2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Fresh mud included

Except for riding our bikes, cursing this country’s climate and having an (occasional) beer 29rs were one of the other reoccurring topics during the last 24 months. Some have been diehard fans already for years riding their Gary Fishers and Niners, if possible single speed, others are calling it blaspheme and a marketing scam. Here at… Continue reading 2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

The Merida One-Twenty XT official press photo

We had an opportunity to go out and take Merida‘s latest aluminum full suspension mountain bike One-Twenty XT-D out for a four hour muddy and snowy ride and naturally we had to write a review on the topic as well. While there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the new Ninety-Nine carbon range, the non-carbon… Continue reading 2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

The official photo by Merida, it's pretty.

As we speculated two years ago, twenty-niners are here to stay and we are glad that they are. We had the opportunity to test ride some new Merida bikes coming to the market this year, one of them was the best non-team model 29″ Big Nine Carbon 3000-D from the 2012 range and four hours in… Continue reading 2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

App review: Bike Repair HD

While some of us might be completely in a zen-like agreement with their rear derailleur, but there are much more of those who are more in tune with their chocolate pudding than a spanner in the derailleur. There are lots of Youtube videos and web sites like ours, but sometimes it’s good to have a… Continue reading App review: Bike Repair HD

Quick review: Topeak ChainBOT chain tool

Hands down the coolest chain tool ever

Chain tools are the kind of tools that are very functional by look and design. They do their job, and then they go back to the tool box, forgotten until the next time you need your chain worked on. Working with chains is also one of the most annoying tasks you have on your bike,… Continue reading Quick review: Topeak ChainBOT chain tool

On a budget: XLC bicycle tool kit review

It looks just like all the other tool kits

Hey, it’s a box of tools! I have never owned this many bicycle specific tools and since I will be building the Ultimate Commuter from frame up – I will be needing them. I read a few reviews and they have all been full of misery, but for the tools you have for your money,… Continue reading On a budget: XLC bicycle tool kit review