Review by Caroline Spaeth How often have you gotten a flat, looked in your bag and realized you forgot one key tool?
The cover of this pocket-sized publication states, “Boneshaker is a practical bicyclist’s handbook and a basic field and street manual for utilitarian cycling.” But it’s not a handbook in the classical sense.
A Review of the Latest Addition to the Cyclo-Core Lineup
By Joshua Liberles
Cyclo-Fuel is the latest installment in the Cyclo-Core series of DVDs and CDs created by fitness specialist Graeme Street.
Feeling like you’re pulling a loaded keg behind your bike when riding at high elevations? It’s not just your imagination – it’s your body having trouble adjusting to the altitude. This is not news to most people but what is news is that there’s a sports drink out there that can help. Acli-mate is a complete electrolyte replacement drink that also includes herbs to help you adjust to high elevations more quickly.
DEUTER of Augsburg, Germany, has been in the backpack business since 1898 - longer than any other backpack brand in the world. Since establishing a subsidiary in Longmont, Colorado, in 2001, Deuter has made a big splash in the U.S. market. The Compact EXP 12 brings all of this experience together in one well thought out hydration pack that is long on the features list. by Kurt Smith
NIWOT, Colo.—Front Range road racers lucked out with a mostly warm sunny day of criterium racing just days after old man winter gave his last hurrah.
Burning down the House in C-Springs
Colorado Springs, CO—With beautiful spring weather creeping in, good vibes were in the air at the second annual Peak Region Bicycle show in Colorado Springs.
Slipstreamz is an interesting little product that allows riders to enjoy music from their MP3 players without losing the ability to hear someone behind them screaming “rider back!” or deftly avoiding catastrophe when the lead rider in a group makes note of a coiled pit viper with a startled, garbled, breathy string of expletives.
If you haven’t kept up with the pace of change in sunglass technology, you might look into it. Your eyes and your head will appreciate it.
I never thought I’d say this but there is currently a lot of innovation going on in the world of sunglasses and I’m not talking about bringing back Frank Poncherellos sweet mirrored aviators.
Here’s something you probably never thought of: Since a bicycle rides on rubber tires, it’s not grounded. So what? To impress your friends, you could stick your finger in the light socket while riding your rollers…
Genuine Innovations is the self described world leader in C02 powered tire inflation for bike and motorsports and with 9 (or more?) C02 bike inflator models in their line up, they’ve certainly got a world of options.
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.