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Great Cycling Gifts

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 […]

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A Beacon of Light by Showers Pass

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.

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Cheap Glove Tricks for Commuters

$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 […]

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Coming Soon : Rain Rain Go Away

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.

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Single Speed Heaven

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 […]

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Autumn Cycling Tips

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.

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Sunscreen protection with new summer cycling sleeves

Freezer sleeves, Arm Screens and Arm Skins all new summer products with similar names, but – what’s the difference? and do they work?

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The clever puncture kit you need

Don’t get stuck, here’s the essential kit

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Shimano XC-70 MTB Shoe

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.

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Oakley EV Zero

A review of the new Oakley EV Zero Prizm cycling eyewear

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Apidura Saddle Bag

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.

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Rapha Pro Team Gloves

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 […]

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Product Review : Rapha Core line for cycling

Performance & value from Rapha

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Castelli Tempesta Shoe Covers

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 […]