Gear Reviews and News


Upside Rack there when you need it, gone when you don’t

Think you’ve seen it all? Bet you’ve never seen one of these. Meet the Upside Rack, which as it sounds carries you bike upside down on the roof of your car and could be a great antidote for people who hate having a bike rack on their roof full time.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets for your favorite cyclist

From lights that auto adjust brightness, to smart trainers and high-def cameras, there are countless ways to add a little high tech flare to your next ride. Here are some of our favorites for this holiday season.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for the cyclists in your life

If the gearhead in your life loves to spend their evenings tinkering, then consider one of these great gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Indoor training gear

Training indoors it tough, but you can make it better for you or your loved ones with some of these great gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers

We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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Strava brings Beacon safety feature to Garmin devices

Beacon allows Strava users to share their real-time location with select safety contacts, offering peace of mind for them as well as their friends and family. That feature is now available to athletes using select Garmin devices.

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New ultra-modular FormMount gadget holder

Stock mounting hardware for most cycling accessories leaves something to be desired. Improve the look and usability of your setup with the new FormMount.

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New Bont shoes, Astute saddles, The Wonderful Socks, Raceone bottle cages

Style and performance come to the U.S. with Bont shoes, Astute saddles and bar wrap, Raceone bottle cages and The Wonderful Socks.

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Lezyne 2017 GPS computer line-up quick comparison

California-based accessory manufacturer Lezyne has rolled out their 2017 GPS line-up. This is their second year making cycling computers, with lowered prices and features expanded across the line.

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Understanding the Stages Dash cycling computer

Colorado-based power meter maker Stages Cycling has moved away from reliance on Garmin (whose devices are designed to find places and friends), and created a unit that is geared toward training (where the goal is dropping your friends).

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More of the best new tools from Interbike 2016

Trade show season is done and we’ve gotten a look at loads of cool new tools. Here is part 2 of our expansive photo gallery for the home mechanic.

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Best new tools and more from Interbike 2016

Between Eurobike and Interbike, we’ve seen a number of cool new products aimed at mechanics. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love this mega gallery.

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5 Essential Workshop Tools For Cyclists

Snap poll. If you could only have five tools to keep your bikes running smoothly, what would they be? Here’s one answer.

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Coros introduces LINX smart cycling helmet

Coros Wearables has launched the LINX, a smart cycling helmet that uses bone conduction technology in lieu of ear buds to let riders safely listen to their music, receive calls, communicate with other bikers and more with full awareness of cars and their immediate surroundings.

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Silca SpeedBalance magnet offsets valve stem weight

Along with taking on the roll of a wheel magnet, the SpeedBalance utilizes four tungsten slugs that allow for custom wheel balancing of up to 10 grams to offset valve stem weight.

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Lezyne updates GPS line, launches new models

This year is Lezyne’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, they’ve been revamping each of their product categories, improving functionality and updating aesthetics.

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Smith adds ChromaPop tech to interchangeable eyewear

The proprietary ChromaPop lenses are claimed to filter light at two specific wavelengths to eliminate color confusion to the brain while providing sharper, easier, and faster visual perception.

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Bonx Grip allows for clear on-bike conversation

Bluetooth-enabled earpiece connects to a smartphone app to facilitate group conversation, which only transmits voice when a user speaks.

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New Showers Pass Cloudcover waterproof bags

Oregon’s Showers Pass has unveiled a new line of Cloudcover Waterproof Bags designed to withstand the elements and provide unique functionality for year round cyclists.

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Silca announces new T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque travel tools

Long known for high quality floor pumps, Silca is expanding their product line with two new tools that are travel size. Check out the T-Ratchet and the Ti-Torque and find out how you can get yours.

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Scicon and World Champion Peter Sagan introduce new signature series bike travel bag

New collaboration debuts the The Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA bike bag with Peter Sagan insignia. Crafted not only for World Champions but for the traveling cycling enthusiast as well.

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Bottle Pod storage case review

We always welcome solutions for carrying tools and essentials on a bike ride. And the Bottle Pod solution is a novel indeed placing the gear inside a bottle shaped pod that allows easy access to all its contents.

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FitBit Surge fitness watch review

The Fitbit Surge is reportedly the No. 1 selling GPS watch in the U.S. But does its best-selling status mean that it’s capable enough for serious cyclists? Read our review to find out.

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CamelBak’s new Quick Stow and Quick Stow Chill

CamelBak debuts their collapsible soft flask as well as some new colors for the Podium line of water bottles. Also highlighted are pre/post ride beverage options like the Chute, Eddy and KickBak.

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Smith’s new Route MIPs road helmet

Smith introduces two new helmets: the Route road helmet and the Rover mountain bike helmet. Both feature a Koroyd-EPS blended liner and more friendly price points.

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