Bar tape has come a long way since the thin, fragile cork-type tapes of days past. Now it is even high tech. The colors and thicknesses are quite varied and you can pretty much have it your way. It is also a disposable item, so it is not unusual to go through a set of bar tape each season. And with the cost of premium tape at near 50 bucks a pop, its not a trifle.
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It is true- one could get any old bag and organize their stuff. I mean, one could just “get by”. That said, the Silca Maratona Minimo is attractive, seems durable, holds its shape, and does all that while also organizing your gear very well. So, essentially there are no compromises with the Minimo, unless you need more space.
Silca Viaggio Travel Pump: Quick Review – by Grannygear When I was at Sea Otter I was shown the Silca Viaggio Travel floor pump. Designed for travel use and enclosed in a canvas bag that also could be used as a tool storage roll, the Viaggio is a thing of beauty. Machined out of aluminum […]
The Hirobel Clamp is a device developed to allow you to mount a bicycle to a repair stand without directly clamping to the bicycle with a repair stand clamp. This is beneficial when you have a bicycle with a suspension seat post, a dropper post, or a seat mast/aero seat tube design. The Hirobel Clamp is sort of like a bicycle rack for a car, with a cradle type design, and the bar of the Hirobel Clamp then is held by the repair stand.
Floyd’s, Silca Ypsilon, Milkit: Three Quick Reviews – by Grannygear Editor’s Note; From time to time we have done the “Quick Review” , detailing a product and giving our take on its use in one fell swoop, instead of our usual three month/three post format. In this post, we have three items which don’t really […]
They cost $70.00. Each. Yes. That is a buck and a half for two water bottle cages. I know, I know. But the sexy-factor calls to me in a siren song of silky Ti goodness. On my Lynskey frame it is just flat out wicked cool looking, if that can even be applied to a bottle cage bolted to a bike.
A Quick Review of the Silca Pista Plus by Guitar Ted who says, “…I have no qualms in saying the Pista Plus is a lifetime investment…”
On my rides, I often ponder the value of technology in cycling. Innovation is an oft-used word in marketing copy, but I’ve always believed that innovation is useless if it doesn’t somehow enhance the experience. Earlier this year, Guitar Ted reviewed the $120 Silca Tattico Bluetooth mini-pump. You can read his review here, so I won’t rehash […]
Silca Phone Wallet: Quick Review- by Grannygear I have been on the lookout for a jersey pocket sized ‘stuff’ bag…as in my stuff…for road and gravel rides where I do not have a hydration pack or bag on my bike somewhere. My go-to pouch has been a Lezyne Caddy sack that I have had for […]
Silca Tattico Bluetooth Mini-Pump: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted When one rides in rural areas, it is wise to have the tools and accessories at hand to bail yourself out of a potential jam. This is important not only for the continuance of a ride, but just having the right tools can bring a rider […]