Posted in Apparel Gloves Quick Review Reviews

Lizard Skins Glove Sampler : Quick Review

Lizard Skins was kind enough to supply a couple of the new offerings for 2021 in their cycling glove line. One pair is long fingered and one pair is short fingered and both are what I would call a light weight glove as far as warmth/fabric. I have used them for a bit now, one pair much more than the others…see below about that…and here are my thoughts.

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Posted in Accessories Lights Reviews

A Spectrum Of Lights: A Riding Gravel Round-Up – Part 2

Thank you for joining me for Part 2 of this Round-Up. Hit that link above if you need to read Part 1 yet. Now then, let’s get back to the lights at hand. I am just doing a quick overview for now. When I look at these one at a time I will fill in more details.

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Astral Wanderlust Wheels: Getting Rolling

There have been a lot of recent reports and discussions on how much of a difference ‘better’ wheels make on a bicycle and if they are worth the cost of the upgrade. Do lighter wheels actually matter? Is aero everything? Are red hubs really faster?

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Posted in Apparel Reviews Shoes

Bontrager Foray Shoes: At The Finish

You know how sometimes a product leaves you with that “Just OK” feeling? It’s not bad, but never quite gets to great either, just kind of lives in the middle ground? That, for me, has been the Foray gravel/MTB shoes from Bontrager.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Masi Brunello: Checkpoint

So far the Masi Brunello has been smooth riding, good accelerating (especially with the Astral wheels on there), and quite willing for multi hour rides across varied road surfaces.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Masi Brunello: Getting Rolling

…here is the Masi Brunello GRX 22 and it has more shaping in it’s frame than anything made of metal I have ever ridden. And my first impression is that it works. It works well. But that is getting ahead of myself.

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Posted in Apparel Bibs/Shorts Bikepacking Gloves Gravel Riding Jerseys Reviews

GORE Spring Wear For Gravel: Getting Rolling

GORE has been winning with me of late with clothing that really has been working well. This, after some other items that were real misses, has been a great surprise and has filled out my go-to list of staple clothing quite nicely.

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Boyd Wheels Trailblazer Carbon Wheels: Checkpoint

One of the first real rides I did on the Trailblazer wheels was a 50 mile mixed surface loop running the Touareg tires. Now I got a bit suckered into this one. You know that friend that says that “it’s a 30 mile ride with a couple of hills” and it never is? Yeah. That friend. I have one of those.

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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 Components Reviews Tires

Hutchinson Touareg Tires: At The Finish

Basically, I likely would have moved on to another tire by now. But I have not. And that has actually been just fine with me, because although the heat and the smoke from multiple fires around California kept my miles low overall, the times I did ride the Touregs have been just really good to live with.

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