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An Off-Season Companion – The Mad Alchemy Embrocation: A Review

Your legs getting cold, when the temperature drops, is a side-effect you have learned to “accept” as an inevitable part of the winter/off-season. Layers and willpower have seemed to do the trick. One question has been bothering me: “How can cyclocrossers ride in the dead of winter with bare legs?!?!?!?!” Willpower can sometimes border with […]

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The Chris King Bottom Bracket Review

The crankset is the connection that makes you propel the bike forward. Often overlooked, the bottom bracket is an equally important part. Most of the times it is just a consumable item, like your brake pads or tyres, albeit a consumable that requires fancy (shop) tools for installation. With the advent of sealed cartridge bearings, regular servicing is something Sheldon […]

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Review – Chris King Classic Hubs for Road Use

The hum of your tyres rolling across the road, interrupted by the occasional freewheeling sound, breaking the churning unison of your gears, is part of the pleasures that is bike riding. Your wheels are a major part of keeping that nirvana. Other than the 2 inches pressurized rubber, the hubs are a significant factor of […]

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Review – PRO Torque Wrench

The Best Insurance for Carbon Parts We all know those bright colored stickers on a (carbon) frame with writing of the sort “Max torque 6.2Nm.” Are they just the manufacturers way of shifting responsibility to the user or they actually contain some truth to it? I think it is a bit of both. Going by […]

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The Craftsman Cordless Inflator

Staying on top of tyre pressure (pun intended) is important. Too high and your teeth feel like they are falling off, too little and every little bump seems to be becoming directly intimate with your precious wheels. Especially in wet road conditions or cyclocross dialing the correct pressure can mean the difference between the perfect line rather than flying […]

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Review – Mad Alchemy EuroPRO Chamois Creme

The cyclist and the saddle is a long term relationship and as such problems occur inevitably. If left unattended they can ruin the entire affair and take away the pleasure that is bike riding. Yes, I am talking about saddle sores. If you spend any time on a bicycle saddle you are for sure familiar […]