First Impressions: LOOK X-Track Pedals

I must admit that I have a soft spot for LOOK‘s off-road pedals. In the mid-nineties, I chose the French company’s big red S2R Moab model over Shimano’s more popular SPD. Why? More float for one. But to be completely honest, the Moabs’ glossy red finish just looked cooler than the matte-black SPDs. So when I was invited to preview LOOK’s re-entry into the MTB clipless space at last year’s Interbike trade show, I was very curious to see which direction the company would take.

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LOOK’s X-Track is also available in a dark grey finish.

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First Impressions: Goodyear Transit Tour Tires

“We’re bringing a tire brand to market in a month,” read the PR agency’s email. “I have 700 x 50 mm tires available. Would you have any interest in getting on a set?” As a self-described tire nerd, I replied immediately with an emphatic, “Hell, yes!” Opening the package from the aforementioned PR agency, I was more than a little surprised by the sight of the Goodyear winged-foot logo on the tires’ sidewalls. Yes, that Goodyear.

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Under Test: Wolf Tooth B-Rad System

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With warmer weather right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about staying hydrated. Many riders rely on a hydration pack for carrying water, but some riders prefer good ol’ water bottles. But what if your bike doesn’t have enough bottle cage mounts? That’s no problem thanks to the Wolf Tooth B-RAD system. Using your frame’s existing bottle bosses, the Wolf Tooth system enables the use of a second bottle cage or other necessities. Does the B-RAD live up to its name?

Stay tuned…