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The end of the GravelKings….

In my first impressions post I talked about the weird issues of the Panaracer GravelKing SK+ tires and concrete with grooves in it. In the past week I’ve encountered this situation two more times and each time it was unsettling and frustrating. I finally had enough. These tires just aren’t for me, and have been […]

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First Impression Review: Panaracer GravelKing SK+

Update: I’ve since removed these tires and gone back to my old ones. About two weeks ago I decided to move over to tubeless, and that’s been a journey in it’s own right. However, I also took the opportunity to try out some tires that are all the rage in the gravel world, the Panaracer […]

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Review: 2021 Surly Ice Cream Truck

This review is a long time coming, but now that I have over 100 miles on the bike I feel like I can share my thoughts. I acquired my Ice Cream Truck in January 2021, late one evening when my local bike shop suddenly put two online in their store. These bikes had been delayed […]

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Solving the goggle issue

A few weeks ago I hit up my social media folks to ask for recommendation on biking goggles for cold weather. I had a pair of Smith ski goggles that didn’t fit my face well at all, and ended up being rather uncomfortable and unwieldy. I have a rather high bridge to my nose and […]

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Quick Review: 45NRTH Heiruspecs

When I got a new fat bike I wanted some decent pedals, and I’ve always had good luck with Race Face. However, my local bike shop was out of stock of them and suggested I give the 45NRTH Heiruspecs a try, and wow am I glad that I did. I’ve always ridden with flats (yes, […]

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Gear Review: Giro Timberwolf

A few of my friends have asked me about my winter biking helmet, and so I thought I’d take a moment to do a really quick review of a piece of gear that has become one of the most essential pieces of my winter kit. I can’t take credit for discovering this helmet, as I […]

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Quick Review: Wolftooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers

I’m always on the lookout for great tools to use when biking. I recently came across the new Wolftooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers, and figured this would be a great one to add to my collection. Despite having a bunch of other multitools at my disposal, this one has some unique features. What is it? The […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

BikeWing trailer hitch bike rack

For a while now, I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to transport two bikes in addition to my camper. One of the first things I tried was a hitch attached bike rack from Curt that used a spring loaded mechanism to hold it to the hitch post. As I stated in […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Quick Review: Niterider Sabre 80

A few weeks ago I was on my usual Wednesday night Beer & Bikes ride, and as usual I had my rear tail light flashing on the way down. Even though it was daylight, I find it’s a good practice to be illuminated as much as possible when traveling on busy city streets. When we […]

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