Warren Butcher

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The 11 Best Pieces of Gear for Bike Commuters

It’s hard out there for a bike commuter. Whether you’re new to active commuting or a seasoned cyclist, you know gear can be difference between great …

Commuting

Best Bicycle Upgrades

BONTRAGER AEOLUS PRO 3 TLR DISC ROAD WHEEL<p>Keith Bontrager famously said: “Light, strong, cheap: pick two.” Well, these carbon wheels—sporting a 35mm cross section and a wide, 19.5mm rim bed laced to fast-engaging, Centerlock-compatible Bontrager hubs—challenge that maxim.<p>MAXXIS RE-FUSE TIRE<p>Always …

Bikepacking

Saddle Wrap Roundup: Jet Roll and Speedsleev offer new ways to bring your tools with you

Finding the right bag that’ll hold the tools you need is getting easier as manufacturers release more options. No longer confined to the typical …

Multi-tools

VeloColour Dynamite Roll tool roll expands custom paintshop’s palette

For the most part, we know VéloColour for their detail-oriented custom painting that has popped up from NAHBS to the Philly Bike Expo. But several …

Multi-tools

Gear of the Year - MBR

2017's best products<p>Join us for a closer look at 2017’s best products, as chosen by our experienced panel of editors and testers. This is our Gear of …

Review: Showers Pass Torch Jacket

The Showers Pass Torch Jacket is one for those who want to be seen at all costs. There are neon panels on the arms for daylight visibility and LED …

Christmas Trees

Making a Gun Without a 3D Printer

Around four years ago the world was up in arms over the first gun to be 3D printed. The hype was largely due to the fact that most people don’t …

Longterm Review: Showers Pass Utility Bag- one commuter backpack to rule them all

One year ago, I moved into the Shower’s Pass Utility backpack, designed and tested in the oppressively rainy climate of Portland, Oregon. As someone …

Rolled and Reviewed: Silca Premio Seat Roll Adopts Boa Closure for Saddle Bags

<i>Despite what some people say saddle bags, new internet sensation Phil Gaimon recently informed us that yes, professional bike racers also use in-ride</i> …

Cyclo-cross

How to get your bike project crowdfunded

So, you've got a great idea for a new bit of cycling kit, or have an idea for a company that will revolutionise the cycling industry, but how do you …

How to properly warm up before your next bike ride

How to properly warm up before your next bike ride<p>Perhaps there was a time when you, a sturdy, fit, carefree individual, could happily launch …

We tried a bunch of reflective, waterproof cycling jackets so you don’t have to

Cycling is great, it really is.<p>You get to keep fit, clear your mind and get from A to B. All at your own pace.<p>But it all gets a bit hairy come the …

In winter action sports, concussion awareness is slowly growing

BRECKENRIDGE — It was just a tap on the back of the helmet from a buddy. But it sent freeskiing superstar Justin Dorey tumbling, once again, into …

Kinesiology

Ring Stick Up Cam and Solar Panel combo provides peace of mind

Ring’s Video Doorbell is among the best connected doorbell options out there, and the company released a wireless security camera called the Stick Up Cam earlier this year, as well as a solar panel to help provide it with continuous power. But how does the Stick Up, stack up?<p>At a glance<p>6-12 month …

How to adjust the rebound and compression settings on your mountain bike

Do the inner workings of forks and shocks seem like a dark art to you? If so, read this quick primer. Learning how to adjust the rebound and …

An Introduction to Bikepacking

Brought to you in association with<p>Words and pics by Sanny<p>Bikepacking? Isn’t that just a fancy term for touring? A sneaky way to part us with our hard …

New SQlab Ergowave 611/612 saddles swell at the back for comfort

When you listen to the company’s history, it’s apparent that SQlab has always been ab out finding ergonomic solutions through science and experience. …

Watch a Master Modeler Build a Hyper-Detailed WWII Airplane

Anyone who’s done any scale modeling knows that it can be challenging to just put together and paint a reasonably-detailed model as it comes in the box. To take that model to the level that Czech modeler David Damek does in this amazing video is infinitely harder than he makes it all look.<p>Even if …

Tutorials

Smaller, lighter Garmin Forerunner 735XT multisport GPS watch gets wrist HR measurement

Garmin has expanded their Forerunner multisport GPS watch line with the new Forerunner 735XT that tracks your heart rate 24/7 to help show recovery …

Fitness Technology

Polar launches special edition V800 GPS watches, including new performance upgrades

Pairing with multi-time world triathlon champion Javier Gomez Noya, Polar has created a special signature edition package of their flagship GPS watch …

Polar M400 Lifestyle Watch Review

I have owned a couple of Polar products and been pleased with them. The company appears to have a healthy relationship between industrial design and …

Wearable Tech

A Gorgeous Animated Penny Arcade Music Video for Jane Bordeaux’s ‘Ma’agalim’ | Colossal

<p>Please take a few moments to immerse yourself in this lovely new music video for folk country trio Jane Bordeaux’s ‘<i>Ma’agalim</i>.’ The animated short …

Rafael Araujo’s Architectural Renderings of Life Now as a Coloring Book | Colossal

<p>Architect and illustrator Rafael Araujo drafts beautiful three-dimensional spaces in a studio without technology, connecting himself back to nature …

Arduino Releases MKR1000, IoT Development Environment, and Community Project Platform

With today’s Arduino Day festivities, the co-founders made three announcements for their users: First, the Arduino MKR1000, a tiny, feature-packed board initially introduced at the tail end of last year, is now shipping. But alongside that, and potentially much more significant, Arduino announced …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

Build a Compact 4 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster

<i>Updated: This project was originally published on 26th Aug 2015 and was then updated on the 5th Sept 2015 with additional instructions on how to add a second Ethernet adaptor to the head node, and have it serve as a DHCP server for the other nodes in the cluster.</i><p>Over the weekend I sat down and …

The best MTB multi tool: 6 models tested | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>Worst-case scenario: you’re in the middle of the woods and the sun’s about to dip down beyond the horizon. Then your chain breaks with one excessive</b> …

The best road bike upgrades

Riding more consistently and with more focus will, nine times out of 10, net you far greater performance gains than the latest pair of aero wheels. …

Urban Aquaponic Farmer and Chef Redefines Local Food in Orange County, CA

In a county named for its former abundance of orange groves, chef and farmer Adam Navidi is on the forefront of redefining local food and agriculture …

Aquaponics