Product Review – BSXinsight Wearable Lactate Threshold Sensor

As cyclists, we are always looking for ways to improve our training and performance, and there is no shortage of ways to monitor and test our improvements on the bike. There is no argument that the most highly regarded tests to gauge a cyclist’s fitness and performance have to be a heart-rate monitor, a VO2max test, and the evasive lactate test. Ask anyone who has had a lactate test, and they … [Read more...]

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: 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...]

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...]

Roadrunner Bags – Roll Top Backpack

I have been rolling with the medium roll top backpack for about 2 months now as my go to bag on my 14-mile round-trip commute to and from work. It would be an understatement to say that I abuse this thing, cause in fact I trash it. Why you might ask, well it is not because I don’t like, but because the bag can take it. Like all the products from Roadrunner Bags, my roll top bag is virtually … [Read more...]

SPY Optic SCREW Sunglasses

There is no shortage of sunglasses manufacturers trying to convince the cycling community that their version is the best, the lightest, the coolest, etc. And there is that one company (who we all know, but will be left un-named) whose very proficient marketing machine puts out high quality, high cost glasses which appear to dominate the market. That is until now. SPY Optic is going to change … [Read more...]

Product Review: Headsweats Skullcap and Thermal Reversible Beanie

Headsweats Skullcap Beanie

As we are now fully into the colder riding weather we are always looking for a way to keep the top of our nicely shaved domes warm. And without question the leader in head covering for cyclists has to be Headsweats. Although they have a very extensive line of beanies we decided to try the SKULLCAP BEANIE and THERMAL REVERSIBLE BEANIE. Both beanies have performed exactly as you would expect … [Read more...]

Product Review: Bike Vivant Clothing

Bike Vivant is one of those companies that you have never heard but should have. They are an small bicycle clothing company that is not only based in the USA, but they also make their clothing in the USA. They are not a low end, cheaply made, buy it and replace it in 6 months bicycle kit manufacture. They make top quality clothing that fits to maximize comfort. I have been wearing my Bike … [Read more...]

Product Review – Dromarti Sportivo Bike Shoes

The Dromarti Sportivo Bike Shoe

The day the Dromarti Sportivo “Classic” bicycle shoes showed up on my door I was excited more than the usual product review excitement. From the website and advertising I had seen about the Dromarti shoes they looked beautiful, and I was dying to get my feet in a pair. To say that they did not disappoint is a huge understatement. As I opened the box they came in VeloWife happened to be … [Read more...]