Pactimo Terrain Shorts Review

I was a mountain biker during that awkward transition from spandex shorts to baggies, and most of the early versions were ill-fitting junk bordering on dangerous when you snagged the crotch on the nose of a saddle. So I appreciate a well-fitting, functional pair of shorts, and no question the Terrain shorts from Pactimo are both. …

Pactimo Terrain Jersey Review

If you think Pactimo sounds like an Italian brand of top-tier bike clothing, it’s understandable because that was my impression. But it’s a born-in-the-Rockies cycle clothing company straight out of Colorado whose roots are in custom apparel. “Since 2003, we’ve shipped over 1 million garments to champions, teams, clubs, and individual cyclists around the globe,” their press …

Riding into the Sunset on the Dusk Patrol

First the light changes, and the landscape is bathed in a golden hue. Sagebrush branches cast long shadows like skeleton arms reaching across the trail. Heat from summer sun is muted, and every shady spot feels like stepping into a cave. The dusk patrol has a different vibe than its antemeridian cousin – the dawn …

Review: Five Ten Impact Mountain Bike Shoes

Stepping into a pair Five Ten Impact high tops, I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact they were mountain biking shoes. They look and feel more like my 90s-vintage Air Jordans. By comparison, my other bike shoes – Giro Privateers – seem like a ski boot spawned a ballet slipper. The Five Tens also felt a …