Gear Reviews

Random Review: F’real Smoothies

Random Review: F’real Smoothies

In celebration of the 4th, we present a product that embodies freedom: the F’real Smoothie.

Video: 2015 Canfield Brothers 27.5 Jedi Preview

Video: 2015 Canfield Brothers 27.5 Jedi Preview

Noah Bodman has been riding the new 27.5″ Canfield Jedi in a variety of terrain, take a look. (Review coming soon.)

Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack

Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack

The Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack offers a great female-specific fit and some well thought out features.

Giro CA Ride Overshort 2.0 Shorts

Giro CA Ride Overshort 2.0 Shorts

The Giro CA Ride Overshort 2.0 is a slimmer fitting, good-looking short intended for commuters and road riders, but we’ve used them mountain biking, hiking, and camping, too.

UltrAspire Impulse Hydration Belt

UltrAspire Impulse Hydration Belt

If you’re not a slave to fashion, the UltrAspire Impulse Hydration Belt offers a level of comfort and convenience that’s hard to match with a traditional hydration pack or ‘enduro’ fanny pack.

Race Report: Fears, Tears and Beers Enduro

Race Report: Fears, Tears and Beers Enduro

The 10th Annual Fears, Tears, and Beers Enduro was a great time, and if you like fun, beer, or biking through casinos, you should know about this race.

Kali Avatar X Helmet

Kali Avatar X Helmet

The Kali Avatar X full face helmet offers some valuable safety features in a light weight package at a good price.

Giro Wind Guard 1/4 Zip Jersey

Giro Wind Guard 1/4 Zip Jersey

The Giro Wind Guard 1/4 Zip Jersey offers a great combination of warmth, breathability, and casual styling that make it perfect for colder rides.

WTB High Tail Carbon Saddle

WTB High Tail Carbon Saddle

The WTB High Tail is a saddle designed to reduce tire buzz on long-travel, large-wheeled bikes, but it’s also a viable lightweight option if its narrow shape fits you.

2015-2016 Parlor Skis Cardinal 100

2015-2016 Parlor Skis Cardinal 100

Parlor Skis is a custom manufacturer in Boston, and their Cardinal 100 has stood up very well against several of the best all-mountain skis in its class.

Gravity Grid Bar and Stem

Gravity Grid Bar and Stem

The 35mm Gravity Grid bar and stem are some of the most reasonably priced big bars on the market, and they perform well, too.

Remind Solution Snowboard Boot Liners

Remind Solution Snowboard Boot Liners

The Remind Solution Liner is a very affordable (and comfortable) way to revive old snowboard boots.

2nd Look: Giro Feature MIPS

2nd Look: Giro Feature MIPS

We take a 2nd Look at the Giro Feature MIPS helmet, with a focus on its fit and impact protection.

Bosavi Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Bosavi Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Bosavi has created a rechargeable headlamp with some clever features that optimize it for climbing and trail running.

2015 Devinci Spartan RR

2015 Devinci Spartan RR

The Devinci Spartan is a stiff, fun bike that pops really well and rewards an active rider.

FLY Racing Freestone Helmet

FLY Racing Freestone Helmet

The FLY Racing Freestone Helmet offers good coverage and ventilation at a very good price.

Five Ten Team 5.10 Black vs. La Sportiva Solution

Five Ten Team 5.10 Black vs. La Sportiva Solution

The Five Ten Team 5.10 Black and La Sportiva Solution are both high performance climbing shoes, but they cater to almost polar opposite conditions and styles.

Bliss-Stick / Waka Kayaks Tuna

Bliss-Stick / Waka Kayaks Tuna

The Bliss-Stick / Waka Kayaks Tuna is a high performance creekboat that requires a certain syle to enjoy.

Tubeless Tires – Why & How To Do It

Tubeless Tires – Why & How To Do It

Should you go tubeless? Definitely. Is going tubeless a huge and messy hassle? It doesn’t have to be. Our reviewers weigh in with advice, tips, and tricks for running tubeless tires.

2015 Giant Trance SX 27.5

2015 Giant Trance SX 27.5

The Giant Trance SX 27.5′s increased travel makes it a playful and capable “do everything” trail bike.