Kuat NV 2.0 Hitch Mount Bike Rack Review

Kuat changed the game in the hitch-mounted bike rack segment with its original NV rack and quickly became the gold standard in this market.  Platform style racks have existed for a while but they’ve always been somewhat finicky and lacking in refinement.  Kuat changed that with the original NV and have now taken it to another level with the second ...

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The Giro Factor TechLace Cycling Shoes Review

Giro Factor TechLace

First thoughts on the Giro Factor TechLace I received the Giro Factor TechLace in part because the month of May is recognized as Bike to Work month. Apparently, someone somewhere is keeping track of all these national daily, weekly, and monthly honors. This one does hit home for me. I don’t actually commute to work on a daily basis, but if ...

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Funkier Bike Clothing Line Review

Funkier Bike Clothing First, a little bit of background here on Funkier Bike. They are not one of your household name-brand cycling apparel companies that you’re bound to find at your local group ride.  I say that, because I wasn’t really aware of their offerings.  Ironically though, on my first ride in my kit, a guy shows up wearing a Funkier ...

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Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket Review

Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket

Whether you’re looking to protect yourself from a torrential downpour or a light sprinkle, the Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket 3-layer waterproof shell is designed to keep you dry from all forms of falling moisture.  The Cloud Ridge is more than a basic rain jacket due to the use of 3-layer construction. This design combines the outer shell, the inner H2No ...

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Echo Trip Fly Rod Review

Echo Trip Fly Rod

What is great about fly fishing is that there is a toy for every situation. If you are like me, there is a fly rod for every occasion. One particularly fun fly fishing rod that came out this year is the Echo Trip. The company Echo Fly Fishing is known industry wide to design outstanding fly rods with a creative ...

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BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle Review

BioLite CampStove

First Thoughts On The BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle More than likely, if you are reading this, you are probably a hiker or camper looking for a way to provide some food for an upcoming camping trip. The BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle provides a light weight, simple, and efficient way to provide a well rounded meal out in the backcountry. The cool ...

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