Posted in Accessories Lights Quick Review Reviews

Raveman Lights: Getting Rolling

The Ravemen range of front and rear lights is intriguing and some of the models have some pretty unique features promising some nice user experiences. At the asking prices, it would appear that these lights are a great value as well. Stay tuned as I get these into use and we’ll find out where Ravemen lights hit and where they miss.

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Posted in Maintenance Quick Review Reviews

Finish Line Maintenance Products: Quick Review

Spring is showing signs of kicking into gear and you know what that means, right? Gravel and back road riding season, that’s what! But is your bike ready? If you shoved your bike into the corner and didn’t do any maintenance, it will need doing now.

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Muc-Off Rainproof Essentials Case: Quick Review

For my uses, the cell phone, money, and card functionality makes this case an essential part of my kit now. I can pop out my cell phone easily, and I can stow money in there instead of floating it around in a sandwich baggie.

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Posted in Accessories Quick Review Reviews Tools

Topeak Alien X Multi-tool: Quick Review

This tool would definitely cover a lot of needs on a long, self-supported type ride where you may need to do some repair work to keep you going. It’s got a few things in there that are pretty iffy, (the tire lever, the 8mm hex key) , but for the common repairs I think its a winner.

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Topeak Pakgo Gearpack: Quick Review

he Pakgo Gearpack is a great way to keep organized – be that at home or on the go. It’s a nice item one could keep ready and whether you ride from home or grab the bag to hit a trail head, or a destination to cycle from, the Pakgo will make sure you have what you need to hand.

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Posted in Accessories Quick Review Reviews Tools

The Multi-Tool: A Quick Review of Three

All of these are not the ‘typical’ multi-tool that you would carry for three different reasons, but all of them serve a useful purpose. Outside the box can be a good thing.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Quick Review

Ritchey Outback: Quick Review

And I rode it on the street. And I rode it in the dirt. And I rode it on good roads and bad roads. And I began to form impressions about the Outback…

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Posted in Accessories Bottles/Storage Quick Review Reviews

Elite Byasi Container: Quick Review

Whether or not you are in for a ‘tool keg’ or not, the Byasi Container is a brilliantly made and easy to use solution for storage on the bike.

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Posted in Apparel Bikepacking Keepers Quick Review Reviews Shoes

Shimano SD5A Cycling Sandals: Quick Review

Long revered among touring cyclists and RAGBRAI riders, Shimano’s SPD cycling sandals are also a popular summer option for gravel cyclists.

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Posted in Accessories Bags Bags Bikepacking Quick Review Reviews

Showers Pass Ranger Hip Pack: Quick Review

Getting the Ranger loaded was an exercise in deciding what not to take, because you can take so much stuff! I was finally down to a tool kit, tube, mini-pump, my camera, my iPhone, and a rolled up Endura rain jacket. I hadn’t even touched the capacity of the main compartment.

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