News: Giro Launches Montaro MIPS Helmet


Giro has just launched the Montaro helmet, a new MIPS-equipped lid with enhanced coverage over a standard XC model. With both men’s and women’s models, the Montaro includes key features such as Giro’s Roc Loc Air fit system, hydrophilic padding, “Multi-Directional Impact System,” goggle compatibility, and an integrated camera mount, according to Giro. For more …

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Review: Minimalist Armor From Bliss


Of all avid cyclists, the percentage who ride with protection (beyond a standard helmet) is pretty low. Many of us don’t regularly ride terrain that really demands pads, and for those of us who do, the inconvenience simply outweighs the benefit gained. That’s all assuming we don’t crash badly, in which case we will probably …

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New 27.5+ Jab and e-Jab Plus Bikes from Bianchi

photos: Antonino Palumbo

Ahead of Eurobike this week Bianchi has announced two new 27.5+ bikes: the Jab Plus and e-Jab Plus. The Jab Plus is an aluminum hardtail that will fit 2.8″ tires and is designed to work with a 120mm fork. The rear triangle utilizes Boost 148 spacing to accommodate the wider tires–this is further evidence that …

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