Gore Tool Jacket and Fusion SO Pants

Here are two pieces of outerwear that are perfect for this time of year when the temperature starts to dip and the weather becomes a little less predictable. The Gore Bike Wear Tool Windstopper Jacket (MSRP $199) and the Fusion SO Windstopper Pant (MSRP $199) are two great products to hit the trails in. Both …

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2012 Olympic MTB Venue: Hadleigh Castle

photo courtesy hadleighcountrypark.co.uk Back in September UK officials finally settled on a location for the Olympic mountain bike competition after the UCI determined that the Weald Country Park course wasn’t challenging enough. The Hadleigh Castle site sits on about 550 acres and includes open, grassy areas along with forested stretches that should make for an …

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Black Friday Bike Gear Deals

I’m not really much of a shopper but when I hear “bike gear deals” my ears tend to perk up. Here’s a quick run down on deals to be had on Black Friday, November 27, 2009. REI is giving away gift cards and reusable shopping bags to the first 300 customers through the door Friday …

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WTB Vulpine 29er Tire Review

I’ve been riding my 29er for almost a year now and one of the things that was frustrating initially was the lack of component variety available. It was kinda like being a Mac guy in a PC world but thankfully it’s getting easier every day to find 29er versions of most MTB components and accessories. …

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Straitline Components: From Diamond Cutting Tables to MTB Parts & Accessories

At Interbike I got a chance to chat with Greg Parish about how Straitline Components got started. Unlike many bike companies, Straitline’s story includes a scrappy and unusual start. But being ultra passionate about Mountain biking you can see the commitment that the folks at Straitline have made to make what Straitline is today. Mike …

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Answer’s Fall Line DH Grips and Rove FR Pedals

Answer is a name that has been under the radar for a little while but they’re back again with an all new product line up. Here are two Answer products that I’m sure will pique your interest: The Fall Line DH Grip ($30 MSRP) and the Rove FR Pedals ($95 MSRP). Grips and pedals are …

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Mountain Bike Like a Cheetah

I once asked a friend why he thought horses were so spooked by mountain bikes and he said it was because mountain bikers look like predatory jungle cats running through the woods. That image has always stuck with me, particularly when riding tight, twisting singletrack that requires cat-like reflexes. Now a designer in Argentina has …

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