Jones’ Loop H-Bars Are Unconventional For Good Reason
The impetus for a new handlebar design came from Jeff’s desire to find a way to bring his hands into a more natural riding position. In the process, he tossed out some of the conventional industry bike-fit standards that have been the norm for the past decade or two.
Winter Heat Wave On The Horizon- This Castelli Kit Will Keep You Cool
In another homage to Italian racing history, the “Rosso Corsa” moniker of Castelli is a shout out to the red international motor racing color of cars entered by teams from Italy.
A Test Ride With The Build-a-Jersey from California-Maker Walz Caps: Time To Form Your Team
Walz Caps jersey builder is fun to use and the final product is expertly sewn. The jersey would look striking on a pack of club riders cruising down PCH, the colors are bright and eye-catching.
An Ingenious Silicone Device to Hold your Smart Phone While Riding
Austrian organization BikeCitizens created ‘Finn’, an ingenious silicone device to hold your smart phone while riding. But maker Bikecitizen is doing much more than enabling hands free riding
Bryton Rider 100 GPS
I really enjoyed using this GPS unit. It was simple, small, light-weight, and worked 100% of the time. Unlike larger brands, the Bryton Rider 100 turned on right away, and let you begin timing within seconds of pushing the power button.
The Osprey Radial 26: A Multi-Purpose Pack With Ideal Cycling Accoutrements
I have not been nice to this pack. I have overloaded it, stabbed it, cut it, pulled at every point, and it still looks like the day I got it (with some dirt patches). I have taken this bag on multiple flights as carry on, used it on hikes, and have carried on every bike-commute.
Fix It Sticks Mounts On Your Bike So You Never Forget
Fix It Sticks have been around for a while, but what got me excited about them recently was the mount now available for your bike. Now you can take 2 fix it sticks along with you on your ride with the mount that attaches under a bottle cage.
Adjustments are Easy with the Portland Design Works Bindle Rack
The Bindle Rack by Portland Design Works turned out to be a great multi-use rack in our fleet. I used it on my city bike as a very handy commuting rack to carry spare shoes, clothes, and other daily items.
Training and Racing with the LEOMO TYPE-R Wearable Technology
LEOMO unveiled their new motion capture device called the TYPE-R, a wearable measurement tool for competitive cyclists, triathletes and their coaches that, for the first time allows them to analyze form on the road where they train and compete versus in a lab or studio.
Staying Illuminated with the Lumos Helmet
The helmet is light and comfortable, perfect for commuting or night riding. This is a great product, not because it has a lot of features, but because it has a few features that work very well and reliably.
Finally, A Helmet You’ll Look Forward To Wearing
Her friend’s death had a great impact on Gloria, prompting her to pursue an alternative, but rewarding career move. Gloria Hwang started Thousand Helmets with one major goal in mind: to make helmets that were too stylish not to wear, her part in encouraging cyclists to protect themselves.
Disguise Your Helmet With A Stylish Hat Made In California
This one-of-a-kind helmet sits at the intersection of safety and fashion. The straw hat cover is one of a number of hats designed and manufactured by Bike Pretty in California to fit YAKKAY bike helmets.
Innovations For Riding Less Traveled Roads And Trails
At this year’s Las Vegas Interbike show, the growing bike-packing and gravel grinder niches were well represented, and we picked 5 of our favorite pieces of gear for the cyclist taking the less-traveled road.
Carbon Wheelset under $800
Monoprice has traditionally been a manufacturer of electronics and accessories, but the Rancho Cucamonga-based company has created an outdoor department that will feature a select number of carbon bicycle components. They have developed some relationships with carbon fiber manufacturers overseas to bring quality components to consumers at a lower price point while still being able to offer a 1-year warranty for local customers.
Urban Exploring: Beyond Basics – SpurCycle Bells
I purchased a SpurCycle bell that I had seen at NAHBS (North American Hand-Built Bike Show).The bell creates a powerful, but pleasing sound, that holds a ring much longer than other bells. I like the bell so much that within the first few weeks of having it on my road bike, I ordered another one just like it for my mountain bike.
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