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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)

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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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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!