45NRTH Launches 3 New Extreme Cold Weather Cycling Boots: Japanther, Updated Wolvehammer, and Wolfgar

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Fat biking has grown quickly, but it seems like apparel and other related gear has been slow to keep up with the extreme conditions these new bikes are built to handle. 45NRTH is one of the few companies that’s leading the way in offering mountain biking gear built to withstand extremely cold weather, and this …

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News: Northwave Announces Enduro-Specific Shoe


Northwave announced a few shoes from the 2016 Spring-Summer collection including the Northwave Enduro Mid, a shoe designed specifically for the demands of enduro racing. Pro rider Cedric Gracia worked with Northwave to design and test the Enduro Mid shoes and judging by the video below, he’s pretty stoked with how the shoes came out. …

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On Review: Shimano SH-M200 Enduro Shoe and Unzen 4 Enduro Hydration Pack

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I attended a Shimano presentation at Outdoor Demo this year to get the scoop on their newest enduro shoes and packs. I walked away with a brand-new pair of enduro shoes and an enduro hydration pack (which I handed off to Jim) to review. SH-M200 Shoe The SH-M200 shoe is the top of Shimano’s new …

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Review: Giro Jacket Mid Shoes


I have long been a clipless pedals guy. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I rode with anything else–maybe 15 years ago when I used a Wal-Mart bike to commute around my small town. So, after reading a plethora of articles in various biking magazines about the merits of flats over clipless pedals …

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Review: Shimano SH-XC90 Shoe

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Shimano’s SH-XC90 shoe is their top-of-the-line cross country racing shoe. But even if you don’t race at all, you can still love these shoes to death! Read on about my raceless experiences in these racing shoes. Specs The Shimano SH-XC90 shoes weigh in at a ridiculously-light reported weight of 627 grams (size 40) for the pair, or …

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Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III Shoe


After my disappointing experience with the Serfas Trax, I renewed my search for a versatile, performance-oriented, yet reasonably-priced mountain bike shoe. After many false starts, I simply gave up and decided to split my time between limping along an old and way-beyond-their-useful-life shoes and–egad!–riding flats. By pure happenstance, I was in my local chain store, …

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