Gear & Bike Parts

GEAR & BIKE PARTS

A collection of gear setups, bike components & accessories.

GEAR

Top 10 Bikepacking Foods To Pack For Your Next Adventure

We’ve all been there. We’ve got our gear packed for our next bike adventure, blow-up pillow, the latest front, and rear lighting, fresh chain, water bottles, and reservoir ready to go. But then you begin to wonder what you need … Read More

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Sea to Summit Dry Bag Review

The Sea to Summit dry bag is a staple in my outdoor gear arsenal. They are versatile bags that can be used for storing clothing, electronics, food, and all other valuables that need protection from bad weather. The two that … Read More

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Pearl Izumi Men’s PRO Air Bib Short and Interval Jersey Review

Blue is the new black. Well, at least it is for me during hot summer days in the saddle. I’ve been sporting the Pearl Izumi Men’s PRO Air Bib Short and Interval Jersey (Navy/White Bevel) for the last month and … Read More

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The Journey to The Perfect Road Cycling Shoe

Cycling shoes have to be one of the toughest pieces of gear when it comes to getting the right level of comfort. Ideally I would love to try on a shoe, walk a few feet and feel the comfort right … Read More

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Bontrager XXX Road Shoes Tested

Black cycling shoes are what most riders buy by default but I am a white cycling shoe snob. There is cycling etiquette to match helmet and shoe colors and some people wear white cycling shoes only on race days but … Read More

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Top 10 Essential Items for Every Road Ride

With only three pockets to work with on a cycling jersey, it’s always great to focus on bringing only the necessities for long days in the saddle. The goal for every road cyclist is to be as fast and aerodynamic … Read More

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GEAR PACKING

Top 10 Bikepacking Foods To Pack For Your Next Adventure

We’ve all been there. We’ve got our gear packed for our next bike adventure, blow-up pillow, the latest front, and rear lighting, fresh chain, water bottles, and reservoir ready to go. But then you begin to wonder what you need … Read More

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Colombia Gear Packing List

The best part of bike touring and bikepacking trips is rounding up gear. For me, I take time doing this and usually start a couple weeks before departure. This setup derived from past experience with gear used, over and under … Read More

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New England Weekender: Gear List

Planning for bikepacking trips are the best. It can be very strategic or effortless. Over the years I’ve developed a someone what decent, and streamline way to my packing list. Some things to consider are duration, location/ terrain and weather. … Read More

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5 Day Minimal Gear Packing List

Last year I brought the entire kitchen sink for a 75-day trip across country. This time around, I’ll be going minimal and wanted to share what I’ve packed for a 5-day bike packing trip on Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway. The … Read More

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Gear for East to West United States trip

Just a few days away from my trip, here goes a line up of the item’s listed left to right: Gear Schwalbe marathon folding tire, Camp stove/pot/pan, Spork, Bowl, Fuel, Solar panel, Konovo slide cam, Tent, Sleeping bag, Hand pump, … Read More

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BIKE PARTS

WTB Byway SG2 Tire: 500 Mile Review

WTB just released its new line of SG2 puncture protection tires on all their models that I had to check out on my new gravel bike. WTB Byway SG2 Tubeless 700x40c tires feature bead to bead protection and 120tpi thread, … Read More

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ENVE G Series Gravel Handlebar

In my opinion, ENVE makes some of the finest parts for road cycling and mountain biking. They certainly do spark ENVY when I see bikes wrapped in their components. I was pleased to see they recently expanded the G series … Read More

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First Ride with SRAM AXS and Santa Cruz Hightower

In 2019 SRAM released its new electronic AXS components that changed the mountain biking industry and pushed it in a new direction. I was excited to get my hands on a Santa Cruz Hightower that was fully equipped with the … Read More

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Shimano Announces The DEORE M6100 12-speed Series

Shimano recently announced the DEORE M6100 12-speed series that brings a new line of performance to the value category. This is going to open up so many new doors for new riders who want the latest tech at an affordable … Read More

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The Art of Building a Wheelset – 27.5 WTB KOM Tough

There’s something to be said about building your own wheelset. Accomplishment, truth in knowing exactly what you’re going to get by design, craft, and a perspective of learning a new skillset. It gives you the opportunity to appreciate biking at … Read More

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