Riding to work through winter this year has been a challenge. Once the wet season hit, the first thing I did was hang up my road bike, switching over to my 29″ mountain bike full time. To make the frequent rain bearable I installed the Blackburn Central Full Fender Set. Full fenders weren’t always available […]
The Bottle Pod is a water bottle cage mountable storage solution designed to fit all the essentials needed on a ride. Created by a company called MilesWide Industries, it’s one of a series of storage solutions that includes a favorite, the Sticky Pod. Like the Sticky Pod, the Bottle Pod zips completely open and features dividers to […]
In the quest to carry less, one can never have too many cool tools or gagets, which is why the Air Lever from BarFly strikes our fancy. Currently in crowdfunding, the Air Lever combines a C02 Inflator with a tire lever, creating a hybrid tool that is one less item to lose or pack. At […]
It’s hard to believe I’ve been riding bikes as long as I have without trying embrocation. Intended to aid in keeping warm, it works by stimulating blood vessels, and moving blood into the affected areas. It also acts as a seal against the elements, protecting exposed areas. The ingredients list is somewhat long; water, […]
It’s made with 100% real bacon. According to the packaging, there are no artificial ingredients, its minimally processed and gluten-free. Oh, and did I mention it’s freakin’ bacon? How did I not know about this? Forget mashed-up powerfood, my next ride will feature a bacon rich snack. It’s got 12 grams of protein, provides 130 […]
Although I’ve used clip on fenders in the past, they were always a pain in the ass to install and remove. PDW figured it out with the Origami fender, which is easily the most user friendly quick-on fender I’ve used. It’s easily adjusted to optimize positioning; I run it as low as possible for maximum coverage. At […]
On road trips, hikes and long rides in the backcountry wearing a belt can come in handy, especially if it’s one of these belts. Seeking out belts suitable for adventures, we found five that stood out, ranging in functions from being waterproof and stretchy, to models with hidden tools, to full-on survival kit functionality. Here are five […]
When we built up our 29er Evil Following project, the folks from Stikrd completely dialed us in, with branded decals for the frame, fork and even the wheels. Installing the custom decals went smoothly. I cut the sheet of decals into smaller, bite size pieces to simplify the process and used bits of tape as […]
The Blackburn Wayside Entry Cage is designed to facilitate ease when inserting and extracting water bottles in frames with minimal clearance. The cage was created in response to current frame design trends, which offer massive amounts of stand over, but leave minimal space left for water bottles. Designed as two piece system, the Wayside can be installed so […]
A headlamp is a major upgrade to night time adventures. Whether you’re hiking, climbing, camping or glamping, the convenience of being able to see while keeping your hands free make them an essential tool for night time outings. I picked up my first Petzl headlamp at a bike shop in Moab on a road trip years ago. It accompanied me on many […]
Have you’ve ever wished for a cow bell you could turn off? Thanks to the folks at Timber! Mountain Bike Bells, that product now exists.
The Abus Bordo Centium folds in on itself for ease of carry, while offering flexibility in where you secure your bike.