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Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

Review: Banjo Brothers Metro Backpack

Bags seem to be an addiction for cyclist. You need something for your commute, your mountain riding, your city dwelling and grocery shopping. Finding a bag that can do a little bit of everything and not weigh 40 pounds at the end of the day is pretty important to me. A few years ago I reviewed the Banjo Brothers Commuter bag. For everyday life the bag was just a bit too big for me. I loved the white color and functions but it was just too bulky…

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Clif Bar Seasonal

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Wish List

…piece and a close off valve to keep the bottle from leaking in your bag or on a shaky mountain ride. Rear Blinky Light Walk in to any bike shop and for $10 – 40 you can get a good rear light. Depending what type of traffic and weather your cyclist rides in you may want to spend more. Cycling Socks I’m a sucker for wool but maybe your cyclist is into pastel colors, crazy designs or an easy “STFU” on their cuff. Another eas…

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Banjo Brothers Commuter Backpack Review : Preview

Banjo Brothers makes some of the greatest, affordable, commuter packs and bags in the industry.  When they sent me a message about a new WHITE Commuter Backpack I was thrilled to be one of the first to review this product for them. Information from Banjo Brothers about their Commuter Backpack: Medium – 1500 Cubic inches / 17″Tall x 12″ Wide x 8″ deep Waterproof 2-layer design: outer ballistic nylon layer wears like iron…

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WheelSystem_P-SLR1_Aero

Introducing Giant’s WheelSystems

No lie, wheels matter. Wheels are some of the most important pieces of a well riding, quickly responding, bicycle. Giant and other bike manufactures are focusing more efforts on their own components. I’m interested to see how these ride and compare to wheel specific manufactures. ____________________________________________ New for 2012, Giant WheelSystems are the result of a holistic approach to creating the best-performing wheels for eve…

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Warrior Creek

6 Hours of Warrior Creek Race Prep

…that we see.   The radar states that weather will be foul the rest of the week.  The day before the race will be light rain, my hopes is it is light rain in the morning with a ton of sunshine!  Race day it says to be sunny with a high of 54º but in the hills of the Appalachians this could change within 20º at any given day. Pit Support With a duo team the key will be cleaning off the bikes between laps and keeping our spirits high.  That is where…

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Review: Cutter Tech Knickerbocker

…It is All in the Fabric Stretch, durability and light weight. The perfect combination for a cycling short that doubles as a casual pair of knickers…. These knickers remind me close to the famous Chrome knickers but in a lighter weight material for spring/summer/fall use in the south where I reside.  Light weight yet a outer coat of durability to help where on your saddle or…

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FITS Co Sock Review

Review: FITS Co Sock

There are select socks that I refer to in my life. I’m not a complete sock snob, but I am pretty darn close to it. I love Smart Wool socks in the winter or for cold rainy training rides, I love Twin Six socks (especially their new brand) for the look and sexy factor. The rest of my sock drawer is mostly filled with Sock Guy and DeFeet cycling socks, keeping only one or two “girl stockings” on hand for when I have to wear a suit…

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Review of Camelbak Octane 18x

Camelbak Octane 18x Review

…othes, shoes and food one day. Due to not having tons of back support it is easily conformed and the bag’s light weight material ended up looked like a sack of potatoes.  I loved the waist pockets with key clip and the zipped up minimal sizing.  I used this bag on the road since it was so light, on hike a bikes, and simple rides around town.  As long as the bag isn’t loaded down it is pretty ventilated.  It doesn’t have any fanc…

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Soul Glow LED Neon Wheel Lights

Preview: Soul Glow LED Neon Wheel Lights

I’m always looking for creative and fun ways to stay safe on the bike. A new LED light string looks to be creative and fun, without a crazy price tag. Soul Glow LED Neon Wheel Lights $30 a set, coming in Green – Blue –   Red – White – Pink – Purple – Turquoise – Yellow These lights claim to be weather resistant and easy to install, hopefully I’ll get a set to try in the near future for fun night rides!…

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Zeplin Big40 Custom Bar Tape

Review: Zevlin Big40 Custom Tape

From adjusting parts to fit you better, to switching parts around to make your bike look different and completely yours, both are equally important in the journey of bicycle ownership. Customizing your bike is an important part of making the bike “yours.” Bar tape is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do this. Zevlin Big40 Custom Handlebar Tape MSRP: $33.95 (discount for buying in bulk) Unique Details: Super wide at 40mm,…

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