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  1. Apparel and Protection
    Giro Helmets for Every Cyclist Giro was founded more than 30 years ago by Jim Gentes, a man with an obsession for design and answering unmet needs. That obsession led him to start making his own products and ultimately resulted in a company committed to serving the rider through personal...
  2. General Discussion
    Jenson Shoe Blowout! Everyone likes the feeling of a crisp new pair of kicks, especially when they're on sale. Check out these hand-picked deals on everything from Five Ten Freeriders to Scott RC Road shoes. Look for great deals on waffle pattern grips and tools too! FIVE TEN MALTESE FALCON...
  3. General Discussion
    After a few rides in the Artex, it quickly became a helmet that I wore for both road and mountain rides. What is it? Road race inspired design partnered with a removable visor and tons of ventilation. This $110 MIPS helmet packs serious value, safety and could be all the helmet you need...
  4. General Discussion
    Our friends at Competitive Cyclist always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these hot deals and get them before they are gone. Shimano SH-XC7 Cycling Shoe If the SH-XC9 is Shimano's shoe equivalent to its superlative XTR drivetrain, then the SH-XC7 is...
  5. General Discussion
    Everybody loves new shoes and we're betting these three gravity-oriented offerings from Giro won't change that. The California brand was at Sea Otter this year showing off its Jacket II, Riddance, and Chamber II MTB kicks. Here's a rundown on each. Giro Riddance For flat pedal devotees comes...
  6. General Discussion
    REI sells Vista's Giro, Bell, CamelBak, Camp Chef and Blackburn brands. And with two petitions asking REI to stop carrying Vista brands collecting thousands of signatures in a short period, REI has made its landmark move. It decided to suspend all order of Vista Outdoors products. By fate...
  7. Apparel and Protection
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. One of Art's Cyclery's best-selling helmets is the Bell Super 3R, which blurs the line between trail and downhill helmets. Because of the Super's success, the removable chinbar helmet...
  8. Apparel and Protection
    Helmets such as the just updated Bell Super 2R have redefined the category. Photo by Dave Kozlowski Helmets have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days when you were forced to choose between light weight and ventilation versus legitimate all-mountain protection. The modern trail...
  9. Apparel and Protection
    What is it? Equipped with the multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS), the Giro Switchblade MIPS is triple-certified to CPSC, EN-1078, and ASTM-1952 downhill safety standards - both with and without its chin bar, which is quickly and easily removable and replaceable without tools...
  10. Apparel and Protection
    Time for a little Friday fun. A few weekends back at the Enduro World Series stop in Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado, we spent most of our time shooting pictures of bikes. You can see those galleries here, here, here, and here. In between drooling over Graves' Specialized and Rude's Yeti, we also...
  11. Apparel and Protection
    The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. The key is finding apparel that keeps you warm, but also breathes well and wicks moisture away from your body (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of the Mtbr Ultimate Guide to...
  12. Apparel and Protection
    Bikes and components are becoming stronger and lighter every year, but my bones and joints are not. With that in mind, here is a list of eight new protective products that will help keep you healthy and happily riding. The hourglass elastomers in the new 6D helmet act as secondary shock...
  13. Enduro Racing
    The Giro Feature is a wonderful All Mountain helmet that provides good rear coverage at an affordable $75. To complement this, Giro introduced the Montaro helmet for men and Montara for women that retail for $150. Giro sought out to deliver the best qualities for Trail and All Mountain riding...
  14. 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...
  15. Vacations & Destinations
    Starting last Sunday, a group of three intrepid mountain bike explorers lit out from North Lake Tahoe heading west through hundreds of miles of known and unknown singletrack, double track and the occasional bike lane on their way to the ultimate destination of San Francisco on a ride dubbed...
  16. General Discussion
    "What's the coolest thing you saw?" We hear that question after every trade show. The following--in our humble collective opinion--represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our combined Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2014 Interbike and...
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