While it’s popular bigger brother, the Giro Synthe, has all the features at a premium price. The Cinder offers nearly all the same features at only half the price. MIPS is getting more and more integrated on new helmets, like the Cinder, but there still remains a lack of testing results. And I, involuntarily, took one for the team in this one...

A high-volume pump that comes with a digital pressure gauge is rarely seen on mini pumps. The Lezyne Digital Alloy Drive should be a quick, accurate and portable pump for those inconvenient moments during your mountain bike rides. Making sure that you continue your ride in no time with optimum tire pressures. With the classic Lezyne Alloy Drive as base for this digital version, the bar is set high.

Crankbrothers pedals are well known for their mud shedding capabilities, but also have a bad reputation in terms of reliability. That is why, since 2016, they have introduced new bearings and seals for all pedals. So, in order to check if it’s actually is an improvement, it was time for a long-term review. So after almost 4300km, 2 visits to a bike park and 6 XC races, its time to look back and see how well they managed.

EVOC FR Enduro Team review Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:33 | Written by

Trails get more technical and the need for protection increases accordingly without wanting to compromise on comfort. For a whole day on the trails you’ll need a variation of protection, tools and small parts stored in a good storage solution. Evoc offers for enduro riding the FR Enduro backpack with integrated back protector and we’re looking here specifically at FR Enduro Team model.

BikeYoke Modefixxer Pro review Monday, 24 October 2016 17:26 | Written by

Canyon Strive owners who had issues with their Shapeshifter and/or are ready for an alternative; BikeYoke has released the Modefixxer. The Modefixxer replaces the Shapeshifter and sets it fixed in DH-mode. However, the Modefixxer Pro offers besides DH-mode also a new mode called Trail-mode.

Camelbak Podium Chill review Thursday, 07 July 2016 21:23 | Written by

Having a cool drink during summer is something that you can achieve with ice, but insulated bottles keep your drink cool for longer. Camelbak Podium Chill claims to keep your drink cool twice as long as a regular bottle, but can it deliver and how much cooler is your drink?

Crankbrothers Shoe Shields review Thursday, 21 April 2016 18:57 | Written by

Protection of the outer sole isn’t something that first comes to mind, but if you have carbon soled shoes it really should. Bar-style pedals like Crankbrothers Eggbeaters or Time ATAC pedals gradually dig in to your soles over time. A simple solution like the Crankbrothers Shoe Shields prevent that from happening.

Mavic CrossRide SL Elite review Saturday, 16 April 2016 17:33 | Written by

Mavic isn’t known for making pedals but they partnered up with Time and rolled out a whole new series of pedals for mountain bikers as well as for the road. The Mavic Crossride SL Elite is a compact body float style pedal which features Time’s ATAC system. The similarities however go much further than that.

Shimano XC70 Review Thursday, 17 March 2016 19:50 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide

Your shoes are an important and one of just a few contact points you have with your bike. Having shoes that fit perfectly make every ride more comfortable and make you perform better. The XC70 is a XC racing shoe with many features of its bigger brother the XC90 at a more reasonable price, but how does it perform?