Topeak Nano TorqBar DX Review

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The Topeak Nano TorqBar review starts with us installing some new bottle cages onto a carbon road bike frame.  Frustration sets in that we don’t know what to torque the bolts to for a water bottle cage.  Unlike stems and seat collars that often have inscribed indications of what the torque spec should be the bolt cages were lacking.  A …

Mizu Life Insulated Water Bottle Review

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If you are a frequent visitor of’s reviews, you know we love insulated water bottles.  We have Hydroflask Reviews, Fifty/Fifty Reviews, and Klean Kanteen Reviews. We were excited to get a couple Mizu insulated bottles for review.  Two Mizu’s most popular insulated bottles are the V8 and V12.  They offer the bottles in both an insulated and non insulated bottle, with …

GoPro Gimbal Review – The Evo SS Gimbal

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Features Mount options for GoPro Hero 5, Garmin Virb Ultra 30 & GoPro Session Cameras Supports, GoPro 3, 3+, Silver, Black, Sessions (With adapter), SJ4000, Xiao YI, and many more Compatible with GoPro LCD back pack or battery back pack Precision Stabilization Accuracy of ±0.01° Works fast out of the box Integrated 3.5 mm A/V output port for external monitor or …

LL Bean Sleeping Bag

L.L. Bean Downtek Sleeping Bag 20 Degree

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Specs: 2.98 Lb backed weight 76 inch x 34 inch Dimensions 15 inch x 8 inch Packed Dimensions Interior and exterior shells: Ripstop nylon Fill: Water-repellent DownTek™ 650 Water-repellent coating on outer shell Baffling holds insulation in place Draft tube on zipper prevents cold air from seeping in Retains its loft in wet conditions This L.L. Bean Sleeping bag review …

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Review

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Overview We are now on our third Kuat NV rack.  We used the first NV bike rack, loved it.  Then it came out in black and had to have that.  Now the NV 2.0 comes out with new features that we were all asking for.  We just had to write a Kuat NV 2.0 review to include our experience and …


Jabra Elite Sport – Wireless Bluetooth Earbud Headphones Review

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[wp-review id=”7918″] While there was a lot of buzz around the apple AirPods, there has been a lot of action outside of the Apple world.  Jabra entered the truly wireless earbud market with the new Jabra Elite Sport wireless ear buds and here is our review after a couple months of using them. Features The Jabra Elite Sport wireless ear …

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Topeak – Smartgauge D2 Digital Review – Air Pressure Gauge

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The SmartGuage D2 is a must have for any semi-serious biker. We have taken a close look at the SmartGuage Tire Pressure Gauge and provided our Topeak SmartGuage D2 review. Who needs a digital pressure gauge? If you have been using a floor pump with a needle gauge you know how inaccurate they can be. With our current pump on …

Five Ten – Impact VXI Mountain Bike Shoe Review

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Five Ten Impact VXi Review The Five Ten Impact shoe has been a huge success for aggressive free ride and downhill mountain bikers.  It’s base is a super sticky Stealth Mi6 dotted Stealth sole.  For riding flat pedals with a almost magnetic feeling to a clipless pedal.  The shoe is a bit chunkier than other mountain biking shoes, but the …

NiteRider Lumina 950 and Sentinel 150 Review

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A head light and tail light are becoming a necessity for riding a bike on the road.  Bicycle accidents are a reoccurring problem among commuters and enthusiast. A side from wearing a helmet, one of the best things you can do to improve your safety on the road is to be visible.  A bicycle front facing white light and rear facing …

Five Ten Mountain Bike Shoe – Hellcat Pro First Look 2017

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One of Five Ten’s staple downhill shoe got an upgrade, the Hellcat Pro is a clipless, bombproof shoe that caters to the gravity riders.  The Hellcat Pro and Freerider Pro are a couple new “Pro” shoes that were announced in 2016 and released in 2017.  The Pro model of the Hellcat takes protection, style and functionality to the next level. …

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OnGuard Beast Chain Lock Vs. Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Chain

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What lock should you buy, the OnGuard Beast 8016 Chain or the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit? GearChase takes an in-depth view into both locks to find out what one will meet your needs. With the price of bikes increasing year to year, new inventions from electronic shifting and large, expensive drive trains as well as high tech suspensions, it’s hard to let …

Fox Digital Shock Pump Review

Fox Digital Shock Pump Review

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A shock pump seems like a pretty simple little high pressure pump for setting sag and pressure on your forks and air shocks.  Making sure that your suspension is set up properly and adjusted for the type of trail you are riding is essential for getting the most performance out of your mountain bike.  This could be adding air to …

C2 Tight Extreme Cold Review

C2 Extreme Cycling Tight Review

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We here at are avid cyclist. When asked if we would like to try out the C2 Extreme Tights we jumped at the chance. C2 is a Boston based company that produces 100% USA manufactured products. Currently, our go to cold weather tights are a pair of Pearl Izumi thermal cycling tights, so you will hear our comparison to …

Tiger Tail Travel Foam Roller

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We are avid users of foam rollers to help with stretching, sore muscles, leg and knee pain relief.  While there are a lot of controversial statements online regarding the effectiveness of rolling, we find that it works for us, and that’s proof enough for us to keep doing it. We have used many foam rollers, and hand rollers, you can …

Mucky Nutz Bike Fender

Mucky Nutz Mountain Bike Fender Review

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There are few upgrades that are less expensive that do as much as adding a mountain bike fender. Mucky Nutz mountain bike fenders are some of the most well known in the indusrty. Riding mountain bikes in early spring means lots of mud and puddles. For around the cost of a 12 pack, you can protect your bike, save some …

LL Bean Air Mattress Blow Valve

LL Bean Camp Futon Double Two Person Sleeping Pad

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There are a lot of sleeping pads on the market, from light weight backpacking to full on inflatable mattresses.  Each sleeping pad has a list of pro’s and con’s.  We were interested in taking a look at a semi-portable sleeping pad that doesn’t suffer from the issues of large air mattress punctures and weight. Also, didn’t require a pump to …

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Klean Kanteen Quick Look Review

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We have been looking at a lot of vacuum insulated bottles lately, you may have seen our review of the Fifty/Fifty bottles as well as the Hydro Flask review.  Well we have another one to look at, it’s the Klean Kanteen Insulated Vacuum bottle.  The reason we chose to look at the Klean Kanteen 20 oz bottle is that it …

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Hydro Flask Water Bottle Review

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Hydro Flask bottles are one of the most popular items searched for and sold from on  It’s no wonder they are so popular, once you have tried one, it’s hard to use anything else.  Hydro Flask is defiantly the premium brand for vacuum sealed hot and cold bottles.  The quality in the constructions stands out when compared side by …

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Five Ten Access Shoe Review

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Access shoe is a newish style of shoe from Five Ten.  They have many approach shoes like the popular Guide Tennie and the Æscent.  Five Ten also recently released the Danny Macaskill signature shoe that is a low profile softer flexing shoe.  It seems that the Access follows in line with these changes.  It aims toward an approach shoe with climbing …

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Fifty/Fifty Vacuum Water Bottle Review

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Over the last few years, vacuum sealed, double walled, metal powder coated water bottles have become all the rage.  If you have been around as long as us, you have used everything from Coleman insulated beverage coolers, to Stanley Classic Thermos.  These old style, bulky ways of keeping your drink hot/cold for long periods of time have been pushed to …

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KEEN Men’s 59 Moc Toe Boot Review

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  The 59 Keen Men’s Moc Toe shoes are a stylish boot that has a Keen twist on them.  They offer stability for around town trekking and light work. The simple red laces go well with a red flannel shirt to finish off that casual lumber jack look.  The Moc Toe adds to the styling of this boot that looks great with …


Hoka One One Speedgoat Review

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[wp-review id=”7311″] Pro Great cushioning and comfort Good traction in a wide variety of conditions Well ventilated Good flex Con Narrow inside shoe width Heel cutout in sole Quick Look The Hoka One One Speedgoat has been a staple for many runners as a comfortable, high cushion shoe capable of a large gamut of road and trail running conditions.  With …

Light and Motion Review

Light and Motion – Seca 2200 Enduro Bike Light Review

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Overview We purchased the Seca 2000 Race about 5 years ago, and it has been our go to light for night mountain biking and dark roads on our road bike.  With the recent release of the Seca2200 Enduro, Race, and 1800 Race lights we wanted to give the new model a try to see what changes and improvements were made …

Rallt Hammock and Tree Strap Review

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If you know us, you know we love hammocks. They are great for lounging in the backyard, camping, sleeping, and cuddling. When Rallt ask if we want to try a new 2 person hammock of course we jumped at the chance. We have spent time in more than 50 different hammocks, most recently we have been using two single hammock …


Keen’s New Waterproof Shoe – The Aphlex Reviewed

Travis Gneiting News, Reviews tried out and reviewed the Keen Aphlex waterproof hiking shoe this summer and this is what we thought of them. As full disclosure we were sent the shoes from keen for testing, and it in no way influenced our review of the shoe. If you are familiar with Keen Footwear, or have owned a pair of Keen shoes in …


Solight Solar Powered Collapsible Lanterns review

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Solight inflatable solar powered light offer a small convenient way to add ambient bright white, soft white, or colored light to a campsite, patio, or in case of an emergency. They can be charged on the go and collapse by just stepping on it, or twisting and collapsing the box. They also do it with a purpose, providing light to …