ChrisKing Open House 2019

18 Handmade bicycle builders plus Enve, Chrome, Sram, Smith, Bike Flights make for a good event at the Chris King Open house 2019. CK also launched two new colors Violet and Matte Bourbon.

SRAM Red axs/ etap

SRAM's ETAP shifting components have individual batteries on the derailleurs unlike Shimano's Di2. The batteries are swappable should you lose power or if you have a backup battery. A nice design touch is on the battery cover. It has a little molded in indicator that you can set to remind you if it's an empty... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon: 2020 Wahoo Kickr Core

Can it even be bad? - the Kickr is almost a cliche now for smart trainer (at least in the US) and I just got my hands on a Kickr Core ($899).More recently Wahoo did some firmware updates to eliminate the biggest gripes behind the Kickr and improve the Bluetooth. More to come...

Nutrition: Rice cake sunday

Sorted up a fresh batch of cycling food before the blueberries go out of season. A fresh batch of berry choc chip rice cakes, this time using Coconut milk (instead of coconut cream) and I mixed the berries direct with the rice instead of a layer style makeup. Full recipe here The trick to maximum... Continue Reading →

Review: Nutrition Bars

Bike nutrition is important to every cyclist, from the rookie to experienced. We can all gain some insight for how better to provide our bodies with fuel. Here are my bar picks.

Route Dev: Recon in Winthrop WA

Winthrop, Washington is pretty far from Portland Oregon. Located at the base of the North Cascades it's a proper six hour car drive, but well worth it. There is a massive outdoor culture up there with biking, hiking and more outdoor stuff than you can shake a stick at. We headed up there to scope... Continue Reading →

Opinion: Bosch E Bike tech

I have ridden e bikes, commuter and mountain but I have never serviced them. Brian came in to drop some knowledge. He's the tech rep for Bosch USA e bikes, so knows a thing or two. Drive units (motors) Left: Lower torque motor (50Nm). Right: high torque(75Nm), and below the on bar control units. Exploded... Continue Reading →

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