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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 4:58 pm

Testing | Levi’s Commuter Spring ’16.

Posted by: kris

Having just launched the newest collection of Commuter the friends at Levi’s shot over some of their new denim for us to try. With Sacramento’s already warm weather I’m stoked on a pair of the 541 shorts while Chris snagged some of their staple trousers. Look for more to come after we put in some time on the pavement!

 

 


Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 1:13 pm

Tested | Musguard From Slovenia

Posted by: Chris Yang

Few years ago when Musguard just started on Kickstarter looking for backers, I was actually stunned by the simple, smart design of their mud protectors! The saver looks so simple, elegant but it actually hides so many details on the design. Different from Ass Savers, as far as I am concerned, Musguard creates a more functional and flexible system for the commuters.

 

It’s my pleasure to have this opportunity to test out their products and ride around in Taipei City, see how it goes…and the result is just incredible! Musguard offers you a longer rear protector to save your butt and…unlike saddle attachment, it goes down on your seat tube with a Velcro in order to fasten up, which means it basically fits any kind of bikes! The front one, however, is extremely important for commuters if they ride on a wet road. Sometimes the splash comes from the front wheel and gets your jeans wet and dirty. Musguard offers the front fender to keep you away from those shits! It also comes with a sticky pad  for attaching on your down tube safely and stably.

 

What if you don’t need them for now?….the fenders are rollable so that when you don’t wanna put them on, you can just roll them up on your top tube or store them inside your pouch. It’s just amazing to see that these simple fenders have so many different functions. Even though it’s not easy to set them up at the first time, yet some practices required and you will get used to it! In a nutshell, these sweeties are just off the hook! If you haven’t seen or used them, take a look on their promotion video and hang around on their site for more info!

 

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 12:43 pm

Testing Testing | Knog Blinder and POP.

Posted by: kris

The pals at Knog sent over some of their latest and greatest this week to get the once over. I’ll be passing these out to a couple of the other messenger dudes to get a few different perspectives on how the newest to the Blinder series and the fresh POP sets take to the night. To peep the whole line-up of Knog goodies be sure to pop on over!

 


Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 9:02 pm

Sacked | Velo City Ruck Sack.

Posted by: kris

A few months back I was on the hunt for a daypack ideal for bouncing around town or hitting the grocery store. Given the chance to test the recently updated Ruck Sack from Velo City I had to jump. A large backpack based on the timeless rucksack it features modern improvements to battle the day to day abuse of the city. After many trips and even more miles I couldn’t be more impressed with this “little” guy and here’s why…

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 6:14 pm

Testing Testing : State Bicycle Co. Thunderbird.

Posted by: kris

Though I spend a lot of time cruising something fixed it’s always good to have a few bikes in the stable for those “other” rides. Given the chance to test out State‘s newest addition to their Off Road Division a la the 2015 Thunderbird I couldn’t pass! With the option to roll single speed or toss on a cassette this versatile cross rig opens the door to a slew of adventures. I’ve already got a few trips planned and with the expected abuse around town Thunderbird will be seeing some miles…stay tuned for the full review!

 

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 2:46 pm

Testing Testing: Chrome Kursk Pro 2.0.

Posted by: kris

Stoked to have a fresh pair of Chrome Kursk Pros to give a go in the city. These are their most popular SPD shoes but a first for me…a closer look after a some time breaking them in. Swoop a pair of your own here!

 

 


Friday, March 20th, 2015 4:48 pm

Testing Testing: Velo City Ruck Sack.

Posted by: kris

I’ve been itching for a new go-to bag for around town and Velo City was there to scratch it with a new Ruck Sack. This is the larger size of two offered with a handful of pockets to keep thingy tidy. Going to give this a whirl for a bit with a full review on the way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music:
Code Orange – Cycles (The Days Get Longer)

http://codeorangekids.bandcamp.com/


Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 7:00 pm

Tested: ABUS 410 Mini.

Posted by: kris

Late last year this little guy from ABUS unexpectedly popped up at my office for a little testing. I typically roll with a mini lock working in town so naturally I welcomed the Ultra 410 Mini with open arms. A lightweight yet nicely built compact lock perfect for a quick stop or something a bit longer when paired with the provided cable. After a few months slinging this guy around poles on the daily here’s a little rundown on what I liked about the 410 Mini!

 

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 1:41 pm

Testing Testing: Chrome WARM Vest.

Posted by: kris

I’ve been waiting like a kid at Christmas for this bad boy to show up from Chrome. Their WARM gear went live a couple weeks back and it’s no surprise the Vest and Work Shirt are already popping up in cities all over. Gotta’ love that they’re reversible and you can bet I’ll be flipping mine back and forth quite a bit. Check back after a few more chilly weeks for a closer look!

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 2:51 pm

Tested: Knog Party Combo Lock.

Posted by: kris

A bit back the friends at Knog sent through their lightweight Party Combo for a little street Testing. After a using around town for quick beer runs and a bit of extra security I’d say it deserves a bit of a rest. Below are a few things I liked and fewer that I didn’t as well as a handful of photos to peep. Having waited a bit on this review I wanted to have some fun with the flicks so I took to downtown after work yesterday to catch some of the buzz…

 

 

 

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This cable lock doesn’t suck. That should be enough of a review right there because more often than not they do. Too long a cable or too crappy a lock makes you nervous to let them be seen with your bike let alone on it. The Party Combo from Knog tightens it up into a nice, simple looking design that you won’t mind carrying around. Personally I would have gone with black or one of the other 7 colors available for however “bright” your taste might be.

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