BC Bike Race partners with Pearl Izumi

Pearl Izumi has been constructing some of the world’s best cycling clothing for over 60 years, right from the beginning with a small operation in 1950’s Japan. ‘The human machine is the most perfect machine ever created. Empowering that machine to go faster, farther, and longer than it has ever gone before is what Pearl Izumi strives for.’ It’s this powerful belief and their strong legacy that makes the two companies such a perfect and complementary fit. Marketing Manager, Pearl Izumi Canada, David Blondel sees the sponsorship as a natural fit. “Throughout the…

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Kill the Chill with “WARMEE”

The guys at WARMEE gave us this brilliant product to test while we were riding in the Ladakh region recently. We were not aware that this self heating warmer will be such a blessing! WARMEE is an air activated self heating patch and provides warmth to its user for more than 8 hours without using of any external source of heating. The manufacturers are ISO and CE certified which means this is not going to harm you in any way possible. WARMEE is very useful for winter adventure activities like Trekking, Camping,…

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2016 100% Aircraft Helmet Preview | Eurobike 2015

Not only is this the first mountain bike specific helmet from goggle connoisseur’s 100%, but their first helmet ever. The exciting launch of the Aircraft helmet is a great example of the brands serious stance on technical product innovation for MTB and one that we are as equally excited to shout about. This precision-engineered full-face helmet is crafted from a carbon/ Kevlar composite shell to maximise strength while minimising weight. Thanks to the 25-air channels, the Aircraft helmet is perfectly engineered to deliver maximum airflow and help cool you down…

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2016 Giro Montaro Mips Helmet Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Giro wrote the rule book when it comes to designing and manufacturing all-mountain helmets, being one of the first brands to realise the specific needs of modern trail riding. Packed with the latest technology and features, the Montaro helmet is aimed at riders looking to explore the back country and shred what ever they find along the way. With the increased rear protection that Giro pioneered over five years ago with their Xen helmet, the Montaro offers even more security against concussions and head trauma thanks to the Mips protection…

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Scott Watu helmet – review

Also featured in Issue #27   The Scott Watu helmet is a full in-mold budget conscious helmet with a removable visor for everyday riding and weekend escapes. The RAS fit system, 16 vents, and light weight ensure that your helmet stays in place and you stay comfortable however you ride. This helmet was won by me in a recent XC race and has been through a lot of trail scouting and riding in various conditions. It has surprised me as it has stood strong all the way without any issues. Few good points about this…

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661 Recon Stealth helmet

Six Six One Recon Stealth helmet By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #24 | Nov 2014     We tried the six six one Recon Stealth helmet which one the best open face mountain bike helmets available in the market today. The construction of this great helmet is like a chemistry book which boasts 25% polycarbonate, 44% EPS, 14% polypropelene, 6% foam and 3% plastic. This combination offers an excellent protection and weight reduction at the same time. Coming to the main question… how does the Recon Stealth helmet fits?…

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IXS Cleaver

IXS Cleaver Knee/Shin Armour By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #21 | May 2014 Safety is primary when you consider playing with gravity on two wheels. In the occasion of a bash down, a good knee/shin armour is your health insurance. The difference between a week off the bike or coming out of the mud battle laughing is something the leg armour would play a key role in. IXS has made a mark with their innovative lightweight protective gear for the downhill/freeride warriors. Earlier in the year we got…

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Salomon X Ultra

Salomon X Ultra hiking shoes By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014   X-Ultra is Salomon’s technical trail shoe with stable chassis and added protection, ideal for fast hiking on mixed terrain. It is designed for grip, protection and stability. Designed with durability in mind, the X Ultra is packed with too many features like quick drying breathable mesh, protective mud guard material all around the base of the shoe, Eva shaped footbed which provides excellent cushioning and anatomically designed support and Salomon’s lightweight advanced chassis…

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iXS Dagger Knees Guards

iXS Dagger Knees Guards By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 If you are an aggressive trail rider or someone who loves gravity and looking for serious knee protection then look no further. iXS Dagger knee guards are just the dead-on knee protection for you.  The Next Level Series Dagger knee guards are ideal for downhill and trail riding without compromising on comfort side. The overall design and fitting of iXS Dagger knee guards is pretty interesting and full of smart features. The Squeezebox joint between…

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