Hydrapak’s PureBot – First “EA” Free Water Bottle

Hydrapak has just released their new PureBot water bottle, which claims to be the safest and first/only water bottle that’s “EA” free. What’s EA? I’d heard of BPA (Bisphenol-A), but had to ask, too, and here’s their perfectly crafted, no-need-to-rewrite response: “BPA is just one ball shrinking chemical in plastics…The new Hydrapak Purebot sports water […]

Hydrapak Reveals new Surge Bitevalve for 2010

Hydrapak has just revealed their new “Surge” Bite valve which will be featured on all 2010 packs and Reversible Reservoir II Accessory systems. Details include: • Rock solid shut off when valve is closed but allows the user to leave in open mode for easy fluid access with absolutely no leaking during the ride. • […]

Video: Ridiculous Hydrapak Reservoir Testing

Word on the street is Hydrapak is busily working on redesigned bite valves for the reservoirs and some new designs to debut at Interbike.  In the meantime, for your entertainment (and to make you wish you had a job like these guys), here’s some of their, um, QC testing. I’ve got one of these (not […]

A week in review: The Öhlins fork lives, Garmin’s Varia has your back, Transition Carbon Patrol, & much more

   It’s been a busy week with the end of the year approaching fast. Some of the big news this week came from Öhlins who has been poking around for some time sticking their cartridges in other’s squishy forks, finally spills the details on their new fork. Plus MET’s glowing new lid, road tubeless wheels from Novatech, […]

IB15: Nutrition Roundup – Tasty Treats from Clif, GU, Jelly Belly, Bonk Breaker, Carbsport & Huma

Clif Bar has upped their organic game with new flavors in the trail mix bars. Now, the collection has a whopping seven flavors: Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Fruit & Nut, Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry,Wild Blueberry Almond and Cranberry Almond. All are gluten free, low glycemic and have a few […]

Crankworx 2015: Leatt DBX Full Face Finally In Production, New Packs, Pads, and more

Just under a year ago, we caught sight of the first iteration of Leatt’s impressive new helmet. Boasting a number of technologies that promised a safer helmet, the DBX looked quite promising. Shortly thereafter, Leatt’s helmet factory apparently caught fire and burned to the ground. As you might imagine that caused a bit of a […]

GU BAR keeps rides from going FUBAR with new Energy Sticks, plus multi-serving gel refills

Two years in development, GU’s first solid food product will debut in early 2016. The GU Energy Sticks are small, 200-calorie whole food bars that are mostly organic and 100% gluten free. Two flavors will be offered at launch: Crispy Honey Peanut (organic dates, organic peanuts, honey, organic quinoa and sea salt) and Crispy Chocolate […]

Solargenome Hydracharge, Solar Power on Your Back – Hands On & Thoughts on the Tech

Two and a half years back we did a intro article about this photovoltaic-packing hydration bag that promised to charge your gadgets on the go, and we kind of left it at that. See then, most of us had a mobile phone that held a charge for a couple of days with limited other functionality and only some […]

Source Doubles up on Hydration with New Dual Chamber D|Vide System

You’re headed out for a long ride and you’re faced with the same issue you always have. Do you just fill up your bladder with water? Carry an extra bottle of sports drink? Put the sports drink in your hydration pack which will probably stain it permanently? Anyone looking to carry more than one type […]