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September 2021

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Hiplok Announces D1000 Anti-Angle Grinder Bike Lock

I really like the Hiplok security ties that we reviewed a while back, but they aren’t intended to be a real bike lock. More an inconvenience creating device while you run off for some coffee, or a restroom break. On the other hand, the new Hiplok D1000 is a real bike lock; and they are making some big claims around the security features it has. I don’t have the tools or skills…

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Oh Dear, absoluteBLACK, You Keep Embarrassing Yourself Here

To be completely honest, the first time I saw the absoluteBLACK HOLLOWcage┬« ceramic oversized derailleur cage, I had to check that it wasn’t April 1st. But, I should have known that the $699 price tag wasn’t crazy enough for it to be the epic industry troll that I initially thought it was. Post enlightenment, I didn’t say anything here because, even negative coverage is coverage. Seemed like exactly the kind of thing…

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Featured Guide

Stop Using Sealant Injectors

There are lots of tubeless “horror” stories available around how it doesn’t work, and I’ve had plenty of these myself. After spending some time over the last year analyzing why tubeless failed for me, when it did across many sealant brands, I found what I think is a massive part of the problem.…

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Great Cycle Challenge 2021

I am participating in a cycling themed team fund raising activity, where the goal is to raise $12,023 by riding a collective 2023 miles in September to fight children’s cancer. If you can spare a few $, would be great if you could throw some at the cause. Thanks This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest…

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Yeah, OK, Mike’s Bikes; Pon Group is technically a “family-owned company”

First off, just to be clear, I think it sucks. Really sucks. That Specialized canceled the pre-orders of everyone who bought one of their bikes from Mike’s Bikes. While they almost certainly were within the bounds of their contract with Mike’s Bikes, it’s not great for the 400+ people screwed over by this act, and perhaps more importantly, will cost Specialized goodwill to a much wider audience. FOR SHAME! But, what I…

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