Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 Wheelset Review

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Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 Road Wheelset

Shimano 6800 Wheelset

Thanks to trickle-down, race-proven technology from Dura-Ace, the Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 Wheelset now boasts 11-speed compatibility, plus a lighter, overall hub design. It can be used with tubeless and clincher tires, and features a wide flange hub and offset aluminum rim to ensure optimal stiffness, efficiency and power transfer. The new freehub is 10g less than the previous version and its digital click bearing adjustment system diffuses quick-release tension, reduces bearing load, provides smoother spinning and increases durability. A ratcheting ring hidden under the end cap replaces the double lock system normally found on most cup and cone hubs. To adjust it, simply remove the end cap with a 5mm Allen wrench and rotate the ring to eliminate any play in the bearings -- no more messing with cone spanners! 16 x 20 straight-pull, bladed spokes increase torsional stiffness and speed. Lightweight, rigid and clincher/tubeless compatible, the 11-speed Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 wheelset achieves the perfect balance of weight savings and aerodynamic advantage.

Shimano Freehub

  • 6061 aluminum alloy rims deliver a super-lightweight and aerodynamic ride without compromising strength and stiffness
  • Wide flange hub and offset 23mm front rim for high rigidity and power transfer
  • Digital adjustment system is easy to adjust and reduces QR axial force
  • Cup and cone bearings for low maintenance and best performance
  • 16/20 stainless steel, bladed, double butted spokes for strength and speed
  • Wear indicators on brake surface
  • Compatible with tubeless and standard tires/tubes
  • Hand-assembled reliability

Niterider Pro 2200 Rechargeable Light Review


NiteRider Pro 2200 Enduro Headlight

Rechargeable Light

Lightweight and super bright, the NiteRider Pro 2200 Enduro headlight can light the way no matter where the trail takes you. With 2200 lumens of light, and a battery only 2/3 the size and much lighter than the Pro 3600, the Pro 2200 Enduro is perfect for everything from night time trail riding to racing, or even as a randonneuring or touring light. 8 modes make it super versatile, while it's 580g weight make it one of the lightest super bright lights on the market.

8 Light Modes

  • Up to 36 hours of battery life
  • 2200 lumens of light output
  • Weighs only 580g
  • 8 modes: 5 steady (high, medium, low, race, walk); 3 flash (flash, SOS, beacon)
  • 6 hours charge time
  • Rechargeable 6-cell LiOn battery
  • Dual LED headlamp
  • Includes helmet mount, handlebar mount, extension cable, AC adapter
  • Run Times: o High (2200Lu): 2 hours o Med (1200Lu): 3 hours o Low (600Lu): 6 hours o Race (250Lu): 14 Hours o Walk (80Lu): 36 hours

Abus Multi-loop Bicycle Cable Lock Review


Abus Multi-loop Lock

Have some errands to run around town? Then use the ABUS MultiLoop 210/185 Cable Lock to secure your bike while you pickup groceries or stop for coffee. Strong 10mm diameter woven steel cable offers good protection in low theft areas. PVC coating protects the frame cosmetics and durable silicone coated lock body has soft touch properties for increased grip. Integrated adapter in the body converts the lock from a single-loop to a double-loop to secure one or two bikes.

Locks 2 Bicycles

Review Lezyne Alloy Drive Floor Pump


Sleek Pump roughly the size of a crouched man

With a sleek construction, digital gauge and increased air per stroke, the high-pressure Lezyne Alloy Digital Drive Floor Pump provides smooth, almost effortless inflation up to 220 PSI. CNC-machined aluminum barrel with long travel piston is designed to provide high volume pumping action with less exertion on your part. Dual head design easily locks into position for a secure, airtight connection and is compatible with Presta, Dunlop and Schrader valves. Extra long hose and oversized gauge make life easy. Varnished wood handle and black painted finish gives this floor pump a polished look.


  • Long travel piston with reduced barrel and base decreases the exertion required to reach optimal tire pressure
  • Dual Valve head easily presses onto valves and locks into position with an aluminum lever, plus its rebuildable and compatible with
  • Presta, Dunlop and Schrader valves
  • Extra long rubber hose easily reach both Presta and Schrader valves
  • Oversized 2.5" diameter gauge displays a maximum inflation of 160 PSI
  • Varnished wood handle makes inflation easy and comfortable
  • Machined steel barrel, steel piston and aluminum base for long-lasting performance
  • Includes ball/bladder adapters

Setting Up 2 Finger Brake and Shift Levers on a Mountain Bike

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A lot of time brake levers are fitted in a wrong position. To correctly determine the position, place your hands outright as if you were riding the bike. The correct amount of fingers should fall onto the bladed part of the brake lever. If it doesn't, then we need to make adjustments.


Adjust the brake lever by loosening the allen bolt. Make sure the brake is in line with your arm's position when your hands are on the bike. Once you determine the correct position, then tighten the allen bolt.

Correct Position

When choosing shifter position, make sure you are able to control the brake levers without interference. Then find a comfortable position and tighten the allen bolt. You want to be able to shift while also being able to control the brake lever without moving your hand.

How to Use Threadlocker to Secure Bolts on Bicycle

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Use on seldom checked bolts

There are certain parts on a bicycle that experience very high torque when riding, places like your chainring and brakes have a tremendous amount of force applied during a ride and bolts on those pieces of equipment are susceptible of coming out.


Use a thread locking fluid or threadlocking compound like Loctite on your bolts to keep them securely in place while you ride. Today's Bearded Bike Tip shows you how.

Knog Boomer Bike Lights Overview

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Knog Boomer Light Set


The Knog Boomer Front and Rear Light Set feature water-resistant, super slim lights with flexible silicone bodies and integrated lens’. Light modes include a constant, strobe flash, fast flash and random strobe mode. They feature a hold down button to turn off the light in any mode.


Front Light



Light Source:

Super-bright high powered LED


4 x AA (included)


50 lumens front and 30 lumens rear

Light modes:

Constant, Strobe flash, Fast flash, Random strobe

Run time:

Front: 4hrs (constant), 36hrs (strobe flashing). Rear: 12hrs (constant), 72hrs (strobe flashing)


53g each (including batteries)

Hutchinson Intensive 2 Road Bike Tire Review

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Hutchinson Intensive 2 SE Road Tire

Hutchinson Intensive 2

The Hutchinson Intensive 2 is one of the most popular road tires out there. And with good reason. Built super tough for gravel riding or winter training, the Intensive features a bead to bead puncture resistant casing, an extra millimeter of tread compound for an extra-long wear life, and Dual Compound construction for exceptional wear life and cornering capabilities. 25mm width makes this a nice and cushy ride that's more stable on rough roads or gravel.

Tire Tread

  • Bead to bead puncture resistant casing
  • Ride Lock beads for safety
  • Extra millimeter of tread compound for long wear life
  • Dual compound for low rolling resistance and excellent cornering
  • 25mm width for a smoother ride

Louis Garneau LS-100 Road Cycling Shoe Overview

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LS-100 Road Shoe


The Louis Garneau LS-100 Road Shoes features BOA L4 Technology for a quick on-the-fly adjustment that offers distributed pressure. This affordable road shoe packs elite performance with an elite fit, heel retention system, and patented multi-vent outsole.


Ergo Air Insole




Elite Fit


Heel reflector: improves visibility


Synthetic leather and mesh upper: provides comfort, good support and breathable


Ergo air insoles interchangeable, COOLMAX Ergo Air Cool Stuff blue and Hot Stuff red insoles: is a patented ventilation system


Ergo Air II reinforced nylon outsole with patented multi vent system: provides excellent rigidity and increased ventilation


BOA L4 single rail quick attach system and forefoot Velcro closure: Quick attach, distributed pressure and ultra light

Cleat Compatibility:

Cleat position indicator compatible with DURA-ACESPDSPD-SL, TIMELOOK andSPEEDPLAY cleats

Extra Features:

HRS-90 with a 0.4 mm membrane : maintains heel positioning and reduces loss of power