Gear Reviews and News


Helmet maker Kask getting into sunglasses game

Italian helmet maker Kask is looking to brighten its future with a new line of shades. Following a lengthy design and development period, the company is set to release its first pair of sunglasses at Australia’s upcoming Tour Down Under WorldTour race.

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Suunto revamps Ambit3 Vertical with elevation tracking

High-end gadget maker’s new time keeper on steroids provides a solution for sports enthusiasts when planning and tracking elevation is essential to training and competing in activities such as cycling, skiing and running.

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First Look: Blackburn Wayside multi-tool

This $35 problem solver has 19 functions, including detachable hex keys, an 8mm Hex for additional leverage, and a serrated knife blade.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For serious bike commuters

If you know someone who regularly bikes to work, commutes to the gym, or pedals to the coffee shop, then the following assortment of goodies will make the perfect holiday gifts.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the cycling enthusiast

For the cyclist that’s been there and done that, here are some great gift ideas that will get them equipped for the upcoming year’s days of gloriously long miles.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For Hard Core Racers

Does the cyclist in your life sport freshly shorn legs on a regular basis? Do their tan lines qualify as epic? If so, these are definitely the gifts you’re looking for.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Great Stocking Stuffers

If you don’t know exactly what to get your significant other, your best friend, or bike riding family member, these gifts are truly something that every road cyclist needs.

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Arrive S: An interesting new take on the water bottle

Most of us don’t give much thought to our water bottles. If it’s clean and doesn’t leak it’ll do the job. But a new cycling industry company called ABLOC is trying to change that with its new Arrive S bottle.

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Speedplay Zero and Ultra Light Action Pedals get walkable cleats

Speedplay is bringing added choice to its line-up of road pedals. The San Diego-based company is set to provide consumers the option of walkable or standard cleats when buying its Zero or Ultra Light Action pedal systems.

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Endura’s new overshoe line-up just in time for winter

Scotland’s Endura has just launched an impressive line-up of overshoes to suit a variety of riding styles, climate, and weather. Here are complete tech details and pricing.

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Which cyclists ride the farthest and most? Strava knows

Ever wonder which city’s cyclists ride the farthest and the most? Now you can find out thanks to Strava’s new interactive data platform, Strava Insights. Hint: The Bay area ranks high.

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Round up: Cool new tools for the home mechanic

These handy gadgets will make taking care of your bike a snap — and could bail you out of a jam while you’re out on a ride.

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Interbike 2015: Saris launches new power meters, GPS, racks and more

The parent company of CycleOps, PowerTap, and Saris Racks is celebrating its 25th anniversary, launching a slew of new products.

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Interbike 2015: New K-Edge chain guide, plus computer and camera mounts

K-Edge has added to its expanding portfolio of precision machined chain catchers, camera mounts, and computer mounts for bicycles with a host of new product offerings.

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Interbike 2015: Wahoo unveils ELEMNT GPS cycling computer

Top line highlights include a streamlined user experience and simplified setup process, with the goal of providing a seamless connection between the rider and their data.

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Garmin launches new GPS unit, lights and rear view radar

Garmin has gone outside the box with a new line-up of lights, rear view radar, and the impressive Edge Explore 1000 GPS, which enhances rider safety — and keeps track of where you are.

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10 things you need to know about Boa Technology

By now most cyclists have at least heard of Boa Technology. In the last few years, the Denver, Colorado-based company that makes wheel-based closure systems primarily for shoes has become a significant player in the two-wheeled world.

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Watteam PowerBeat add-on power meter launched

The exceedingly crowded power meter market recently added yet another player. The new Watteam PowerBeat is being billed as the “first add-on, professional-grade power meter.” Price for the device is $500.

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News: Strava launches travel guides for 12 global cities

New Strava Local city guide platform provides data-driven, athlete-curated collections of the best run and ride routes, plus coffee shops, bike shops and more.

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News: Spin cycle your clothes while spinning

Chinese students create a spin style fitness bike to wash clothing while you pedal. It even creates extra electricity that can be stored for later use.

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Sea Otter: Abbey Bike Tools provide needed fix

Bend, Oregon-based tool maker offers creative and elegant solutions for everyday bike mechanic problems.

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Strava, Competitive Cyclist unveil ‘You Ride, We Pay’

Incentive program let’s consumers earn store credit for riding bikes.

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Trek unveils Monument a fragrance by Spartacus

Crashes are accidental. A man’s essence is intentional. Now you too can smell like Fabian Cancellara.

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News: Specialized launches S-Works S4 Selfie Stem

Posting photos from your ride now easier than ever before.

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Five eBike innovations that could change cycling

There are plenty of people who turn a nose up at the simple thought of eBikes, but some of the new technology has the potential to make riding bikes greener, cheaper, and easier.

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