Gear – Apparel & Protection


ION Transom 16 Backpack = No Sweaty Monkey

Words - Cam McRae

ION sought to push your backpack away from your spine to keep you from overheating…

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2016 Giro Montaro

Giro's new premium AM helmet

Ever see a clipped-in lycra-clad leg-shaver with a post that reaches all the way to St. Peter go straight over the bars because they didn’t expect a root on their race course?

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2016 Magura Goods

Rocking Out in Sedona

The German company with the Japanese sounding name continues to make precise, durable and elegant MTB components…

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Pearl Izumi Women’s Kit

Tough But Feminine

“A+ for making women riders look good but still look like women…”

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SMITH Forefront & Pivlock Overdrive

Long Term Review

Dave Smith tries to determine if eyewear and a helmet from the same firm can work together to make time on the trail blissful…

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7Mesh Revelation Jacket

Words - Pete Roggeman

The bar has been raised on technical outerwear for riders.

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Pearl Izumi Apparel

Words - Jon Harris

All of a sudden, Pearl Izumi’s apparel is starting to look more relevant for the Trail/AM crowd.

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Kali Maya Helmet: Reviewed

Words - Matthew Lee

A wallet-friendly half shell loaded with high-end features…

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2015 Pearl Izumi X-Project 1.0

Words - Jon Harris

Smooth seamless styling, a carbon sole (you can walk in), double Boas and a tuneable insole make this one sophisticated show…

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Pearl Izumi WRX Jacket

Words - Jon Harris

A lighter jacket for that unexpected downpour – but not for the nasty winter deluge…

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Bell Super 2R – Reviewed

Words - Tim Coleman

You likely remember the Giro Switchblade; a rather ugly cross country style helmet with a light, removable chin bar…

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Best of 2014: Pete’s List

Words - Pete Roggeman

Picking favorites was hard this year, so I stuck to things that made almost every ride

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Leatt Airflex Knee and Elbow pads

Words - Jon Harris

Can elbow and leg armour be comfortable for the entire ride and still protect when you want to get rad..?

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Dakine Drafter 12L Pack

Words - Kaz Yamamura

“I am still able to fit a shock pump, my camera, 1 lens and my flash and still have some room leftover…”

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Gore ALP-X 3.0 Shorts

Words - Matthew Lee

A stripped-down pair of shorts to keep you dry through the wettest rides imaginable…

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