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Making Tire Boots

Whether you’re riding with tubes or rocking a tubeless setup, having boots in the saddle bag should your tire get a hole big enough that the inner tube will peak out, is critical. While you can buy these, it’s much more economical to make them out of an old or damaged tire.…

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GCN Makes A Case For Winter Tires,

Like a lot of GCN’s recent video, this one is probably more driven by marketing than facts. That’s not to say that I don’t agree with where they end up; it’s better to use different tires in the winter than the summer. Where they fail, is by not going far enough… As someone who now lives in an area where “winter” means riding in temperatures below the freezing point for water, personally…

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Lynskey GR300 Titanium Gravel Frameset

The Lynskey GR300 frameset forms the foundation of their GR300 titanium gravel bike. I opted for the internal cable routed version, but much of what will be discussed in this video is also relevant for the external version. This is a pretty long video, and a significant portion is specific to building the frameset, so I’ve provided an index below with some time codes to break up into more manageable topical chunks.…

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Bryton Rider 750

The Bryton Rider 750 is a color touchscreen with a massive feature set, including: ANT+ Radar (Varia), Electronic Shifting (Di2/eTAP), Navigation, Smart Trainer (ANT+ FE-C), and Wi-Fi support. With 20 hours of claimed battery life, even when not considering the price it’s a competent entry into the cycling computer market. Now let’s consider the price. Bryton Rider 750 E (just the head unit): USD $269.95 / UK £219.95 / Australia $429.95 /…

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SILCA Announces Synergetic Wet Lube

I’ve gone all-in on waxing my chains, but it’s nice to have options, and SILCA is open with the fact that even their new Synergetic Wet Lube isn’t as good as waxing. Although, clearly caged in the context of their waxing products. But, not everyone has the temperament to mess around with wax – and it is a bit of a faff. This product is for them. Personally, I was expecting this…

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Garmin Updates EDGE 530/830 to v7.0

The list of updates is massive, and it’s not just for the 530. If you have an 830/1030/1030 Plus they also are getting some love, but I don’t have those guys, so sorry, you’re on your own ;). Fantastically, it looks like you don’t even have to use Garmin Express to get it now, as each post (linked here) includes the download. Changes made from 6.20 to 7.00: CIQ: -Added CIQ 3.2…

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Wahoo RIVAL, a fitness watch for triathletes

Just because the new Wahoo RIVAL is for triathletes, doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to do triathlon, to use one (bullet dodged AMIRIGHT!). But! Most of the value for this thing is really focused on those who enjoy getting wet when they’re not riding the bike. While I’m very much not in that demographic, I love it that Wahoo has entered this market. Although, there are some teething issues, issues with…

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To headphone, or not to headphone, that is the question.

I listen to EDM while doing HIT cycling sessions indoors for two reasons: it helps with RPE, and with the right headphones also blocks out the fan noise. On the other hand, I don’t think it’s safe to ride outdoors with headphones, and riding around with a speaker blaring is super lame (sorry speaker people). While I might be giving up some of the workout intensity, I don’t care; crashing is worse…

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