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Friday, August 15th, 2014 6:26 pm

Testing Testing: Eighthinch Drop and Riser Bars.

Posted by: kris

The old friends at Eighthinch sent out a couple of their newest bars to put through the ringer. Having just been released the new drop bar and small risers are a huge improvement over their past models. Since the my tarck build is made up of almost all Eighthinch goods the riser will be right at home while the drops will end up on a track build. Here’s a couple snaps from a grimy downtown alley…check back for more after these get broken in!

 


Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 7:03 pm

Testing Testing: Revolights City v2.0

Posted by: kris

I first linked up with the dudes at Revolights a couple years back after Lucas got his hands on some early prototypes. After a hugely successful Kickstarter and some design updates the “out of the box” light company had the City v2.0. Rather than fitting the LED hoops to your current wheels these come pre-mounted and about ready to roll right out of the box to be the easiest way to get your Tron bike on. I like keeping things simple so when they offered a set for reviewing I was definitely in and tossing them on the bike party ride. More after some play time…or if you can’t wait swoop here!

 

PS: After a couple cold brews last night Lucas and I shot this quick bit for just for fun. Thinking some video reviews might be on order….

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 7:03 pm

New Wheel Day!

Posted by: kris

The friends at Revolights shot me some of their City wheels to toss on one of my bikes for a little run through the ringer. Going to toss these on my State basket bike for those bike parties and fun nights out cruisin’ around. More once I get these set up!

 


Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 11:04 am

Testing Testing: Knog Party Combo Lock.

Posted by: kris

Knog recently dropped this quick little lock job for when you need something small and simple. The Party Combo lock does away with the need for a key to make popping into the corner store or securing that front wheel as easy as possible. I’ll be rolling around with it at work for the next couple weeks to see how well it takes a daily beating. A few more snaps after the click and check back soon for the full review. If you can wait…peep more here!

 

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 6:41 pm

Tested: YNOT Stowaway and Backlash.

Posted by: kris

A couple months back I touched bases with the friends at YNOT Cycle about upcoming releases and the like. Not only did they have some new stuff on the way but some awesome  bits geared for people who love their camera as much as their bike. After picking some colors a short few weeks later I had in hand some samples of their highly anticipated Stowaway camera bag and Backlash strap. From the get go it was obvious that the YNOT crew spent some time getting these accessories dialed and ready to roll. I’ve been using both for going one a couple months now and am definitely stoked…click through for the whole review!

 

 

 

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 6:06 pm

Testing Testing: JBL Clip Wireless Speaker.

Posted by: kris

Today while out doing runs a random package showed up to my office addressed to “lockedcog”. No idea what was inside I was stoked to see this sweet JBL Clip wireless speaker that is likely here for some testing. Cool little option for when you want to ditch the headphones and not only does it play music but lets you answer calls without touching your phone. Getting to the bottom of what the dealio is on this but for now i’ll be rolling with it. Sound quality is definitely on point so far…more soon!

 

 

 


Thursday, May 8th, 2014 1:12 pm

Tested: Chrome Folsom Pants.

Posted by: kris

Beyond 3M reflective inks and cooling vents you have perhaps the most crucial bit of cycling apparel…bottoms. Chrome has been adding all sorts of ride inspired gear to their soft goods as of late but nothing as cool as the Folsom. They went beyond making their new pants (and shorts) look like they belong on a bike to making them FEEL like they’re meant for the saddle…click through for the breakdown.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 4:54 pm

Tested: State Bicycle Co. Black Label.

Posted by: kris

It’s been a few solid weeks riding around on the State Bicycle Co. Black Label that’s now become a sweet basket bike. After getting this thing built up I put it through the ringer with a solid couple of weeks at work (LOTS of rain), some long days on the trail and running errands around town. Overall I dig the bike and though it wont be my daily rider I’m sure it’ll be one of the regulars. Here’s a little breakdown of why…

 

 

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 1:01 pm

Testing Testing: State Bicycle Black Label.

Posted by: kris

It’s been a while since a fresh bike review popped up on the site so when State asked about giving one of their new Black Label rides a whirl I couldn’t pass it up. These things come delivered to your door mostly assembled with a decent build out of parts to get it rolling. Pop the seat/pedals/bars on, air up the tires and slide the front wheel in and you’re ready to roll. I had the bike on the road in about 25 minutes after checking that everything was tight and dialed in just right. Hit State for their whole lineup and check back for the real deal here in a few weeks. More photos after the jump!

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 6:57 pm

Barrage on the Beach.

Posted by: kris

Well sort of. Hit the coastline this past weekend for some adventure times. Found this creek that ran down to the ocean with a water fall and all the business. Seemed like a good spot to snap a pic of my favorite backpack right now the reflective camo Chrome Barrage. Full review is on its way soon!