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Chrome Sutro Shorts: Quick Review

These are a sharp looking short and I would say, ‘classy’. So I would feel comfy going from t-shirt to button down in them.

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Showers Pass Century CC Jacket: Getting Rolling

Showers Pass is a well known and respected name in cycling rain wear which is celebrating 25 years of business in 2022. To mark this occasion they chose to introduce the Century CC Jacket.

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Riding Gravel RX

From time to time, I have experienced great joy along when mountaineering or riding gravel…. but this summer took such experiences to another level.

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Craft Cadence Recycled Performance Jersey: At The Finish

The recycled fabric seems tough, stretchy, and washes well in the laundry. I have no issues with the fabric and the recycled element to it makes me feel good about my impact on the environment.

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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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Ravemen Lights: Quick Review Part 1

My take on these two lights is that they would be great for the serious night rider who is out in the dark on a regular basis.

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FSA AGX Wheels: Getting Rolling

So far they have been what I remembered them to be…solid performing wheels. Pick up is not the snappiest thing I have felt, but I am comparing them to wheels 300g lighter and almost twice as much money. Compared to the stock wheel set, they are like pulling off logging boots and stepping into sneakers.

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Cannondale Topstone 105
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Cannondale Topstone 105: At The Finish

Hot on the heels of Cannondale’s recent announcement of the 2020 Topstone Carbon, it’s time to wrap up the review of the 2019 Topstone 105 we’ve been testing since early-May.

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Cannondale Topstone 105
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Cannondale Topstone 105: Getting Rolling

Named after a favorite gravel route near Cannondale’s headquarters, the Topstone is the company’s second gravel model. Unlike its stablemate, it cuts a more traditional ‘gravel bike’ profile, rolling on 700c wheels, with stated clearance for up to 42c tires.

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In the Saddle: 2019 Land Run 100

With the proliferation of gravel events across the country and around the world, a handful of iconic events have risen to nearly cult-like status. The Land Run 100 is one such event. Since 2013, gravel cyclists have flocked to Stillwater, Oklahoma to race on a course that’s often muddy, and always challenging.

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