The Hondo is one of Chrome Industries latest backpacks focusing on style and urban commuter utility to provide high value. This review focuses on the lightweight edition – The Welterweight.
Anthm channel their knowledge of materials and product development to create a cycling jersey (and brand) that is made in the USA, specifically Portland, where he has control over the details, he can ride his bike for 5miles to visit his seamstress to talk face to face and work on his 2nd sample, adding the care and attention where needed to get it just right.
The change to summer season leaves you scrambling around through discarded gloves from last year. Protect your mitts with this summer glove round up from the big brands.
Quick errands? popping in and out of shops to drop things off or grab a quickie. Bike rides with your mates that inevitably end up at the burrito place or coffee shop? Yeah we all do this and we all know the feeling of leaving your bike unattended for a few minutes, read on for the solution
Caps are a little bit like water bottles to me. I have had quite a few in my time, quite a few different styles and from quite a few different manufacturers. The thing with caps, like water bottles, is that you have to replace him them somewhat frequently. Either they wear out or they end…
I’m always on the lookout for gear that has innovate ways to solve cycling problems. For me gloves are always an issue. In wetter, cooler climates there is a large need to address many performance characteristics at once.
IKEA bikes are here! , there has been a lot of rumours about them for quite some time, some from advocates and some from grumpy elitist haters!
As we know wool is a wonderful material when it comes to heat and moisture management, making it ideal for certain circumstances. Here is a great review on the Ibex wool bob shorts by a twisted spoke.
Since a solid cold spell hit Portland, I will be putting the MW7’s through their paces. First Look seems good, they are fully featured with Goretex uppers, abrasion-resistant toe caps, adjustable neoprene ankle cuff and grippy rugged sole.
Gifts should be a little luxurious and this may mean giving a gift that someone would not normally buy themselves. The luxury thinking might come in the function or the form of that item. As far as gear is concerned, cycling is a combination of function and performance, so why give a crappy gift that…
A confidence-inspiring safety first commuter jacket, no detail left unturned and if you do a lot of dusk or night time commuting could save your bacon due to the outstanding reflective material.
$14 – $19 from your local Fred Meyer Grocery Store. 2mm neoprene fishing gloves will keep your hands dry and warm for commutes less than an hour. They can take good downpours but are not seam taped so in heavy downpours water will get in after a short while. The manufacturer Glacier Glove has a…
Reflective, waterproof, hi viz…. yeah everything from ShowersPass in the Torch. I’m putting this bad boy on test for the next month in the rainy pacific NW under a 20mile a day urban commute …check here for a review.
The rain season is right around the corner and a good set of fenders turns the off season from a bleak lackluster time into a no problem season
A single speed / commuter guide. I was recently shopping for a single speed bicycle one of the biggest attraction was low maintenence during winter (or mud if you are into cyclocross) , I needed a bike that is well thought out and reliable to get through my commute . There are a ton of different…
OK! Summer has been in full swing, but let’s think ahead to Autumn (or Fall as they like to say in America). Over several years of cycling in the Pacific North West I have learned a few things about this Autumn game.
Freezer sleeves, Arm Screens and Arm Skins all new summer products with similar names, but – what’s the difference? and do they work?
Don’t get stuck, here’s the essential kit
With so many options on the market there are a lot of “so-so” or “yeah it works” shoes. But if you know the inside scoop you will score some that are smashingly good.
A review of the new Oakley EV Zero Prizm cycling eyewear
If you’re considering any type of multi day trip or even a simple overnighter, you need to be able to transport the right gear plus the essentials to ensure you are bike prepared but also comfortable for unexpected conditions.
I have to admit, the first time I grabbed these I was skeptical. The material is thin, they don’t particularly feel as if they are very water resistant, and all I could think about was my hands being cold. Yes, I run on the cold side in the hands and feet department, maybe a smidge colder…
Performance & value from Rapha
Probably the best shoe cover I have used to-date Update: April 26th Since my initial review I have tested these covers with several other shoes to find good results. With Shimano and Rapha road shoes the covers lip on a little easier than wider style mtb shoes. I have also tried these with Sidi Dominators…