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roll bicycle Custom Bikes Review

roll bicycle

As the cycling industry continues to evolve, most of the large manufactures continue to only sell through the brick and mortar retailers. Smaller and newer cycling brands such as roll bicycles are more nimble and don’t have the threat of brick and mortar retailers dropping their brand if they sell online.  This is a slippery slope for most brands, because ...

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SILCA T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque Kit Cycling Multi-Tool Review

The SILCA T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque Kit is an elegant and effective solution to most of your on the road/trail adjustment needs. It is an incredibly well-made, versatile tool that can be used in a variety of ways to fit your situation. The Ti-Torque allows precise measurement of tightening force so that you don't damage any of your expensive carbon components and it covers the Nm range of 99% of bike adjustments you'd make on a ride. SILCA built this thing to last and the included case gives you a great indication of its premium quality. At $98, the T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque Kit is a serious investment for a tool, but considering the thousands it can save you on a cracked bike frame, it's well worth the price. Find out more at silca.cc.

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Assos H.Rally Cargo Shorts S7 and H.Rally Boxer Mountain Bike Shorts S7

The H.rallycargoShorts and H.rallyBoxer are extremely well-made, comfortable, high performing mountain bike shorts for all types of riders. A range of premium materials are used to allow the shorts to stretch and move with you, while being durable and breathable. The sign of a great mountain bike short is not noticing them and that is exactly how I felt through my H.rallycargoShorts and H.rallyBoxer review. The zippers at the waist and legs are a standout feature for adjusting fit and the removable impactPads give a nice bit of added protection without any real sacrifice. At $119 for the H.rallyBoxer and $199 for the H.rallycargoShorts, you definitely pay a premium for Assos's superior products. That said, if you spend a lot of time riding, the added comfort can really be worth it on a long ride and I definitely suggest adding them to your arsenal. See assos.com for more information.

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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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