Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review

The Microshift Advent 1×9 groupset is a really nice and affordable 1X option.  I just purchased a Giant Talon 2 mountain bike that came with this group.  I wanted to try out a 1X since it’s one of the things all the modern mountain bikes have.  So far, I’m really happy with it.  I useContinue reading “Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review”

Topeak Aero Wedge Pack Medium Review

Topeak makes some really nice quality items, and this bag is no different.  It’s a nice size for all your essentials like wallet, phone, keys…  Plus, it’s well made with a place to clip on your light.  Have a look at it: You could find a cheaper bag, but probably not of the same quality. Continue reading “Topeak Aero Wedge Pack Medium Review”

2017 Trek Verve 1 Woman’s Hybrid Bike Crystal White

My wife’s very nice hybrid bike.  We have taken this one on many a family bike ride and it has traveled with no issues so far.  This is the woman’s version of the bike in crystal white.  21 speeds with Shimano drivetrain.  Have a look at some pictures: Frame is Alpha Gold Aluminum and duoTrapContinue reading “2017 Trek Verve 1 Woman’s Hybrid Bike Crystal White”

Panaracer Gravelking Plus Slick 700x28C tires Review

I wanted to share my experience with the Panaracer Gravelking plus slick tires which I have been using this season.  I was searching for a more-comfy ride on my Felt Z75 disc road bike and switched to these from my Continental GP4000 25mm tires.  Actual Width First thing I should mention is that for meContinue reading “Panaracer Gravelking Plus Slick 700x28C tires Review”

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack Review

Do you hate changing road bike tires?  Do your fingers get all sore after you have wrestled the bead onto the rim?  Do you pinch the tube when you use tire levers?  Well then, I have a great tire installation tool for you.  The Kool Stop tire bead jack!  This thing is like a superContinue reading “Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack Review”

Pike River Pathway Mount Pleasant, WI

Another nice, paved path here in Mount Pleasant, WI.  The north side I use quite a bit as I often ride through it alone, sometimes we do family rides here, and I also walk my dog around it.  I think it’s about 2.5 miles around the oval shape at the north side.   It starts onContinue reading “Pike River Pathway Mount Pleasant, WI”

Costco SafeRacks Wall Shelf Combo Kit Review

With my fleet of bikes, I’m always looking for great ways to store them.  The SafeRacks wall shelf from Costco is one of my favorite bike storage items as it’s priced well and very functional.  These are currently selling on Costco’s website for $49.99 for the two 18×48” shelves with four hooks.  These are reallyContinue reading “Costco SafeRacks Wall Shelf Combo Kit Review”

1981 Schwinn Super Le Tour Summercloud White

Because I like my 1974 Le Tour so much, I decided to pick up a Super.  I like the combo of the white paint and red decals.  This one has some of the improvements I wondered about like downtube shifters, alloy rims, and 12 speeds.  It’s about 26lbs, so 5lbs lighter than my 74.  It’sContinue reading “1981 Schwinn Super Le Tour Summercloud White”

2005 Trek 4500 Mountain Bike

This is my friend Glen’s really nice 2005 Trek 4500 with blue/black paint.  We believe it to be all stock and it came with some nice components.  It is a 24 speed with 3 in the front and 8 in the rear.  Rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore and the front is Acera.  For suspensionContinue reading “2005 Trek 4500 Mountain Bike”