Gear Fix



Gear Fix is your weekly fix of gear, reviews, tips & how-tos, industry news, the outdoors, adventure, and action sports.


  • Gear Fix 045: You Are Now Free...

    23/01/2013 Duración: 48min

    It's the new gear time of year! With all the snow sports industry trade shows just around the corner, new winter gear is starting to flood the inter-web. In episode 45 the Gear Fix Duo takes a look at some soon to be released winter goodies, continues watching the train wreck that is Lance Armstrong and discusses the cold. All this and more on episode 45 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 044: Shut Up and Just Do It

    15/01/2013 Duración: 51min

    There's lots of news coming out of the snow sports world this week. K2 continues to be a mover and shaker and buyer of smaller companies. Lance Armstrong is sitting down with Oprah to talk about some of his training "secrets". The X Games are right around the corner, CAST has designed an interesting alternative for those looking to take higher DIN ski bindings into the backcountry, and it's time to stop talking and start doing.

  • Gear Fix 043: Bibs Are Better

    08/01/2013 Duración: 39min

    They're back! After a Holiday Hiatus the Gear Fix Duo is back in action with another episode of your favorite podcast. Winter is in full swing and there's lots to talk about and new gear to discuss. Listen in as Tim and Mike discuss new bibs and pants from Burton and Dakine as well as recent events in an already active avalanche season. All this and more on episode 43 of Gear Fix

  • Gear Fix 042: If You Want Big Air...

    28/11/2012 Duración: 41min

    After a busy holiday weekend the Duo is back together to discuss some great gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Listen along as Mike and Tim throw out all kinds of gift suggestions for all kinds of activities and budgets.

  • Gear Fix 041: Keep On Dreamin'

    12/11/2012 Duración: 50min

    Snow is in the forecast and it's looking like it's gonna deliver. The Gear Fix Duo have lots to talk about on Episode 41 including more news from Black Diamond, Burton mixes things up, new gear for kids, Lindsey Vonn wants to race the dudes, Livin' Tiny, Bradley Wiggins vs. car and the Gear Fix Duo's Genius Picks.

  • Gear Fix 040: They Call Me SpongeBob

    29/10/2012 Duración: 47min

    The first winter storm has hit Northern Utah and brought with it a decent amount of snow. With new snow on the mind the Gear Fix Duo discuss some tips for getting ready to shred this snow season as well as some safety tips. The Lance saga continues and Mike and Tim chime in for hopefully the last time. GoPro announces their new Hero 3 camera and it looks incredible. The conversation wraps up with some ideas for what to do during the 'in between' season. All this and more on episode 40 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 039: 9.8 m/s²

    15/10/2012 Duración: 56min

    As always, the outdoor, adventure and action sports world is a buzz with all kinds of news. Listen in to find out the latest in Lance-gate as well as what's happening with the Red Bull Stratos project. There's also lots of outdoor gear to talk about as the Gear Fix Duo takes a close look at some new products from Camel Bak. All this plus a little science on episode 39 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 038: Hey Man, The 2013 Road Atlas Just Came Out

    05/10/2012 Duración: 42min

    Just back from the 2012 Interbike Trade Show, the Gear Fix Duo has all kinds of bike news to discuss. Also in this episode is tons of gear news. Some of the big outdoor brands are snatching up the little guys as fast as they can. Find out who's buying who as well as info on the deadly avalanche on Manaslu in episode 38 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 037: Interbike Preview

    24/09/2012 Duración: 28min

    The annual Interbike trade show has come and gone but listen in as Mike and Tim prepare to make their annual journey to the City of Sin for the Bike Industry's big show. This episode was recorded before the Gear Fix Duo hit the show floor. In episode 37 the Duo discusses what they're looking forward to seeing and also talk about what has already been released. Be sure to tune into episode 38 for a complete Interbike wrap up.

  • Gear Fix 036: Earth Cycles and Cougars

    10/09/2012 Duración: 51min

    Fall is around the corner and the Gear Fix Duo have some great suggestions on how to make the most of it. There's lots of mountain bike talk in episode 36, probably because fall is one of the best times of year to get out on the mountain steed. Listen along for some fall mountain biking tips and tricks. With fall comes ski and snowboard movie premieres. When is it too early to start watching ski and board flicks? Mike has a formula in case you're curious. All this and more on episode 36 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 035: And Thus...We're the Best

    27/08/2012 Duración: 50min

    After a busy two weeks the Gear Fix Duo are back in Tim's garage to talk about some fun experiences and lots of new gear. Join Mike and Tim as they discuss some new gear from EK, Goal Zero, Grabber and Alchemy Goods. They also discuss the age old question of which outdoor activity is best as well as some announcements for

  • Gear Fix 034: There's Always Time For An Adventure

    14/08/2012 Duración: 49min

    The Gear Fix Duo has been busy as the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012 wraps up. Mike and Tim briefly highlight some of the new gear that was on display at this summer's OR show and give their impressions on the show. Also discussed on this week's episode is Great Britain's domination of the cycling world and a little follow up with Black Diamond CEO Peter Metcalf. 

  • Gear Fix 033: Would You Like to See My Chimes

    30/07/2012 Duración: 42min

    Gear Fix returns to Mike's 1890 two story home, this time with a new set of wind chimes. On episode 32 of Gear Fix Mike and Tim discuss the results from the Tour de France, awesome new bikes that Scott recently announced and the awkwardness of loaning or not loaning gear to friends. Tune in for another great episode of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 032: Vote, Wear Sun Screen, Get in the Water and Be Careful with Your Fireworks

    16/07/2012 Duración: 51min

    Episode 32 is HOT! No really, it's just really hot outside and the Gear Fix Duo is definitely feeling the heat. On this week's episode Mike and Tim discuss the Tour de France and the latest news from Lance Armstrong and Dope-Gate 2012. A discussion on Peter Metcalf from Black Diamond resigning from the Utah Ski and Snowboard Industry Working Group leads to the Duo getting a little caught up in Utah politics. Sierra Designs is making sleeping bags that are afraid of water and the Duo wraps things up with some tips on how to enjoy the outdoors when it's crazy hot outside. All this and more on episode 32 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 031: Bikes, Monsters, Dinosaurs or Trees

    02/07/2012 Duración: 53min

    Summer is in full swing and in case you haven't noticed, it's a hot one. Despite the uncomfortable temperatures the Gear Fix Duo continue in their efforts to produce another awesome, or at least mediocre, podcast. In this episode Mike and Tim discuss running, Crocs footwear, new videos, the negative economic effects of Lance Armstrong being banned from professional sporting events, a 12 year old skateboard phenom, new kids bikes and buying outdoor gear for your kids. So sit back, relax and enjoy another mind blowing episode of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 030: Hey, I Can Stick My Whole Hand in There

    18/06/2012 Duración: 46min

    The outdoor sports world is full of news for episode 30. The episode starts with a quick trip report from Mike B's recent river trip and then the Duo dives right into the news. Lance Armstrong has been accused of doping by the USADA, Mike and Tim discuss the allegations and give their own personal thoughts on the recent charges. Aaron Gwin dominates the mountain bike downhill scene, Black Diamond buys POC and Alex Honnold continues to blow our minds. Looking to buy a used bike? The Gear Fix Duo wraps things up by going over some great suggestions for buying a used bike.

  • Gear Fix 029: B is for Bike

    05/06/2012 Duración: 49min

    Episode 29 is all about water, bikes and big mountains. Mike goes into detail about his water storage system that collects rain water from his roof. The duo then get into some bike talk going over the new Sram XX1 gruppo and 650b bikes vs. 29 inch bikes. If you're a parent who's thinking about getting your child a balance bike Tim and Mike debate at what age you should be starting them riding. The conversation then moves to the mountains. Mt. Everest continues to be deadly but many expeditions press on for the summit. Given the opportunity, would you still be interested in attempting Everest? And to wrap things up Mike brings up the seven rivers project. All this on more on episode 29 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 028: Bikes are Bikes and Bikes are Fun

    21/05/2012 Duración: 43min

    In episode 28 the Gear Fix Duo discuss Mike's PVC pipe creating ability. Want to build your own dish golf goal? Mike can tell you how. It's been a busy spring on and around Mt. Everest, Mike and Tim chime in with their two cents. Looking to add a little style to your camp? Check out for a plush version of camping. It's National Bike month, what type of cyclist are you? All this and more on this episode of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 027: They're Gonna Think I'm into Hygiene

    07/05/2012 Duración: 56min

    Episode 27 is all about gear as Outside Magazine announces their gear of the year awards. Listen along as Mike and Tim go through the list of winners and discuss whether they agree or disagree. Also in this episode: marketing tactics of mainstream brands towards adventure and action sports enthusiasts, are they working on you? All this and more on episode 27 of Gear Fix.

  • Gear Fix 026: It's Hard to Jib with an Ice Axe in Your Hand

    30/04/2012 Duración: 48min

    For episode 26 the Gear Fix Duo takes up shop in Tim's garage. There's lots to talk about on this week's show as Mike has just recently returned from a little backcountry snowboarding excursion and Tim is trying to find a more bicycle commuter appropriate option for leg wear. Also on this episode: Tim's new Thorlo socks, bike vending machines, and a new DH gruppo from Shimano.

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