This week DesFit reviews the Sunrace MX8 11-spd 11-46 Cassette, an alternative to the Shimano 11-46.  See what Desmond thinks of it here and be sure to check out his other reviews on his YouTube channel.

Desmond Yap and I are happy to announce that we're officially working together on cycling specific gear reviews. With his permission, I've been poaching his gear reviews and comparisons for a couple months now and am happy to be collaborating with him to bring you more quality gear reviews.   Whenever possible, we're going to focus on Colorado and more specifically Northern Colorado businesses. 

This week, Desmond takes a look at two locks from our friends down in Bouldair, Rockymounts. Up first is the Carlito, the lightest u-lock in the entire universe and the Shackleton, a solid mid to upper level combination u-lock at an affordable price. 

If you'd like Desmond to take a look at something specific, be sure to let us know.  Be sure to give his vids a thumbs up and subscribe to his channel.

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This week Desmond Yap, aka DesFit, gives us his rundown of earphones that work well for cycling in every budget. 




With the enormous amount of headphone options available, it can be hard to choose the right pair for cycling. We'll go through tons of headphones to hopefully help you find the best cycling headphones for your ears and your budget.


BEST overall (premium): 
Jaybird Freedom F5: or or

BEST Budget:
Skullcandy Ink'd:
Skullcandy Jib:
Wireless: Anker SoundBuds Slim:

BEST mid-range: 
Truly Wireless: GRDE:
Wireless: Sony XB50BS Anker SoundBuds:
Wired: Sony MDRXB50AP or Sony XB510AS

BEST Premium:
Jaybird F5 (see above)
or Jaybird X3:

BEST Absurdly Expensive: 
Jabra Elite Sport:
Bragi The Dash:

Music by:
Buddha by Kontekst
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This time around DesFit reviews and compares two pairs of budget friendly wireless earbuds, the GRDE and QCY Q29 TWS. Both are available for under $60.00 on Amazon.

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Desmond Yap compares and reviews the Pearl Izumi Barrier WxB and the Gore Element GT AS rain jackets.  I know, I should have posted this a month ago but whatever, it will probably rain again someday.  Give his review a look and be sure to check his YouTube Channel for other gear reviews.


Our man with the plan, Desmond Yap reviews 2017 Niner JET 9 RDO 27.5 PLUS. 
Check out his channel for more gear reviews.


We're very happy to welcome Desmond Yap as a contributor to YGR. Desmond will be conducting monthly video Gear Reviews for the site. I first met Desmond here in Fort Collins at Rock and Road Cyclery way back 2000 (?). Des has been working in FoCo shops for at least 15 years so he knows what works and what doesn't.  I've been kicking around the idea of doing Gear Reviews on the site for awhile and after seeing Desmond's review of the Outvi Possum last month, I knew I had to get him on board.   So, lets see his take on the Outvi Possum Tool Roll.

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