Tech: Replacing Cartridge Bearings

Well as you probably know things wear away the more you use them, and also riding in dirt and wet can accelerate the wear process. The wear is what causes your wheels to not turn smoothly (or at all, if its really bad)

Ride This: Dalles Mountain 60 Ride

The Dalles mountain 60 route is a staple in cyclists books. Amazing views and a mixture of road and gravel make for a killer ride. This year we decided to ride it the day after the March 11th organised / unorganised ride due to conflicts and the chance of a lot better weather the next... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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. First impressions, I have used Sidi, Specialized, Giro and now just getting my hands on these Shimano - XC-70 m.s.r.p $269, (but you can get them... Continue Reading →

Ride This! Vernonia Century

Vernonia Century - The 115mile Portland, Timber, Vernonia, Scappoose classic This is one of those rides; a staple or a "classic" of the area. On the longer side, but a perfect mid to late season ride when fitness is high. The Vernonia Century has well paced climbs with 6000ft over 115miles, provides some good ups, some nice... Continue Reading →

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. First off, i'm no expert in bike bags. But that's what makes this review good - a fresh viewpoint. I am savvy enough... Continue Reading →

Barlow Sandy Ride

A great mountain area 35mile ride with spectacular views of mt.hood and superb rolling countryside.  A couple of short climbs, one at the beginning and one mid way. Stats: 35miles , 2500ft, Water stop at mile 16. Car free for 60%. Starting at the Ant Farm in Sandy Oregon, the Ant Farm brews a great coffee to start your ride. The... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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