When it comes to bike product reviews, some products garner all the limelight. It’s easy to get wooed by the clean lines of a new frame, the technical capabilities of a fork, or the lightweight strength of a set of fancy wheels. Other items are relegated to the background and we only think of them when they don’t work just perfectly or when they break. In this review, I want to look at one of those unsung heroes of components that should claim a much more prominent podium spot of our attention... the dropper post remote. I put the PNW Components Loam Lever through a ton of testing in sun, rain, snow and more.
Mountain biking is a diverse sport that ranges from full-out pedal fests to hard-charging gnarly descents. But, most riders find themselves riding somewhere in the middle; a mix of climbs, tech, descents, and fun jumps. As 2018 comes to a close, we compiled a list of MTB tires that fall in this range of riding and excel at what they do. We surveyed our employees and our customer reviews to determine each winner. Read on to find out which tires won and why?
Whether you’ve just bought a new mountain bike or are looking to breathe new life into an old trusted steed, upgrading key areas of your bike setup can make your bike lighter, faster, more confidence inspiring, and more fun. But, upgrades to your bike don’t have to cost an arm and leg to get a hefty bump in performance. We’ve put together a quick guide of affordable upgrades with big results.
There are numerous reasons to choose to put flat pedals on your bike(s). Platform pedals help you to build good skills and techniques while still providing that ability bail out quickly, if needed. Combined with a quality flat pedal shoe, these pedals provide heaps of grip and a huge platform to keep you riding longer and charging harder with confidence and comfort. We’ve put together this guide of best flat pedals at every budget to help you find the right platform pedals to put under your feet.
SRAM’s latest Eagle drivetrain has landed, and the new NX Eagle group looks to be a strong offering that allows riders of all budgets to jump aboard the 12-speed movement with minimal effort and at a very reasonable price. This further opens the door for riders to cater their bike build to match exactly what they need and want, and that fits their budget. Jump into the article to check out the specs, features, stats, and pricing of this latest 12-speed drivetrain offering from SRAM.
Industry Nine announces the new Torch Road Alloy (TRA) integrated hub/spoke chassis with four wheelsets. Offering rock-solid durability, control, and expressive custom color options, the TRA chassis provides a bevy of features once only available on the Torch Mountain chassis. Read on to see all the details, specs, and options in their official press release.
The world of dropper post is a crowded one, and it takes something pretty special for us to sit up (pun intended) and take notice of a newcomer to the scene. OneUp Components has made us do just that. Knowing the quality of products and innovative ideas that OneUp Components has come to be recognized for, our curiosity was piqued when we got word that they were throwing their hat in the dropper post ring. But, we were left with questions of what would make them stand out from the competition. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait too long to get a chance to jump on a call with Jon Hadfield from One Up Components to pick his brain on the ins and outs of this new challenger. Here’s what we learned, and why this sub-$250 dropper post is going to make it onto our bike upgrade/add-on lists.
In the pursuit of the perfect ride, we're proud to partner with the industry veterans behind Revin Cycling who brought this brand to life. Drawing on years of experience within the world of cycling, the Revin team aim to bring quality components spec'd they way they always wished they would be spec'd. They're focused on the balance of performance, quality, and reliability to bring the rider and the bike into a harmonious experience where the boundaries of man and machine are blurred into the just the ride. Take a look inside to learn about Revin Cycling, and their first wave of wheel products being offered at Jenson USA.
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.
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.