Cycling earphones for iPod

Just what we need, more iPod accessories. Funny how many different brands of iPod speakers and docking stations are ending up in the discount stores like Big Lots and TJ Maxx these days, even Home Depot is selling this junk. But anyway, I digress… this post is about iPod cycling earphones from Slipstreamz. First off, …

Have you seen my mountain bike?

Mike Hendershot is looking for his bike. While riding in New Zealand his $10K custom Santa Cruz mountain bike was stolen and apparently there are only 10 bikes like it in the world. Mike is a world-class ultra-distance racer, you’d think he’d have at least one spare 😉 If you happen to find the bike …

Snow bike

Forget using zip ties to increase your traction; why not get one of these babies! I first read about this on the RockyRoadUk blog and I really got excited when I checked out the Ktrax site. It isn’t obvious from the photos but apparently the front ski and rear track are actually removeable so you …

The clipless pedal debate rages on

I’ve been skimming a number of cycling-related blogs lately and it seems like there is alot of recent talk about clipless pedals. Now I find myself weighing in on the subject, guess this is just how “news” travels in the blog age… I’ve been a big fan of clipless pedals for years now and I …

Using zip ties for tire traction in snow

BikePortland.org (then others) posted this MacGyver tip for improving cycling traction in snow and/or ice this winter. As you can see from the photo below the author placed zip ties around the rim and tire about spaced about every 3 spokes. At first blush this seems like a great idea but it is certainly limited …

Colorful mountain bike tires

Whoa, how have I not seen these before? Sweetskinz has been around a couple years (actually since 1999 according to the website) with these gnarley mountain bike tires in all kinds of crazy patterns – plus they glow in the dark! They even have multiple tread patterns for each design so you can trick out …

Mountain bike helmet cam

I recently read about a new mountain bike helmet cam from Twenty 20 camera that looks pretty rad. Apparently it’s just an image sensor, to actually record your rides you’ll need a video recorder or camcorder of some sort but it looks sweet nonetheless. They even have some sample videos posted that look ok, though …

What happened to Sock Guy?

Leah was shopping for some crazy mountain bike socks for my Christmas present (I like to wear them with casual clothing) but had a hard time finding socks that were crazy enough. She tried REI and when she asked the guy where the “crazy” bike socks were he told her, “This is a family store, …

iPod case for mountain bikes

H2O audio just announced The Outdoor Sport Integration System for their iPod nano case at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Apparently these guys make waterproof iPod cases (see photo) but the newest product (not yet released) is a mounting bracket for attaching your iPod to your mountain bike. It seems …

Deal on Suunto Mountain Bike Watch

Amazon has a good deal on the Suunto T3 and Mountain Bike Pod Combo Pack. I hadn’t seen this watch before but apparently it not only tracks heart rate, calories burned, and splits but it also tracks your speed and distance via included bicycle pod. I have a Suunto X3 watch and it’s really a …

Mountain bike lifestyle clothing

We recently came across a website selling mountain bike lifestyle clothing called Evomo (though we’re not quite sure if the name has any specific meaning). It’s surprising we haven’t seen anything like this before, though the classic “Singletrack Mind” shirt could be considered a trailblazer in this area. There are already lifestyle brands and micro-brands …

Transfer mountain bike trail maps to your GPS

When Garmin designed their eTrex recreational GPS series they certainly didn’t have the Internet and data sharing in mind. It is possible, however, to upload saved GPS track data from your computer to your GPS unit with just a little work. File this tutorial under “advanced” GPS information 😉 For this article I used my …