Reviews – Cycleaware Reflex Bicycle Mirror versus Race Icon Bike Mirror (also sold under other names)

‘m a longtime advocate of bike mirrors, in one form or another (and bike safety in general).   Sure. some riders think bike mirrors look geeky or funny-looking, others just don’t like them, and still others (like bike weight weenies) think the miniscule weight or tiny wind resistance they add is …

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Cycling Cadence and a Review – WAHOO RPM Cadence Sensor, Bluetooth and ANT+

I don’t do a huge amount of  super-intense high performance training, but I like to improve my biking (as well as running, weight-lifting, and everything else) here and there with as much training as possible (while still enjoying the hell out of my rides – something I couldn’t do if I …

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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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