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Gear and Reviews on the TBD Journal
We’re back with our ‘perfect’ winter training bike and with it our review of the PDW Full Metal Fenders
One of our favorite Garneau A1 builds is making a much delayed appearance on the TBD Journal: Johnny B’s A1 “Blood Bike”
Not all bike manufacturers are as forward thinking as Garneau was with their Steeple’s fender eyelets. But this doesn’t mean you cannot convert your cyclo cross bike into the perfect outdoor winter training machine, it just takes a little more creativity and engineering.
Nobody needs Di2, especially for cyclocross. But if you’re thinking about spending money on SRAM Force 1x, here is our tip: consider Di2 instead
Our ongoing series on some of our favorite bikes from the New York City (and beyond) peloton continues with Daghan’s stunning Stinner
I didn’t quite realize it at first, but Ryan’s Von Hof is a showcase for Made-in-the-USA stuff. Gorgeous.
Proper bike infrastructure changes the experience of city living. Citibike (and NYC) have many imperfections in this regard but we still love them both.
In a world full of slick custom paint jobs, fancy carbon bits, and vague performance related promises, sometimes the best bikes lack all of those things.
During the winter months we’re taking a look at some of our favorite one-off bikes in a new series we’re calling the best bikes (TBB)
Our shopping list to convert our Garneau Steeple CX race machines into all-weather winter training rigs.
We have an unfortunate amount of experience riding in cold temperatures. This list of the best winter cycling apparel covers the best winter cycling kit that we use
We don’t have any black Friday specials but we do have a selection of shirts with much more on the way
A detailed look at building a handheld compressor for cyclocross (and other) purposes
One of our favorite TBD x Garneau Dream Factory paint schemes to date: Baby Blue
I solemnly swear it is fun to build your own bike - as was the case for the third Garneau Steeple colorway in our quiver
We’re always on the hunt for the perfect on the bike camera and we have a new contender for that category: the Fuji XF10.
Our Wacaco Nanopresso review: this may be the holy grail, providing a combination of low cost and highly mobile espresso
With cyclocross season arriving we have been working with lots of tubeless setups and putting the Airshot Air Canister to work in the process
The second TBD x Garneau Steeple cyclocross bike to roll into the races comes in a hard to miss colorway that we absolutely love
A comprehensive packing list for cyclocross racing: with another race weekend looming here is what we’re packing
A sneak peak of whats to come with the 2018 edition To Be Determined x Garneau Steeple Cyclocross Bikes
We took the Topical Edge Performance and Recovery Lotion to Intelligentsia Cup and as our review highlights - it really works
The final Garneau Dream Factory x To Be Determined road bike of the 2018 season is finally ready to race at the upcoming Intelligentsia Cup in Chicago
A look at the new urban and commuter focused Cityzen Collection from Garneau
A look at the latest on the bike storage option from Silca: the Seat Capsule Premio
CityMD Women’s Racing takes a look at the Garneau Speedzone X-lite Cycling Vest
After several months of use we present our review of the Garneau Course Air Lite II, almost certainly the best cycling shoe we have tried
The Garneau Wool Breeze Jersey has become an essential year-round piece in the CityMD women’s racing team’s kit. Its versatility and form flattering shape make it an easy addition to anybody’s collection.
To Be Determined’s official photographer introduces his first photography book. Now available for ordering.
Taking the Specialized Diverge for a test spin at Rasputitsa: our initial impressions