Reviews – Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP & Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack

With bags and packs in general – biking or otherwise; I think there are three important main points to consider. Firstly, it should have at least one large storage area.  It can be configurable to have partitions to give it the ability to be divided into smaller sections but having at least one …

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Adding a Bike Carrier Rack to a Bicycle without Mounts/Eyelets

When I acquired my newest bicycle, an endurance cycle made for multiple conditions (Kona Esatto), the company website mentioned all the accessories that could be used put on it.  Including bike racks and panniers. Unfortunately, a standard bike rack with arms on the front that attach to eyelet mounts (or bosses) on …

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Review – Giant Horizon Helmet

When I see people biking without a helmet it makes me cringe.  Even when I see the casual and slow bicyclists. Not that I don’t blame people for biking without a helmet.  They can be warm and some people think they feel awkward on their head, maybe some think they look funny, an …

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Spokerride For Life 2016

When I was young I did a LOT of biking. Not like the biking I do now – nowadays where I have a great bike, perfectly adjusted and fitted to me, and where I ride with proper technique and cadence and train specifically to do better and maybe have more …

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Recycled Wood Bike Stand/Rack

I wanted to make (or maybe buy) a bike rack for our most-utilized cycles, for convenience. For a bike stand for at least four bikes I decided I didn’t want to buy one as they are a bit pricey (and I’m kinda cheap), so I set out to find a …

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Review – Kona Esatto Road Endurance Bike

The day I bought my new Kona Esatto road bike was a bit bittersweet. The new bike (an Xmas gift from my wife) was, of course, the happy part.  But I also knew that I was going to be, at least partly, saying goodbye to my venerable Motobecane Mirage Spirit.  I likely …

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Review – ISM Adamo Prologue Bicycle Seat

  If you plan on riding your bike only once in a while and not very far, then what seat you use may not be that important. But anything more than ‘occasional’ and you probably find yourself wanting a good seat, possibly better than what came stock on your bike. …

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Zwift – Quick Review (During Trial Period)

Every once in a while something really innovative and useful really does come along – sometimes as an evolution of many other ideas which are ingeniously innovated into one cohesive concept.  And like a good percentage of these really good new ideas that come along you may sometimes say to …

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Magnet Steel Bike Trainer Review / My First Time with a Bike Trainer

This review is about the Magnet Steel Bike Bicycle Indoor Exercise Trainer Stand as sold on Amazon and other places around the Internet, as well as a bit about my first experiences with using a bike trainer in general. I’ve been interested in biking since I first learned to ride, but …

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