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River Days with The Americano

River Days with The Americano

When the season of spring struck Portland and the clouds were absent on weekends… it was time to ride to the river and spend the entire day basking in the sun. This could not be possible without the assistance of The Americano by Road Runner…

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Review: Kappstein Sprocket

Review: Kappstein Sprocket

The fine folks at Kappstein sent me one of their lightweight 17T Sprockets (cog) to test out on the streets. They weren’t kidding when they said the sprocket was lightweight as it weighed exactly 49 grams. The first thing you will notice is that the…

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Review: Blackburn | Central Combo Set

Review: Blackburn | Central Combo Set

When Blackburn sent me their Central 100/Central 20 combo light set, I was a bit excited to try these out after reading what both lights had to offer. Right out of the package… charging these lights was extremely painless, and lightning fast using the supplied…

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Cadence Twill Trousers Rule!

Cadence Twill Trousers Rule!

I recently received a pair of the new double-faced 8.5oz Cadence Twill Trousers and my gawd… they’re the most comfortable pants my bottom half has ever felt. No joke! I have an abundance of cycling pants from all over, but the Cadence Twill Trousers feel…

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ABUS | uGrip Bordo 5700 Folding Lock

ABUS | uGrip Bordo 5700 Folding Lock

ABUS has sent me several locks in past few months to test out and I’m still going through the motions of giving each lock its undivided attention. One lock I wanted to test immediately was the ABUS uGrip Bordo 5700 folding lock because it’s unique…

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Chrome Folsom Pants for Summer

Chrome Folsom Pants for Summer

Yesterday, Portland reached a daytime high of 102 degrees and it was brutal. I ride street and wear Cadence pants period, but yesterday I thought I would give the Chrome Folsom Pants a try because its relaxed fit and it seemed suitable (if you don’t…

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YNOT Stowaway + Backlash = AWESOME!

YNOT Stowaway + Backlash = AWESOME!

For the longest time, I’ve been trying to find the perfect camera bag to safely stow my Canon 5D Mark III into my backpack. When YNOT sent me their new Stowaway Camera Insert… my search was over. This medium camera bag insert was perfectly sized…

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GURU Fit System @ Western Bikeworks

GURU Fit System @ Western Bikeworks

I’ve been riding Fixed Gear bikes for a long time, and I would never give it up… completely. For the past year or so, I’ve been scooping out some road bikes solely for long distance rides. I believe that you and your bike must be…

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Review: Chrome Timur

Review: Chrome Timur

A few weeks before the official release of the Chrome Forged Rubber Sneakers, Ari and I swooped up a pair of the Timur kicks to test out. What you first need to know is that the Forged Rubber Sneakers do not come with a stable…

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GB Leather | Multi-Tool

GB Leather | Multi-Tool

About a month ago, Bartosz from GB-Leather sent me one of his chainwhip Multi-Tools to check out. I’m a big fan of these types of tools because the obvious importance of its function. Sadly, this tool seems neglected and uncommonly found in ones tool pouch/bag….

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