Category Archives: Fitness

Bryton Rider 320 Review

bryton rider 320 review

I’ve been running the Bryton Rider 420 bike computer for several months now without any major hitches. Recently, Bryton sent me their latest, lower priced unit, the Bryton Rider 320. Get the lowdown in our Bryton Rider 320 review below!

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Bryton Rider 420 Review

bryton rider 420 review

Over the last few years I’ve field tested both the Bryton Rider 310 and Rider 410 GPS cycling computers, logging thousands of miles on each. Bryton sent me their latest Rider 420 unit, which I’ve tested over the last few weeks. Read our full Bryton Rider 420 review below!

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1982 Trek 412 Vintage Bike Restoration

1982 trek 412 vintage bike restoration

Since cobbling together my Ritchey Road Logic, I’ve taken the next step and undertaken fixing up old bikes. Check out my latest project, a 1982 Trek 412 vintage bike restoration!

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Bryton Rider 410 GPS Review

bryton rider 410 gps review

EDIT: I’ve tested the updated Bryton Rider 420! Read the review.

Last year I tested the Bryton Rider 310 bike computer, with positive overall results. I’ve logged over 2,000 miles on it and it still performs great!

Bryton recently released their new and improved Rider 410. After two weeks of field testing, our Bryton Rider 410 GPS review is in! Keep reading for the whole scoop!

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2018 Fuji Roubaix 1.1 Road Bike Review

2018 fuji roubaix 1.1 road bike review

I’ve ridden my Ritchey Road Logic build for few months now, and I’m super pleased with it.

Still, I snagged the newest model of the Fuji Roubaix 1.1 for review. Continue reading our full 2018 Fuji Roubaix 1.1 road bike review below!

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Ritchey Road Logic Bike Build

 

ritchey road logic bike buildI recently sold my trusty Motobecane Le Champion to put together this Ritchey Road Logic bike build.

Today, I’ll blast through mini-reviews for the components. I’ll eventually write separate, longer reviews, then update this post with the links. In the meantime, check out my Ritchey Road Logic bike build! Continue reading Ritchey Road Logic Bike Build

Poseidon Triton Review – Updated Road Bike!

poseidon triton reviewBack in 2016, Poseidon impressed PRAKTICALA with the Poseidon Bike 4.0, an enthusiast-level road bike at an entry-level price.

Since then, Poseidon updated their bike with improved geometry and expanded colors while still retaining their value pricing. We were finally able to grab one for road testing. Check out our full Poseidon Triton review below!

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Bryton Rider 310 Review – Budget GPS Bike Computer!

bryton rider 310 review

EDIT: I’ve since tested the Bryton Rider 410 and the Bryton Rider 420! Read those reviews here, and here.

For cyclists, a bike computer not only tracks your route, but compiles ride data to help you train and improve.

Unfortunately, a basic Garmin costs upwards of a hundred bucks – even more if it performs anything beyond rudimentary tasks. For the budget-conscious layperson, it can be hard to justify that expense for an activity that is supposed to be, you know, free.

A company called Bryton offers much less expensive GPS bike computers than the big-name competition. But are they any good? Check out our Bryton Rider 310 review below!

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Dawes Lightning DLX Review – Entry Level Road Bike!

dawes lightning dlx review

My current ride is a legit Motobecane LeChampion CF, but not every cyclist is serious enough (yet) to drop a grand (or more) on a bike. The very cool Poseidon bike, which I reviewed here, is one alternative. (EDIT: I’ve also reviewed the Poseidon Triton, their updated road bike.)

I recently obtained an even more affordable bike, the Dawes Lightning DLX. While not flashy by any means, this solid road bike provides excellent bang for buck as either a casual ride or an entry into the world of road biking. Read the full Dawes Lightning DLX review below!

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Motobecane Le Champion CF Review – Legit Road Bike!

.motobecane lechampion cf review

Decent road bikes are expensive, especially brand name ones. Industry secret: bike frames, regardless of brand, are almost all manufactured by the same one or two companies in Taiwan.

A company called Kinesis manufactures frames for well-known brands like Trek, Diamondback, GT, K2, and Felt (one of my favorites). Guess what – they make the house-brand frames for Bikes Direct, an online only bike retailer.

The Motobecane Le Champion CF is Bikes Direct’s budget-friendly “house” bike, giving you reputable, high-end components without the premium price tag. Continue reading Motobecane Le Champion CF Review – Legit Road Bike!