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Tubolito Tubo is a high-tech thermoplastic tube from Austria.

Trail Tested: Is Tubolito the lightest, smallest, strongest, fastest inner tube of the century?

During its 100 year-long lifespan, the humble bike tube has been made of natural rubber, latex, butyl blends, and in the early years was...
We put Revolution Suspension Grips to the test to see if they work as claimed.

Review: Revolution Suspension Grips’ twisty grippy put to the test

When they were released a couple of years ago, Revolution Suspension Grips made quite a splash. The real head-turner was the idea of suspension...
Trailside first aid is important to know when you travel far in the woods on your bike.

First Aid: Trailside and trailhead treatment of mountain bike crash abrasions

Welcome to the Bikerumor First Aid Series, where we explore common cycling injuries and what to do if you or your riding partner wreck....
Tire designers have to use many methods to reinforce tread features to endure ride forces.

Tire Tech: How mountain bike tire knobs are reinforced

Welcome to Tire Tech, Bikerumor’s mostly-weekly series on bicycle tires. Like our Suspension Tech and AASQ series, we take your questions about tires, whether...
Bontrager's new tread depth gauge can help determine when to replace a tire.

Tire Tech: Why you should measure tire wear with a tread depth gauge

Welcome to Tire Tech, Bikerumor’s mostly-weekly series on bicycle tires. Like our Suspension Tech and AASQ series, we take your questions about tires, whether...
Pearlizumi's X-Alp Elevate works well both on and off the bike.

Review: Fear not the hike-a-bike with Pearl iZUMi’s X-Alp Elevate

It’s a tall order to design a cycling shoe that works equally well on and off the bike. This is a category of footwear...
The otto lock fits around just about anything and cinches tight.

Hands-on with a giant locking zip-tie—the OTTO lock

Within the criminal underworld there are hardened crooks and thieves of opportunity. Almost nothing can stop a determined thief packing the right tools, but...
Pearlizumi just launched their 2018 Dirt Collection.

PEARL iZUMi launches new bike agnostic Dirt Collection for men and women

PEARL iZUMi recently released their new Dirt Collection and in doing so blurred the lines between duds best suited for mountain, gravel, and urban riding....
Starling Cycles is now taking orders for their Taiwanese made Murmer 29 steel full suspension bike.

Starling Cycles now taking pre-orders for 853 steel Murmur 29 Factory frames

Here’s something you don’t see everyday—a hand-built full-suspension mountain bike made entirely of Reynolds 853 steel tubing. Founded by a former aerospace engineer, Joe...

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