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BH Bikes G7 Disc

Posted on Oct 13, 2016

BACKGROUND For the past 6 years, I’ve tested lots of carbon bicycles. I’ve ridden good ones and not-so-good ones. This BH G7 Disc is one of the good ones! Four main things I look at when riding a new bike for the first time; How much Bottom Bracket Flex when putting power to the pedals? How does the frame behave when shifting rear derailleur under load? How are its handling characteristics both high speed and slow speed, uphill, flats, downhill? Overall Price / performance? ALL IN THE NAME OF LIGHTNESS & HANDLING I’ve tested lightweight ‘racing bikes’ that had so much bottom bracket flex that I kept looking at the rear tire to see if it was flat. I’ve tested Di2-equipped bikes that the whole frame would shudder when I shifted the rear derailleur under load. There were other that couldn’t hold a straight line and some that would put of a fight in every turn in a criterium race. Several had handling so bad that I wouldn’t trust going downhill and others that were so heavy that it...

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Rolflex Pre- Post Ride Massage Roller

Posted on Sep 26, 2016

Rolflex Massage Roller I have re-started this article several times. Each time I stopped was due to  discovering yet another exercise and a whole new way of using this very versatile trigger point (TrP) release tool. WHAT IS A TRIGGER POINT (TrP)? According to, “the research is still underway,” but, what is known is that when pressed on, a trigger point feels like a “knot” with some amount of pain. I have included several references at the end of this article for those interested in researching this topic further. For all intents and purposes, let’s refer to a trigger point as a ‘muscle knot’. Quoting as well as including their diagram of trigger points (click for larger photo ->), “The inside of the body is covered with soft tissue called fascia. This tissue covers every structure including organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles is call myofascia.   When the myofascia is stressed from overuse or trauma, it can tear and adhere together. These adhesions are called “trigger points” and can prevent the...

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BRYTON RIDER 530 – GPS Head Unit & Cycling Computer...

Posted on Aug 25, 2016

    Introducing the BRYTON RIDER 530   In January 2016, I reviewed the latest GPS head units available. Link to Part I Review here, link to Part II Review here.   In the above-mentioned reviews, the Bryton Rider 310 came out on top, the best bang for the buck, numero uno.   Since that review was posted, several manufacturers have introduced new models. Among the most exciting is the Bryton Rider 530. Bryton’s’ latest, the Rider 530 is basically the big brother of the 310. The Rider 530 does everything that the 310 does, only better, including one of my favorite new features, a huge 1-1/2” x 2-1/4” screen. The Rider 530 also includes two new functions that the 310 does not, navigation and tracks. The 530 includes 7 fully customizable screens with a maximum of 12 data fields per page. That’s a total of 84 data fields that can be displayed on the 530. Since the 530 has about 84 different data fields, each data field on the 7 different screens can be unique!   BRYTON APP...

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BARFLY 4 – Handlebar Head Unit Mount System

Posted on Aug 2, 2016

If I could rate this an 11/10, I would. This system is slick! It’s complete and it’s that good! Believe me, this is the last handlebar mount you will ever need! Mounting the Barfly is as easy as 1-2-3. Mount the Barfly onto your handlebars, center appropriately. Select your specific head unit mount – choose from Garmin, Polar, Wahoo, Mio/Magellan, Cateye, Powertap or Bryton. Lezyne coming shortly. Select accessory mount(s) – choose based on your needs. Accessory mounts include Di2/EPS front junction box, D-fly/EWW01, any device with a GoPro style mount and there’s even an accessory mount for a flashlight, etc. I contacted Barfly after I saw their ad in BRAIN (Bicycle Retailer and Industry News). What intrigued me was that someone had really put a lot of thought into this product. I saw what appeared to be several ‘snap-in’ mounts and accessory mounts that would allow this work with any head unit, and, ever since I moved my D-fly from the seat stay to the front of the bike, I have been looking for a clean, totally integrated...

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TaggioPro Pump Head

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

      TaggioPro PUMP HEAD – SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED The Taggio Pro Pump Head comes in a single-pack, 3-pack, 5-pack or 10-pack. Also included are a hose clamp and instruction sheet.  The other items that you will need; Your favorite Pump. Scissors or wire cutters (if you cannot remove the original pump head). Alternatively you can purchase an air hose to mount the TaggioPro pump head onto. Pliers to expand the hose clamp for installation Disconnect the original pump head by first disconnecting any locking screw then, you can either cut the hose or just as easy, wiggle the pump head back and forth while pulling on the hose. The original pump head will usually separate from its hose in no more than 30 seconds. Lastly, slide the supplied hose clamp onto the hose then slide the male end of the TaggioPro onto the end of the hose. Using your own supplied pliers, attach the provided  hose clamp to the end of the hose and that’s all there is to the assembly. HOW TO USE I setup and used the TaggioPro pump head for both...

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Posted on Jun 17, 2016

ICEBUG CYCLING INSOLES – LONG TERM TEST REPORT     ICEBUG CYCLING INSOLES – SLIM Last year, we here at Bike Test Reviews performed a comprehensive insole test rating all cycling specific insoles currently on the market. When the test was complete, one clear winner emerged – the ICEBUG SLIM insoles for Cycling. The test can be viewed by clicking here, (PART I; PART 2).   So for this Long Term Test Report, I will cover 2 aspects How do these insoles feel and do they really work? How are they holding up to daily use in the rain and the sun?   Before getting too far ahead, let me say that I’ve continued to learn more and more about insoles, specifically cycling insoles, and I truly believe that ICEBUG insoles provide the best bang for the buck.   What About Custom Insoles? During the custom molding process, the fitter relies on either a ‘pillow’ to help mold the heated insole to the cyclists’ foot, or uses a crushable foam that the cyclist steps into making a 3D impression...

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Stretching & Core Strengthening eBook for Cyclists & Triathletes...

Posted on May 28, 2016

Do you want to be a better cyclist and/or triathlete? Want to be faster, stronger and pain-free while cycling? Stretching & Core Strengthening for the Cyclist can help! Last count, there are over a million stretching and strengthening exercises, so how do you know which ones will help you the most for cycling? This eBook looks at stretching & core strengthening specifically for the cyclist and triathlete. {Click here to order through}   STRETCHING & CORE STRENGTHENING includes 58 pages of targeted stretching and strengthening exercises comprising 15 stretching and over 32 core and strength exercises geared to target the muscles that are overused as well as those that are underused in cycling and running. Also included are over 95 photographs showing exercises with proper form and several charts and tables that discuss what functions the different ‘cycling’ muscles perform and the results of having tight, short or weak muscles. The E-book is divided into a STRETCHING section and a CORE/STRENGTHENING section that will definitely help make you a faster and stronger cyclist, runner, triathlete. BACKGROUND This e-book...

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JoeBlow™ Booster Pump

Posted on May 22, 2016

  JOEBLOW™ BOOSTER PUMP – 9 POUND BEAST! That’s right. Before opening the pump and packaging, I weighted it. A full 9 pounds! This is one HEAVY DUTY BEAST of a pump – JoeBlow™ BOOSTER Pump. So why is it so heavy? There are 2 separate air chambers. One is for standard pumping of a tire, the other is a ‘charging’ chamber that stores ‘compressed’ air. When you open the chambers valve, a burst of 160 psi air rushes into a tubeless tire quickly seating the beads. Works kind of like a manual air compressor. I actually have 2 tubeless wheelsets that I test tires with. One wheelset is the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 24mm clincher/tubeless wheelset (WH-9000-C24-TL), the other, Ultegra 6800 23mm clincher/tubeless wheelset (WH-6800). Both great training wheelsets and I do believe that they perform better with lightweight tubeless tires. But, one of the BIGGEST issues cyclists have with a new tubeless tire is getting the bead to seat for the first time. To get the bead to seat, you have had 3 alternatives; Take your wheels and...

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