For bikes that take a bit more of a beating it’s often convenient to have a quick release seat clamp for a bit more maneuverability on the go. Whether its dropping you cyclocross seat for a for a bit more room on a downhill or getting your track bike more dialed for some bumps this is just what you need. Paul’s QR clamp is CNC machined, rocks an internal cam and looks as good as everything that comes off their production line. We have one these on the way so stay tuned for a full review…in the mean time swoop here!
Knog is constantly at the drawing board dialing in new products or revising current ones to make them even better. The success of their Blinder series is no secret but the new Minis slim things down more than ever. The DOT, Niner and Chippy all boast bright LED setups in a array of colors and configurations. Peep the lineup below and be on the lookout for reviews once these bad boys hit our doorstep!
Named after it’s single LED the DOT keeps it simple yet pulls in extra style with four different faceplate colors.
I was too stoked when North St. Bags sent this little guy through a couple weeks back. Though we’re pretty close to a full review on the multi-use Pioneer hip/bar bag, here’s a couple quick looks at both setup options. With a handful of zips and a removable inner pocket the Pioneer has options for days…tune in for an inside look later this week!
After changing the cycling light game up a few years back the team at Revolights ups the ante yet again. Their forthcoming Eclipse+ syncs to their app via Bluetooth to make lighting up on the go and tracking your rides easier than ever. Along with the new connectivity comes the addition of turn signals, weather updates and my favorite new feature auto on/off. Having had a pair of the original set that I loved you can bet I’ll be tossing a set of these on a city getter once they drop. More on the new features after the jump and be sure to hit the official Eclipse+ landing page for more!
Your lights automatically turn on when you need them to – like when you’re about to start a ride or when it gets dark.
The turn signal functionality can be activated through the app, the included remote or upcoming gesture recognition.
The intelligent weather forecast helps remind you to bring a coat if it rains later or lets you know if it’ll be sunny for the entire ride.
Eclipse+ tracks your ride with high accuracy and will automatically provide you with ride data, such as speed and distance.
The battery status is displayed in real-time and you’ll receive alerts when the battery charge is low.
Eclipse+ helps you reach your riding goals by automatically tracking your rides and displaying your achievements.
With cross season just around the corner I was beyond stoked when local heroes Squid Bikes offered up one of their Rattlecan rigs to give a go. Albeit a demo ride, this second version of their popular CX frame came built up with Force Hydro and a fine set of shoes by way of Portland’s Hi-Fi wheels. I’ve only had it about a week but with it’s glossy Spray.Bike finish and how well it eats dirt I’m already loving it. Much more on the way after spending some more time with it!
I’ve been looking for some waist chain locks for some time and always amazed by the products from Hiplok! Huge thanks to them for sending their proud lock for our test product review. Hiplok combines the concept of adjustable belt with chain lock, which makes it easy to loosen and tighten. For riders in Taipei City, sometimes it’s hard to lock the bike to a pole with a small U-lock. Hiplok wearable bike lock helps the cyclists easily and quickly lock their bikes and…the most important of all, it gives you more safety.
The Hiplok Gold Superbright features a highly reflective sleeve, giving maximum visibility when riding on the streets at night! If you are a messenger, this lock definitely suits you! For more info. head to their website and check out more details of Gold Superbright! Get your bike locked safely and buy more time!
From unboxing the Blackburn Grid 13 multitool I knew it wouldn’t be leaving my bag. The key here is layout which makes things less clunky and each tool that much easier to use. Toss in a wide selection of wrenches, drivers and the obligatory bottle opener and the Grid is perfect tagging along for the ride. Click through for a closer look and a few words on this little guy…
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!
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!
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!