Bike Reviews

Ronhill Mens Bike Shorts


ronhill mens bike shorts   Ronhill Mens Bike Shorts

Weighing in at 198g, the lightweight Ronhill Mens Bike Shorts are made from a technical blend of 90% polyamide and 10% Lycra. To ensure comfort and fast removal of perspiration during long rides, the four-way stretch fabric features a Coolmax inner seat pad.

Stretch and recovery of the technically knitted fabric are excellent. Low-wind resistance and a top level of comfort are guaranteed by the eight-panel construction of the shorts along with its flat-locked seams and next-to-skin fitting.

Durable, hard-wearing, and breathable, the Ronhill shorts is a nice close-fitting cycling garment that offers excellent moisture transfer. Other good features include an elasticated waist band with a draw cord and high back. When exercising, the bike shorts are kept in place by the Ronhill gripper hem.

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2011 Time RX Instinct Road Bike

2011 time rx instinct road bike   2011 Time RX Instinct Road Bike

Time, a French company, has a new bike for 2011 called the RX Instinct. Along with Giant and BMC, Time is one of the only three companies that begin constructing a bike with raw carbon-fiber filament. Moreover, Time features vital control over frame construction and uncompromising attention to carbon tuning.

Strength is increased in the areas where it is deemed necessary by adding secondary fibers such as Kevlar and Vectran. As a fondo-level bike with precise specifications and carefully tuned frame, the RX Instinct is capable of racing but perfect for a wide-ranging of terrains.

With its perfect construction and performance level for long rides, the 2011 Time RX Instinct Road Bike is perfect for riders who want a comfortable and stable ride. However, the RX Instinct is not recommended for small riders who prefer a quick-handling ride or a bike that is cheaper in terms of cost…

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2011 SixSixOne Filter SPD Mountain Bike Shoes

2011 sixsixone filter spd mountain bike shoes   2011 SixSixOne Filter SPD Mountain Bike Shoes

SixSixOne has created one of the most stylish mountain bike shoes for 2011 called the Filter SPD. This pair of stylish MTB shoes features a beautiful sharp skate shoe styling, and it can be used with or without SPD style pedals. It is available in beautiful black and white versions.

Aside from its nice style, the Filter SPD offers cycling comfort as well. Off the bike, comfort is enhanced by the internal midsole, which is tapered. In order to keep the rider’s laces secure, the shoes provide a removable single overstrap. It also has a non-marking gum rubber outsole.

Stylish and comfortable, the 2011 SixSixOne Filter SPD Shoes are an excellent choice for professional and amateur riders alike. No wonder the Filter SPD is the chosen cycling shoes of the 2011 UCI DH World Champion, Gee Atherton.

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2011 Ground Effect Road Rage Jersey

2011 ground effect road rage jersey   2011 Ground Effect Road Rage Jersey

Ground Effect, a New Zealand company specializing in mountain bike kits, has released a short-sleeved summer riding jersey for 2011 called the Road Rage. Made from HyperActive fabric, the jersey features a moderately wide weave. Wicking is excellent along with comforting airflow and cooling.

Along with the generous cut and sizing of the jersey is an attractive detail. The standard three rear pockets come with a security zip on the middle and a concealed emergency tube repair patch. During warm weathers, comfort is ensured by the no-elastic hem.

UV protection is offered by the stand-up collar while venting is maximized by the long front zip. Perfect for minimalist riders, the 2011 Ground Effect Road Rage Jersey is simple and race-ready although a little delicate. It looks nice with its WhaleTail, Raglan sleeves, and day-glo coloring, too.

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One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket

one23 ceramiccarbon external bottom bracket   One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket

A top quality kit item, the One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket guarantees to smarten up the drivetrain. Without compromising the durability, it offers great smoothness and its lack of friction makes this piece even more excellent.

Being all ceramic and carbon, the One23 weighs in at only 100g. Its carbon sleeve looks a lot more amazing than the common plastic one. However, the carbon sleeve is concealed in the frame. Due to its feathery weight, tightening the alloy cups needed extra care.

Although it is quite pricey, the One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket guarantees an excellent performance. However, a creak may be developed after a long off-road distance. This can be fixed by a quick re-grease of the threads and contact surfaces to bring its silky smooth performance back.

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2011 Rain Shield O2 Rainwear Cycling Jacket

2011 rain shield o2 rainwear cycling jacket   2011 Rain Shield O2 Rainwear Cycling Jacket

Rain Shield has one of the best cycling rain jackets in store for 2011 called the O2 Rainwear. Reasonably priced, the jacket has a high-quality WPB breathable microporous fabric, which stands for its reliable waterproof and breathable qualities.

Not only is the fabric waterproof and breathable its three-layered fabric of polypropylene is also windproof and incredibly lightweight, especially because it has no protective inner lining and pockets. Moreover, it costs less than other WPB fabrics that are made from teflon or polyurethane coatings.

Though designed to save cost and weight, the 2011 Rain Shield O2 Rainwear Cycling Jacket guarantees excellent features. These include a waterproof zipper, high collar, long sleeves, sealed seams, extended drop tail in the back, and a very visible yellow color.

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2011 Lazer Urbanize Night Helmet

2011 lazer urbanize night helmet   2011 Lazer Urbanize Night Helmet

To help make city rides at night more comfortable and free from anxiety, Lazer has released a gorgeous helmet for 2011 called Urbanize Night. Snapping lightly into the helmet are two integrated LED lights, white in the front and red in the rear.

Riders can keep a cool head with the moisture wicking lining of the Urbanize Night. Great ventilation is offered by its massive six vents. With Roll-Sys fit system, the bike helmet features 360 degrees of security on the head. It has an integrated visor, too.

Weighing in at about 380g, the 2011 Lazer Urbanize Night Helmet is an ideal city helmet not only during night time but during the day as well. With its casual look, the bike helmet can nicely match any leisure and regular workday outfits.

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