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How does a heart rate monitor work and which one should you get?

There’s no doubt that heart rate monitors have revolutionized the way we train for sports. There are two main types of heart rate monitors on the market, both of which have their ups and downs. But which type is better and more importantly, which one should you get? Read more to find out!

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New blog name and other major changes

Welcome to Engineered and Geared! The blog name and domain have been changed and hopefully, you were redirected to the new domain address smoothly. Let me know what you think of the new name and look of my blog, more info in this post!

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Affordable Thermal Cycling Jersey — Review

Have you ever looked for cycling specific clothing with the word “thermal” on it, and nearly fell off your chair once you saw the price? Luckily big online stores are full of affordable, made in China -options. But are they any good? That’s what I wanted to find out.

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Do larger rotors affect braking performance?

Have you ever wondered by just how much larger rotors affect braking performance? So have I, and as a Mechanical Engineering student, I decided to practice my physics skills and calculate rough estimates for different sized rotors. Turned out larger rotors can increase the braking power by almost 30%!

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Blog Update — October, 2017

It has been five months since I published my first post on BikeCraftNetwork. A lot has changed ever since and in the recent future, the blog will be going through a major overhaul, which includes revamping the name. More about that in the update.

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SolarStorm X2 — Reviewed and tested

SolarStorm X2 offers lots of lumens, decent battery life and solid build quality for very little money. It all sounds just too good to be true, there must be some drawbacks, right? Read more to find out.

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Cycling related things to do when you are Sick

Everyone gets sick sometimes and unfortunately, it stops you from doing any physical activities altogether. Luckily, there are plenty of cycling related things you can do indoors while waiting for your recovery. Here are some of my favorites.

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Do It Yourself — Mountain Bike Mudguards

While mountain bike mudguards are not going to up the cool factor of your bike, they can definitely be helpful at keeping you and your bike cleaner and drier. I have already made a guide on how to make a simple front fender, but this time we’ll be making a rear mounted one. Read more for blueprints and instructions.

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Camelbak Podium Chill Water Bottle — Review

Camelbak Podium Chill water bottle is claimed to keep your water cooler for twice as long as a regular water bottle. Paired with the good features found on a regular Podium water bottle, this should be one of the better water bottles on the market.

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Do It Yourself — Adjustable Bike Rack

Do you need something simple that will hold your bikes upright and works with tires of any width? Look no further, because this Bike Rack is adjustable and will fit most tire sizes with ease. It’s easy to build and can be customized to hold more than two bikes too! Detailed instructions, blueprints and a video available.