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Merida Ride 300 Road Bike — Review

Merida Ride 300 is Merida’s entry level road bike. Thanks to its more relaxed geometry it’s a great choice for beginners looking into getting their first bike, or for riders who are not flexible enough for full on race geometry.

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How to run a light from a USB Power Pack

USB Power packs are handy for charging your cell phone, but could you use them to power your bike lights too? That’s what I wanted to find out so I decided to experiment with an old light and USB power pack. The results were definitely surprising!

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How to keep yourself motivated

Staying motivated is essential to success, yet it’s so easy to feel unmotivated. Maybe the weather is bad, it’s off-season, or maybe you are just not feeling like it. It happens to everyone, so here are my top tips that (hopefully) help you with keeping yourself motivated.

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CONTEC PG1 Multi-tool — Review

CONTEC PG1 multi-tool is an impressive tool for just 15€. Thanks to its clever and minimalistic design, the multi-tool packs all the necessary features into a very lightweight and compact package.

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Making my Mountain Bike lighter — Part 5

In part 5 we focused on improving the comfort of the bike. Furthermore, having switched back to bottles meant figuring out the lightest possible way to carry the essential tools and spares. We are not there just yet, but we are getting closer.

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Hydration Packs Versus Bottles

The debate of Bottles versus Hydration pack has been going on ever since the first hydration pack was brought out. Both of which have their ups and downs. Here’s my take on the topic.

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Camelbak Ratchet — Tested and Reviewed

Camelbak Ratchet comes with a 3-liter Crux hydration reservoir and 3 liters of storage for the essentials. Other features include breathable air mesh back panel and external helmet hooks. It also comes with a removable stability belt, a feature we would have liked to see on Camelbak Classic. Weighing just around 300 grams, it’s also the lightest hydration pack with 3-liter reservoir from Camelbak.

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Do It Yourself — Magnetic Tube Clip

Many higher end hydration packs include a magnetic tube clip for the hydration tube/hose. It makes clipping the tube in and out quicker and more effortless. Unfortunately, neither my Camelbak Classic or Camelbak Ratchet hydration packs came with a magnetic tube clip by default, so I decided to make my own. I wanted to make it universal in case I end up getting yet another pack. Blueprints available!

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Hylix Stems — Tested and Reviewed

Hylix is a Chinese brand that produces affordable mountain bike and bicycle parts and accessories. The tested stems were certainly affordable with the prices starting from 15€. What makes them stand out from other similarly priced stems is their weight or lack of it. Light weight and even lighter price tag, sounds like a recipe for a disaster.

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Do It Yourself — Portable Workbench

A proper workbench is a helpful tool for nearly any project. Unfortunately, most workbenches are too big and heavy to be used in apartment buildings. However, by following this guide you can make your own portable workbench that doesn’t take up much space when folded! Blueprints available!