Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Astral Wanderlust Wheels: At The Finish

Maybe what we want is a wheel to cross a county on. Or a continent on. Or a world. And so flash is second to longevity, value, and solid, long days in the saddle. And I do think that the Wanderlusts hit that mark.

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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.

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Posted in Accessories Lights Reviews

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.

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Posted in Accessories Lights Reviews

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.

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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.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Masi Brunello: At The Finish

I will miss the Masi and I hope there are many more bikes like this for us to buy and enjoy. Bikes that are solid and of good value; bikes that don’t break the bank.

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Posted in Accessories Computer/GPS Devices Quick Review Reviews Tools

KOM Cycling Products: Quick Review

A package of KOM Cycling products arrived some time ago and I have been playing around with the bits and pieces for a while now.

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Posted in Apparel Gloves Quick Review Reviews

Lizard Skins Glove Sampler : Quick Review

Lizard Skins was kind enough to supply a couple of the new offerings for 2021 in their cycling glove line. One pair is long fingered and one pair is short fingered and both are what I would call a light weight glove as far as warmth/fabric. I have used them for a bit now, one pair much more than the others…see below about that…and here are my thoughts.

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Posted in Accessories Lights Reviews

A Spectrum Of Lights: A Riding Gravel Round-Up – Part 2

Thank you for joining me for Part 2 of this Round-Up. Hit that link above if you need to read Part 1 yet. Now then, let’s get back to the lights at hand. I am just doing a quick overview for now. When I look at these one at a time I will fill in more details.

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A Spectrum Of Lights: A Riding Gravel Round-Up

It’s almost Fall. Of course in So Cal that does not mean much except that the days get shorter and it is not 105 degrees. No leaves will fall as they have all died of drought and have already fallen or they have burned up in some forest fire.

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