Pearl Izumi Clothing, Shoes and Protection
Some hits and misses in a selection that includes jacket, pants, jersey, gloves, shoes and kneepads from PI...
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...
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.
Five Ten Trailcross GTX Gore-Tex
Pete and Cam got a tease of a Gore-Tex version of Five Ten's Trailcross shoe at Crankworx 2019 - and finally the promise of waterproof shoes has arrived...
FIVE SHOES REVIEWED
Leatt's Full Shoe Lineup
Leatt clearly isn't inclined toward half measures and their shoe line is five models strong and includes two waterproof models.
I may have a Problem: 4 Shoes Reviewed
Toe to Toe with 4 trail shoes for clipless pedals. You know; the pedals you clip into.
Gear Shots - some of Pete's BCBR gear picks
Shimano XC9 shoes, Rapha MTB apparel, and LoamLab's Counterpunch are all proving to be excellent pieces of my BCBR training puzzle.
Giro Latch Flat Shoes
The new Giro Latch takes a giant leap in sole stickiness thanks to the new Tack rubber and brings an interesting damping concept to market with their fresh Mute midsole.
WORTH EVERY PENNY
Worth Every Penny: August 27th
Editor's picks that we reach for every time and wouldn't hesitate to replace.
High Protection Without Extreme Grip
Ride Concepts TNT 2.0 Shoe Review
Ride Concept's TNT flat pedal shoes offer ample protection and RC's highest grip rubber...
Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro
Sharing DNA with the Trailcross XT, the Mid Pro has two key improvements: a taller, much more effective debris cuff and d30 padding on either side of the ankle.
Crankbrothers Stamp Shoes
Can Crankbrothers' first flat pedal shoe deliver the elusive bite that was once found only on Five Ten shoes?
Esker 'The Approach' Canadian-Made Wool Insoles
A look at Sea-To-Sky-based Esker's first product, a Canadian-wool fibre insole that's made in Canada.
Specialized's On & Off-Bike Rime Shoes
More tech and a different feeling shoe to appeal to riders interested in slackcountry exploration by bike…
Specialized's New 2FO DH Flat & Clip Shoes
Specialized's SlipNot 3.0 rubber is prepared to do battle with FiveTen, the reigning king of grip…
Max Flat Pedal Grip vs Some Slip – What Are Riders After?
Grappling for grip from the days of shitty flat pedals and non-existent, grippy footwear has shaped my preferred connection with the bike...
Specialized's 2FO Roost Flat Shoes Reviewed
Competitors have been chasing 5:10 level grip ever since the first Impacts debuted, and with Gen. 3 of Specialized's SlipNot rubber, they've made a solid bid...
Five Ten Trailcross XT
Five Ten's Trailcross line aims at trail riding and bikepacking, but that doesn't exclude it from being a good choice all over the hill - as long as you don't need an armoured shoe.