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Bontrager Apparel Product Spotlight: by K8

The Bontrager Old Man Winter Shoe: Very well thought out winter riding shoe. Retail $299.99 – OMW Shoe A high-performance inForm Tundra last fit opens up the toe box for thicker socks. Water resistant main zipper with 2-strap hook and loop closure system Vibram outsole for sure-footed traction and long-wearing durability Fleece-lined, removable inner bootie with 200g […]

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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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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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Tread Threads First Look: New Pearl Izumi

From my years in the industry and even longer before that, a name I’ve heard that has always been synonymous with cycling apparel was Pearl Izumi. I’m always impressed with a brand that manages to stay relevant in such a dynamic field as cycling, and for over 50 years Pearl has been giving us all kind of […]

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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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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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First Look – Vasque Arrowhead Ultradry Winter Boot

    When I was Christmas shopping for mi hijo, Hootie, I spied these boots, probably because they actually look like a modern winter cycling boot. Vasque says that they’re for snowshoeing and winter hiking. They mimic the boot within a boot that the 45NRTH boots have, but have 200 grams of thinsulate, compared to […]

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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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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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Lake MXZ303 – First Impressions

How could I resist the chance to test out a pair of Lake’s newly designed MXZ303 winter cycling boots…I mean, they have my freak’n name emblazoned across the side of them and (like many of us) I’ve worn an older model of Lake’s winter boot for years. About a month ago our amigos at Stage […]

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New Foot Gear from Gore Bike Wear

Gomez, Mr. Jim and I will be sporting and testing a couple of winter footwear products from Gore Bike Wear. The “Road SO Overshoes” do a lot like what it sounds. They go over your cycling shoe and protect your foot with patented Gore tech that you may already be familiar with like Gore-tex and […]

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Interbike 2012 – Live from the Show Floor

Sven has been here before, but today was my first time in the maze called Interbike. We popped my interbike cherry today, to bring you all of the fat…all of the time! Just like we promised!  Phil Wood fat-bike design exercise! Custom Fork crowns on the Manitou Fork. 185mm Cassette Hub. Also available in lower […]

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Warm Feet are Happy Feet – by Mike Curiak

Since I was a kid I’ve ridden year-round. Living in MI, MN, and the mountains of Colorado, I’ve had more than my fair share of cold feet through the decades. It wasn’t until I started riding and racing in Alaska that I finally got tired of it and decided to do something proactive to prevent […]

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Mini Review – Kamik Canuck Boots

Fat-bike riding friend, Tony Berger, wrote up this review of his now favorite fat-biking boots, the Kamik Canucks. Thanks, Tony! OH CRAP The Full Moon Beach Ride is Saturday and it’s slated to be in the 20’s or colder with a serious wind. I forgot to order a decent set of waterproof boots and decide […]

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Time Tested – Sorel Conquest Boots

For the last three winters, when the temps fall into the lower 20’s, I reach for my pair of Sorel Conquests. Whether it’s snow-blowing the drive, snow-shoeing or riding my pugs, these boots keep my feet warm and comfortable.  The Conquests combine exceptional warmth with technical fabrics and comfortable fit. They feature full-grain leather and synthetic […]

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