This is how the Chinese carbon guys do it......... Wallpaper that box of rims with stamps to get it over here to the USA.....


The Kona Ironman that just happened a few days ago was the first in a very long time where there was no Cervelo's in the top 15..... Here


These adverts for Vanmoof Bicycles are pretty good:


Want to channel your inner hipster with being made fun of at the mountain bike races you attend? Wear the Beardster!.... Here

#1178 - Serfas True 1500 Light review

So with the shorter days and longer nights of the fall in New England, lights are a must for those looking to get in some post workday mountain biking. Serfas just delivered their new True 1500. (Also known as the TSL-1500). Let's check it out!

1st off let me start by saying it comes packaged well. Everything has a nice spot in a foam case and the box has some sweet magnets holding it closed. Definitely a good start... 

How does it work? In one word, very good. This light is bright! Very Bright! Like "dude, How bright is that thing?" BRIGHT... and not in just one spot either. It has an impressive sized splash zone to light up a huge swath of trail \ road

1500 lumens and they're not lying! Serfas owns a lumen tester, so they list an accurate output.
Some further details;
This light has more modes then a BMW sport bike.
Overdrive gives you 1500 L for 2.5hrs
High = 1000 L for 3.5hrs
Med = 700 L for 5hrs
Low = 350 L for 11hrs
Flashing strobes the 1000 L setting until the sun comes up! (even if you live in Alaska)

It comes with a handlebar mount or helmet mount. I chose to put it on my helmet. This might not be where most will put it cuz it's a bit heavy at 158g for the light alone. (battery is 302g.) Any heavier and it would most defiantly be a H-bar only light, But I was ok with a hat under my helmet to cushion up some of the extra vibration that comes from the weight high up.

I rode an entire ride in low and Med modes with no problem. Overdrive is almost overkill. My first ride out I put it in overdrive to see how it was. Super bright! My eyes had to adjust to my vehicle's weaker headlights as I drove home. Also in overdrive when you pass by a tree close by or the if light bounces off the rider in front of you, it can be distractingly bright. 

So those are the hits. Now for the misses (cuz everything has misses)

As stated earlier, a bit heavy but it's well built.
The Low Battery indicator is a flashing red circle around the power button on the light itself, so that's impossible to see if it is helmet mounted.
And when the battery goes, it goes dark! No self dimming, no warning flash mode... Just black! So you kinda have to take of your helmet to see if the 20min remaining light is flashing or bar mount it.

All in all a solid light. If you are looking for one light to end the use of smaller ones, this is it.
Retails for $390.00

Posted by Dillon P.




And this


If you are in the Philly area this weekend come check out this.


Check out this funny candid-camera type interview with the Schleck Brothers.

Posted by Greg W.


Project 1t4i has quietly debuted their kit for next year...
The Leopard influence is evident and it looks like teams will be rolling out simpler, less brights kits for the future to come. 


Carbon Fiber fountain pen.....Here


Here's is a catchy way to advertise a custom clothing line. Mt Borah's jersey "postcards".


The newest bike safety item??? Puppies... Here


If you can't have the wheels, have the coffee instead:


Goodmorning to everyone:


In the wake of GM's moranic ad campaign, expect to see a lot of shots fired back like this one:


Get a kick from these photos of really scared, freaked out people......Here


This is more fitting we say:


A quick way to Rockstardom is to take a flying gazelle skull to your head while mountain biking.....


Time to break out the headlights! Look for a review soon of a new Serfas headlight bright enough to melt your face off.


Diggin this all day long:

"Golden Tree" by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.


Trek is the biggest bike company out there, so its kinda newsworthy when they get taken off the billing for a super successful ProTeam.....


It's always encouraging to see bike brands being straighforward with listed weights..... Here the Scott Team Foil fork weighing in at 334. It's listed at 340 grams.

Which companies out there are a little dishonest when it comes to weights? Check back tomorrow.

Posted by Dillon P


With cyclocross season in full swing, this should be required reading for any fan.


East Coasters! Keep your eyes out for a stolen Focus cyclocross bike.... Here
Fortunately, a bike that is out of place and noticable pretty much anywhere besides an off road track with a skinny guy on top of it.