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Mixing it up: The Schwalbe Tire Review (NN, RR, FF)

Product Courtesy of Speedmatrix Introduction Mountain bikers have constantly been seeking a better mousetrap when it comes to tires. Different terrain and riding styles require different kinds of tires. However, due to cost constraints, not many riders are willing to try too many different tires in their search for their ‘perfect’ tire. Schwalbe has created a 3-tire system, allowing 3 different types of tire to be chosen for any kind of riding conditions. Using the Racing Ralph, Furious Fred and Nobby Nic, the rider can select the best combination of front and rear tire for the best performance of...

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Lezyne Bicycle Pumps Review

Introduction Lezyne is one of the latest brand on the bicycle market today, and is started by Micki Kozuschek the ex-owner of Truvativ. After selling Truvativ to SRAM in 2004, it wasn’t long before he decided to start up his own company producing tools and accessories for cyclists. In a market flooded with various kinds of pumps and tools, Lezyne’s products are set apart from the rest with intelligent design and killer designer looks. Being reviewed here are three top-of-the-line bicycle pumps: the CNC Floor Drive, the Pressure Carbon Drive and the Micro Floor Drive HP. CNC Floor Drive Floor pumps...

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Crankbrothers Mallet 3 Review

Product Courtesy of Hup Leong Company Introduction Any serious cyclist would know that having their feet secured to the pedal while riding drastically increases their pedalling efficiency, transmitting a greater amount of power to the wheels for the same effort. From the early days of caged pedals to the modern clipless varieties, many companies have come forward with what they think is the proverbial better mousetrap for clipless pedal systems. Today, we’re going to look at the Crankbrothers Mallet 3, a clipless downhill/ freeride pedal. Crankbrothers first burst onto the mountain bike pedal scene in the early nineties with their famous...

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Knox Cross Lite Knee Guards Review

Product Courtesy of Knox-Planet Singapore Introduction Mountain biking has evolved over the years since its inception, with new bicycle technologies helping us go further and faster, on terrain which might seem unrideable just a decade ago. With such capabilities of the newer bikes, risks of injury have also increased as riders will be tempted to try new terrain. While previously in the domain of trial and downhill riders, more everyday riders have started adopting protection other than the basic helmet against crash injuries. This included full fingered gloves, elbow/forearm guards and knee/shin guards. The Cross Lite knee guards are...

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SE bikes 700c Lager Matt Black Review

Product Courtesy of Monotine Bikes Introduction Are you sick of drivetrain problems and maintenance? Yearn for the good old days where your old beat up BMX doesn’t seem to need maintenance at all other than the occasional drop of oil? Then perhaps its time you look at singlespeed bikes. Viewed by some as anti-technology and others as purists, there’s no denying that having only 1 gear to choose from simplifies and lightens the drivetrain, freeing (or forcing, depending on point of view) the rider to only simply pedal the bike with less worries. For those who feel that even...

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