Author: Guitar Ted
Sea Otter 2023 Photo Dump
I’m at Sea Otter again this year and have a camera in hand. Here are some of the things I found interesting enough to point at and push the shutter button.
WTB Gravelier Saddle: Quick Review
Of course, all saddle reviews are subjective, but for me the Gravelier ranks right up there with my current favorite gravel saddles….
Ergon BT OrthoCell Handlebar Pads: Quick Review
In the end, I feel that amongst the options available in handle bar padding, the Ergon BT Orthocell pads are a better solution due to not only being a vibration reduction choice, but in that the pads reduce pressure points.
Pirelli Cinturato M Tires: Checkpoint
The Cinturato M’s have what Pirelli claims is a “gravel specific” compound for the rubber. Whatever “SpeedGrip” is, it works.
Enduro “Max Hit” Bottom Bracket: Getting Rolling
Well, good looks and a lot of promises mean nothing unless one can expect a lot of miles of trouble-free use and an experience with that component that enhances the overall cycling experience. Will Max Hit bearings do this for me and my Singular Cycles Gryphon Mk3?
The Guitar Ted Podcast: Babel About Gravel Tires – Part 2
The next in a series of three episodes concerning gravel tires. Guitar Ted and N.Y. Roll discuss what they like about tires in the 43mm – 50mm sizes and add in some tips for getting the best out of your tire set up.
Easton EC90 ALX Carbon Drop Bar: Checkpoint
On the road and on the gravel, the EC90 ALX displays a touch of compliance, but I wouldn’t say it is anything that will make you comfortable or make the handling of your bike any better.
Redshift Sports Arclight PRO Pedals: Getting Rolling
The versatility of these pedals and the safety feature is what sets these apart for the gravel/back road/bikepacker cyclists out there.
Shimano S-Phyre Ridescape GR Sunglasses: Getting Rolling
Now how about those ‘magnetic lenses’? Well, they do pop off the frames with a bit of effort, and reattach with a reassuring pop.
Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M Tires: Getting Rolling
These are good looking tires with big, diagonally placed knobs and a center row which forms a solid ridge, more or less.