December 07, 2021
Get in the holiday shopping spirit with some spectacular cycling gifts idea that’ll have everyone feeling festive and excited to get back in the saddle.
You can never have too many small and handy trail kit tools. The Dynaplug Racer Pro makes it possible to plug and patch your tires with four pre-loaded plugs ready to deploy from a single tool whenever you need them. Snap-on caps protect the plugs from dirt and damage making for a clean seal and repair to keep you on pace whatever the occasion. Machined in Chico, California, from US-made billet aluminum and stainless steel, the Racer Pro weighs 26g, only 2g more than the prior generation, yet delivers twice the puncture-defeating power. You won't regret this one.
The Lumina 1200 Boost Front Bike light is one of the most popular and effective bike headlamps on the market for all riding conditions, whether on the road, your favorite mountain biking trail, or hand-held in walk mode. Lumina has a long history of providing exceptional products, supporting professional riders from 12 to 24-hour endurance events. Lumina stands alone as the leader in bike lighting. Starting at $119.99, the Lumina™ 1200 Boost Front Bike Light makes for the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift under the tree.
Gripit gloves are high-performance cycling gloves designed by riders for riders. These durable and lightweight gloves come in countless colors and designs that don’t break the bank, making for the perfect holiday gift. From florals to flamingos to bright colors to more basic and conservative styles, Gripit Gloves has you covered. Not to mention, the minimalist design gives you all the feels of the bars and levers you need to stay warm, protected, and performing at your top ability.
This small Garmin GPS cycling computer combines navigation, performance, cycling awareness, and smart connectivity that help you ride without fuss. The 1030's capabilities include indoor and outdoor workout syncing, personalized coaching, integrated cycling applications, and 24 hours of battery life. We've used this device on multi-day backpacking adventures, and the battery was never an issue. From remote gravel trails to epic climbs, the Edge is one of the best GPS bike computers on the market.
Whether shopping for yourself or others, you won't regret adding the Halo 2 Pullover headband to your list. The Halo 2 features a patented sweat seal and grip technology that keeps your hair back and reduces face sweat. It does this by trapping sweat coming down the forehead and redirecting it behind your ears out of the way. The Halo 2 is great for running, cycling, or virtually any other sport or activity that will work up a sweat. Not to mention, the headband fits comfortably under helmets or hats. With 15+ color variations, there is no shortage of styles for whoever you have in mind.
The digital SKS Air Checker pressure gauge is another must-have for your repair or trail kit. With a high measuring accuracy, a swiveling duo head and, a large display, the easy-to-grip plastic components on the sides of the pressure gauge make real-time monitoring and incremental pressure deflation a walk in the park. With an automatic switch-off after 30 seconds, you can be sure the SKS Air Checker will perform exactly as intended, whenever or wherever you need it.
No matter where you are, literally, Lifestraw makes water safe to drink. Innovative hollow fiber membrane filtering technology allows Lifestraw to convert dirty water to clean by entering one side of the straw, passing the clean water through the pores eliminating bacteria, parasites, microplastics, dirt, silt, sand, and cloudiness. The result is safe drinking water that flows into a clean chamber for drinking while keeping all contaminants out. With a range of different styles and sized filters and bottles, you can't go wrong giving the gift of clean water.
Time to make bathtime enjoyable with Bike Hardcore Bike Wash and Spray. As one of the most affordable and environmentally friendly cleaning products on the market, Bike Hardcore uses less plastic waste and ships less water (by weight) using a concentrated and effective cleaning formula. Hardcore Bike Wash Uber-Concentrate paired with a foaming sprayer helps shower your bikes with a light and fluffy cloud of degreasing goodness. This heavy-duty, commercial-grade hand pump sprayer might be around longer than your second marriage. Plus, it makes bike cleaning easy, fast, and, most importantly, fun. The Foamer makes big foam using less water and soap. What's better than conserving resources, bettering our planet, and having a clean bike all at once?
It's hard to miss the mark with a stylish and warm puffy winter jacket. The DNA Spectator Down Jacket is made from Ultra-soft premium 20-Denier Toray Nylon treated with DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulated with a 650-premium-fill-power, the Spectator Jacket is the best way to combat the cold, whether commuting to work or getting out and enjoying the outdoors. More than that, 100% of DNA products meet the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) that ensures proper animal welfare and care. No matter your size, the jacket fits with a longer-length hem, complemented with an elastic drawcord at the waist to trap warmth.
April 04, 2023
Road bikes and gravel bikes are two popular types of bicycles that are designed for different purposes. Road bikes are specifically designed for speed and efficiency on the tarmac, while gravel bikes are built for versatility and durability on unpaved roads and mixed terrain. In this article, we will compare and contrast road bikes and gravel bikes to help you decide which one is right for you.
March 07, 2023
When it comes to mountain biking brakes, two of the most popular brands are SRAM and Shimano. Both companies offer high-quality products, but there are a few differences between them that may influence which one you choose to put on your cockpit.
August 31, 2022
As an avid mountain biker, it can seem that the quest to find the perfect brake can be a never-ending task. Too much bite sends you over the bars. Too little, and you’ll find yourself at the bottom of the cliff. Well, I think I may have found the perfect brake and it’s a bit out of the ordinary... In my opinion, the Hayes Dominions are the best mountain bike brake on the market.