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Vans new ComfyCush Zushi SF

Vans new ComfyCush Zushi SF - Closeup

Costa Mesa, CALIF. (March 4, 2019) – On the heels of launching the brand’s latest footwear innovation, ComfyCush, this past week, Vans highlights the new ComfyCush Zushi SF in their surf collection, a low-profile practical style that meets the

Royal Racing Storm Short Review

Riding in the PNW, your gear will get tested.

When you live in the Pacific Northwest you learn to love riding in the rain. The wet, soppy, cold and muddy kind; where the first thing you do when you get …

Swedish protection for pedaling

POC Joint VPD 2.0 Pads

POC VPD2.0 Elbow and Knee Pads Review

At first glance POC products are going to throw your expectations off from what you would typically see from companies that make protective gear. An obvious reaction would be WTF is POC? You …

Bionicon C Guide V.02 Review

Bionicon C Guide

With the introduction of carbon frames into the longer travel Trail and All Mountain category (and their popularity on the rise), it’s a wonder that some of these frames are built without ISCG tabs. What makes it even more of

Battling April Showers

Royal Racing Alpine Softshell Jacket

Royal Racing Alpine Soft Shell Jacket Review

Water repelling Alpine Soft Shell Jacket

Dubbed as a four-season jacket designed to protect but not restrict, the 2012 Alpine Soft Shell jacket by Royal Racing is a perfect companion that is low-key …

Pro-Tec & Serve

Pro-Tec Cyphon SL Helmet Review

Pro-Tec helmets have been linked to the skateboarding industry as long as anyone can remember, so it might come as a surprise when you come across a mountain bike specific product such as the Cyphon …

Vans Warner SPD Review

Vans Warner SPD Shoe Review

If you told me I’d be wearing Vans again after a 28 year hiatus, I’d say that would be a slim to none chance. But, as circumstance would have it, here I am writing about …

Blackspire Stinger E Chainguide

Blackspire Stinger E - 90g

Blackspire Stinger E Chain Guide Review

Product Tested: Blackspire Stinger E (specific for Shimano E-Type deraileurs)
Mounting Types: ISCG-old, ISCG’05, BB-Mount
Color: Anodized Black
Weight: 90g
Recommended Use: AM / FR
Retail Price: $30-$35

Blackspire Stinger E - 90g (front)

Podium – Partie Deux

Raw Podium w/ Fox 40 Build.

2010 Knolly Podium Bike Review -Part 2

This follow up review (part 2) has been a long time coming but I think it’s better because I’ve had the time to iron out the kinks to get the bike to where …

CBC Frame Defender

Champion Bike Components Frame Defender Review

Frame Defender Detail

Ever had one of those moments where you asked yourself… “why didn’t I think of that?” Well, lucky for you, Champion Bike Components had that “Aha” moment and actually did something …

Interbike 2011 Underway

2011 Interbike Opens with Strong Attendance and Upgraded Amenities at OutDoor Demo

Interbike 2011 Underway

OutDoor Demo continues Tuesday, followed by Interbike International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – September 13, 2011 – The 2011 Interbike OutDoor Demo

Kali Veda Elbow Pads

Kali Veda Elbow Pads Review

Kali Protectives Veda Elbow Pads in Gray.

Product Name: Kali Protectives Veda Elbow Pads
Weight: 270g
Recommended Use: Agressive AM / FR / DH

– A Nitrex foam-lined, flexible ABS shell to protect the …

cOnTour with GPS

ContourGPS Video Camera Review

Product: ContourGPS Video Camera
Weight: 160g w/o mounting accessories
Removable MicroSD – Capacity: 32GB (2GB included)
Average Record Time: HD » 30min/GB | SD » 60min/GB
Wide Angle Lens: 135°: 960p, 720p, Photo | 110°: …

The Urge to ride

2011 Urge Bike Down-O-Matic Helmet Review

Urge Down-O-Matic Helmets. Sizing S/M (54/57cm) and L/XL (58/60cm).

I learned about Urge helmets last summer and was intrigued by their unique styling and good looks; after seeing them in person at the 2010

DIY – Give your pedals a bigger bite!

It’s rained a lot in SoCal recently, we’ve already received our year’s worth of rainfall in the past couple of storms. So when I was slipping a pedal here and there, I had 2 options (since I already have Five10s):…

Tech M4 -Money, Money, Money, Money!

Hope Tech M4 Brake Review

Arguably, one of the most bad-ass looking brakes to grace a mountain bike also delivers a big punch. In a world of space-age, light-weight materials (for trail bikes), where manufacturers scramble to produce the lightest, …

“F1NE” Stem

Twenty6 Products f1.2 Stem

Twenty6 Products f1.2 stem

Twenty6 Products f1.2 Stem - Green Ano

Product Name: f1.2 stem
Steerer: 1 1/8″
Rise: 0°
Length: 50mm (only)
Handlebars: 31.8mm
Stack Height: 44mm
Hardware: 4mm allen hex bolts
Material: 6061 T6 Aluminum Billet
Weight: Actual …

Maxximus Minion

Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 3C

Maxxis Minion EXO 3C – 26 x 2.5

One of the most anticipated tire offering I have been waiting for. The single-ply 2.5 Minion tire. Well, it’s been available, but like many riders, I hesitated trying a tire that was …

Interbike 2010: Cool Components

American Classics

Chris King


FOX Racing


Osprey Packs

Interbike 2010: Devinci Booth




Interbike 2010: Custom Show Bikes



Santa Cruz – Greg Minaar’s WC V10

Interbike 2010: Helmets

URGE Helmets

Protec Helmets

POC Helmets

Interbike 2010: Knolly Booth

Endorphin SL – 4″ XC Bike

Chilcotin – 6″ Trail Bike

Delirium 2011 Colors

Podium 2011 Colors

Regal Racewear by Royal Racing

Riding with Royal Racing Racewear.

Royal Racing 2010 Race Jersey & Short Review

Purple kit loves the camera. Brappp!!! Photo Qwan Pham.

At first glance, the overall design of the gear is striking and nice to the touch. Paired together, the jersey and short …