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The Review | Smith Pivlock Overdrive riding glasses

With the onset of winter also comes the onset of mud being flung up from the tires, mudguards can get rid of some of this, but still some will make it to your face, more importantly your eyes. Riding glasses are something I’ve kind of been getting used to of late, goggles may be ‘so Read more…

The Review | Haglöfs L.I.M Barrier Pro Hood

It’s that time of year again, frost lays thick on the ground, shredding around in T-shirts is a thing of the past and its time to carry the proper kit. If you want to ride in the mountains during the winter you need good gear; and nothing is more essential than a packable thermal layer. Read more…

The Review | F-stop Kenti Photo Backpack

Photography gear packs are possibly the most contested and asked about gear choice in the forums and proverbial break rooms of the photo world. I swear, it’s not what lens are you shooting with, it’s “hey, what pack is that?” After testing the F-stop Gear Kenti pack, I know, at least in certain situations, what Read more…

The Review | 100% ITRACK Gloves long-term test

Your hands are an elementary contact point to the bike and thus gloves fulfil many roles. On the one hand they should offer good grip to the bars and protect your hands in case of a crash, on the other many riders like a glove to as thin as possible to enable a more direct Read more…

Back Issue | The NS Bikes Eccentric Enduro Hardtail Review

“Stay true, stay eccentric“ is emblazoned on the toptube of the NS Bikes “Eccentric“ hardtail in sweeping letters. A statement that we’re happy to sign! But does doing without rear suspension really mean this? We decided to take a risk and experiment with a hardtail. The NS Bikes Eccentric Enduro Hardtail 2014 At the heart Read more…

First Look | Hope Dropper Seat Clamp

If you do not have a frame with provision for an internally routed seat post, then you are either going to have to fit a dropper post that actuates at the bottom, or manage the additional loop of cable caused by the posts action. The clever folk at Hope Technology have come up with a Read more…

The Review | Source D|vide Two in One Hydration System

With the D|vide model, Source introduced a new type of hydration pack with two seperate compartments and two tubes, making it possible to have two drinks available at the same time, for example an isotonic sports drink and clear water. We tested the two liter model. The idea is both simple and elegant: A flexible Read more…

Back Issue | Salsa Horsethief 2014 Review

Life in the Wild West of the mid-19th century wasn’t easy. Settlers from the East who were seeking their fortunes had to deal with endless distances. Riding horses with their carriages, they crossed the prairies for weeks and months searching for lush grazing or a suitable spot for their families. In our modern era where Read more…

Back Issue | Rotwild R.X1 FS 27.5 Pro Review

The R.X1 FS 27.5 PRO is Rotwild’s answer to the famous quest for one bike to do it all. With 145mm of suspension travel, 27.5″ wheels, and a short rear end it looks good on paper. We tested out the ‘pro’ spec for you. The looks of the R.X1 could best be described as “technically Read more…

Back Issue | Marin Attack Trail XT Pro Review

When you think of the original pioneers of our sport, the name Marin demands mention. It is pretty much agreed that Marin County, California was home to the first mountain bike race, Repack, held on the gravel service roads of Mount Tamalpais. In those exciting early days, Marin not only named bikes after trails on Read more…