Mens Clothing Shimano Explorer Rain Pant.
Mens Clothing Showers Pass Club Convertible 2 Pant. The Convertible 2 uses a lightweight, Artex fabric with fully taped seams to provide optimal protection from the wind and rain without sacrificing breathability, and the legs zip-off at the 3/4-point to ensure you stay cool and comfortable when the sun comes out. The pants have an ergonomic fit that is great for any style of cycling, and they are loose enough to layer over street clothes for your commute. The Convertible 2 also features dual leg straps (to protect your pants from the drivetrain), ankle zips, deep hand pockets with water-resistant zippers, reflective trim, and the pants are compatible with Showers Pass’ 4-point Suspenders.
Mens Clothing Showers Pass IMBA Short. The name IMBA comes from the fact that 5% of all proceeds of these shorts are donated to the International Mountain Biking Association, so you’ll feel even better than you look. Tough, stylish, and comfortably cool, these shorts employ a mobile 4-way stretch fabric for freedom of movement in the saddle, while two thigh vents ensure high levels of breathable, cooling airflow on hotter days. An adjustable waist cinch and stretch panel put an exact fit in your hands for whatever activity the day calls for, while reflective accents throughout give you some added visibility in low-light conditions.
Mountain Bikes Santa Cruz Nomad R Complete. Gaps, shuttle laps, and lift passes are the Nomad’s preferred business, and since it retains all the pedal-ability of Santa Cruz’s VPP suspension, it does you a favor when you have to pedal out. The build kit and aluminum frame extend ensure durability, as well as affordability, bringing the price to ride down to a more palatable level for self-sponsored flow artists. The previous Nomad was aimed squarely at enduro domination, but the newest generation is less of a dedicated race bike and more of a gravity rig that you can actually pedal uphill without struggling like other long-travel sleds.
Mens MTB Shimano SH XC7 Cycling Shoe. Given that the XC7 is a race-ready shoe, the carbon-reinforced midsole is the most important of these layers as it places the XC7 near the top of Shimano’s stiffness hierarchy. It clocks in at nine out of 12 on Shimano’s stiffness scale, and the only Shimano XC shoe that’s stiffer is the XC9 S-Phyre at 11 out of 12. This places the XC7 firmly into race-ready territory, with highly efficient power transfer and just a hint of forgiveness for increased utility when running over barriers or climbing steep embankments.Though it’s not as stiff as the S-Phyre, the XC7 does feature a more robust complement of lugs, so it’s better suited for navigating sloppy run-ups or trails on foot.
Mens MTB Shimano SH XC7 Wide Cycling Shoe. We’d compare it to its XT M8000 groupset, sacrificing a few high-end features to XTR M9000 yet it’s still plenty capable for most folks and we’ll happily pocket the cash saved for future upgrades or travel expenses later. This particular version of the SH-XC7 comes with a wide last that’s a blessing for those of us with higher volume feet and receives the latest updates including the addition of a second BOA dial versus the hook-and-loop strap of the previous model. Wide last aside, the XC7 Wide is the same as the standard XC7 meaning it rides atop a sole comprising of different materials.
Mens MTB Shimano SH XC9 S PHYRE Wide Cycling Shoe. On the starting grid, you’ll notice the brightly colored high-viz yellow and electric blue ones on the sport’s best riders. The black ones aren’t as noticeable but we’re sure there are plenty of those out there too. These shoes exude style and quality and that’s apparent as soon as you pull them from the box that these shoes are designed for performance.
Mens MTB Sidi Dominator 7 SR Mega Cycling Shoe. The Dominator 7 SR Mega Mountain Bike Shoe retains that versatility, as well as Sidi’s renowned fit and quality, but features a redesigned sole as well as a new Stealth Black color scheme that omits flashy colors in favor of a more subdued style. This particular shoe is the Mega version, which is 4mm wider across the ball of the foot and has more volume, a higher instep, and a wider heel cup in order to accommodate cyclists with larger feet. Sidi reports that the new MTB RS17 sole is lighter and better performing, constructed of a stiff nylon composite that efficiently puts power to the pedals.
Mens Clothing Shred Optics Flexi Knee Pads Trail. The Shred Optics Flexi Knee Pads Trail make a strong argument for both, though, with lightweight coverage that molds to you, and a full-length zipper that allows easy on-and-off, whether you’re getting geared up and forgot to toss on pads before your shoes, or you want to ditch the pads after your descent for a long fireroad climb back to the top. The Trail Flexi Knee Pads are built to be lightweight, using Shred’s proprietary SLYTECH foam that intelligently adapts to different forces and impacts for protection in high speed, and low energy crashes alike, but flexes and moves with you when you’re on the pedals. Shed combines its standard SLYTECH foam with SLYTECH flexi, which features a hexagon structure to allow for thin protection and felxibility.
Mens Clothing Six Six One EVO Lite Short Sleeve Shirt. We know you know this, so let us suggest a streamlined piece of body armor that’ll shield you when you find yourself upside down on the ground, without weighing you down during the rest of your ride: the lightweight Six Six One EVO Lite Short-Sleeve Shirt. A full-length front zipper makes the shirt quick and easy to pull on in the parking lot, and its anatomical cut follows your every movement when you can’t afford to be distracted by bunched fabric. A mix of D30 impact protection and cushy, laminated EVA foam form a barrier of protection from rocks and roots, and Six Six One’s PADLOCK system allows you to easily connect the shirt to your EVO or Rage elbow pads and Evo shorts for an integrated system that stays put when you’re busy diving into switchbacks and sending it over jumps.
Mens Clothing Sweet Protection Knee Guard. Sweet Protection builds the Knee Guard to offer light, thin protection that elevates your confidence, without restricting movement or breathability. These guards use a thin layer of Sweet’s proprietary SAS-TEC padding, which offers shock-absorbing properties, but still keeps things streamlined so you can easily toss them on under your shorts, even if they aren’t super baggy. SAS-TEC has a knack for flexing to comfortably fit against your skin, and in this particular application, it’s constructed with an articulated shape that is designed for your body position when you’re in the saddle.
Mountain Bike Yeti SB130 Carbon GX Eagle Complete. From refinements in suspension technology, to advancements in frame design and geometry, full-suspension trail bikes are more capable than ever. At times it feels overwhelming trying to decide on your next bike with all the different options in suspension designs, wheel diameters, and variations in travel out there. Many of us are simply looking for that one bike to rule them all, and one category of bike that seems to offer the best do-it-all performance is the mid-travel 29er group.
Mens MTB Sidi Dragon 4 Mega Cycling Shoe. It takes a rare shoe to reach that rarefied air, and the Dragon 4’s legendary Heel Security System (HSS) and Tecno 3 fit design are unparalleled in the off-road shoe game. HSS incorporates a rigid adjustable band that squeezes the shoe around the back of your foot, anchoring your heel in place when you’re putting 105% into the pedals, and the added security means you can loosen the forefoot straps and stop your feet from falling asleep. On the front half of your foot, it’s all about the Tecno 3 fit system.
Mens MTB Sidi Drako SRS Push Cycling Shoe. Make Sidi’s Drako SRS Push Shoes a part of your XC kit and enjoy pro-approved fit and functionality as you figure out the intricacies of suspension and a whole new medium of riding. As you and your weight-conscious machine take to the singletrack, you’ll have Sidi’s incredibly durable Lorica microfiber wrapped securely around your feet, complete with windows of breathable mesh to keep your toes from overheating. As a member of the upper echelon of Sidi shoes, the Drako exemplifies Sidi in all of its technical glory.
Mens MTB Sidi SD15 Cycling Shoe. Theseshoes are a bike packing and backwood trail rider’s best ally and its beefy andsoft rubber outsole offer plenty of grip on wet rocks, slimy roots, and dryslickrock alike while offering a slight amount of flex to making walkingnatural. Combine this with Sidi’s renowned fit and build quality and you have ashoe that can handle anything you can throw at it. Dial closures are pretty commonplace on cycling shoes thesedays and Sidi was one of the first to employ them with its Techno-3 System,which makes an appearance here, and with the hook-and-loop lower strap, theyeasily adapt the upper to a variety of foot shapes for a near custom fit.
Mens Road Bike Clothing 45NRTH Sturmfist 4 Finger Glove. The 45NRTH Sturmfist 4 Finger Glove is designed by real riders who brave the extreme cold temperatures of their headquarters in Minnesota so they can continue logging miles through the winter. Their expertise led to the creation of 45NRTH and their high-quality winter-specific cycling products. Whether you’re riding snow-capped trails on your fat bike, or commuting in the dead of winter, the Sturmfist gloves will keep your hands toasty with a recommended temperature range of 0 to 15-degrees Fahrenheit.
Mens Clothing Sombrio Highline Short. Made with stretchy Quattro Flex fabric that lets you pedal like a fiend and get aggressive when you’re descending, the Highline’s perfect for ripping loamy lines in BC, shuttling the techy drops of Moab’s Porcupine Rim, or exploring whatever singletrack loops you happen to call home. For obvious reasons, Sombrio skips any seams in the crotch area and reinforces all the high-stress areas with extra stitching to prevent blowouts when you’re miles from civilization (or in the middle of it, for that matter). Laser-cut ventilation lets heat escape and pulls much-needed air through the shorts while you ride, and there’s even a DWR coating to shed moisture when you’re ripping through tight trails on dewy early-morning laps.
Mens Clothing Sombrio Longhorn Short. The Core Flex Dura construction wicks moisture away from your skin as you pedal through the trees, while its DWR treatment sheds water should you get caught in an unexpected, passing rainstorm. A touch of elastane and the seamless crotch panel work to free up your range of motion for unrestricted mobility, and the Sombri waist retention system puts a customizable fit in your hands for snug security.
Mens Clothing SUGOi Formula FX Liner. Whatever you and your dual-squish partner in crime have planned for the day, make the Sugoi Formula FX Liner a part of your kit to ensure you can get to it comfortably. As the top-end liner in Sugoi’s line, the Formula FX comes equipped with Sugoi’s Formula FX Chamois, a breathable, highly cushioned insert that encourages extending your ride by a few miles. Its seamless design blends ventilation, flexibility, and pressure relief to keep you comfortable from rough rock gardens through smooth flow trail, with breathable fabric throughout the liner to keep moisture moving under your baggies.
Mens Clothing Sweet Protection Hunter Light Short. They feature lightweight, free-flexing fabrics that are fine-tuned for a fit that accommodates getting aggressive in the saddle, with enough room to toss on your favorite padded liner for customized comfort and support. The Hunter Light Shorts are designed with DuPont Sorona fabric, which is comprised of renewably sourced fibers that cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption — all without sacrificing durability, stretch characteristics, or smooth-wearing comfort. Sweet Protection then realized you’ll probably encounter passing showers and flinging muck, so they finished it with a DWR treatment that repels outside moisture and dirt.
Mens Clothing Troy Lee Designs 3900 Ultra Protective Heavyweight Vest. Getting tossed into the woods can be a day ender — or worse — a season ender, but with a little extra support from the Troy Lee Designs 3900 Ultra Protective Vest you’ve got a better chance of getting up and walking away from your crash. This vest is lightweight and breathable, strategically paneling dense bio-foam protection down your spine, chest, and other key areas to keep you safer while you conquer the mountain. It slides on with a wide neck opening to maximize comfort, and sits snug against your skin to layer comfortably underneath your jersey on days when you’re going to get a little rowdy on the trail — but who are we kidding, that’s every day.
Mens Clothing Troy Lee Designs KGS 5400 Knee Guard. Why? Well, probably because plenty of pads are bulky, annoying, hot, and uncomfortable. Troy Lee Designs knows the feeling, so it designed the KG 5400 Knee Guard to be a cool, flexible, and non-slip pad that’ll save you from spills without killing your pedaling flow. Over your knee, the KG 5400 combines an internal kneecap pad with low-profile Strata foam padding to protect your skin ‘n’ bones from shredding, while an aramid weave in exposed places helps increase abrasion resistance.
Mens Jacket Alpinestars Vector Tech Protection Short Sleeve. This body-armor packed top offers you an impact-absorbing shield on your shoulders, back, sides and chest, so you can charge hard, with a little extra confidence, knowing you’ve got CE certified pads to take the sting out of impacts, if you underestimate a gap jump, or a soft berm sends you wayside into the woods. The shoulder and back pads are crafted ergonomically to taper to your body, and can easily be removed to make washing the jacket simple. The back panel has room for a hydration pack on top of the back pad, allowing hose routing over the shoulder so you can keep hydrated and cool while you ride.
Mens Jacket POC Spine VPD 2. 0 Jacket provides moto-rated protection yet still fits nicely under a jersey–or even a t-shirt. Super high-tech polymer-based VPD foam is flexible enough to conform to your body for a comfortable fit, and stiffens upon impact to offer some of the most effective protection on the market for your spine, chest shoulders, and elbows. VPD (Visco-Elastic Polymer Dough) offers progressive impact absorption rated to the highest available motorcycle safety standards3D-molded shoulder panels deliver wraparound protection without compromising freedom of movementPerforated protection areas provide effective ventilation3D-molded back protector offers crucial spinal protection with an additional anti-penetration barrier3D-molded elbow pads feature Kevlar-reinforced fabric designed to stand up to abuse
Mens Clothing Troy Lee Designs Moto Short. The loose, relaxed-fitting design provides extended coverage for gravity riding, as well as wearing over your knee pads without constantly snagging with every pedal stroke. This pair of baggies is overhauled from earlier versions to improve its durability along the seat from the rips and tears you’re bound to subject them to while riding hard and fast. The nylon/spandex fabric is both abrasion-resistant and stretchy, complete with soft waffle mesh along the lower back to actively ventilate your body in hot weather.
Mens Clothing Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short. Their trail-ready attitude comes across strong with the generous inseam that stops below the knees with room for pads to keep you covered when you book it a little too quickly into a chunky rock garden, and four-way stretch that lets you throw your bike sideways off of a booter, or crush climbs without restriction. When the mercury starts to rise, unzip the inner thigh vents for active cooling when you’re pushing it down the trail. Much like previous generations of the Ruckus short, the 2018 models are designed for shredding hard all over the mountain, but they might not look quite the same, as they saw some upgrades this year, with fit being the top priority.
Mens Clothing Troy Lee Designs Skyline Short. Crafted from Coolmax polyester with just a touch of lycra, the Skyline shorts are designed to move with you while you chase down the sun for one last mile of singletrack before setting up camp for the night. They come equipped with their own removable liner short with a supportive TMF pad that cushions your sit bones for long miles on the trail, but can be swapped out easily for another liner, if you’re on a multi-day excursion. Both the liner and short are built to be breathable, with perforations in the foam of the chamois to pull away sweat while you ride, and keep air moving.
Mens Clothing Troy Lee Designs Skyline Shorty Short. The stretchy CoolMax construction ensures a full range of motion in the saddle, along with moisture-wicking, quick-drying comfort during intense sections, while the rear two-way stretch panel with breathable mesh promotes natural movement and refreshing ventilation. Slim waist adjusters provide a customized fit that stays secure, which is bolstered by the inner silicone grippers holding everything in place.
Mens Jersey Mons Royale Redwood Enduro VT. That’s because of the generous blend of merino wool, nylon, and elastane that it’s built from, offering natural wicking properties of wool, with quick drying and odor-fighting abilities, paired with the durability of nylon, and comfortable stretch from elastane. That translates to a top that lets you shred all day in comfort, before you hang it over a branch at your camp to air out overnight for another day of riding. V-neck construction pairs with a drop tail hem to offer coverage where you need it, and extra room where you don’t, while heat-regulating mesh panels on the sides and underarms work to help you stay cool on the climbs.
Mens Jersey Pearl Izumi Launch Short Sleeve. That’s why Pearl Izumi designed the Men’s Launch Jersey to look and feel more like your favorite casual shirt, so it can seamlessly blend into your daily ride without it causing irritation or restricting rider motion. Crisp sublimated graphics merge with a clean design that’s refreshingly absent of zippers, pockets, and other unnecessary features. Transfer fabric keeps you cool and comfortable by pulling perspiration off your body where it can rapidly evaporate.
Mens Jersey Pearl Izumi Versa Polo. We enjoyed wearing the Versa Polo on rides that ranged from casual jaunts to the coffee shop across town to farm-to-table fondos. Available in four colors, this polo jersey is so versatile that it’s definitely worth picking up a few to add to the cycling wardrobe.The lightweight transfer fabric does wonders for temperature regulation as its ability to wick and manage moisture is quickly appreciated on long climbs and descents. The higher, folding collar adds a touch of class and the snap front opening allows for additional ventilation.
Mens Jersey POC Resistance Enduro 3/4. This featherweight jersey features mesh on the back and underarms for breathability when you’re picking your way up precarious climbs, while Courdura hits the sleeves to stand up to stray branches and abrasion. In the front you’ll find a half-length YKK zipper to quickly dump heat when the days are scorching. The jersey features an accommodating cut with enough space to toss on elbow and back pads, so you can boost your safety for those moments when you overestimate a soft berm and get tossed sideways into the woods.
Mens MTB Northwave Ghost XCM Cycling Shoe. The Ghost XCM owes its pedaling efficiency to the Carbon XC 12 sole, complete with a full carbon insert underneath the cleats for extraordinary power transfer every time you turn the cranks. Not only that, but Northwave’s Xframe construction precisely wrap around your foot with minimal slop, thanks to its multi-layer construction designed to fit like a glove, but without pressure points sapping your comfort while racing and training. Looking beyond the Ghost XCM’s powerful pedaling, the SLW2 closure system gives you total control over the upper’s tightness with the simple twist of dial.
Mens MTB Northwave Razer Cycling Shoe. With breathable uppers, a stiff sole, and Northwave’s refined fit, you’re ready to rack up miles of singletrack efficiently and comfortably while saving yourself plenty of cash for other inevitable bike-related expenses. The Razer uses an XC 10 sole with a stiffness index of 10. 0 out of 15.
Mens MTB Pearl Izumi X ALP Elevate Cycling Shoe. The Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Mountain Bike Shoes just may have a craving for off-the-beaten trail adventures to rival your own, thanks to rugged construction and a build that offers all-day comfort for days of pushing into the backcountry on a fully loaded rig, chasing down the sun. The X-ALP Elevate use 3-layer uppers that hug your foot in with seamless design to extend durability for all-day riding, with perforations in the arch and forefoot to let fresh air inside, and mesh panels that wick away sweat so you can stay cool. The top closure uses both a IP1 Boa and a hook and loop toe strap so you can dial in a semi-custom fit with 1-millimeter micro adjustments for all day comfort.
Mens MTB Pearl Izumi X ALP Journey Cycling Shoe. Equipped for all conditions, the X-ALP Journey is eager to explore on pedal and on foot while you push yourself into a world that feels untouched by other riders. Dirt, sand, mud and water won’t phase you in the X-ALP Journeys, they’re built for it all with a bonded, seamless upper and mesh construction that breathes with ease. They slip on with a bootie-style upper construction that allows you to skip socks when you’re going to be charging across rivers, or a rainstorm three days into your bikepacking trip kept your socks from drying out overnight.
Mens Clothing Pearl Izumi Canyon Short. Made from Pearl’s breathable Transfer Dry fabric, these shorts wick moisture and dry quickly to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the ride. Inside, a floating, removable mesh liner incorporates a Tour 3D chamois for all-day padding with Pressure Relief Technology that won’t leave you regretting that decision to skip the shortcut.
Mens Clothing Pearl Izumi Elevate Short. To cope with whatever the trail might throw at you and your quest for pushing the envelope in the woods, Pearl builds the Elevates with tough, four-way stretch ripstop nylon that moves as you pedal. This fabric is covered with a DWR coating keeps you dry on wet days and prevents mud from sticking on messy ones. Pair these with a trusted line or bib or your choice for all-day comfort.
Mountain Bikes Niner JET 9 2 Star Complete. Enter the JET 9 2-Star Complete Mountain Bike. The bike was recently redesigned with slacker angles than before, so you can send it down gnarlier trails and gobble up rocks that would have sent you flying in past years. This trail-ready bike combines some of the agility of its XC jet-pack roots with the growing demand riders have for longer and lower geometry to dominate the whole mountain.
Mens Clothing Pearl Izumi Summit Short. Treated with a water-shedding DWR coating, the Summit is a great choice for variable weather patterns often encountered in alpine environments. Its 4-way stretch ripstop stands up to regular abuse without restricting motion on the trail. And because it features a generous relaxed cut, you’ll find there’s plenty of room to move when you’re dodging trail obstacles and negotiating tight switchbacks.