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Airborne Goblin 29er

2011 Airborne Goblin 29er Full Review

With over 300 miles on the Airborne Goblin that I’m riding for the season the bike has been tested.  I’ve ridden the bike to the limits and pushed it, then pushed it a bit more.  Now it is time for a good and fair review for all of you holding your breath wondering if you should purchase one!  During the 300 miles the Goblin has…

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Bontrager Shoe Review

Bontrager RL WSD Mountain Bike Shoes Reviewed

Long Term Bontrager RL Mountain WSD Cycling Shoe Review MSRP: $139.99 Sizes: 36-43 euro (including half sizes between 37.5-41.5) Details: eSole insole, durable heal cup and toe box, two straps and a third ratchet with buckle Shoes and saddles have always been the two most sensitive areas with me.  I’ve owned several brands over the years, previous to owning the Bontrager shoes my feet were…

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Princeton Tech Push Light Review

After my accident in October I wasn’t able to really test it as it should be tested in a true commuter/road aspect.  A few weeks ago I started using it as part of my daily front light for my commuter.  My first feelings of the light out of the box was superb.  Princeton Tech has great retail product package experience, and they also do a great job with the user interface of the light.  It simply works.

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2011 Airborne Goblin 29er: On Review

  MSRP: $1,199.95 A well built bike for  5 cents under $1,200.   For the person looking to upgrade their entry level bike, getting into 29ers or simply a deal finder that will upgrade the parts as they need. (I fit in the latter.) Weight: 18 inch is 28 lbs Key Parts: Aluminum hydroformed (shaped) frame, SRAM X7 2×10 drivetrain, Avid Elixir R brakes, RockShox…

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Answer Products PINK ProTaper XC Flat Handlebar: On Review

I’m a color freak. Ask anyone that I’ve built a bike for, I love things to compliment, match and fit pieces together well.  Colored housing, grips, zip ties and spacers – they all matter for the end product.   For women especially, wanting to ride a bike is almost as important as how well the bike rides.  While walking the grounds of the 2011 Sea…

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New nuun Flavors and Packaging at Sea Otter Classic

As I started my Thursday off dragging through the Sea Otter venue trying to find a bathroom and coffee, yes in that order, I was stopped by Tall Tyler of Nuun.  A little hand slap and a what’s up “bro”.  Tyler then whispered in my ear that he had some new goods to show me at their booth when I had time.  Soon the California…

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Airborne Goblin 29er Preview

First Taste of a New Bicycle

When I was first notified that I had made the cut for the Airborne Flight Crew my selfish first thought was “when do I get to try out the bikes?” No longer do either the dreaming of bikes, or critically going through the specifications or grams of a bicycle do it for me. Every bike is built different, and other than the geometry of a…

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Camelbak Octane 18X Preview

Camelbak Octane 18X Hydration Backpack Preview

MSRP: $99.00 Water Capacity: 100oz Size: Expanded 20L, Closed 16L Weight: 1LB Details from Camelbak The CamelBak Octane 18X weighs in at just a pound and with 18L of fully expanded cargo capacity, this pack is perfect for 3+ hours of nonstop action. The Octane 18X features an independent suspension, easy to reach stash pockets, a harness pocket and an expandable cargo pocket so you…

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Chrome Mini Messenger Bag Review

Chrome Mini Messenger Bag: Long Term Review

In February I did a preview of the Chrome Mini Messenger that I received for review at no charge from Chrome (yes that is my mandatory disclaimer.)    For the past 6 weeks I have been riding, using for work, the gym and even used it as a warm bed for a small baby chihuahua. Features of the Chrome Mini Messenger A few key things that…

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