Gear Reviews

rudy project noyz

Rudy Project Noyz Sunglass Review

I have the Noyz Performance Kit that comes with a case and 3 different lenses.  The frames are matte black and I have the laser black lenses, photochromic clear to black and photochromic clear to red lenses.  I don’t wear the clear to black lenses that often.  I generally wear the laser black lenses when it…

camelbak lobo review

Camelbak Lobo Hydration Pack Review

Camelbak Lobo Review Who is this for? This pack is designed for somebody that wants to carry a lot of water without packing lots of extra gear.  It still fits all the tools and gear that I need for racing long distances or spending hours out on the trail without running out of water. Summary…

rudy project windmax review

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet Review

I am a big fan of this helmet for many reasons.  I had always struggled to find a helmet that fit well and stayed comfortable for long hours.  This helmet is definitely designed with a road cyclist in mind, but I have been using it for mountain biking and I would order the same helmet…

pearl izumi elite gel vent review

Pearl Izumi Men’s Elite Gel-Vent Full Finger Glove

Summary These gloves are the best I have used and I would buy them again without hesitation.  I am on my second year with them and they are holding up great.  It looks like I will easily get a 3rd year out of them.  I wore them for the first 50 miles of the Maah…

giro hex review

Giro Hex Helmet Review

Who is this for? This helmet design is aimed at trail riders. Summary This is a really nice helmet for the money and offers good protection over your typical road / XC helmet.  It has a nice dial for adjusting the tension on your head and also allows you to tip the helmet forward or backward.…

crank brothers egg beater review

Crank Brothers Egg Beater 1 Pedal Review

Summary I switched to the Crank Brothers Egg Beater 1 pedals after using SPD clips with Wellgo pedals for many years.  I never really had any complaints with the SPD pedals, except for clipping back in with mud build up.  I also had not tried anything else to have a comparison with.  I really like…

crank brothers candy review

Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedal Review

Background I switched to the Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals after using the Egg Beater 1 pedals the previous year.  I did have bearing problems with the Egg Beater 1 pedals after one season, but I really liked the functionality of the pedals themselves and opted to try the Candy 3 level pedals that come…