Assos Water Bottle with Cyclist design

Assos Water Bottle is the new redesigned 2018 water bottle of well known clothing brand Assos. I used their old black water bottles while testing the Tune Wassertraeger 2.0 bottle cages. The Assos Water Bottle comes with a recognizable cyclist design.

In addition I will do a brief comparison with the Elite Fly Team water bottles, that I’ve reviewed a little while ago.

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PB Swiss Tools Straight Picktool 7676.3-80 BL

The latest addition to my PB Swiss Tools collection is the Straight Picktool 7676.3-80 BL, which is advertised as ideal “for assembling and dismantling seal elements at engines, gears, brakes, air-conditioning equipment, etc.”

However for me it it is the perfect companion when changing break and shift cables, to open the inner liner. I did this job with a pointed spoke.

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Lifeline Indoor Trainer Desk – The perfect Tacx Neo Companion

The Lifeline Indoor Trainer desk is a must have accessory for cyclists that like the efficiency of training on a Tacx Neo Smart Trainer or simply enjoy riding on Zwift with their friends. The Lifeline Indoor Trainer desk is a Wahoo Kickr Cycling Desk alternative. And I will share my experiences from over a year of use.

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Rotor Aero noQ Chainring for Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Early the 2020 season I wrecked my Dura Ace 9000 outer chainring due to a chain-suck and replaced it with the Rotor Aero noQ chainring, 4-arm, 110 mm bolt circle diameter.

I will share my thoughts so far and have a look at the design details of the Rotor chainring, decision reasoning and installation on the Dura Ace 9000 cranks.

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Shimano Connect Lab to Replace Pioneer Cyclo Sphere

Shimano Connect Lab is the Shimano Webservice to replace Pioneer Cyclo Sphere, the backend for Pioneer’s Pedaling Monitor System, that is launched on 30-06-2021.

In this article I will look back at Pioneer’s announcement that Shimano would buy the power meter business, and will look into the data migration and details of the Shimano Webservice.

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Cerabike Wax Lube – Long term review

Cerabike Wax Lube is a fairly unknown lube, compared to the big brands like Muc-Off, Rock ‘n Roll, Pedros, Finish Line, Squirt or Morgan Blue. A fellow cycling friend from the Nordics pointed me to Cerabike Wax Lube, a product for both dry and wet conditions, available via Decathlon and Amazon.

Very unique is the combination of PTFE, graphite and ceramics in the Cerabike Wax Lube. Also the fact that its suited for both dry and wet conditions raised my attention. There are not a lot of (english) reviews available online so let me share my thoughts and experiences.

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Wera Zyklop 8000 Speed Ratchet review – Hazet 916SP Comparison

In this article I will review the Wera Zyklop 8000 series Speed ratchets. The 1/4″ Wera Zyklop 8000 A, the 3/8″ Wera Zyklop 8000 B and the Wera Zyklop 8000 C for 1/2″ sockets. Wera is a well known German tool brand, and I will do a brief comparison with a Hazet 916SP ratchet.

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