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Tubeless Set Ups With Grannygear – Topeak

There was no floor pump in existence that was going to seat that tire and it was air compressor time. But, the Tubibooster X came through like a boss.
Award it a silver medal.

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Bontrager Adventure Series Clothing – GR2 Shoes: Getting Rolling

If you are not a big fan of Lycra or you tend toward more casual options, then technical clothing like this Adventure line from Bontrager falls into the gap between hucking and crits. This approach of a snug fitting short, not loose like a full baggie, and good looking enough to wear around town, when combined with casual looking jerseys or shirts in high tech fabrics…well it reminds me a lot of what was called ‘Touring Clothing’ in days gone by.

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Tubeless Set Ups With Grannygear

Tubeless Set Ups With Grannygear – by Grannygear Editor’s Note: Grannygear submitted this article about his tubeless set up tools and I (Guitar Ted here)…

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Castelli Perfetto Ros Gilet and Warmers: Quick Review

Castelli Perfetto Ros Gilet and Warmers: Quick Review – by Grannygear If there is anything more versatile in cycling related clothing than the combo of…

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Panaracer Gravel King SK Tires: Quick Review

Panaracer Gravel King SK Tires: Quick Review – by Grannygear When I first built up the Lynskey, I sampled two sets of Panaracer tires. They…

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Ritchey WCS Butano and Ergomax Handle Bars: Quick Review

Ritchey WCS Butano and Ergomax Handle Bars: Quick Review – by Grannygear Editor’s Note: This review features two ‘Quick Reviews’ of Ritchey WCS range handle…

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Smoothe Lube Chain Formulas: Long Review

Keeping a chain lubed and clean is a huge step towards an efficient and long lasting drive train. And it seems relatively straight forward to lube a chain, does it not? But the devil is in the details and many compounds that would keep a chain slippery are also an unholy mess that gets over all everything and actually attracts dirt like a magnet. That mess also gets all over you. Know what a chainring tattoo is? Inside, right calf muscle.

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Three Tires From WTB: Exposure 36mm Tires – At The Finish

This would make a very nice option for your gravel bike on that second set of wheels, the one you run for faster days on paved roads. Of course, the 30mm version is that as well, but this bigger version takes things up a notch when dirt or truly bad roads are on tap.

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Three Tires From WTB: Byway 40mm At The Finish

I have to say that these are compelling tires for mixed surface riding in our So Cal conditions. The casing size is just enough, the tire is fast, it rides well, and has some side knobs for increased grip on looser corners. I like them very much.

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Three Tires From WTB: Venture 40mm At The Finish

After some time on them I think they might be the best So Cal dirt road tire I have tried from WTB.

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