My Garmin Fenix 3 HR Review: In my quest for the perfect fitness watch, I recently came across the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Edition. This model comes with a built in heart rate sensor and also ships bundled with a heart rate strap.
My Review of the Specialized Romin Saddle. In my quest to find the perfect road saddle for my Trek Madone 5.2, I came across the Specialized Romin Comp Gel Seat, a Body Geometry Saddle. The stock saddle that came with my Madone wasn’t bad. However, I was beginning to experience some mild numbness while in the saddle on longer rides. So I set out to find a saddle that was open throughout the center section of the bicycle seat. As it turns out this seat is also lighter than the original. Bonus Points!
My “Specialized Phenom Saddle Review”. I recently purchased a Phenom Specialized Body Geometry Saddle to replace the stock seat on my Trek Ion CX. The factory saddle recently became scuffed and bent up during a bad bicycling accident. I wanted a replacement that was lightweight, similar in design, and open throughout the center section of the bicycle seat. Specialized Body Geometry Saddles look great and have performed well for me in the past, so I figured I’d try the brand again.
My “Bontrager T2 700X28C Road Tire Review”: Wanting better rubber for both pavement and packed limestone riding, I stumbled upon the Bontrager T2 700x28C Road Tire, and just had to order up a set to try on my Trek Cyclocross bicycle. After switching out the stock CX0 700x38C Cyclocross tires on my Trek Ion CX, I aired the Bontrager T2’s up to 110 psi, and ventured out on my daily ride.
My “Bontrager H2 700X28C Tire Review”: After putting several hundred miles on my Trek Ion CX (riding on paved and crushed limestone trails), I decided it was time to switch out the stock CX0 700x38C Cyclocross tires for something more suitable for pavement and packed limestone. I have had good luck with Bontrager tires, and decided to give the Bontrager H2 Eco Deluxe 700x28C tire a try. I wanted to stick with something relatively narrow, but didn’t want to completely sacrifice the nice soft ride Cross tires provide.
My Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer Review: During the off season, when it’s too cold to ride outdoors, many addicted cyclists migrate to indoor bicycle training. I am personally one of those cyclists who is addicted to riding. I can’t stop riding through the winter months and just start up again next spring (let alone go a few days without being on a bike). Along with an addicted cyclist, comes the need to splurge on a good indoor bicycle trainer.
Digital Bicycle Tire Pressure Gauge Review. In my quest for a good digital tire pressure gauge, I recently stumbled upon and purchased a Topeak SmartGauge D2. I needed an accurate digital tire pressure gauge that would work with both shrader and presta valves, so that I could use it on a bicycle or an automotive tire, suspension forks, rear shocks, etc. The Topeak SmartGauge D2 fits the bill.
My Topeak Road Morph G Pump Review. I bought this bicycle pump because I was tired of being stranded using a small bicycle pump with a capacity not much larger than a sharpie marker. In the unfortunate event that I do encounter a flat, I want to be able to repair it and continue riding, rather than barely inflate the tube and be forced to turn around and ride home. That’s precisely the reason I chose Topeak’s Road Morph G bicycle pump. Overall, I feel this is The Best Portable Bicycle Pump one can buy!
My Michelin Pro 3 Race Tire Review: Earlier this late Spring/early Summer I switched from using Bontrager R3 700x23c tires to “Michelin Pro 3 Race service course 700x23c” road tires on my Trek Madone 5.2 Road Bicycle. After having put about 800 miles on them, I feel qualified to say that I have a good feel for what they are and aren’t.
My Garmin Edge 800 Review: I recently decided to splurge and purchase a touchscreen Garmin Edge 800 GPS Cycling Computer. A rider in our local bicycling club was already using a Garmin Edge 500. I was impressed that all of his ride data could be recorded, uploaded, exported, studied, viewed, printed, and even shared via Garmin’s Connect online proprietary software.