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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 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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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 11:24 am

Chrome: Folsom Pants & Shorts.

Posted by: kris

Chrome definitely keeps the ball rolling! Their new Folsom pants and shorts expand their extensive clothing line to include a complete urban cycling bottom. Sealed seems and 3XDry material keeps things from getting too moist while reinforced seems hold everything together. Click through to the Folsom page for all the details and check back here for a little “Testing Testing” action…