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  • kris
    February 15th

    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!

     

     

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    Named after it’s single LED the DOT keeps it simple yet pulls in extra style with four different faceplate colors.

     

     

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    kris
    November 28th

    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!

     

     

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    kris
    July 8th

    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!

     

     

     


    kris
    May 4th

    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…

     

     

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    kris
    April 28th

    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!

     

     


    kris
    October 21st

    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!

     


    kris
    July 14th

    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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    kris
    June 30th

    After my recent bikepacking trip to Yosemite I’ve been itching for more adventures. While the State’s Thunderbird is a cyclocross rig it should do just fine on some upcoming summer campouts…and a race or two! More of this bad boy once it’s rollin’ so pop over to give Thunderbird a once over…

     

     

     

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    kris
    April 1st

    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!

     

     


    kris
    March 20th

    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/