Gear Shots for May 19, 2022
Gear Shots: Three Things From Andrew
A unique stow-able tool from Wolf Tooth, USA-Made foot blankets, and an almost indestructible pack gets resuscitated...
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Everyday Bicycle Tools
Some tools for my bicycles that get used regularly to do other jobs around the house.
Sometimes little things make all the difference.
Gear Shots: Jan 26, 2022
Winter gloves, a chain tensioner, kids' shoes, family-friendly lube, and a Japanese trail saw...
The Future Of Stashed Tools
There are many excellent options for stashing orifice-optimized tools on our bikes - but it turns out we may need to start concealing them more effectively...
Wolf Tooth's 8-Bit Update - Blade, Breaker, & Black Bits
Wolf Tooth updates the 8-Bit system to add a utility blade, chain breaker, and tire plugs while keeping everything ergonomic to use.
WORTH EVERY PENNY
Worth Every Penny: August 27th
Editor's picks that we reach for every time and wouldn't hesitate to replace.
EDITORIAL | A Spring Service Story
5 Gifts For Your Bicycle Mechanic That Aren't Beer
You don't need to butter up your mechanic, but if you wanted to show your appreciation for someone that went that extra mile, here are a few ideas.
Two Tools and a Floor Pump from Pro*
Two very handy tools that will save you time and a solid pump with an easy to read and accurate gauge...
EDITORIAL | HOW TO
Two Ways To Lube A Chain
It's a head-to-head lube-off between the Sedulous Drew-Bob and Squidulous Toucan methods of chain lubrication. And you're invited...
Gear Shots June 4, 2021
Tools from Crankbrothers and Leatherman, bibs for women, pads from Raceface, and a handlebar from OneUp...
Lugging About 'Sometimes' Tools
Ponderings on the pound of seldom-used stuff I swap back and forth between bikes.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Andrew's 3.5 Best Kids' Bike Upgrades
None of the upgrades I'm suggesting here are cheap but they are key to your shredder's best mountain bike experience.
Wera Bicycle Tools
Uncle Dave Takes on four bike-specific tool kits from the German maker of quality tools...
REVIEW | PRODUCT LAUNCH
OneUp EDC Threadless Carrier
OneUp's new EDC is the easiest to install, most complete, best sealed, in-the-steerer-tube tool system on the market, and it's available in eight colours.
PRO BikeGear Home, Workshop and Trail Tools
A digital floor pump, a tubeless air canister, a multi-tool, and a ratcheting wrench set walk into a bar...
Build a Bike Wash Station for around $50
This is an easy job if you have any skills with wood and you are an adept scavenger...
Best of Times and...
Cam McRae's Best of 2020
2020 wasn't a great year to be a human, but if you were a mountain biking human (and you weren't under lockdown) it was vastly better...
OneUp EDC Lite Tool
The OneUp EDC Lite tool brings almost all the functions of the original to an easy to install configuration
Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers
The new 8-Bit Pack Pliers are a premium trailside, and home shop, multi-tool combining the best feature of their EnCase tool and Pack Pliers.
OneUp Components Introduces EDC Lite Multi-Tool
OneUp's follow-up to the original EDC tool, the EDC Lite is simple, affordable, easy to install, and swappable between bikes.
EDITORIAL | REVIEW
The Coolest Tool
Nostalgia, an Avid two-Torx key, and a Blackburn Switch multi-tool assembled here into a trailside toolbox for the modern bicycle. Inspired by the retro Cool Tool.
Geekbench, eat your heart out
SKS Airspy Review
Geeking out over tire pressures while trying to get in the saddle sooner...
'Max' Didn't See This Coming…
Topeak JoeBlow Booster Floor Pump Review
The JoeBlow Max has served well for more than a decade but the third cousin wants his chance to play…
Bontrager's Steerer Tube Mounted BITS
The BITS multi-tool system is Bontrager's steerer-tube storage solution that will help the pack-free rider handle most trailside adjustments & repairs.