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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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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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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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Winter Waterproofing, DWR’s, Knits, Stretch, Wovens and Ply’s

We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring?

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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 […]

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Coming Soon – Atlas and Odyssey rain jackets from Showerspass

Rain season is just around the corner , read up on ShowersPass latest mixed use jackets.

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Rapha 2018 Lightweight Brevet Cycling Jersey

The updated 2018 Rapha Brevet line includes some great new products like their active t shirt, bibs with pockets, and performance lightweight materials. All allow you to travel further and lighter, (#packlightravelfar I think is their hashtag )by making products designed for heat, exploration and overnight drying materials which helps when on the road multiple […]

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Rapha Technical T Shirt, part of the 2018 Explore collection

The Rapha Brevet line received a few key upgrades in 2018, one product I talk about is the lightweight Brevet Jersey in prior posts. Then there is technical T Shirt inspired by performance roadwear, made with technical fabrics to support activities on and off the bike. Technical T-Shirt Materials and Fit Constructed from various grades of […]

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DoubleDarn – Portland Handcrafted Cycling Caps

If you have been cycling for a while you probably already know some of the functional benefits of under-the-helmet caps. You have probably also tried a few and found that not all of them are the same. Different fits, brims, shapes and sizes along with materials , prints and colours lead to a lot of […]

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Tech: Care for your waterproof gear

We spend a lot of time choosing our gear carefully and as we know cycling gear is expensive! especially when it comes to all waterproof wear. But do you know how to keep your Rapha softshell going strong? Your Castelli Gabba still stretchy or your favourite Showers Pass shedding through the spring?

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You could be shivering, ornot.

Pretty psyched for a change of season I ordered up some new gear. I needed some new colder weather stuff and wanted to try something different from Ornot, a smaller San Fransisco company that has been around four years now.

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Product Review : Saltzman SS Jersey

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.

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Product Review – Double Darn cycling caps

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 […]

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Product Review : Super wet yet warm? Chilly Grip H2o might be a solid glove for you.

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.

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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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A Design look inside Rapha

As a designer, Alex Valdman (head of design at Rapha) makes the link between working hard, hitting mental walls, struggling in the process to get to a successful design.

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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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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 […]