Gear Shots August 2023
The 2023 Smith Engage helmet, Five Ten Kestrel Boa shoes, Yeti's Turq Wind Vest, and Ti bolts!
LOOK, SEE, RIDE
Crankworx 2023 Recap
New Gear and some Wicked Trails were on tap at Crankworx for the NSMB crew.
Fox Union Clipless and Union Flat Shoes
"The Fox Unions hold their own against the current royalty of clipless and flat pedal shoes..."
Dipping A Toe Into 4 models of Giro's Clipless Shoe Line
FiveTen Trailcross Clip Shoes
A shoe to ride and a shoe to walk, all in one. (three rider review)
Leatt 7.0 HydraDri Waterproof Flat Pedal Shoes
This is only the second waterproof flat pedal shoe on the market. Does it stack up to Five Ten's Trailcross GTX?
HEAD TO TOE
Emma reviews some new pieces from Fox's apparel line for 2023.
Giro Tack Rubber Shoes: Tracker, Deed and Latch
Giro expands their grippy Tack rubber super-sticky flat pedal shoe lineup to three: The Tracker, Deed, and Latch.
fi’zi:k Terra Artica GTX
A cold weather shoe, for cold and wet weather.
Review & Wilmer Vid
Crankbrothers Stamp Street Wibmer Signature Shoe Review
A New Shoe from Crankbrothers in Fabio Wibmer flavours - and several colours - and a new Vid From Fabio.
Pearl Izumi Clothing, Shoes and Protection
Some hits and misses in a selection that includes jacket, pants, jersey, gloves, shoes and kneepads from PI...
ASSORTED RANDOMS FROM THE VILLAGE
Stuff We Saw at Crankworx Part II
Transition's new lightweight E-MTBs, breast cancer awareness shoes, and a whole lot of aluminum anodizing.
Head to toe Review
Tasco MTB Apparel - Shirt, Shorts, Gloves and Socks
Tasco - "The Awesome Shirt Company" - matches gloves and socks, but also technical shorts with nice details...
An aging XC nerd’s attempt to evolve away from race shoes and toe spikes
The Cobbler's Blues
Can Adidas Velosamba and Specialized 2FO Cliplite BOA replace a toe spike collection?
Bontrager Foray Shoes
A light, stiff, fast shoe for pedal-focussed gravel and XC but versatile enough to venture into the gnar occasionally.
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...
Dancing shoes for the discerning mountain biker
GEAR SHOTS May 5th
Gear Shots: Tires, Flat Shoes, and Armour
The new Shorty (II) soft-condition tire, Dakine's Drift shoes, and some upper body protection from POC...
Endura MT500 Burner Flat Shoe
"The toe and heel boxes are reinforced to protect your feet from such dangerous scenarios as mountain biking."
Bontrager Flatline Flat Pedal Shoes Reviewed
Bontrager doesn't have a long pedigree in the flat pedal shoe arena - but that didn't stop them from making some great shoes.
Product Intro/First Impressions
Introducing Endura MT500 Burner Flat Shoes
Endura is launching a line of footwear, with two flat models and one clipless version - and Ryan has been testing the MT500 Flats...
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...
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED GIFTS or GETS
NSMB Gift Guide: Dec 10th
For this week's gift guide, Roggey digs into a pile of goodies he has used and highly recommends.
It's a team effort
Gifts for Mountain Biking Super Couples
Why give twice when you can give once?