Category Archives: Gear & Tech

First Impressions: Showers Pass Syncline Jacket & Refuge Duffel

Men’s Syncline Jacket
When it comes to choosing biking gear, I place a premium on versatility. Sure, I want cycling-specific features, but something like a rain jacket should work well–and look good–on or off the bike. Recognizing the need for versatile, affordable outerwear, Showers Pass designed their new Syncline jacket ($125 MSRP) to work equally well for biking, hiking, or camping.

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Under Test: Blackburn Chamber HV Floor Pump

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If you have a mountain, plus, or fat bike, you probably dread pumping up the tires. Road-style floor pumps may be great for low-volume, high pressure tires, but they can be a pain for inflating larger tires. Designed for high-volume tires, Blackburn’s new Chamber HV floor pump maxes out at 50 psi, features an oversized shaft for extra durability, and a 47-inch hose to reach valves in stands or car racks.

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