Tubolito inner tube

Tubolito review – Did I just have extremely bad luck?

I’m afraid this Tubolito review is not a good one. I suffered multiple defects with the product, and I thought it worth documenting what happened so others can read about it and then decide before making a purchase.

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Ian Slack wearing MUCUBAL bib cycling shorts

Best budget bib shorts – MUCUBAL cycling shorts review

Are you looking for a MUCUBAL cycling shorts review? I looked too when I first considered buying them and didn’t find much. I’ve been riding with their bibs for a few months now, which is long enough for me to have a good idea of how they perform.

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Burger King Veggie Burger

Did you know Burger King already had a veggie burger before the Impossible Whopper?

Burger King selling a veggie burger isn’t new at all, so it’s a little strange the company is grabbing such big headlines with the new Impossible Whopper

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Silca marketing materials sent COD

Silca’s epic marketing fail

I suggest any manufacturers who want to send me free product to test (and I’m sure you’re lining up after this sarcastic screed) do so with the postage-paid

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My Chinese carbon mountain bike

Buy a Chinese carbon frame – yes or no?

So, you’ve been surfing eBay looking at new bikes, and you keep seeing carbon frames at ridiculously low prices offered by sellers in China. There has to be a catch, right?

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Industry Nine Trail 245

Industry Nine Trail 245 Review – The wheelset of choice for angry bees

Are you thinking about upgrading your MTB to Industry 9 wheels? I needed a new wheelset when I was one of the last serious mountain bikers on earth to retire my old 26er, and that’s what I picked. Here’s my Industry Nine Trail 245 review which includes some easy setup tips if you’re turned off […]

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MSR Windburner Stove System

MSR Windburner Stove review

Is there anything worse than being cold and wet on a camping trip and you can’t get your stove to heat water for hot coffee or a warm meal? It happened to me recently when I hiked up to camp on a ridge, and a strong wind the next morning kept my pot from coming […]

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2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Outback review – sometimes older is better

When someone hit my 2013 Subaru Outback from behind last year – totaling it – my first reaction was to be pissed that I’d soon be back to making a car payment. Still – as I looked for the silver lining – I rationalized the car had over 130K miles on it and would soon […]

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Snow Peak titanium French press

Snow Peak titanium French press review: Great coffee in the woods

I love to camp, but there are some things I refuse to do without when I’m “roughing it” including a comfortable pillow and real coffee. After years of reliable service from my dad’s old aluminum percolator, I decided to downsize and lighten up a teenie bit for backpacking trips with the Snow Peak titanium French […]

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Shimano ME3 Cycling Shoe

Shimano ME3 Cycling Shoe review – I’m not a fan

Don’t you hate it when a key piece of your cycling gear fails on you and you find yourself at the mercy of whatever your local bike shop has in stock if you don’t want to be off the bike for days? That happened to me recently when the buckle snapped off on my Specialized […]

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