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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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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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Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0

Review: Raleigh Capri Carbon 4.0

A women’s carbon bike that is happy on the all day century, yet stiff enough for trying your hand at criteriums. MSRP: $4,000 Details: Performance carbon frameset with a taller headtube and a little more relaxed geometry Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 with 6700 bits mixed in. A full Shimano groupset which is rare to find these days Components: Handlebar, stem, seatpost and seat are…

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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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Liv Brava SLR 0

Liv/giant Releases 2014 Women’s Cyclocross Line

The press release I received last night from Liv/giant was a long one (two pages long without photos.) As I started reading it, every paragraph was making me more giddy than the last. Why? Liv/giant is about to rock the women’s cyclocross world Meet the Liv/giant Brava SLR women’s cyclocross line! Two models, the Brava SLR O and Brava SLR 2 both equally stunning in…

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Jaybird BlueBuds X

Review: Jaybird Bluebuds X Headphones

Headphones I find to be essential for the long haul, putting in training miles, or maybe the need of getting lost in a good podcast while being active. Loud enough to tune my thoughts out, but not loud enough to tune out the cars around me. In late April there was a short preview of the Jaybird Bluebuds X headphones, Bluetooth, multi-fit, “training tools”, as I…

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Giro Manta Women's Mountain Bike Shoes

Preview: Giro Manta Women’s Mountain Bike Shoes

As I’m reviewing the road shoe from Giro called the Solara, I’ve also been able to plant my feet in the mountain bike version called the Manta. The  shoe, fit and features are mirrored between the two models, but the only difference is the mountain bike sole for better traction and two hole cleats. Giro Manta Women’s Mountain Bike Shoes MSRP: $150 Colors: Black/Silver (reviewed),…

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