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SRAM AXS Force 2020

Thinking of upgrading to the new Sram Force eTap? I did a quick review of the XDr based system comparing to my experiences using Shimano

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Ornot MagicShell jacket with Polartec Neoshell

The Ornot Magicshell jacket is literally magic… read on

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Ride this: Parrett Mountain

Escape the city and ride through a variety of landscapes not too far away. Route to Parrett Mountain.

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Let’s make eye sweat a thing of the past – Halo Sweatband review

Riding in hot temps or killing it on the turbo trainer, can these sweatbands solve the awful sweat in the eyes ?

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Yakima Racks : longterm test report for the Jetstream base rack and Highroad bike mounts

This is the long term test report for the Yakima’s Jetstream rack and Highroad mounts.  The removal of the rack was simple and after eighteen months of use I was curious to see exactly what had gone on. Which bits had worn, which had adapted, and hopefully not find any damage to my car.  As […]

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Chain life, the lies, the truth

When to replace your chain? Do chains stretch? What’s an in spec chain? How do you get more life from your chain? and other techy chain questions addressed.

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Wahoo Kickr Core 2019

The Kickr Core 2019 in full use. Seven weeks on Trainer Road and Zwift here are my full thoughts.

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21 to 50 miles blog Gravel routes Routes

Ride This! Winter Creek 2019

Winter Creek 2019 route is a 95% car free route through mild gravel and small roads in the Mount Hood area. Splendid view of the mountain top from Trillium lake and flowy woodsy trail on the return.

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MSW Airstream inflator head

The msw airstream – co2 tire inflation head is small, light and well designed. Pocket or kit bag worthy.

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Pre Review : Continental Launch new gravel tires : Terra Trail and Speed

Continental finally got on the gravel game and launched two new tyres. Terra Speed and Terra Trail Both 40c an available in 700c or 650b.

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Heart-rate monitors – armband vs chest strap. TickrFit

Is it better and can an armband replace your chest strap?

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Wahoo Kickr Core 2019 : Unpack and Review

Winter training or fitness – consider the Kickr. Review : Unpacking and Setup : Wahoo Kickr Core 2020

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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.

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Is this the Phase 2 of gravel wheels?

Manufacturers take note on the gravel tire trend and start to design gravel and adventure specific rims and wheels.

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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 […]

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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… UPDATE : […]

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Product Review: Showers Pass Transit CC Jacket

The 2020 Transit bike commuter jacket with improved features and a large step forward with a sustainability story.

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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 […]

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Breadwinner Bicycle B-Roll

A custom saddle mounted tool roll on a custom classy Breadwinner bicycle

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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.