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How to Deep Clean Your Riding Gear
Let's face it, your riding gear's funky and the washing machine alone is not up to this task. Time to bring out the big guns.
3 Test Products for Andrew Major: Spring 2020
A fresh look at Bontrager's dual-ply G5 tires in 29x2.5, Giant's Line clip-in shoes, and Wolf Tooth's EnCase in-the-bar tool system.
A CLIPLESS SHOE REVIEW
Bontrager Rally Clip-In Shoes
These are not the carbon-soled rigid slippers our tester normally prefers, but with the right pedals the flexibility here might just work...
Wet Weather Review
Showers Pass Crosspoint Mountain Waterproof Socks
If there's water falling from the sky or leaping up from the trail, 'weatherproof' socks can make all the difference...
Flat Pedal Shoe Review
Ride Concepts Powerline Shoes - Reviewed
The Poweline model has the stickiest rubber in the line and the most protection - particularly for your ankle...
Northwave Raptor GTX Shoes Reviewed
The Raptor GTX prioritizes waterproofness over insulation, making it a solid choice for riders in wet climates.
3 Fresh Products For Fall 2019
Fresh clip-in kicks from Bontrager, updated 7050 arms for Race Face Aeffect cranks, and a WTB tire that I hope works as well in the wet as it does in the dry...
Fiveten and Adidas Reinvent the Flat Pedal Shoe - The Trailcross
Every mainstream shoe company that has tried to make a decent flat pedal shoe has failed - can Adidas do it with the help of Fiveten?
A run for the 5.10 money?
Reviewed - Northwave Clan Flat Pedal Shoes
“What the hell?” I thought. “As long as they don’t send those hideous blue ones.”
Mano a Mano
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Peak vs. X-Alp Launch SPD
These SPD-compatible shoes are aimed at the same sort of riding but one takes a skate shoe approach while the other has bowling shoe styling...
A Return to S1 Stealth Rubber & Much More
Five Ten Impact Pro Shoe Review
The revamped shoe aims to strike a balance of durability, feel and grip that has proven difficult in the past…
Bontrager Flatline MTB Shoe
Bontrager's new flat shoe presents a strong alternative if you prefer a bit of float and a casual look.
Two Shoes Reviewed - 1 Winter 1 Summer
Bontrager JFW Winter Boots & Scott MTB Comp Shoes
In order to please all the world's climates, or to anticipate climate change, this review pairs a summer shoe and a winter shoe...
Flat Pedal Shoe Review
Giro Riddance Mid Shoe - Reviewed
Giro has an updated flat pedal shoe claiming the stickiest Vibram sole yet, but does it stack up on the trail?
FIRST LOOK | TEARDOWN
3 Fresh Products For Fall
A fancy angleset, winter boots for temperate climates and a set of cranks that won't break the bank or the scale...
Helmets, shoes and gloves edition (Reviews - sort of)
Random MTB Gear Given to Uncle Dave
Dave has been stockpiling gear just so he could write about it for his faithful audience - Shoes from 5:10 and Specialized, gloves from Gore and Specialized and a helmet from...
Product Preview/Ride Report
Introducing Ride Concepts Footwear (Plus Livewire Review)
New shoe brands in MTB are rare - but Ride Concepts has come prepared with a surprisingly good flat pedal shoe - with clipless to come later...
Scott MTB Comp Shoes AND Time Speciale Pedals
Time's new Enduro focussed shoe, with screw-in pins and a large platform are a nice pairing for Scott's versatile, high-value trail shoe...
Shimano's Michelin-Clad GR9 Shoes
Can Shimano's use of Michelin rubber put the GR9 in contention with Five Ten for flat pedal traction...
3 Even Fresher Products For Spring 2018
A Wolf Tooth Headset with lots of colour, some full-featured lace-up clip in shoes from Scott, and a floor pump for the end of times from Crankbrothers...
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Flat Pedal Shoes
Pearl Izumi has always made footwear popular with the XC and road crowds - but what about a flat pedal shoe...
2018 Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate Shoes
A Boa closure and some carbon say race but the comfort, look and fit of these shoes say freeride (and apres ride)
Winter Shoe Review
45NRTH Japanther Winter Shoes
These clipless pedal boots with the funny name were broken in with a 16 hour ride on the shortest day of the year...
Northwave X-Arctic GTX winter shoes: Reviewed
With a gore-tex membrane and truly excellent fit and waterproofness, the X-Arctics are not just a good winter shoe, they could be the one you wear for three seasons.