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  1. Bikinvention Squirt Dry Lubricant

    We were recently sent Squirt Long lasting Dry Lubricant manufactured by Bikinvention. It’s a chain lube that cuts down on chain suck, helps improve shifting and generally reduces friction. Most of us commute on bikes, an average of a couple of miles each day each way. So Thursday of last week we all applied it to our chains. Application Apply to a dry chain. If there is any debris brush it off as opposed to wiping (we used an old paint brush). It’s important to keep the chain dry during...
  2. Nuun Optimal Hydration Review

    Don’t let the active hydration slogan trick you, the beauty of these electrolyte tablets from nuun is their ease of use. Each convenient container of nuun contains 12 tablets, with each tablet being adequate for mixing with 16 oz of water. For those of us with 24 oz bottles, the tablets are very easy to break in half thanks to a groove in the center of the tablets. Nuun is for electrolyte replacement, not energy. There are only 6 calories per tablet and no carbohydrates. Think of nuun as...
  3. XTC X-Tream Clean Bike Wash System

    The kind folks over at XTC recently sent me their new bike wash system for review, and as always, I was happy to oblige. I usually just wash my bike when I wash my car. Same basic process, decent results. Lots of scrubbing, but it gets the job done. The first difference is this Bike Wash requires no scrubbing. You spray the entirety of the cycle then let it sit, the spray itself has a slight citrus smell. I had a bit of an issue getting the nozzles to spray correctly, and had to trim them...
  4. Spin Desk FitDesk Pro Review

    From time to time we are lucky enough to be asked to review products here at TwoSpoke and it’s with great pleasure I get to introduce you all to the Spin Desk Pro! Installation is easy enough. The instructions that came with it are great. It doesn’t leave anything to your imagination. You tie two straps, one to the top tube, one to the front wheel, place the desk on handlebars, make sure the support bar’s height is correct, and that it’s properly positioned, then just snap it into place. I...
  5. Write For TwoSpoke

    TwoSpoke is actively looking for writers to both develop and write articles on the cycle industry and culture. We have very broad topic guidelines so writers are free to explore a wide variety of topics as it relates to cycles and cycling. TwoSpoke is a high traffic and fast growing cycle enthusiasts hub founded in 2009. We have a strong and loyal network of cycle enthusiasts who visit daily. In addition to our daily visitors, we have a growing e-mail newsletter list as well as RSS feed....
  6. TwoSpoke Goes Mobile!

    TwoSpoke Goes Mobile! TwoSpoke iPhone / iPad / iPod Step 1: Download and Install the TwoSpoke iPhone/iPad Application one of three ways. 1. Go to TwoSpoke.com in the Safari web browser and you will get a popup screen asking you if you want to go to the TwoSpoke download page. 2. Search for "TwoSpoke" in the App Store on your device. 3. Go to the iTunes page for the application: [URL]http://itunes.apple.com/app/twospoke-bike-cycling-forum/id478006897[/URL] Step 2: After the app loads press the...
  7. Campagnolo Shamal Ultra 2 Way Fit

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/wheelsdetail/item_shamalultra2WF_catid_10.jsp[/URL] Manufacturer - Campagnolo From manufacturer's website: The new version of Shamal" Ultra" wheels is a concentrate of technology: 2-Way Fit" and USB". 2-Way Fit" makes it possible to mount both tubeless or standard clincher tires on the same wheels, giving riders the possibility of making the best of either solution depending on circumstances. USB" means superior smoothness. The renowned...
  8. Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro Frame M5 2010

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=45833&eid=4950&menuItemId=9248[/URL] Manufacturer - Specialized FRAMEStumpjumper FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 140mm travel REAR SHOCKSpecialized/Fox AFR Brain Shock w/ remote Trail Tune inertia valve, rebound adj. and Brain Fade, 7.875x1.9" Integrated cartridge bearing shock mount. FRAMEStumpjumper FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame, sealed cartridge bearing...
  9. Aero Tech Designs Men's Pro Bike Shorts

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/menshort.htm[/URL] Manufacturer - Aero Tech Designs * 8-panel construction * 4-way stretch fabric * Silicone leg grippers * Sizes X-Small - 5x * No advertising logos * Available in Black, Red, Navy, Royal, Purple
  10. Pacific Cycles iF Reach(MS)

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.pacific-cycles.com/product3.asp?cat1=1&cat2=4&pid=34[/URL] Manufacturer - Pacific Cycles Frame Pacific 08 Reach AL7005 w/IF folding mechanism Fork Pacific 08 Reach AL7005 trailing link suspension Color Polish Blue Painting Headset Tien Hsin TH-860 1-1/8 thread BB Tien Hsin 7420AL 68-113mm Seat post Promax SP-228 6061-T6 alloy 2D forged head 31.6mm Tires Primo Comet 20x1-3/8 (37-451) Rims Alex DA22 32H w/GSW Hub Chosen Alloy 32H Chainwheel Drive Line 53/39T 170mm...
  11. KHS Bicycles Flite 220

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.khsbicycles.com/05_flite_220_09.htm[/URL] Manufacturer - KHS Bicycles Frame 3-Main double-butted 4130 CrMo 3 main tubes w/carrier bosses Fork Full CrMo Headset Cane Creek A-Headset Rims Weinmann XTR16 Doublewall w/CNC sidewall Hubs Formula alloy QR, Cassette Tires Kenda Kontender 700X26C Spokes 14G Stainless 32 Front Derailleur Shimano FD-2200 Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-2200 Shifters Shimano ST-2200 STI Chain KMC Z8 w/Missing Link Crankset Double: Alloy Forged 50x34...
  12. Canyon Nerve MR 8.0

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.canyon.com/_en/[/URL] Manufacturer - Canyon Frame New Nerve MR, 7005 Series Aluminium ,Opti-Size Alloy Tubeset Rear Shock FOX RP 23 Fork FOX F 100 RL Remote, 1.5 Taper Steerer Headset FSA 55-3 Canyon internal headset 1 1/2 - 1 1/8 Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow Front Derailleur Shimano SLX Shifters Shimano SLX Brake levers Formula Oro K18 Brakes Formula Oro K18 180/160 Hubs Sun Ringl Disc-O-Flea Cassette Shimano SLX 11-34 Rims Sun Ringl...
  13. Montague Paratroopeer Mountain Bike

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.montagueco.com/bikes/paratrooper-folding-bike.html[/URL] Manufacturer - Montague Specifications Color Cammy Green Frame 7005 Series Aluminum with FIT System. Mono Tube Front and Rear Triangle with disc mounts. Fork SR Suntour XCT 80mm Suspension, disc mount, adjustable preload Rims Alloy, 36 hole, Double Wall. Machine finish brake surface with Aqua No channel Tires 26 x 1.95" Kenda Knobby Front and Rear Specific Hubset Formula sealed alloy Spokes 14G stainless...
  14. Jamis Satellite Femme 2009

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/road/satellite/09_satellitef_spec.html[/URL] Manufacturer - Jamis Frame Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes featuring SST tubing diameters, sloping top tube frame design, double-tapered cromo stays, forged dropouts with single eyelets Fork Full carbon composite road fork with forged alloy dropouts Headset Ritchey LB Aheadset, 1 1/8 Wheels Alex AKX R1.0 wheelset, 28H radial front/ 32H 3X rear, sealed alloy hubs 14g...
  15. Specialized Tarmac Elite

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=34010[/URL] Manufacturer - Specialized Features: Specialized FACT 6r carbon frame, triple monocoque construction, compact race design Specialized FACT carbon fork; carbon legs and steerer Shimano 105, short cage rear derailluer and 105 10-speed STI shifters SRAM OG-1070 cassette, 10-speed 11-28t 53x39T chainrings Mavic CXP22 rim, alloy triple-wall, machined sidewalls w/ eyelets, Specialized forged alloy, 24/28 hole...
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