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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Posted in Components Reviews Shifters

Archer Components’ D1x Trail Shifting System: Getting Rolling

Using the D1x is simple. To start, you depress the button on the side of the shifter box for about a second. The LED indicator will turn green, and then you depress either button on the remote until the LED flashes and you are good to go. Shifts are what you would expect from a well tuned cable operated system.

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Posted in Components Gravel News Handlebars Reviews

Whisky Parts Milhouse & Winston Handlebars: Getting Rolling

Recently I was tipped off to a couple of carbon fiber handle bars that Whiskey Parts was about to unleash upon the world. Whiskey Parts kindly sent them over for evaluation and review, and since now the curtain has been lifted on these, I can freely talk about them now.

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Vee Tire Rocketman Tires: Getting Rolling

The Rocketman is a bit of a mystery tire from Vee Tire Company which we hope to clear up soon. Not just in terms of specs but also in terms of on-road performance. Gravel roads, that is. Andy T will be handling the 650B side of things while I (Guitar Ted) will be testing the 700c versions.

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

Atomik/Berd Ultimate Gravel Wheels: Checkpoint

The Atomik/Berd Ultimate wheel set is a lightweight, configurable component that can reduce vibrations to the rider which would otherwise hinder performance and handling on crushed rock roads.

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Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Viathon G1 Bike: Checkpoint

All that SRAM performance is quickly and efficiently applied via the stout carbon frame which shows no hint of lateral flex under heavy pedal pressure or fork shudder under heavy braking.

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Posted in Apparel Bibs/Shorts Footwear/socks Headwear/Hats/Caps Jerseys Long Review Reviews

Stolen Goat Apparel: At The Finish

The hits were definitely big here though. The standouts being the Gravel Shorts and the Orkaan Leisure Hoody. By the way, that Orkaan fabric does a great job of beading up and shedding water in misty conditions.

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Posted in Apparel Jackets

Showers Pass Elements Jacket: Quick Review

This is a well made garment from a company with a good reputation for foul weather gear. The Elements Jacket would make a fine piece for the commuter, gravel rider in certain situations, and for mountain bikers.

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Posted in Apparel Eye Wear Reviews

Rudy Project Cutline Sunglasses: At The Finish

I really ended up enjoying the Cutline glasses with the Photochromic lenses over the mirrored ones. This Photochromic choice allows you to have one lens to use in most conditions. I could ride in the dark into daylight and vice versa.

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Posted in Components Reviews Wheels

FLO Cycling G700 Wheel Set: At The Finish

So, let the ‘aero-wars’ rage on the forums, I don’t care a lick about the minutiae involved in those discussions. The FLO Cycling G700’s are worth every penny from a rider comfort standpoint and a bike handling standpoint alone.

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