All Mountain Style Frame Guard Long Term Review: Protection for life? November 8th, 2021 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
The muddy season is at our doorstep, with wear being a larger enemy of the bike. Frame protection against abrasion, but also all season long against stone chipping can keep your frame in top shape. All Mountain Style addresses this in addition to improving/customizing the looks of your bike. About 16 months ago I put the AMS Frame Guard on the bike, so it’s time for a long term review.
Shimano XTR M9120 Trail Pedals Review: That One Flaw May 18th, 2020 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
Looking for lightweight trail/enduro pedals you’ll be balancing between weight and durability. With Shimano’s track record in durability and their competitive pricing, you could be easily swayed to team blue. Even the iconic SPD goes back about 30 years and barely needed change, but the pedals as a whole did changed a lot over time. At the forefront of this innovation sits XTR and the M9210 Trail is Shimano’s newest offering that we’re going to have a closer look at.
Endura MT500 Helmet Long Term Review: Koroyd, Improving Beyond The Safety Standards? July 29th, 2018 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
Endura’s MT500 helmet is their flagship offering and part of their MT500 trail performance lineup, where a no-compromise on features, comfort and safety is sought after for this helmet. Endura chose to divert from the path of MIPS and chose to incorporate the relatively new Koroyd technology to improve the safety of the MT500 helmet to a more ambitious level.
Bryton Rider 330 Long Term Review: Navigation With ANT+ On A Budget July 29th, 2018 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
As budget GPS units have to compete with smartphones, they need some features to add value. The Bryton Rider 330 has a battery life of 36 hours, can follow GPS routes and supports ANT+ to do so. It’s small and with 54grams not that heavy to carry around. The Bryton Rider 330 has been on my bike for the past year for most of my rides and accumulated 4452km of on- and off-road riding. It’s still going still going strong, but there are a few caveats you should know of.
You might shout to get hikers out of the way or just blast right past them. But there’s also a politer way, a way that the next time he sees a mountain biker, he doesn’t poke a stick in your front wheel. I’m checking out six compact bells in a price range up to 15 euro’s and subject them to several tests, including loudness, impact and ease of use. So, let’s first take a look at the contenders.
Giro Cinder MIPS Review: An Unintended Crash Test February 4th, 2018 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
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...
Lezyne Digital Alloy Drive Review: Modernizing a Classic November 26th, 2017 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
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 Eggbeater 3 Long-Term Review: Are They Reliable Now? September 28th, 2017 | Written by Jeffrey | MTB.guide
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.
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.