Under Test: Topeak Bikepacking Bags

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Widely known for their extensive line of pumps and multi-tools, Topeak entered the bikepacking market last year with a full line of adventure-style bags. From the 0.75 L Toploader to the 10 L Backloader, Topeak’s packs feature internal Polyethylene stiffeners, lightweight, water repellent and stain resistant fabric, and mounting systems designed to fit a wide range of frame styles and sizes.

How do Topeak’s bags stack up against their pricier competition? Stay tuned…

Under Test: Terrene Honali Tires

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…

Under Test: Glukos Energy Products

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No, that’s not a typo. The company’s name is actually spelled that way. If Glukos doesn’t ring a bell, you may remember when they were called Gleukos. Regardless of how you spell it, though, Glukos is all about one main ingredient: glucose. Why glucose? According to the Arizona-based company, glucose is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream, working two times faster than sucrose- or fructose-based products, and it lasts two times longer. Whether you’re looking for an energy drink, gummy chewables, or gels, Glukos has you covered with products that are free of artificial colors and colors.

Stay tuned…