• Kenda Alluvium Pro Tires: Getting Rolling
    I liked the tread pattern. It looked right up my alley, an alley paved with asphalt mixed with dirt roads.
  • American Classic Tires: At The Finish
    So, in the end, I come back to that old adage: “You get what you pay for”. In terms of the American Classic Wentworths, that’s not saying they are bad.
  • Whisky Parts Co. Spano Drop Bar: At The Finish
    It is the bar for those who don’t like the weird, laid-out levers look, and for those who don’t want a lot of flare to the drops. It’s the flared drop bar that looks ‘normal’. It’s the drop bar that takes advantage of what carbon fiber can bring to the table where other carbon handle bars have not. It’s got great ergonomic features, and it rides really well. What more could you ask for in a drop handle bar for gravel riding?
  • A Spectrum Of Lights: Bontrager Ion Elite R
    Moving on with our light review round-up, we have the light from Bontrager. As we mentioned in the intro post, what I received from Trek was the Ion Elite R which is one step down from the top of the line light.
  • Craft Cadence Cycling Wallet: Quick Review
    The Craft Cadence Cycling Wallet is a fine way to protect sensitive smart phones and to carry things like money, credit cards, keys, and more in an organized, safe way.
  • WTB Vulpine Tires: Getting Rolling
    What we have here is a new tire from WTB with an old name that has a new mission: Be fast on gravel.
  • American Classic Tires: Checkpoint
    Remembering that these are $35.00 tires (each) means that we probably should not be looking at the American Classic offerings as being equal to, or better than tires costing more, despite what “direct-to-consumer” marketing may seem to indicate here.
  • A Spectrum Of Lights: NiteRider Lumina 1100 Boost
    The NiteRider Lumina 1100 (and likely the 1200 version) would be my pick for road focused or higher speed gravel rides as well as city cruising.
  • Ergon SR Allroad Core Comp Saddle: Checkpoint
    Every time I did this I felt like I could not feel as much- or any- vibrations coming through the saddle like I was through my hands and my feet. It did not seem to matter if I had a chamois on or if I was in my street clothes, this seemed to me to be the case. That Infinergy® stuff really seems to knock down the higher frequency stuff really well.
  • Grepp Handle Bar Tape: Checkpoint
    Grepp tape is reusable, washable, and recyclable which makes this tape unique amongst the category. I found that it seems to have durability and a stable nature on the handle bar.
  • A Spectrum Of Lights: Light and Motion VIS Pro 1000 Trail
    The VIS Trail Pro is my choice of the test for a light that is mostly used in the dirt and at speeds under 30mph. The warm color tint and the useful UI; the quality build with high levels of water resistance…it’s a very nice light.