Tested: Topo Athletic Runventure 2

Tested: Topo Athletic Runventure 2

As the race for the top minimal shoe continues, Runventure 2 by Topo Athletics emerges as a worthy contender. This zero-drop, lightly cushioned, highly responsive trailblazer has a lot going for it, including a roomy toe box, protective rock plate and high-traction...
Outbound Lighting Launches

Outbound Lighting Launches

What started in April 2017 as an idea to bring the same LED reflector technology found in high-end car headlights to bike lights has become reality. Founded by St. Louisan Matthew Conte with help from Kyle Cragle, Outbound Lighting delivered its first batch of...
Tested: Pickle Juice Shots

Tested: Pickle Juice Shots

I don’t particularly like the taste of pickles. But I do like the way Pickle Juice Shots help stop cramping and provide a boost during a long bike ride or race. I usually take one midway through the day when I’m feeling low in energy and salt. Pickle Juice has 10...
Tested: Mazama Sidestream

Tested: Mazama Sidestream

Drinking from a hip pack has never been super easy when you’re running or riding a bike. Either you’re reaching back, grabbing blindly for a water bottle, or you’re wrangling a long hose that’s annoying at best and a snag-risk at worst. The Mazama Sidestream addresses...
Tested: Dakota Grizzly Sawyer

Tested: Dakota Grizzly Sawyer

I wore this button-front shirt straight from happy hour to the skate park. The naturally wicking cotton/poly blend kept me comfortable and cool, despite my spending a lot of time on my backside. And, unlike my pants, the fine-woven fabric didn’t rip! The cut is...
Tested: Club Ride Commander

Tested: Club Ride Commander

These have been my go-to mountain biking bottoms for the past few months, and I love the comfort fit and stretchy, double-weave fabric that doesn’t feel like it’s going to tear if I crash. Speaking of which, the water-repellant finish is also dirt resistant! There’s a...