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Peaty’s Tire Sealant

The long story : A friend gave me a set of road wheels to test. The wheels had tires, but unfortunately the rear wheel was out of air and not holding air. Being of a tubeless design with 30c tires and no visible holes in the rubber I decided to open them up and see […]

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The quick and effective; cheap and easy way to clean your chain

Chain cleaning has always perplexed me a little. Some people buy ultrasonic cleaners, others special tools and brushes. But, it doesn’t take a special chain cleaner or specific tools to keep your gear running slick. I have used the following method for years with good results.In this case, even with 1000 dry miles on the […]

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Alpinist CL Wheels – 1300g Disc Carbon $1600 ! (?)

So much good right here! 1300g Disc, Shallow carbon, hooked rim, external nipples for $1600. What? Alpinist ultra-light 1365 gram wheelset. Roval’s new Alpinist CL pairs the climbing pedigree of the featherweight Alpinist rim with workhorse DT Swiss 350-series hubs and gossamer DT Swiss Aerolite spokes. The new Alpinist rim technology has already proven itself […]

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Wahoo Bolt “Stealth” Cycling Computer

Earlier this year Wahoo dropped the price of their smallest, aerodynamic cycling computer while introducing the all black colour scheme called stealth. (previously dark grey and cyan accents) At $220 The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt it packs a lot of punch, including all the regular features you expect to also find plus a lot more. Overview […]

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Work Jersey by Ornot

Quick review on the Work jersey It’s somewhat difficult to write about a jersey, generally I have a tendency think they are somewhat nondescript items, but really there is quite a lot of detail, when you get down to it. After wearing the Ornot Work Jersey for a while now and comparing it to other […]

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Marmot 70 Planning

Marmot, Shipley, Kitzmiller, Pugh and Wildcat are some of the names that pop up when you mention superb roads in the west foothills of mt hood. This past weekend I was working to put together a 3 option ride in the beautiful area to incorporate these. The idea being a well paced 35, 55 or […]

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Circumnavigate Mt.Hood 2020

I have been riding the mountain and close by roads for going on years now. My first time circumnavigating mt.Hood, Oregon was 2012 for an original route written by Velodirt. Since then I have really enjoyed exploring the area and variations on the roads. This summer I didn’t have too many miles on my legs […]

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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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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.