Product Review: Fondriest TF3 1.2

The Fondriest TF3 1.2 frameset is unquestionably Italian, with incredible performance and stunningly handsome good looks. It is the kind of frame that stands out in any company. It consistently gave team members that extra edge of motivation to put the pain on other riders, who, when they finally caught their breath, asked questions in rapid-fire secession: “Where did you get it? … [Read more...]

Product Review: KUAT NV Bicycle Rack

KUAT NV Rack in tilted position

I am blown away. Blown away at the look, ease, strength, security, and most recently the customer service of Kuat, the company that manufactures the NV bike rack. The Kuat (koo-at) NV bike rack is packed with some of the greatest features that I didn't know I needed in a bike rack until I recently started using this hitch mounted bike rack. Aside from the WOW factor of a bike rack that happens … [Read more...]

Product Review: Detours D2R Pannier & Trunk Bag

This year I started to commute to work by bike to an office that is seven miles from my home. This ride required me to bring a change of clothes, as well as my laptop and client files, to and from home and the office. Because of the large amount of paperwork and electronics that I needed to bring, and the necessity to keep everything clean and dry, I was looking for a good set of panniers and a … [Read more...]

Product Review: iBike Newton Powerstroke Powermeter

Written by: Veloguy By now you have heard all of the buzz about training and racing with a PowerMeter. Every professional cyclist not only trains with power, but also is racing with power. But what used to be only in the domain of the professional cyclists and wealthy weekend warriors is now accessible to mere mortals like you and me. The powermeter is the best upgrade you can make to your … [Read more...]

Product Review: GYST Duffle 1-10

The GYST Duffel 1-10 is one of the most unique and multi functional gear bags we have ever used. With more features than any other duffel bag we know of, this bag can fill just about any athletes needs. From the changing mats to helmet shaped inner compartment, we were very impressed with not only the function, but also the incredible quality. The main feature is the X-Changer Pack System … [Read more...]

Product Review – Normatec MVP Compression System

Written by: Chris Cook Among my vast collection of cherished cycling gear, I use one item more often and with more relaxing vibes than anything else, my NormaTec MVP compression system. As a fan of compression socks and tights for recovery, I was always envious of the high end air driven recovery boots when I would read about Olympians and pro cyclists using them. My initial online pricing … [Read more...]

2013 Sidi Wire Product Review

Sidi Wire

Written by: Christian Rinaldi of Team OTR I have been mulling over the 6.6 or the Wires since the deal was made available. Never would I have an opportunity to get an amazing shoe at the price. Well, not without getting a divorce attorneys business card in the shoe box. I have no place to go today and I had spent ample time at church and the priest asked me to leave. On my way home I hit the … [Read more...]

Product Review – Qwik Wrapz

Qwik Wrapz

Does any one of these scenarios sound like something you have done while trying to change into our cycling kit while in a public place: 1. Wrapping a towel around your waist and hoping that it does not fall off leaving your bits exposed to the cold elements, and to the glares of you’re not so forgiving fellow cyclists. 2. Dropping trough and going all naked, while trying to pull up your bib … [Read more...]

Product Review: Timbuk2 Especial Tres

"Wow! Awesome bag!" and "I want that!" are the two most common phrases I hear when I commute to school with my Timbuk2 Especial Tres black bag. Not only does it store everything that I need (a subject I will get into in a bit) but it is weightless on my back as I ride to and from school, a 14 mile commute. As a graduate student in a five year program I wanted something that was going to last, … [Read more...]

Product Review: Cannondale CAAD 10 Rival

There is no question that today’s bicycle manufactures are putting out a never-ending supply of carbon frames that all claim to be lighter, faster, and more comfortable than any bike frame that came before it. But leave it to Cannondale to up the game with their new CAAD 10 aluminum frameset. And in the sea of carbon, this bike stands out for what it is not. It is not an all out race bike, … [Read more...]