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Mindshift Gear rotation180° Trail® 16L Camera Backpack Review

Don’t you love when a company makes a product that truly solves a problem in your life instead of just making a shiny new thing?  Carrying a camera while doing active pursuits like biking, hiking, and skiing usually involves some trade-off between comfort, protection, and accessibility and MindShift Gear sought out to address this with their rotation180° series of backpacks.  ...

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Trek Bontrager Ion Headlight and Flare Taillight Review

Bontrager Ion headlight and Flare taillight

First Illuminating Thoughts On The Bontrager Ion Headlight and Flare Taillight Perfect timing as these Bontrager Ion Headlight and Flare Taillight showed up on the Autumnal equinox, and morning daylight has virtually disappeared for most of my morning rides. My local group ride meets every Tuesday and Friday, and my wheels need to be rolling by 5:30 A.M. At the ...

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Smith Rover Helmet Review

Smith Route Rover Helmet

After the popularity in using a new type of protection material and design called Koroyd in previous higher end bike and snow helmets, Smith is pushing the Koroyd technology into bike helmet categories for the everyday rider.  There are two bike helmets in this recent collection; the Smith Rover focused on mountain biking which has a visor and the Smith ...

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Priority Bicycles Classic Diamond Frame Review

Priority Bicycles in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, CO has dubbed itself “BikeTown, USA”. Living in Steamboat (we typically drop the Springs in conversation), means that many people have a bike for just about every occasion, owning usually 2 or 3 options: road, mountain, townie or cruiser, downhill, enduro, or cyclocross bike. Before receiving my Priority Bicycle, I was behind in the times and was using ...

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Pearl Izumi Men’s P.R.O. In-R-Cool Tri Singlet and Shorts Review

Pearl Izumi Men’s P.R.O. In-R-Cool Tri Singlet and Shorts Choosing triathlon apparel can be an *ahem* personal endeavor. You’re going to be uncomfortable in long course events – you’ll be pushing yourself beyond anything you ever thought possible, and that’s on a good day. Why would you want to worry about your clothes? Pick out some Pearl Izumi offerings like ...

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Pearl Izumi Men’s ELITE Pursuit Tri Octane Suit Review

The Pearl Izumi Men’s ELITE Pursuit Tri Octane Suit Triathlon is an uncomfortable sport – so what you wear shouldn’t be. Take a look above at this year’s ELITE offering from Pearl Izumi. It’s got a construction that’s great for racing fast, yet comfortable enough to go the distance on your next 140.6 endeavor. It’s made for both long and short ...

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Orange Mud Hydraquiver Vest Pack 2 Review

Initial Thoughts on the Orange Mud Hydraquiver Vest Pack 2 “Innovation from frustration” is the Mantra from Orange Mud founder Josh Sprague (read our interview here) – Josh was bothered by many of the same things that all runners face when using a water pack. The fit was sloppy, the pack bounced around, chafing ensued, there were too many pockets, there ...

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Miniwing Rolls Out Camile Bike Camera

Camile

While bicycling remains as a very popular pastime recreational activity, it has also grown into a preferred mode of transportation among Millennials and teenagers as it is less expensive and more environmentally friendly than driving a motor vehicle. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, as the usage of bikes as a means of transportation continues to increase, ...

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