Saturday, February 25, 2012

Product review: 0 stars for the #crankbrothers Speed Lever. Piece of junk!

Originally submitted at REI

This innovative tire lever makes changing tires without pinching quick and easy--great for hard to change road tires.


By Bob the TriGuy from Ontario, CDN on 2/25/2012



1out of 5

Cons: Bends Easily, Ineffective, Tough to Grip

Describe Yourself: Competitive Cyclist

Was this a gift?: No

This cheap piece of plastic is garbage. It broke and the FIRST tire I tried to use it on. It is poorly made and is much less effective then 2 standard plastic tire levers. Perhaps if this product was not so cheaply made it could be effective but it isn't. Please do not waste your money on it.

Funny, when I read about this product elsewhere I thought what a good idea, but noticed Crank Brothers dealers/distributor in Canada would not order or carry these, now I know why!


Monday, February 20, 2012

#TIL Togo did not get near the credit he deserved in saving Nome AK. Thanks #Togo

Spirit of a Racer in a Siberian Husky’s Blood, from the New York Times, describes Togo's near forgotten role in saving the population of Nome in 1925. So when you see Balto in Central Park give some love to the Lead who pulled his team 261 miles across the moving ice of Norton Sound in the dark.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

@tweedybirdnorth I promise thee many hammers. #MyBrainHurts #KeepItSimple #KISS