Photos & Article by Skinny Mike Helmets are responsible for 5 things. Protection, ventilation, keeping drag to a minimum, storing sunglasses, and being the cherry atop your Lycra covered cake. The new Oakley ARO5 helmet ticks off all of the boxes when it comes to doing its job. I make a point of getting a …

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Photos by Nelson Queralta Jr On a previous post, we identified that one of my bikes needed some love. The saddle was worn and dated. When it came time to select a new one a community friend and respected tech named Ozzie recommend going with Fabric. I didn’t know much about them at the time …

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Photos by Nelson Queralta Jr The Lazer Z1 Helmet is Lazer’s flagship road helmet. It’s the lid of choice for UCI World Tour Lotto-Soudal Men’s and Women’s teams. Lazer is a Belgium-based company that has been around since 1919, but it wasn’t until 1980 that they started going by the now famous, “Lazer.” The company …

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Photos courtesy of Çois Cycling You wake up early in the morning, check your bike and make sure it’s in good working order. Pump some air in the tires, pick out your favorite cycling kit. Heading out for your Morning Ride, looking good and feeling better. Once you get home and freshen up, now what? …

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Photos by: Nelson Queralta Jr & Jason Delgado The bottom bracket talk is one filled with many different topics of conversation, opinions and cold hard facts. There’s also many different types of bottom brackets that can be used depending on the application. We’ve recently teamed up with Kogel Bearings on our MRCC Vynl Race Bike …

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Rapha’s new range of handlebar tapes consist of the Pro Team Tape and a Classic Tape. Recently I picked up a Classic bar tape to complement my neo-retro build. This seems to be a variant to their older bar tape, as it’s no longer made by Cinelli and Rapha seems to have developed their own. …

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Photos by: Nelson Queralta & Jason Delgado If you’re hispanic or latin, “holy frijoles” is a term you’ve probably heard before. Jimy Toural or “Jimy Fakawi” wanted to stay true to his roots. Him along with a few friends had an off-road bike race team they decided to call “Holy Frijoles”. This is the kit’s …

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Photography: Nelson Queralta Jr. There will always be a special place in my heart for everything ‘90s, with perhaps the exception of ‘90s hair.  I lived in ‘90s “biker shorts” and Body Glove bathing suits.  And by “biker shorts,” I’m talking about those black spandex shorts with the brightly colored stripe down the sides.  I even wore the …

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Photography: Nelson Queralta Jr When it comes to cycling garments MRCC has been spoiled with the access and ability to use the industry’s top brands. We’ve been tasked with reviewing Eliel Cycling’s Shore Collection line of cycling apparel. The line consists of the Rincon jersey, and Laguna Seca bib shorts. We wont hold back, as …

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Giro’s new helmet release is out, and we’ve got our hands on it for a quick review. This is the Giro Cinder MIPS. From first glance you can see this helmet looks a lot like the Giro Synthe, which is the company’s flagship road helmet. Although they share a lot of similarities, the Cinder is …

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