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Gnome-Proof Gear – Sea to Summit X-Series Bowl – Ibex Shak Classic Merino Wool Jersey – RaceFace Next Carbon Cranks –

We’re back with another thrilling episode of Gnome-Proof Gear. I’m your host, Gomez Alejandro Santana de Lago, and on this episode of GPG, thee Spinner Ryerson shares a hydration system for our amigos, of the four legged variety, His Honor, the Mayor of GnomeFest 13, Steve Meurett, nominates the Ibex Shaq for GPG status and […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Triple Aught Designs Artemis Hoodie – Voile Ski Straps – Lifeproof FRE Case

We launched our Gnome-Proof Gear series last month and this particular edition is a compilation from our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots of the female persuasion. The Gnome-Proof Seal of Approval is awarded to gear that our product testers, have found to be the ‘Best of the Best’ in field tested, fat-bike accessories. Triple Aught Designs […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Geigerrig 3L Hydration Engine – Woolx Merino Wool Hoodie – Camelbak Podium Chill

This is the fourth in our Gnome-Proof Gear series of articles, that share our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot’s choices for the ‘best of the best’ in field tested fat-bike accessories. Check it out!   Geigerrig 3L Hydration Engine ($97, as pictured) by Ian Nycloud About 2 years ago, while spec’-ing out my first bikepacking rig, […]

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First Look– Shebeest Spring Line – by KitCat Montana

  Hi readers! I’m bringing to you a sneak pre-view at Shebeest’s spring line up of women’s cycling wear. Shebeest is unique in that they only make women’s cycling gear and are dedicated to creating quality, proper fitting gear for the female athlete.  Fellow women riders you know the frustration of finding women specific […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Gore Bike Wear Fusion Trousers – Ibex Shak Wool Vest – Sven Saw

In this episode of Gnome-Proof Gear, we hear from Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Jeff Price, about his recipient of the GPG Seal of Approval. Jeff shares his thoughts on some Gore Bike Wear Trousers (slacks, britches, dungarees, pantaloons, or as some have come to call, pants). After that, it’s back to the world according to Gomez with […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Keen Neve Polar Boots – Outdoor Research Foray Jacket – Surly Wool Jersey

  This is the first installment of Gnome-Proof Gear (GPG). GPG will feature gear that any/all of our testing staff have used and abused and came out shining. The products that we’ll feature will earn the GPG – seal of approval, which means that they’ve gone through a full season of rides, campouts, bonfires, and adventures. Some of […]

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NRS Workboot Wetshoe

  Sven and I have had a long running search for the ultimate shoe for riding on the beach. Once the weather gets above freezing and we enter the spring beach season, getting your feet wet, is an inevitable part of almost every beach ride. Swollen creeks and blustery waves will eventually  submerge your boots or […]

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Tread Threads First Look : Sock Guy

Hey good Fat-Bike friends! Tis the season for stuffing your stocking, or how about stocking your stockings with stockings?! As you can see all of the holiday music piping through every speaker in the land has clearly been getting to my head. Minneapolis is currently lacking in our signature winter weather (it’s been dry and […]

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Cyber Monday Never Tasted So GOOD!

If you have an amigo that waits for you at the top of big hills, with a cold beer, you might want to slip one of our new Yeti Von Evil Snow Ops or Polar Bear Tail Whip (say it like Stewie), t-shirts into their stocking to show them some brotherly (or sisterly) {or maybe […]

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Bontrager Ride Gear – The test begins

  Editor’s Note : Winnebago County Super Model and Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot Scott Peterson will be testing an array of technical cycling garments from our amigos at Bontrager. This is his introduction to the new Bontrager cycling wardrobe that he’ll be sporting through the worst El Niño since ’97, according to my facebook friends and […]

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Socks that Rock by Handlebar Mustache

Our Apparel Editor, Natalia (Gigante) Mendez, set me up with three pair of snazzy new socks from Handlebar Mustache and I’m here to provide you a complete report on this dynamic new player in the cycling hosiery game. I don’t know about you, but I like my socks to make a bold statement to contrast the eternal blackness […]

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Hills and Beaches

By Jeff Price My local favourite loop this one. There’s nothing better than leaving the house in the early evening, riding some of the hills and dropping down onto the beach for the last few miles home. This ride takes me along the causeway to the medieval town of Conwy and up into the hills […]

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If the Sock Fits….wear it!

By:  Andrea Cohen I am a sock connoisseur. Socks are important, good ones are essential for comfort and style. I go out of my way to try out new socks all the time. So I was stoked when a package from Gomez arrived at World of Bikes containing two pairs of socks from Fits. One […]

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45NRTH Sturmfist Review

  By Andy Oleson Christmas came a little early this year in the form of some sweet 45NRTH Gloves showing up on my door step.  I knew they were heading my way, but just like a kid at Christmas I tore the box open to check out the contents.  To my surprise two pairs of […]

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NEW! Revelate Designs ♦ Powerline Hoodie

Our amigo Eric from Revelate Designs has just introduced their first foray into cycling apparel. This is something that Eric has developed and tested for his own personal use. He likes his Powerline Hoodie, so much, he partnered with a clothing manufacturer and is offering them for sale in Revelate’s online store. Eric shared a […]

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Small Bizz Faturday! Snow Yeti T-Shirt Fund Raiser!

It’s Small Business Saturday and we’ve got something that will make a cool gift for the fat-biker in your life! Check out our new Snow Yeti t-shirt designed by our amigo Chris Daisy from Zion Cyclery! The shirt comes with either long or short sleeves in a Snow White or Storm Gray -pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton T-shirt (with removable […]

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BELCH Gear – New Threads for LumberJacks

We met our new amigos from BELCH Gear up at the US Fat-Bike Nationals up in Cable Wisconsin last March. They had just launched their Bikes and Beer inspired cycling apparel company. I’m always on the look-out for cool stuff to share with our readers, so we vowed to get back in touch, when Belch launched their new […]

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0 to 60 with the Lake MX145 Shoes

  Last December I spoke with some friends over at Lake Cycling about their new shoe that was quietly released, the MX145, about reviewing a set. I’m not one for big heavy boots when I ride and have had little interest in the past of such models. I’d sooner freeze my toes off, stuffing my […]

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WoolX Merino Wool ¼ Zip Base Layer Review

WoolX contacted us out of the blue asking if we’d like to give one of their WoolX Merino Wool ¼ Zip Base Layers, dubbed the model X505, a try. WoolX is a new company offering Australian Merino Wool base layers and underwear. While the company is new, it is backed by Hank’s Clothing, a 64-year […]

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Fog eVader Face Mask Breath Deflector

With the return to Wisconsin of a “Real” winter after an absence of nearly 20 years I’ve been encountering an increase in foggy glasses/goggles when riding, especially below 0, and have been looking for a viable solution to keeping visibility while still being able to breath well. I have a stack of face masks, balaclavas, […]

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DIY Winter Flat Soled Boots

Eric is a 34-year old fat-bike, x country, downhill cyclist and hails from Val-d’Or north west of Quebec Canada He contacted us with a nifty mod he did to a pair of Sorel boots to give him soles like his favorite summer flats! He wanted me to correct grammar but if you think like a French Canadian […]

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Zapatos del Fuego ♦ Zito’s Lake MXZ303 Review

Written By :  Chris Zito Way back when I was pounding the mean streets of Milwaukee shuttling other peoples packages and shit around town, I picked up a pair of the Lake winter boots that were toted as being “the bomb” in winter riding foot apparel. And they were. I rode them heartily through a […]

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