Project 1.2 Review: On-One’s convention-challenging $800 Lurcher carbon 29er frame

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! For many of us, there’s no denying carbon fiber’s sex appeal.  Be it the associations with cutting edge, high-end bikes and components (and race cars and fighter jets), the ways in which it can be crafted into seemingly endless combinations of weight, stiffness, vibration damping, […]

Project 1.2 Initial Review: Roval’s $1,200 hookless Control Carbon 29 wheelset

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! While the benefits of wheels that are lighter and stronger than their aluminum peers are clear, carbon fiber wheels come with a price premium that can be awfully hard to justify.  With a number of perfectly good excellent wheels available in the $600-900 range, dropping […]

Project 1.2 Review: FSA SL-K SB0 seatpost problem solved

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! In last month’s review of FSA’S stiff, sexy SL-K SB0 seatpost, we noted that: The SL-K’s only demerit an easily-addressed one.  In an effort to shave weight, FSA have carved a hole in the saddle cradle- providing a route for all manner of crap to […]

Project 1.2 Review: FSA’s stiff, sexy SL-K SB0 seatpost

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! With its simple two-bolt head and unidirectional carbon fiber finish, FSA’s entry-level SL-K carbon seatpost is an attractive piece of kit that coordinates well with many of FSA’s cranks, bars, and stems.  The company bonds an aluminum head to the full carbon shaft for both […]

Introducing the Project 1.2 single speed: Reasonably-priced carbon?

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! While it’s been in the works for some time (and we leaked early photos on our Facebook page), our Project 1.2 single speed is now complete.  Hardly a plastic wallflower, the Lurcher has been getting lots of dirty time.  But before diving into the reviews, […]

Project 1.2 Review: Hope’s slick Bolted Seat Clamp

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! Some things are just nice.  Take, for example, this Hope Bolted Seat Collar.  Sure, any number of collars will do the job just fine, but Hope’s latest version really is something to see, to hold, and to use.  Along with other Hope components, it matches […]

Just In! SpurCycle’s Mix & Match GripRings

Here’s a neat idea for your flat-bar’d townie or mountain bike:  Individual, brightly-colored GripRings that can be mixed to match your ride.  Or mixed to not match.  It’s up to you.  The recently Kickstarted SpurCycle project is a neat one, allowing the purchaser to use the online GripRings Builder to configure the squidgy nesting donuts […]

Review: Specialized’s hookless Control Carbon 29 XC/trail wheelset

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! With out Project 1.2 singlespeed, we set out to take a look at the world of reasonably priced carbon fiber.  While the benefits of lighter and/or stronger components with improved vibration damping are clear, do those benefits erode as the magic plastic works its way […]

Review: FSA’s Stout SL-K Stem

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! Stems aren’t the most glamorous of components.  For the most part, they all work- and those that don’t don’t tend to survive on the market long.  While the Reasonably Priced in our Reasonably Priced Carbon Project 1.2 singlespeed build theme ruled out every full-carbon stem […]