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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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Rapha Pro team lightweight backpack

Rapha unveil a ride to work and train on the way home backpack.

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Ornot MagicShell jacket with Polartec Neoshell

The Ornot Magicshell jacket is literally magic… read on

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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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Rapha’s new turbo trainer duds. But will they raise your FTP?

Rapha just launched a line of gear specifically for riding on the turbo trainer. Check it out.

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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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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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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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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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Pre Review : Specialized S-Works EXOS Cycling Shoes

When Specialized launched this shoe in Feb 2019 they were not messing around regarding innovation. They went big on materials and features to impress.

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Product Review : Ottolock Hexband Destruction!

A destruction test of the much talked about Ottolock Hexband – a new product from Ottodesignworks

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Product Review: Castelli Free Aero Race 4.0 Cycling Bib Shorts

A worthy contender, the Castelli Aero Race 4.0 is a nice fitting good looking bib short

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Silca Viaggio – the digital smartphone floor pump

A Silca innovative spin on an old but ever nagging problem – the huge heavy pump. We all know the feeling, traveling with a bike is a bit of a pain at times, especially if using trains or local transport. Beyond the logistic pains some of the regular tools to get your bike setup are […]

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Six times better? Ottolock upgrades to the new Hexband technology

New Otto Design product review – The Hexband has a load of new features but is the new Hexband lock six times better than the Ottolock?

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Review : Castelli Emergency Weather Jacket

The Castelli Emergency jacket is designed as an on the go, pocket packable protection jacket, I took it on a few trips to find out really how good it is.

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Not a Park Tool, but Silca Ypsilon Wrench

Just another Y wrench? Geeking out on some bike tools this week. As with many of Silca’s products which catch my eye, their latest tool called Ypsilon – a y wrench I could not resist. (In case you were wondering, Ypsilon is from the 16th century and means the 20th letter of the greek alphabet […]

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Blake, the on the bike chino pant by Chrome Industries

Blake Overview Chrome Industries have been at the apparel game for a while now with some hits and misses. About 2 months ago I wondered into the PDX store to check out their new trouser called the Blake. I ended up walking away with a pair. The Blake is their latest trouser design. It’s smarter […]