Posted in Gravel Bikes Reviews

Alchemy Bikes DARE Experience: Getting Rolling: Part 2

So what we did was Vulcan Mid-Meld the geo of the Lycos and the titanium of the Ronin into one frame….

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Posted in Apparel Jackets Quick Review Reviews

Showers Pass Ultralight Wind Jacket: Quick Review

In the end the Showers Pass Ultralight Wind Jacket is a “good” item and mostly because it is so easy to pack away, deploy, wear, and repack, that I would choose it for any longer adventure where I was expecting cooler, windy conditions.

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Posted in Components Pedals Reviews

Redshift Sports Arclight PRO Pedals: At The Finish

The Redshift Sports Arclight PRO Pedals are a high-quality, very versatile, smooth pedal with a safety feature that is really impressive.

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Posted in Components Quick Review Reviews saddles

WTB Gravelier Saddle: A SoCal Perspective

When I first saw it upon delivery to the vast and sprawling Grannygear Rancho, I thought, “Meh…looks a bit short and such…”

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Posted in Apparel Reviews Shoes

Shimano Flint Hills Edition RX6 “Moonlight” Shoes: Getting Rolling

I know now that wearing a RX6 and an RX8 at the same time, the RX8 one on one foot, the RX6 on the other, I couldn’t tell you which was which without looking.

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Posted in Components Reviews Tires

Pirelli Cinturato M Tires: At The Finish

Do yourself a favor and check out Pirelli’s Cinturato Gravel range. The tires are criminally under the radar and should be on more bikes than they are now.

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Posted in Accessories Bikepacking Components Handlebars Racks/Adapters Reviews

Velo Orange Utility Bar & Utility Rack: Getting Rolling

The Velo Orange Utility Bar and Utility Rack are a unique front bag/cargo solution for bikepacking, gravel riding, commuting, or touring.

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Posted in Components Pedals Reviews

Redshift Sports Arclight PRO Pedals: Checkpoint

The versatility, build quality, and ride performance of the Redshift Sports Arclight Pro pedals is at a high level and as of this update, it is hard to pick apart this newest offering from Redshift.

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Posted in Apparel Eye Wear Reviews

Shimano S-Phyre Ridescape GR Sunglasses: At The Finish

I was dismayed by an issue with the Ridescape GR lenses that at first was baffling me.

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Posted in Components Handlebars Reviews

Easton EC90 ALX Carbon Drop Bar: At The Finish

Who is this bar for? Racers who are counting every gram and want every aerodynamic advantage, or maybe if your riding is mostly paved and has random bits of gravel here and there.

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