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Under Test: Smoove Chain Lube

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If you’ve never heard of Smoove chain lube, don’t feel too bad, as the product didn’t show up on my radar until recently. Developed by a South African company, the lube was designed to withstand the brutal conditions faced by racers competing in that country’s Cape Epic off-road race. What makes Smoove different than conventional chain lubes? For starters, it’s 100% biodegradable and solvent-free. And according to the company, Smoove is also self-cleaning and extends chain life by 124%.

Does Smoove deliver a smooth, long-lasting ride? Stay tuned…

Under Test: Xpedo Spry Platform Pedals

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Bicycle components are all about compromises, and pedals are certainly no exception. Balancing weight, construction, and price is no small feat (bad pun intended), but Xpedo manages to deliver plenty of high-end features in their sub-$80 Spry platform pedal. Can the lightweight Spry hold up to Colorado’s rocky trails and unpredictable spring and summer weather?

Stay tuned…

Under Test: Terrene Honali Tires

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If your two-wheeled adventures take you far from the beaten path then Terrene’s new Honali tires may be what you need to get you there and back. Available in 700×40 and 700×50 sizes, the Honalis feature tubeless-ready beads and your choice of Tough or DuraTough casings. The tires’ tightly spaced tread rolls easily on pavement, but the horizontal edges offer grip on soft surfaces. Despite their sturdy appearance and large footprint, our 700×50 samples weighed a reasonable 700 grams.

Stay tuned…