Adding an adhesive-backed wrap to carbon bike frames has become a standard upgrade for most mountain bikers in order to protect our investments. Our basic go-to solution has been a clear 3m polyurethane, but if you’re ready to spice up your ride, a Bellingham-based company called Ground Keeper is offering some great-looking new options for […]
Hiplok was founded with the purpose of designing and building quality security products for cyclists. A u-lock has traditionally been the go-to method of securing a bike in urban settings; they’re small, easy to carry, and relatively light, especially when compared to a heavy-duty chain. The downside is that they are vulnerable to high-powered angle […]
I have a rule where bikes aren’t allowed to be leaned against my vehicles, as they’re almost always poorly placed, resulting in scratches when the bikes inevitably tip and slide to the ground. For those that just have to lean gear against the rig, there is now a product designed to protect your car (and […]
Most carbon fiber bikes include some sort of frame protection from the factory these days. While some of the stock frame guards are good, most don’t provide anywhere near the coverage needed to protect your carbon frame investment. Quite a few aftermarket options have sprung up to fill this niche with a lot of available […]
You’ll never confuse the Hiplok Zlok security tie with a classic u-lock. In terms of bike and gear security, they’re about as different as apples and oranges. Classified as a “security tie”, the Z LOK and Z LOK Combo are essentially overbuilt, secured, and reusable zip ties. Designed for convenient protection against opportunity thefts, they […]
Igloo joins the high-performance cooler category with their take on the Rotomold ice chest, the IMX series. Needing a smaller volume option for day trips, we recently acquired the IMX 24Qt cooler to see how the offering from the mainstream brand performs in comparison to the high-end models. With a retail price of $100, the […]
A microfiber towel with bonus features, the Orange Mud Transition 2.0 Wrap is a surprisingly valued addition to our post-ride quick change rituals.
Getting naked in public gets upgraded; I’m referring of course, to the ritual of changing out of our riding gear post-ride.
My favorite accessories on my bikes are top caps. I’ve acquired some of my favorites as swag at events, but after seeing some of the cool options the team at Mash offer, I feel like my top cap game could use some work. Mash offers a cool range of pieces including patches, pins, jerseys, […]
Bikes are expensive and represent massive investments for us as riders, so keeping them secure should be a priority too right? We keep all our bikes indoors, but garages are often a target for thieves. Hiplok recognized a need for providing additional security for riders and developed a solution for raising that level with […]
My brother has been on a major push up initiative for the last few months and his dedication to logging 100 a day is motivating me to start thinking of a program for myself. Being a bike nerd, my thoughts go directly to how I can bring the bike into things and the best looking […]
We always love geeking out on new ways to splitting up the gear we carry on rides. Dispersing some of the weight to our bikes can result in more fun on the trail, and shorten the time it takes to get ready to roll. Systems like Specialized’s SWAT and OneUp Components EDC allow integrating a […]
It’s not often we post a negative review. With so many great products out there and so little time, we prefer to highlight the positive experiences we have and pass on the negatives. However, having posted about the Lezyne Flow Cage SL side load Water Bottle Cages (as seen at the Sea Otter Classic) and […]