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First Look Review – Zlok and Zlok Combo from HipLoc

Today I have some new products to review, they are called Z Locks , presumably for Zip-tie lock because thats what they look like. They are lockable security ties that wrap around things to temporarily stop someone walking off with your gear. Marketed towards lots of activities, camping, skiing etc. This is a manufacturer out […]

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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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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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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