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  1. Apparel and Protection
    Nice to meet everyone! My company is creating a backpack for Mountain Bikers and I wanted to ask for your opinions. :) Background: We received a government contract to develop cooling gear for the military and Navy and decided that we also wanted to make this technology available for...
  2. Misc Components
    The new FR Lite Race 10L 10-liter pack has a back protector and new airmesh waist belt. EVOC has long been one of Mtbr's favorite MTB pack makers. From well-conceived designs to durable materials to an array of fun colors, the German brand does gear carriers really well. In the pipeline with...
  3. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    While many laughed at the prospect of wearing a hip pack, they are now a common site on the trail. Riders figured out that keeping pack weight low on your back is more comfortable, and in hot regions the reduced coverage on your upper back helps keep you cooler. Photo courtesy of Henty The...
  4. Misc Components
    This 30-liter pack weighs 3.1 pounds and sells for $159. What is it First a little about the company and that name. Founded in 2012 by the Swedish freeskier Jon Olsson and Norwegian product designer Truls Brataas, Douchebags' gear is an attempt at "merging the urban and active lifestyle."...
  5. Misc Components
    Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style, all of them designed to keep you comfortable on the bike. Video: Ergon GE1 Grip, SM3 Saddle, BE Enduro Backpack, and IP3 Insole Ergon product manager Frank Dorr and a team of the company's athletes and engineers...
  6. General Discussion
    Scottish apparel maker Endura has introduced two new backpacks that are targeted at the serious off-road rider. The MT500 Enduro pack features a Koroyd EOP 1.0 spine protector, offering lightweight and breathable protection that meets EN1621-2 level 2 standard. Visible through the cutaway back...
  7. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: Our tester Beth Gouge put this pack through its paces as she went on big rides with her 'big' camera. Lowdown: MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail 16L This pack is very versatile for the hiker, cyclist, or skier. It's all about the easy access to belt pack with a click of a button...
  8. Misc Components
    The SMC4 saddle range offers comfort and still looks fast (click to enlarge). SMC4 saddles If you're intested in having more comfort during your ride, but don't want to give up the nice racy line of your bike, have a look at the SMC4 saddle line. There's more padding, the mid channel is deeper...
  9. Misc Components
    Waking up to a crisp October morning on Lake Tahoe, 420 miles of riding from San Francisco. The Lowdown: Four essential items for a 420-mile ride Last October, two friends and I embarked on a 420-mile, seven-day mountain bike adventure from Lake Tahoe to San Francisco riding as much...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Evoc Sports Marketing Coordinator Jessica Negele stopped by the Mtbr Sea Otter booth to introduce us to three of the companies' newest packs. First up Jessica walks us through the FR Trail Unlimited, a 20L mountain-bike-specific pack with an integrated, removable back protector designed to...
  11. General Discussion
    European pack companies have always made their products comfortable and conformable, with excellent weight carrying attributes and incredible amount of fit adjustment, and Ergon has been at the forefront of this type of technology. The BX2 is the epitome of this ergonomic thinking, and it's...
  12. General Discussion
    This is a pretty nice hydration pack, with some exemplary features. The foremost feature, is their Aircomfort System, which uses thin steel springs and a mesh backing to tension the pack away from your back, providing excellent ventilation and air flow without getting a sweaty back. Everything...
  13. General Discussion
    Cortez, CO - March 3, 2011 - Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has announced their latest support effort for the Breast Cancer Fund, the leading national non-profit dedicated to identifying...
  14. General Discussion
    The CamelBak Octane LR is an incredibly comfortable and trick hydration pack, which features their lumbar Antidote reservoir, which is situated at the bottom of the pack. The design places the water lower on hips and back for stability and comfort. The pack becomes part of your back, at least...
  15. Nutrition/Hydration/Fitness
    Reviewed by Brian Mullin https://www.gramslightbikes.com/ The new Jolla hydration pack from Hydrapak is a comfortable pack, with great carrying capacity, excellent features, the best reservoir in the business and the nicest designed set of pockets I have used. The Jolla is part of Hydrapak's...
  16. General Discussion
    Reviewed by Brian Mullin https://www.gramslightbikes.com/ The Ergon BC2 is one of the most interesting packs, that I have ever used, and it's got some highly innovative and functional features. The foremost is their unique frame system. It uses their flexible Profax PP frame, which...
  17. General Discussion
    Reviewed by Brian Mullin https://www.gramslightbikes.com/ Camelbak has released two new hydration packs for 2010 made specifically for the All Mountain and Freeride community. The Don (17.5L) and The Capo (11L) have the usual Camelbak features, along with the ability to carry full face helmets...
  18. General Discussion
    OSPREY MANTA 20 PACK REVIEW - FOR BIKING (IN LIQUID BLUE!) Review, photos and videos by Lee Lau OSPREY MANTA 20 PACK REVIEW - FOR BIKING Summary The Osprey Manta is by far the most comfortable pack I have had the privilege of using for biking. In particular the Manta's suspension...
  19. Wingnut Hydration Packs

    Wingnut Hydration packs are made to ride lower so that the weight is supported by your hips and the bike rather than your back and shoulders. They're being used by endurance racers and are lighter than other hydration packs I've felt. They're made out of super-light and strong sail cloth. Right now
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