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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: Getting Rolling

Finally, remember that “kickstand” knob at the end of the toe? Well, I laughed out loud when I read the marketing copy about this “feature”, but while commuting to work in the RX8’s the other day I found myself at a stop sign waiting on a traffic light, and you know what? I noticed that little knob was actually kinda nice to have.

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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: At The Finish

My opinion is that the Line Shoe might be best for someone that has a mountain biking first bent to their riding, and if they ride back roads, well then these shoes would be a comfortable, durable choice, with the caveat that they might be a bit toasty on hot days and that their wide stance may interfere a bit with certain bikes/riding styles.

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Cuero Full Finger Cycling Gloves: Quick Review

Cuero Full Finger Cycling Gloves: Quick Review – by Guitar Ted The apparel choices we make for riding are important and one of those things…

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Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review

Giant Charge Elite Shoes: Quick Review – by Grannygear What It Is: At Sea Otter 2019 I was shown the Giant Shoe system for MTB,…

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Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Checkpoint

Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Checkpoint – by Guitar Ted Flat pedals are definitely a “thing” for mountain biking these days, but what about gravel…

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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Castelli

It was a sweaty, moist day in the saddle and the breath-ability of the shorts worked in my favor, never feeling swampy. Around the 80 mile mark I typically get achy and start to shift around in the saddle to find a position that does not offend the nethers. But it occurred to me that I was not doing that. At all. I was just sitting and pedaling, still happy after 5 hours in the saddle. Excellent.

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Giant Bicycles Line Shoes: Getting Rolling

The Line model from Giant is actually a development in conjunction with the Giant racing team and aimed at enduro mountain bikers. These types of shoes typically have more foot protection and a nod to walk-ability and with that, traction off the bike. Giant felt as though these might also be traits a gravel road rider might be interested in.

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Spring Clothing Round-Up: Reggie Wear

Reggie appeals to my non-serious side with their fun approach to cycling, not taking things too seriously or with a truck load of pretense. Yet, they seem to deliver the goods, allowing me to have a good riding experience in fine clothing. It’s a nice mash-up.

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Hiwassee Socks: Quick Review

I am willing to bet that many of us rarely think too much about our socks. If you are one of these folks, you don’t know what you are missing. A great pair of socks can make your ride so much better.

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Endura MT 500 Long Sleeve Jersey: Quick Review

My experience with Endura technical clothing has been mostly from the MTR line of gear which is a bit race focused or at least fast performance, if you will. The windproof front jerseys and snug shells have been well used and enjoyed over time, holding a permanent place in my closet.

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