Shimano SLX double crankset review: A lightweight workhorse

Tucked quietly in between XT and Deore component groups, Shimano’s SLX doesn’t seem designed to attract attention.  Nicely made and handsome, it doesn’t necessarily stand out on a bike.  Which is a shame- because right there in plain sight are hiding some of the gems of Shimano’s line. Case in point? The SLX crankset.  Hollow […]

Funsplosion! SDG Saddles, Grips, and Seatpost just in

Entering the bike industry to make millions would probably be… misguided.  But starting or joining a bike or gear company because you’ve got some cool ideas and want to have a bit of fun bringing them to life?  That’s a bit more like it. Building saddles since the early-90s, Speed Defies Gravity–now SDG Components–has built […]

Quick Review: Halo’s light, slip-resistant Hex Key Skewers

Catch up on all of our Project 1.2 posts here! When looking for a bolt-on skewer to keep our Project 1.2 On-One Lurcher’s rear wheel from slipping in its horizontal dropouts, I decided to give the rear half of Halo’s GBP8 (under $15) Hex Key Skewer set a try.  Not often seen on our side […]