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Shimano RX801 and RX8R Shoes: Checkpoint

Maybe MG said it best when he said, “Light, stiff, comfortable… The RX8Rs have all three. I’m digging ’em.”

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Shimano RX801 and RX8R Shoes: Getting Rolling

While it may seem, on the surface of it, that the RX801 and RX8R are just “RX8’s” with different colors and one has a cuff”, that would be far too simplistic a take here.

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Bontrager Circuit Winter Wear: Getting Rolling

Cooler weather seems like it’s quite a long ways off, but maybe not. It’s getting a bit chilly at night already and the days are getting shorter, so the tipping point is likely just around the corner. Or the next corner. But soon, anyway.

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Bolle’ Volt Glasses & ECO React MIPS Helmet: At The Finish

Bolle’ Volt Glasses & ECO React MIPS Helmet: At The Finish – by Grannygear Editor’s Note: The introduction to this Bolle’ review can be seen…

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Arcade Performance Stretch Belt: Quick Review

The Arcade Ranger Long belt is definitely a keeper.

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GORE Summer 2022 Kit: Quick Review

As for the Fernflow Shorts, these are the best so far for gravel bike rides and I think they would be quite good for adventure and bikepacking outings. Now, the Lupra is a viable garment for me, as I am not so interested in wet weather protection.

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Gravel Grinder News: Wilde Fork, Showers Pass, Reynolds & More News

This week, Eurobike is happening after being muted or cancelled due to the pandemic the last two years. That means a lot of news is coming out this week.

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Bolle’ Icarus/Volt Glasses & ECO React MIPS Helmet: Getting Rolling

At Sea Otter I was able to visit the Bolle booth and look at some of the newer items they had for 2022. Here are two things we have on review.

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Sportful Spring/Summer Wear: At The Finish

I like the direction Sportful is going with their ‘Fun Focus’ and the adventure aspects of some of the items I had were right in there.

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Sportful Super Giara Puffy Short Sleeve and Hot Pack Easylight Jacket: Quick Review

During my talks with Sportful, they asked if there was anything else I wanted to try. And I thought of the times I went into my closet and reached for a lightweight jacket, not a rain piece…no, just a simple piece, almost like a vest with arms.

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