Simple to use
High quality materials
Could become faulty if pins get bentOverall Review: I was in the market for an easy-to-use chain checker after switching to the Sram XO1 11 speed drive train. Not replacing a $35 chain could wear out my hyper-expensive cassette so I wanted to get the most accurate one. After a bit of research, I decided to go with the Park Tool CC-1 chain checker. After 2 years of use, these are my impressions Simple and easy to use The thing I like most about this chain checker is how straight-forward it is to use. Place the chain checking between the links of a chain, slightly press the black swivel until it begins to stop. Look through the measurement hole and see what it Read More »
I purchased 2 of these Jerseys having never purchased or worn any tld jerseys. I had become fond of 3/4 length sleeves for mountain biking here in socal, liked the colors of the jerseys, and had enough gift card money to pay essentially nothing for the two (which were on sale for $35). The pocket though small is very handy, though I wouldn't recommend putting anything super heavy in there as it will pull the jersey to one side. I was able to put a small patch kit and cereal bar in there comfortably, both of which were not super heavy, so the fit was still spot on. The integrated google wipe is great. My first ride started off in warm 80 degree weather and then rapidly turned to heavy rain and the temperature dropped over 20 degrees. Throughout the entire ride, the jersey was spot on comfortable, and though the jersey stuck to certain parts of my body when it was wet, it still felt loose and comfortable. In the almost 90 degree heat on my second ride the jersey didn't feel hot at all, and infact you could feel the air flowing through the jersey even on very slow climbs. Keep in mind however that it still is a tiny bit hotter then a classic short sleeve jersey. I took a spill hucking off of a step down I had done only a couple times and landed on my side. My elbow was mildly scraped through the jersey but the jersey itself had NO physical damage. I'm 100% convinced the jersey covering my elbow protected a lot of blood and scrapes. The fit of the jersey is spot on for me. I am 6'3'' and fairly long built with long arms and legs, though I'm not skinny. The large fit me perfectly. If you are wider or have big and wide arms I would recommending maybe sizing up. For me personally, the fit is perfect. The neck and back is strechy and breathable. The chest and shoulders are nice and loose, yet not too baggy and the arms are the same, though they taper towards the cuff so they remain almost in place which I find awesome!
None as of now for me personally. I will say, the jersey is hotter then a short sleeve, but that is expected and a trade off for the added protection. Arms might be a tad too tight for those will very big and muscular arms. I haven't personally tried them with elbow or arm pads but I feel like they would be a tad too tight.Overall Review: For my first taste of TLD apparel, I'm enjoying these jerseys hugely! These jerseys are everything I look for for all day rides and technical terrain here in hot socal. Arms could be a bit looser if you have big arms or want to wear arm pads, but for me, they work great.
High quality feel and materials 12-60 Nm range 0.2 adjustment increments Easy-to-read gauge Comes with a protective traveling case
Nothing at allOverall Review: Carbon frames, carbon seatposts, carbon saddles, carbon cranks, carbon bars, carbon stems, seems like everything is being made out of carbon these days. That being said, carbon has a very specific tolerance for torque which can’t be exceeded. This is why I have decided to purchase my very own torque wrench set. After getting a Park Tool TW-5 wrench, I chose to go with the Park Tool TW-6 for the higher-end torque speced parts. After several months of use, I’m glad I did. Here are my impressions on the masterpiece: Features Just like most torque wrenches in this category, the TW-6 has a torque Read More »
High quality feel and materials
0.4 adjustment increments
Comes with a 3/8" adaptor and traveling case
Sometimes the 3/8" adaptor can get stock in the socketsOverall Review: In a world of increasing frame and component technology, precise measurements while wrenching is becoming more and more relevant. This is why I have decided to purchase my very own torque wrench set. For my lower torque range, I decided to go with the Park Tool TW-5. After several months of use, I’m glad I did. Here are my impressions on the masterpiece: Features Just like most torque wrenches in this category, the TW-5 has a torque range of 3-15 newton meters (26-132” lbs) and can be adjusted within 0.4 Nm (3.5 “ lbs) increments. To adjust the torque settings, simply pull down on the bottom tab Read More »
Durable plastic and medal materials
Easy to install
Easy to adjust
Although light weight in comparison to most chain guides, it is still 3 times heavier than the lightest 1x10/11 option.
Solid plastic guide requires you to break the chain in order to install and remove from the bike.
High quality bearings
Decent grip and size of platform
Awesome bang for your buck if looking for a new, high quality pedal but on a budget.
Magnesium is lighter weight than other metals but is also more likely to dent, bend, or breakOverall Review: These pedals came with my 2015 Trek Session and after a few months of riding, here are my impressions. Dimensions In terms of platform pedals, the Wellgo MG-1 doesn't compromise on size. Although they aren't huge like the Spank Oozy Trail Pedal (110mm x 110mm), they certainly aren't small either. Measuring in at 96mm x 93mm, I felt like my size US 12 shoe didn't have any attachment issues while even on the roughest of terrain. Owning a pair of Canfield Crampon Ultimates, I have become accustomed to ultra thin (6mm) pedals. The Wellgo MG-1 have a average thickness to them at about 22mm. Given the fact that I prefer a thinner Read More »
Strong, high quality build
Plenty of useful accessories
You'll never spend money to get your wheels trued again!
$250 is a lot to spend at first, but I promise it's worth it.Overall Review: Everybody has one on their shop related tool wish-list but it’s usually the last thing anyone actually buys. At least that was the case for me when I purchased my Park Tool TS-2.2 truing stand. Spending $250 on something that only makes your wheels straight is something difficult to justify until a bike shop charges you $12-$20 per wheel to do it. I’m not trying to persuade anyone from supporting their local bike shops but why feed a man one meal when you can teach him to fish? Justifying that I would most likely spend far more than $250 on wheel trues, I manned up and bought the TS-2.2. Read More »
Micro adjustability for infinite clamping strength
Phenomenal Cam Action Clamp design
Durable and built to last
Narrow Clamp width
Huge range of clamping shapes and size.
Absolutely NothingOverall Review: The Park Tool 100-25D Clamp came on a PRS-25 stand I purchased over a year ago. Although I have been very impressed with the stand itself, I think I am even more impressed with this clamp that came with it. Owning several stands from different companies, there were some things I likes and some things I absolutely disliked about the previous ones. After using the 100-25D clamp, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to something less superior. First impressions The Micro Adjust Clamp is an absolute game changer. It’s super easy to use and offers great control on how tight it will Read More »