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Reviews

Crane Cycling – Aldi home brand

Budget supermarket giant Aldi market their cycling kit under the Crane brand name. They sell a wide range of products from clothing, to lights, turbo trainers and so on. They have yet to...

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Rapha Brevet Bib Shorts (and Tour Divide travelogue!)

It’s Summer 2015 and I finished the Bontrager 24/12 24hr (now Pivot 24/12) Solo in ninth-place. The second half of the race had been *awful* with constant rain and the resulting mud....

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Reviews

Galibier Roubaix Vision Gloves

Gloves… I now own more gloves than you can shake a very large stick at. Gloves for every season and weather condition. Whereas I used to eschew gloves as wholly unnecessary, since I...

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Bikes, Reviews

Mason Bokeh Adventure Bike

In thirty years of (more or less) competitive cycling, I have never owned a more versatile bike than the Mason Bokeh. Friends from my old road club have dismissed it as a beefed up hybrid,...

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Reviews

Bontrager Flash Charger

Following on from John’s review of the Airshot, comes my long-term review of Bontrager’s Flash Charger pump for tubeless tyres. By now, I think we all know that tubeless is best, but...

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Reviews

Airshot Tyre Inflator

The Airshot tyre inflator. Why are the best ideas so often the simplest? Can’t get your tubeless tyres to seat with a track pump? You will probably need a compressor. Or maybe not,...

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Reviews, Top Tube Bags

Alpkit Fuel Pod (Medium)

Quick Review Alpkit Fuel Pod (Medium) £28.00   Bike luggage. The longer the ride, the more likely it is you are going to need some form of bike luggage, if only to carry extra food...

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Bikes, Reviews

Specialized Sequoia Elite

When Specialized announced their new Adventure Bike, the Sequoia, on the market back in the Summer of 2016, the cycling media went into a flurry of excitement. I read all the launch reviews...

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Reviews

Optilabs Swift Cycling Glasses – Varifocals

Product Review Optilabs – Swift Varifocals with extra thin lens option £254.95 delivered For some years now, owing partly to apathy and partly to being a little bit stingy, I have been...

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