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Hirzl Gloves

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Once in a great while, a product comes my way that demands immediate attention. One such item is this pair of Gripp Tour SF 2.0 cycling gloves from Hirzl. The cycling glove is an often overlooked accessory that merits more attention. Miserable gloves with poor grip or sweat management can make a ride a lot less enjoyable, and even perhaps a bit dangerous. Hirzl has tackled both these issues with the Gripp. The glove is made from kangaroo leather that goes through an elaborate tanning process which guarantees amazing grip in both dry and wet conditions. Yesterday’s ride in 90 degree plus weather was a good test, as the sweat was pouring fast and furious. (more…)



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CicLAvia 08.14.16

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The iconic Wilshire Boulevard edition of CicLAvia is back. Starting at Wilshire/Western, and ending downtown, this edition is a short one, but also one of my favorites as there is something special about riding down the center of Wilshire Blvd. For those who haven’t yet tried this route, I highly recommend giving it a go. I’ll be there with family in tow.



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Open U.P.

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From the 4th of July in Los Angeles, to the bucolic mountains and valleys of Switzerland, it has been a wonderful week. The icing on the cake was arriving in Dombresson, Switzerland to a box containing the Open U.P. you see pictured above. This is a bicycle I’ve been wanting to ride for some time, so it is a pleasure having the opportunity to do so in such a perfect setting. U.P. is short for unbeaten path, and the roads and trails in the Val de Ruz are a perfect testing ground for this bicycle. My quick first impression is that the U.P. is indeed ready for anything. And unlike some gravel bikes, the U.P. feels fast, undoubtedly due to the short chain stays. The dropped drive side chain stay allows the bicycle to accommodate a vast variety of wheel and tire sizes – from 27.5 mountain bike wheels to 700C wheels with 40C tires, the bike has many possible combinations. I’ll post a more detailed review down the road, but for now, I am having fun going up and down the Swiss slopes on the U.P.



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Canyon Endurace

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It comes in my color and has Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes: introducing the Canyon Endurace line of bicycles. This could very well be the perfect bike for any adventure. The geometry is slightly different from their top end road bike, promising a comfortable ride with the same race characteristics expected from a bike of this caliber. (more…)



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Spurcycle Key Clip

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Sometimes it’s the little things that make people happy. The Spurcycle Key Clip is one of those little things. It is a beautiful piece of hardware with a simple design goal: to hold your keys and clip to the belt loop of your favorite jeans. Often the importance of good design in basic everyday objects is overlooked, and mediocrity is what typically gets served up. That is a shame. (more…)



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Canyon CF SLX 9.0 LTD

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The news has been officially confirmed. Canyon Bicycles is coming to the USA. This is no longer just a rumor whispered about within the cycling community. Canyon has set its sights on the US market, partnered with a San Francisco based private equity firm, and they expect to have the US website up and running at the beginning of 2017. This couldn’t be better news. (more…)



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Rapha + Herman Miller

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For this year’s edition of the Tour of California, Rapha has teamed up with Herman Miller to offer a limited edition run of caps to mark each stage of the race. The caps use prints created by Alexander Girard, longtime Design Director of Herman Miller’s textile division. Each cap will only be available on race day, and as evidenced by cap 1 already having sold out, it will not be easy to collect the entire series. It will be almost as hard as trying to getting Radiohead tickets, but at least there will be the satisfaction of being able to watch the Tour. Rapha continues to impress with interesting collaborations and projects, and this one is sure to up the ante. More on the story behind the creation of the caps can be found on the Rapha site. (more…)



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Tour du Taliesin

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On May 22nd, I’m going to wish I was in Wisconsin for the Tour du Taliesen. This ride is sponsored by Taliesen Preservation, a group responsible for the preservation of the estate, as well as public programing highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright and his legacy. I’ve never been to Spring Green, Wisconsin, but all the places I have been to in the Cheese State are amazing. (more…)



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