Tool Tuesday :: Hayes Feel R Gage

With so many bike tools on the market, it’s not too often that we really get excited about one. But after using the Hayes Feel R Gage for the first time, we couldn’t help but think “We wish we had this tool 10 years ago!” The Feel R Gage is a...

Tool Tuesday :: Shimano Chain Tool

Cyclists often talk about what they’ve upgraded on their bikes. From derailleurs to wheels, everyone can agree that it’s nice to have the latest and greatest. One thing you don’t hear as often is “I’ve upgraded my tools.” With...

Tool Tuesday :: Crank Brothers Power Pump

The last pump in our series is a do-it-all pump with all of the bells and whistles. The Crank Brothers Power Pump Alloy is a mini pump that’s at home both on the road and on the trail. Not only does this pump accept both presta and schrader valves, but it will...

Tool Tuesday :: Bontrager Air Rush Road

So far, we have reviewed a CO2 pump and a frame pump. This week we’ll check out a pump that is a combination of the two. The Bontrager Air Rush Road is what’s commonly known as a ‘dual pump’. It’s a small frame pump mated to a CO2 pump....

Tool Tuesday: Topeak Road MasterBlaster Pump

Last week we reviewed a minimalist CO2 pump. This week we check out a pump at the opposite end of the spectrum. The Topeak Road MasterBlaster pump is a modern take on the traditional frame pump. As expected, it’s long, skinny, and spring-loaded so that it rests...

Tool Tuesday :: Genuine Innovations Microflate Nano

Every serious cyclist knows it is essential to carry a pump when riding. Walk into any bicycle shop, however, and you’ll find a dizzying array of pumps. Frame pumps, CO2 pumps, mini pumps, dual pumps- how do you know what to choose? This week we’ll look at...