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The 2019 RockShox Lyrik fork has just landed, and we've been racking up miles testing it out. RockShox even sent the legend, Duncan Riffle, to make sure we had it dialed, and to give us the 411 on what's new. Follow the link, and read on, to see our short-term impressions, and all the details of what's new for this rowdy single crown fork.
Revin Cycling is a new comer to the world of cycling components, but the people behind this brand are steeped in years of industry experience, knowledge, and partnerships. This unique combination allowed for them to refine the recipe to creating quality components that meet a high standard of performance, reliability, and value. Jenson USA is proud to partner with Revin Cycling to help launch this brand to the cycling public. We couldn't wait to get our resident King of the Road, Oscar, out to put the rubber to the road on a set of Revin R35's, and see just what these wheels could do. Read on to see how he got along with these wheels for the last 2 months.
When the rain (snow) and cold descend on the paths, roads, and trails that you love to ride, it can be hard to find suitable to conditions to crank out your daily miles. Fear not! Rollers can help you rack up the miles while perfect your form and fitness. They are also great for pre-race warm ups. Kreitler has helped us put together a quick tutorial on how and why to incorporate roller training into your cycling life.
The search for a that perfect solution of being comfortable on your bike while still packing all the necessary gear and water that you may need can feel like an elusive endeavor. Alpinestars is throwing their contender into the mix of "utility bibs" that integrate pockets, hydration and more within the bib to reduce riders' need for additional gear to carry what they need on a ride. But, Alpinestars has an Ace up their sleeve... they've incorporated spine and hip protection into their Paragon bib. Sam slips into this multi-functional lycra kit to see if it has what it takes to take top pick in his drawer full of other bibs.
It's bike show season, and many of us have some hopes for what companies will be releasing for 2018. These new products can range from evolutionary to revolutionary. Click inside to see one of the hopeful announcements that is making it onto my wishlist for the gravel bike 1x drivetrain category from SRAM.
How many helmet reviews have you read that were actually crash tested, and not by a robot or in computer lab but by the person who’s writing this review? If you’re like us, then the answer is probably zero. But, we are here to change that. We put the 6D ATB-1T Evo half-shell helmet on one of our employees to test its merits, and he took his job way to seriously. Read on to see how it performed in his crash test review.
Most advancements in the bike world are an evolution of design and technology that has proved itself in the past.
It's not often, that a company starts with a completely blank slate, and crafts their dream of the latest and greatest.
Orbea has done just that with the completely new, and radically different, successor to the Rallon namesake.
We got one of the first Rallon bikes to hit North America, and we put it through the wringer to give you our first look at this big-wheeled ripper with Spanish flavor. EUSKADURO!!!
We share a passion for bikes that started before we began working in the cycling industry. It's that same love for bikes that drives us to help build a growing and sustainable cycling community. We believe that trail work is a major factor in sustaining and expanding our MTB community, so we’ve decided to put our hands to action, and reclaim the Skyline Loop Trail in Riverside, CA. Read on to learn more.
Given the choice, we’d always prefer to ride without a backpack. But no one wants to be 'that guy' who needs to borrow tools, or be left walking home while your friends enjoy the rest of the ride. OneUp Components wanted a solution that would allow us to carry the tools that we need for every ride, without wearing a backpack. Check out the Everyday Carry tool system.
SRAM’s Eagle drivetrains have evolved the 1x movement from the realm of tinkerers to the forefront of component tech. The addition of the GX Eagle group brings 1×12 range and performance in a package that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and very reasonably priced. We put SRAM’s GX Eagle group on a bike that we are very familiar with, and put it under the feet of 2 different riders to get their take on the latest kit. Read the tech and stats inside, then continue on to see our employee reviews.