Archive for December, 2012

Cinelli Bar Tape Update

Posted: December 30, 2012 in Reviews
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Cinelli Gel Bar Tape

An update to the post. After living with this tape for about 2000 miles. I still like it. It is holding up well. I think I will replace it in the spring just to make the bike look pristine again. Other than te white getting dirty it is still in great condition.

Quick review on the new bar tape I installed today.  My only comparision is to the original tape that was on my bike so I son’t have much to compare to.

I purchased the tape and had my LBS show me how to install it.  It worked out great.  The tape was very stretchy so it was easy to wrap.  The back of the tape has an adhesive strip and it also included a ribbon for each brake housing, finishing tape and end plugs.  The tape feels nice and cushy and I think it will absorb the road vibration with no problem.  Today I only tried it out on the trainer and it was very comfortable.  I’ll update after I get some long rides on the tape.

Cinelli Bar Tape

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Yakima Sprocket Rocket

Posted: December 30, 2012 in Reviews
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After living with the Sprocket Rocket for about 6 months I can recommend it. It is super fast to mount on the load bars and quick to get your bike on. My only complaint is the skewer will spin if your bike isn’t in the rack unless you screw it all the way in which will make it take longer to put your bike in. It is just a pet peeve and don’t effect anything or you can’t tell the skewer is rattling when driving.

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