Bikepacking bag manufacturers

I have been looking for bikepacking bags for some upcoming adventures and I ended up with quite a big list of bag manufacturers. This might be useful to others so I made a spreadsheet and noted which types of bags each manufacturer makes, you are able to sort them below if you are looking for … Read more

Convert Garmin Edge mount for Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

Garmin Edge mount on stem

The Wahoo puck-style mounts uses zipties rather than elastic bands, which is quite annoying when you want to move it from bike to bike or only use it sometimes. The Garmin edge pucks does use elastic bands. But we do not live in a world of standardized mount interfaces. The “wings” on the wahoo is … Read more

Dropping the Race Face Strafe grips on my mountainbike

I’m changing the grips on my mountainbike from the Race Face Strafe Lock-On Handlebar Grips to a cheap slide-on grip(called Force Lox) instead because the Strafe grips simply does not work for me. I bought them 2 years ago and they have been bothering me ever since. Now I don’t ride my mountainbike as often as my roadbike and I don’t go on long mountainbike rides, so I … Read more

Getting back on the bike after a crash

If you have ever had a bad bike crash then this is might be familiar to you. 4 weeks ago I suffered a bad crash while commuting to work. I hurt my knee and my hip. The crash itself was a comically slow one. I was just riding to work and because of some road works I … Read more

Leaving road tubeless – for now

I have ridden tubeless road/gravel tires(Schwalbe G-one 35mm) on my cyclocross bike for the past 4 months. Read about setting up the tubeless here. I have now changed back to my trusty Continental Grand Prix 4 season 28c. Since I’m changing back you might guess my opinion of tubeless setup but let’s give this road … Read more

Consistency.. Consistency is key..

Cycling in winter is rarely fun. Wanting to keep our normal jobs, we start and complete mid-week rides in total darkness. Mechanicals become problems instead of annoyances. I, for one, don’t want to get stuck 15 miles from home with a mechanical problem or even a flat tire, if I can help it. But I … Read more

Mountainbiking in the dark

Riding a mountainbike through the forest at night is a very special experience. It is even more special when you are riding through snow. It’s the ultimate tunnel vision. You only look at the line in front of you but at the same time you are aren’t going as fast as normal. So all the … Read more

Finding the right saddlebag

My saddlebag got stolen from my my bike, along with a cheap rear light, about a month ago. So the search was on for a new one! I have been gathering the parts for a new saddlebag and spending some time figuring out what I need to carry with me. This needs to fit in … Read more