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  1. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Stompump knows that the leg muscle is stronger than the arm muscle. And in the case of cyclists, this is even more pronounced as cyclists exercise their legs about a thousand times more than their arms. Add to that the concept of body weight and the genius of the foot pump starts to reveal...
  2. Misc Components
    Topeak was showing off their new JoeBlow Twin Turbo floor pump model featuring TurboBoost technology at the Sea Otter Classic. This new technology utilizes the push and pull of every stroke to fill the double chambers on the pump to maximize output and reduce tire inflation times. With a 200psi...
  3. Misc Components
    With the chinbar installed, the Bell Super DH could easily be mistaken for a traditional full face. Photo by Paris Gore Editor's Note: Before taking a PR position with Ibis Cycles, Saris Mercanti spent several years as Mtbr tech editor. Here are her top gear and component picks for 2017. Look...
  4. General Discussion
    The New Belgian Ramble Ride is a three-day bikepacking adventure from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Steamboat Springs. Each day riders are provided a lunch stop and at day's end they all camp together and enjoy New Belgian beers and a prepared dinner. The riding is difficult and participants must...
  5. Misc Components
    The EDC Tool stashes a multi tool, chain breaker, spoke tool, and C02 cartridge. What is it The OneUp EDC Tool is an integrated tool solution that stores a multi tool (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm, T25), chain breaker, spoke key (1,2,3), and tire lever in a compact package. It's designed to be...
  6. Misc Components
    What is it The Digital Shock Drive from Lezyne is an ultra portable shock pump with a digital gauge. It is constructed from CNC machined aluminum and features a nylon braided hose with an integrated pressure relief valve. It's powered by a CR12220 battery that is user replaceable. Lezyne claims...
  7. Misc Components
    Skip the pump in the jersey or pack and carry a pair of CO2s instead. Adding to their Ninja product platform of concealed tools introduced last year, Topeak is offering a few updated versions of the line for 2017. On the mountain bike side are two new CO2 carrying options, the Ninja C02 and...
  8. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This review was originally published on June 18, 2016. Longterm Update: March 13, 2017 After a full year of abuse, our test pump developed two issues. The first hiccup was the gauge. It stopped working. This didn't affect inflation performance, it just meant we had to use our...
  9. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Mountain bike tires will be most easily inflated with a...
  10. Misc Components
    We even used the Matchbox Tailor Cage on longer rides because it allowed us to carry something besides water without mucking up our hydration pack bladder. Lowdown: Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage Mini HV 1.5 The basic premise behind the Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage Mini HV 1.5 borders on...
  11. Misc Components
    SKS has released a pair of innovative tubeless tire solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation. Video: SKS RideAir and TL Retrofit Pump Head SKS USA general manager Mark Burgener shows off two new tubeless tire inflation solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation. The TL retrofit...
  12. Misc Components
    Lowdown: Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive For those who don't have room for an air compressor or simply hate the noise, the Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive is a beautifully crafted alternative that will last a number of years. The only downside is the price of admission. Is the convenience...
  13. Misc Components
    Lowdown: Topeak JoeBlow Booster Floor Pump With all due respect to dropper posts, carbon everything, and 50-tooth sprockets, I still say the No. 1 mountain biking innovation of the last decade is tubeless tires. Ditching those pesky tubes ushered in a (mostly) flat free era blessed with lower...
  14. General Discussion
    The new Digital Pressure Drive has an integrated digital pressure gauge (click to enlarge). The Lezyne Pressure Drive is one of the best mini pumps we've used. It's compact, sleek, compatible with Presta and Schrader valves, and available in a number of anodized finishes. We've used the high...
  15. Tooltime
    Lowdown: Birzman Apogee MTB mini pump The latest in the Apogee line from Birzman is a compact mini pump with sleek looks that's stacked with features, like an easy to use quick connect valve and in-line pressure gauge. It excels in situations that require a high pressure pump, but a few quirks...
  16. Misc Components
    The bike industry is in a period of rapid innovation - and it's not limited to just bikes. Companies such as Topeak are getting creative with tool design, coming up with new and unique takes on old standards such as the hand pump, multi-tool, and floor pump (though Bontrager gets credit for...
  17. General Discussion
    Last week at the Taipei bike show, Lezyne was teasing two new pumps that look awfully close to production. A foot actuated lever allows you to pressure (or rapidly depressurize) the air chamber of the new Lezyne Pressure Overdrive Pump (click to enlarge). The Pressure Over Drive works along...
  18. Misc Components
    There are solid arguments on both sides of the CO2-vs-hand pump debate (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. It doesn't matter if you're a dedicated roadie, mountain biker...
  19. Misc Components
    Airshot Tubeless Inflator packaging and sleeve (click to enlarge). Tubeless tires are here to stay. Their benefits when it comes to flat prevention and increased traction have been been proven repeatedly and both industry and consumers have seen the light. But adoption has not been sweeping as...
  20. Misc Components
    SKS Airboy (left) minipump in red and the Airboy XL (right) minipump in green (click to enlarge). Cool Colors for Airboy and Airboy XL Pumps The popular double chamber Airboy and Airboy XL mini pumps now come in bright colors. Along with the traditional black, they're available in green, blue...
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