Tag Archives: Under Test

Under Test: SRAM Apex 1 Components

If you’ve been itching to try SRAM’s 1x road components but were put off by the price, theĀ Apex 1 group may just get you to ditch your front derailleur. Available in drop- and flat-bar versions, Apex 1 boasts a whopping 380% gear range. How does SRAM’s value-priced group stack up against the company’s costlier Rival 1 and Force 1 components?

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Under Test: Catalyst Platform Pedals

Is bigger better when it comes to your bike’s pedals? According to Colorado’s Pedaling Innovations, the answer is a resounding yes. Measuring 143 mm x 95 mm, the Catalyst pedals dwarf the competition’s platforms. Why so big? More support, and according to company founder James Wilson, the longer platforms enable a more centered foot position.

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Under Test: Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Tour Rack

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Attaching a rack to a bike that lacks the necessary fittings often requires a bit of creativity or jury-rigging. For some setups, no amount of p-clamps, zip-ties, or duct tape can compensate for a rack-hostile design. Thule’s Pack ‘n Pedal Tour rack eschews conventional rack fittings for ratcheting straps that work with virtually any bicycle from full suspension mountain bikes to commuters and everything in between.

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