Gear – Apparel & Protection


Shimano AM7 Shoes Review

Shimano For Flats

“The AM7 shoes look like an early 2000’s Michael Jordan took up hiking. Which I think is kind of awesome, by the way…”

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Removable Chin Bar Fullface Helmets

1/2 Off Helmets at Interbike 2016

Our audience wanted to know more about this re-emerging helmet category – so we mixed up some helmets in the manner of a small child…

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Julbo Race 2.0 Glasses

Essential Kit

“As some people know I’m a picky bitch, and there are several areas where riding glasses really piss me off. ..”

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Race Face Stage Shorts & Ruxton Jersey

A go-to combo for all rides.

Light weight, good fit, quick to dry – these pieces tick the boxes and look and feel great.

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Troy Lee D3

Good looks. Excellent fit. Top class materials.

If you’re a Troy Lee fan, the latest D3 is likely your kind of bean bling.

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Giro Switchblade Redux

It's back!

The new Giro Switchblade shares a name and a removable chin bar with its predecessor, but everything else – including its intended use – is different.

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Shimano AM9 Shoes

Shoes. Oh my god, shoes.

“This groove accommodates the SPD bits, so the sole can grip the outer pedal body and behave more like a proper flat pedal…”

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TLD Sprint Jersey and Ruckus Short

Clothing that looks fast even when you're slow.

TLD Kit is immediately recognizable and great looking – but do they stack up in the function and fit departments as well?

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Giro Head to Toe

From Dome to Digits

When the Truant jersey is in the laundry, it makes me do laundry more often. That’s a lie – I just wear it, even if it smells.

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Freesole Saves Me Money

Fix Your Expensive Gear

“I’m not saying that people of Scottish heritage* are miserly penny-pinching skinflints…”

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2016 NSMB Loam Ranger

NSMB + Race Face Plaid = Your new jacket

The 2016 Loam Ranger plaid flannels are in stock in our store. What else will you use to stash that bourbon?

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Oakley EV Zero Eyewear

24 Grams of Clarity

“Rimless optics make you look like an extra from a 90s sci-fi flick, or worse, like a triathlete, but they work very well…”

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Ryders Signs Thomas Vanderham

And Launch the Tallcan Goggle while they're at it

The partnership is a perfect match—they both established themselves on the North Shore when mountain biking was young and evolving.

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Shimano AM5 Shoes

Words - Tim Coleman

The AM5 is a new model for 2016 and it’s labelled as an all mountain shoe – but Tim tested them for DH use for good measure…

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Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch II Reviewed

Words - Jon Harris

“This review could be very quick…I’m struggling to recall a pair of shoes that I have liked more.”

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