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Safety to Another Level: Chrome Reflective Camo Bags

Being seen at night is a big concern for most cyclist (yet reflectors are the first thing that come off new bikes.) Chrome is launching a limited run of Reflective Camo Bags that are made in the USA. What looks normal in the day, lights up when a car light shines on the fabric to make it easier to spot. Limited run, available at select…

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Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

Review: Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

Above is a great example of what I normally carried in the frame bag. A random piece of fruit or a small, light-weight, rain jacket are missing from the photo. Roughly a month ago I did a quick preview of the Banjo Brothers Frame Bag, which you can read over here. The bag has around 700 commuting miles and a couple accidental tumbles while gravel…

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PDW Aether Demon

Review: Portland Design Works Aether Demon

It’s pretty apparent how I feel about bike lights and the level of safety they add to your bike rides. A blinking front and rear light are found on most of my bikes, including some of my mountain bikes if I’m going to hit the road on the way to find my dirt diet. When Emily started commuting to the hospital every morning we purchased…

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Chrome Barrage Cargo Backpack

Intro: Chrome Barrage Cargo Backpack

MSRP $160 Features • Adjustable external 5-point cargo net system for storing / transporting helmet, wet race gear, or shoes • Waterproof rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes • Dual compartments separate wet/dry cargo • Industrial strength Velcro accessory shoulder mounting straps • Easy access side U-Lock/Waterbottle pockets • Interior sleeve pocket fits 15” Macbook Pro (laptop sleeve recommended) Specs Dimensions: 11.5” wide,…

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Banjo Brothers Frame Bag Review

Preview: Banjo Brothers Frame Bag

The Banjo Brothers Frame Pack is designed to maximize the gear-carrying efficiency of your bike. Built from tough-as-nails ballistic nylon with waterproof zippers and a “no-rattle” zipper-pull garage, you’ll quickly wonder what you did without this bag.

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Pearl Izumi Bike Commute

Dialing in a New Bike Commute to Louisville, Colorado

The above photo was taken for my sweet Em and her love of cows. It’s been two and a half weeks of work at the new job and pretty early on it was apparent that I need to do something with this 45 minute car commute each direction. Between the time spent staring at cars and mountains ahead of me, the miles on the car and the…

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Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt

Spotted: Chrome Bags Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt

Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt Is it a murse, purse, sling or belt? The answer is: yes. MSRP: $110 Details: • 12″ wide, 8 1/2″ high, 2.5″ deep • 2-4L Volume • Waterproof rolltop closure accommodates a range of load sizes • Dual waterproof compartments separate wet/dry cargo • Iconic quick release buckle with integrated bottle opener • External phone pocket for quick access while riding…

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Bern Allston Helmet

Intro: Bern Allston Helmet

Bern Helmets are a pretty standard helmet line these days that you’ll find urban shops, as well as snowboard shops! This proven helmet brand brought their snowboard molds to the bike market a few years ago and have been selling pretty hot in the shops that stock them well (and in the right commuting/urban market!) The biggest complaint in the original models was the lack…

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Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

Review: Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

The bag isn’t so big that you can overload and have too much gear on your back. You can stuff it, carry tons of beer or whatever else you may but it’s right at 1100 cubic inches of space. Not too big, not too small.

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Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack Review : Long Term

Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack $79.99 Overall : 4 out of 5 stars. Pros : Durabilty, storage/pockets, replaceable inner liner. Cons : Size,  heat/sweat in the summer months. For the past few months I’ve been using a my Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack for a variety of things.  The gym, going to work with my laptop, and even in the front of the Civia Loring that I…

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