Ride to work, work then ride home type of trousers
What it is: All purpose jacket made by Ornot with Polartec material. It's about $200 and comes in many sizes. With a slim designed fit, it wears like a tight fit jacket / jersey, it's very stretchy, and has long arms and an on the bike cut. What it is not, a ultra waterproof "shell",... Continue Reading →
The msw airstream - co2 tire inflation head is small, light and well designed. Pocket or kit bag worthy.
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... Continue Reading →
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? With a little... Continue Reading →
I'm in my second year of this boot now. Last weekend I completed a 6hr, 38degree ride in them, complete with a stream crossing, rain and about 4 miles of bike hiking in the snow (see buckyrides on facebook for pictures). I can still say that they live up to their glory. This is... Continue Reading →
The popular Ottolock get released in V2 incarnation with subtle and beneficial upgrades. Available now.
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... Continue Reading →
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. Waterproof, Breathability and Warmth along with Grip, Ergonomics. Even with today's material innovations these requirements can conflict or... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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. Carry a rain jacket, this can be a very small and light addition,... Continue Reading →