Reviewed by Dave Sheldon
When Pearl Izumi’s Impact Shorts arrived at my door, I eyed the package with the eyes of a bomb squad technician. After all, blending the performance and comfort of padded Lycra tighties together with the look and feel of loose leggings is no easy task. “Would the box’s contents roast my ass, or bring more pleasant offerings?”
Lightweight, great cooling system and a terrific adjustable retention system: what else could you want from a high-end helmet
I first got word of the 69er (or 96er if you’re avoiding any suggestive reference to porn star fantasies) notion back in February when I ran into Travis Brown at a nordic ski race. I was skeptical but with a few concise sentences on the concept, he had me more than a little intrigued.
Review by Caroline Spaeth How often have you gotten a flat, looked in your bag and realized you forgot one key tool?
The cover of this pocket-sized publication states, “Boneshaker is a practical bicyclist’s handbook and a basic field and street manual for utilitarian cycling.” But it’s not a handbook in the classical sense.
A Review of the Latest Addition to the Cyclo-Core Lineup
By Joshua Liberles
Cyclo-Fuel is the latest installment in the Cyclo-Core series of DVDs and CDs created by fitness specialist Graeme Street.
Feeling like you’re pulling a loaded keg behind your bike when riding at high elevations? It’s not just your imagination – it’s your body having trouble adjusting to the altitude. This is not news to most people but what is news is that there’s a sports drink out there that can help. Acli-mate is a complete electrolyte replacement drink that also includes herbs to help you adjust to high elevations more quickly.
DEUTER of Augsburg, Germany, has been in the backpack business since 1898 - longer than any other backpack brand in the world. Since establishing a subsidiary in Longmont, Colorado, in 2001, Deuter has made a big splash in the U.S. market. The Compact EXP 12 brings all of this experience together in one well thought out hydration pack that is long on the features list. by Kurt Smith
Slipstreamz is an interesting little product that allows riders to enjoy music from their MP3 players without losing the ability to hear someone behind them screaming “rider back!” or deftly avoiding catastrophe when the lead rider in a group makes note of a coiled pit viper with a startled, garbled, breathy string of expletives.
If you haven’t kept up with the pace of change in sunglass technology, you might look into it. Your eyes and your head will appreciate it.
I never thought I’d say this but there is currently a lot of innovation going on in the world of sunglasses and I’m not talking about bringing back Frank Poncherellos sweet mirrored aviators.
Here’s something you probably never thought of: Since a bicycle rides on rubber tires, it’s not grounded. So what? To impress your friends, you could stick your finger in the light socket while riding your rollers…
Genuine Innovations is the self described world leader in C02 powered tire inflation for bike and motorsports and with 9 (or more?) C02 bike inflator models in their line up, they’ve certainly got a world of options.
Although relatively new to the U.S., BBB has been producing high quality bicycle tools, parts, and accessories for years. Two of their offerings, the Lockout Tool and Chain Grip, help to simplify cassette or chain related repairs and cleaning.