Under Test: SKS Airchecker Pressure Gauge

SKS Airchecker

Whether you ride dirt, gravel, or pavement, proper tire pressure can make all the difference when it comes to comfort and efficiency. SKS‘ Airchecker pressure gauge offers Presta and Schraeder compatibility, and an easy-to-read display that displays psi or bar.

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Under Test: Octto Professional Gel Bar Tape


Octto‘s Professional Gel bar tape comes in no less than 15 colors, smooth or carbon textures, and features Gelicone™ Enhanced Comfort Foam. The tape’s extra-long length accommodates virtually any size handlebar, and the low-residue adhesive backing leaves less residue when it’s time to change tape.

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Under Test: Specialized AWOL Comp Bicycle

There’s something about this that’s so black, it’s like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black. — Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap

Specialized’s AWOL family are built around steel frames and forks, generous tire clearance, disc brakes, and brazed-on fittings for nearly anything you’d want. The AWOL Comp model pictured above features Reynolds 725/520 Cr-Mo tubing, a SRAM/FSA 2×10 drivetrain, and Specialized’s own AWOL handlebars and saddle.

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