Posted in Accessories Handle Bar Accessories Handle Bar Tape Quick Review Reviews

Lizard Skins DSP V2 4.6mm Handle Bar Tape: Quick Review

Riding with the thicker DSP V2 tape was nice in that there was a bit of a reduction in buzz and the tape had a very noticeable give. It should be noted, however, that thicker tape means that your handlebar grip diameter will be larger. This may or may not be a positive for you.

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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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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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Keepers: Silca Pista Plus Floor Pump

Classic design wasn’t compromised where it matters most with the Silca Pista Plus. The ‘guts’ of this pump are just like those of the past pumps Silca is famous for. That means that parts are available to repair this pump, when that time comes, but I know that occasional maintenance will put that day off for years- maybe over a decade.

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Tubeless Set Ups With Guitar Ted

Tubeless Set Ups With Guitar Ted – by Guitar Ted This is the post, as promised in Grannygear’s tubeless set up post, which will feature…

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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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Robert Axle Project “Drive Thru”: Quick Review

You may have heard of the Robert Axle Project, (no! it isn’t a band!), and if you have, you know that they do axles, (duh!),…

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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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Posted in Apparel Editorial Helmets

Toward Better Concussion Prevention

Concussions are all too common. We try to be careful, yet all of us have lapses of attention and moments of poor judgment. We wear helmets, but standard helmets and even slip-lined helmets are only partially effective. Fortunately, fatalism and stiff upper lips are no longer our only remaining options. A new cellular-lined helmet may be far better at preventing concussion.

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Marque Cycling Tools Quick Review

None of these tools are perfect. I probably would choose differently if my job required daily usage of tools like these to make a living, but for anyone that will only be occasionally wrenching, these are great choices.

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