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21 Nov 2019
Review: FSA K-Force Compact Carbon Handlebars

Review: FSA K-Force Compact Carbon Handlebars

For most of my years of riding, I’ve always stuck to using alloy bars due to their safety and reliability. However, carbon handlebars, specifically FSA K-Force Compact Carbon road handlebars, have come a long way putting any worries aside. Good road handlebars are like a good seat, they just have to feel comfortable as you’ll be riding and holding on to them in one position or another for the duration of your ride what ever type of ride that might […]

29 Oct 2019
CLIF Cubes

Nutrition: Clif Bar Introduces Cubes

CLIF® CUBES™ nut butter–filled endurance bites are made from real food ingredients, and provide sustained fuel for your longest outings. Available in three tasty flavors, CUBES are as soft as they are satisfying. And they’re evenly scored for easy portion control when you’re on the go. Flavors CLIF® CUBES™ nut butter are available in the following flavors:  Double Peanut, Strawberry Banana, and Tart Cherry. Double Peanut – Roasted peanut pieces in a soft and tasty bar, filled with creamy peanut […]

09 Oct 2019
FSA SL-K Road Brakes

Review: FSA SL-K Road Brakes

The FSA SL-K Road Brakes are some of the most powerful road rim brakes I have used to date. The arm’s I-beam structure provided ample stiffness and stopping power and the black and grey color scheme will match any bike they are installed on. The brakes take standard Shimano type cartridge pads so aftermarket pads for carbon rims and the like are easy to find and changing brake pads is simple. Opening the brake for wheel removal is accomplished with […]

09 Sep 2019

Product Review: KMC X11SL-DLC 11 Speed Chain (Red)

High Tech hits the chain market with the KMC X11SL-DLC 11 Speed Chain I think most people overlook the ability to have some technology go into a bike chain design. The chain is one of the most vital parts on a bike, therefore top component and chain manufacturers invest time and R & D in designing a chain that will propel and endure what cyclists will dish out when racing and training or just riding hard for a long time.     I […]

30 Aug 2019

Review: FSA Powerbox Alloy Crankset

The FSA Powerbox Alloy Crankset is an outstanding complete setup for anyone racing or training with a coach who doesn’t want to spend the big bucks for a carbon crankset – or just doesn’t care about weight. At only 7 oz or so heavier than the carbon version for half the price, this set is a great deal. On top of that, it’s a very handsome crank that will compliment any bike and groupset. The setup is super easy with […]

06 Aug 2019
2019 Santa Anita Park Crit

Product Review: Borah Teamwear Pro SS Cycling Jersey & OTW Cycling Bibs

The Borah Teamwear Pro SS Cycling Jersey has a great athletic fit, while still being inspired by a classic style that will please a wide variety of riders. It’s a nice mid-weight fabric that won’t leave you freezing on those early morning starts but also doesn’t bake you when the temperature rises. The three jersey back pockets are more than adequate to haul all the food you need for a 5-hour ride. The jersey is also constructed with a high […]