Triple Eight Has a MIPS Bike Helmet for Under $75


If you’re looking for an affordable MIPS helmet, Triple Eight recently announced availability for the Brainsaver II, which will retail for just $74.99. Many companies are charging that much as a premium for the MIPS upgrade for their regular helmets! We haven’t been hands on (or rather, heads in) with the Brainsaver II, but from the looks of it, this might not be …

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Norco Revolver: Locked and Loaded for the Trans-Sylvania Epic

In stock form the Revolver is an XC race weapon, but it needed a couple tweaks to take on the Trans-Sylvania Epic

I had an amazing time at the Trans-Sylvania Epic last year. The trails of Central Pennsylvania are just the kind of tough, technical riding I particularly enjoy. My performance was somewhat mixed though, as I had stomach issues on the second stage, and mechanical problems on the penultimate day. Those struggles taught me valuable lessons about nutrition as …

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Pearl Izumi Journey Short Review


Pearl Izumi’s Journey Short is versatile in the sense that it is up to the task of hardcore riding, but is also fine as a walkabout short.  If you’re looking for an economical way to be able to slay some singletrack and still look like a normal person when you head for that apres-bike activity, …

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Pearl Izumi Summit Jersey Review


Pearl Izumi describes their new Summit Jersey as a “functional but not flashy top.”  In an age of marketing hyperbole and one-upsmanship, I believe PI is actually underselling this particular offering.  The Summit Jersey is not just functional, but it truly excels at its basic function: giving the rider a comfortable top for getting rad …

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Video: Kuat NV Bike Rack Review

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I love the Kuat NV rack because it is spec’ed with several useful features. It comes in both 1.25″ and 2″ hitch versions (but only 2″ accommodates the extension), can handle everything from road bikes to big hitter DH bikes, and can fit up to a 3″ tire!  The rack is a tad heavy at 49lbs, …

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First Look: Leatt’s New DBX 6.0 Experienced… On a Drift Trike in California

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At Sea Otter last month Leatt launched the DBX 6.0 carbon full face helmet, and I got a chance to experience the new helmet on a drift trike. Drift what? I’ll explain that in a bit, but first, a little about the new helmet. The DBX 6.0 is a carbon helmet that packs Leatt’s “360° Turbine Technology …

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Pearl Izumi Divide Short Review


With the Divide short, Pearl Izumi set out to bridge the gap between the relentless gnar chaser and the heartrate-obsessed hammerhead.  These shorts have a lightweight feel and a rad look.  The question is, is this a worthy functional accomplishment or a bad marketing compromise? The technical features of the Divide short include: 4-way stretch …

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