Carradice Super C Rear Pannier Review

Full disclosure: I was given these panniers by Carradice in 2007 for my first expedition, in return for feedback and a review. I’ve used them ever since, and extensively rewrote and improved this piece in 2012. Ortlieb might be ubiquitous, but they’re not the only pannier brand worth looking at.…

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Tubus Logo Rear Carrier Rack Review

Full disclosure: I was given the Tubus Logo by Lyon Equipment (Tubus’ UK distributor) as part of their Expedition Grant in 2007. The German manufacturer Tubus’ range of racks might occupy the upper end of the pricing scale, but for good reason – the racks are immensely strong. The Logo…

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Extrawheel Classic Single-Wheel Bicycle Trailer Review

Looking at getting an Extrawheel? The trailer reviewed here has been replaced by the improved Extrawheel Voyager and is no longer available. Go and read the new review. There are quite a few trailers on the market nowadays, but none seem to be able to shift BOB and his Yak…

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Touring Wheelset Review – Sun Rhyno Lite rims on Shimano Deore XT 36h hubs

First, I’d like to tell you a story. We began the ride on different wheelsets. Not because we wanted to, but because of a balls-up with the wheel order. I departed on what we’d originally planned for – Sun Rhyno Lite 36-hole rims, DT Swiss plain guage spokes, and Shimano…

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SKF BXC600 ISIS Touring Bottom Bracket Review

Not the most exciting component on your list, I’d guess, but certainly one of the most important. The last thing you want is to cycle a couple of thousand kilometres and have your bottom bracket disintegrate, only to find that no bike shop stocks a replacement to match your cranks.…

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