Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?

You might remember a while back I reviewed the Full Metal Fenders by local company – PDW, The fenders are still going strong and get used on an almost daily basis for 13months now, a bomber setup. PDW is a Portland company that designs, engineers, markets and ships bicycle accessories. The founders come from a cycling industry background having worked in bike shops and bike companies. Back in the day, they chose Portland because of the strong bicycle culture and supportive small business community. Continue reading “Daybot by PDW – Is a locally designed, consciously crafted bike light a fallacy?”

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Chrome Kadet Product Review

I have been slinging this guy around the city for a while now. Mainly on small in-city runs to and from meetings where I needed a few essentials but not a massive bag full. Here’s what I found: Continue reading “Chrome Kadet Product Review”

Garmin vs Wahoo computers

Garmin has been kicking it forever in the cycling world. Of recent, Wahoo came on the scene with a couple of killer products and even pro team Bora HansGrohe equipment for in 2018. Continue reading “Garmin vs Wahoo computers”

Dealing with waterproof

Coming soon an in-depth look at tech and dealing with waterproof garments. Use and care and how to get the best from your expensive bike gear. Some tips and tricks straight from Nikwax and a host of fabric tech info. Continue reading “Dealing with waterproof”

Winter Boots – Shimano MW7 2017/2018

 

I’m in my second year of this boot now. Last weekend I completed a 6hr, 38degree ride in them, complete with a stream crossing, rain and about 4 miles of bike hiking in the snow (see buckyrides on facebook for pictures). I can still say that they live up to their glory. Continue reading “Winter Boots – Shimano MW7 2017/2018”

Ride This : Lyle Explorer 2.05

A bit of a late write up here. We rode this in the middle of November 2017. Ron (OMTM) had recommended a road called Fischer Hill, just above Lyle in Washington. A little bit familiar with the area, I wanted to connect this upward winding gravel to some other amazing roads in the area and also finish on a killer descent. That’s the way I like to finish rides. This route delivered. Continue reading “Ride This : Lyle Explorer 2.05”

Zwift or Swiffer? They can both clean the floor with you.

Zwift, Smart trainers, power trainers, thumbsup, Zwifting, FTP, Watopia and workouts – what does all this mean? Continue reading “Zwift or Swiffer? They can both clean the floor with you.”

Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2

A while back I wrote an article on the Ottolock. Ever growing in popularity – the theft deterrent product gets some upgrades and refinements for V2. The changes are subtle improvements and shows how the company is committed to improving and refining an already great solution. Continue reading “Rugged security – the Ottolock Improved V2”

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