Complete Guide to Bicycle Storage

There are lots of options for bike storage and I intend to cover them all.  From floor to wall to ceiling storage and those in between.  If you are looking for bicycle storage options, this is a must read!  Vertical storage – when the bike is stored vertically it will typically save the most space.Continue reading “Complete Guide to Bicycle Storage”

Pedro’s Campy BB and Cassette Socket Review

This is a nifty little bike specific tool that is needed for Campagnolo bottom brackets and cassette lockrings.  Have a look: Specs Made from heat-treated S2 steel Fits all Campagnolo cassette lockrings Fits Record, Chorus, Centaur, and Athena bottom brackets The Good A lot cheaper than the actual Campagnolo tool Works The Bad Not reallyContinue reading “Pedro’s Campy BB and Cassette Socket Review”

Charge Knife Titanium Rails Bike Saddle Review

I decided it was time to upgrade my Surly saddle to one with titanium rails.  I wanted something that was pretty light and had a nice, normal sort of look.  Plus of course I needed it to be affordable.  After scouring the internet for options, I landed on the Charge Knife Titanium railed saddle.  ThisContinue reading “Charge Knife Titanium Rails Bike Saddle Review”

Origin8 Pro Fit Stem Review

I picked up this stem to replace my current Wake stem which I think has too much writing on it.  This Origin8 stem just has their logo on it in a nice silver color and 8 is my favorite number so I like it.  Here are some pictures: Specs Road or mountain compatible 3D forgedContinue reading “Origin8 Pro Fit Stem Review”

Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Water Bottle Review

I’ve used a lot of different bike water bottles and have landed on the Camelbak Podium as my favorite.  It’s a nice, insulated bottle that comes in lots of colors and just works.  They even have a dirt series which comes with a nice cap for mountain biking.  Here are some pictures: Specs 21oz PolypropyleneContinue reading “Camelbak Podium Chill Bike Water Bottle Review”

Microshift R10 Rear Derailleur Review

If you are looking for a nice 10-speed rear derailleur for a build or to replace an old Shimano derailleur, the R10 is a great option.  I used the Microshift 10 speed group on my Surly build and it has worked great all summer.  Check it out: Features Forged and CNC machined construction Lightweight AluminumContinue reading “Microshift R10 Rear Derailleur Review”

Bryton Sport Mount Review

I decided I wanted a nicer looking out-front mount for my Surly Cross Check and went with the Bryton Sport Mount.  Have a look at it: Installing It was pretty easy to mount as it just has 2 screws.  You just have to remove the screws and hold the mount on the bars while youContinue reading “Bryton Sport Mount Review”

Ride Concepts Livewire Flat Pedal Mountain Bike Shoes Review

I’ve really been enjoying riding with my Ride Concepts Livewire flat pedal mountain bike shoes.  Initially I thought I was gonna clip in, but then decided to go the flat pedal route.  I’m not that confident anymore I can clip out fast enough mountain biking.  I think they look good, check them out: Features RubberContinue reading “Ride Concepts Livewire Flat Pedal Mountain Bike Shoes Review”

Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake Review

I installed Tektro CR720 brakes on my Surly Cross Check build and they work quite well.  They are considered cyclocross brakes by Tektro, and you can see why looking at them: They have very strong braking, probably from the all the leverage from being so wide.  They are also easy to clean as you haveContinue reading “Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake Review”

Filoto Cycling Belt Bike Bag Review

My Filoto cycling belt is my most used bike bag.  It’s not for carrying a ton of gear, but it’s great for carrying a phone, wallet, keys…  Most my rides I just bring my phone with so I can call for a ride if things go bad.  When I need to carry more emergency gear,Continue reading “Filoto Cycling Belt Bike Bag Review”