Best Bike Gear and Accessories of 2022!

Best Bike Gear and Accessories of 2022!

My favorite bike bags, accessories and components of 2022!

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  1. Donny Nelson on December 15, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Hey, Russ, what’s up with that jacket? I dig it, Could I get an ID?

  2. Curt Brown on December 15, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Mr Roka. I always look forward to your vids. They brighten my already pretty good days. Thanks man! Please be assured know how your influence has positively shaped my cycling experiences.

  3. Brian Paterson on December 15, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I couldn’t agree more about fold-up backpacks They are ideal when you are on the move. You never know when you’ll need to grab some groceries or something.
    I take mine almost everywhere.

  4. Jason Kahn on December 15, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Russ, you make being a bike geek more interesting. And I mean that in a positive manner. Your deep dives are worth the time and effort. Thanks and I encourage all viewers to join Russ on Patreon. He just likes to work on and ride bikes, just like you and me.

  5. sopwerdna on December 15, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Yesss! The Ellum Lil Dude is just fantastic – picked one up for myself in waxed canvas and as a present for my mom in the absolutely sick splatter paint version! All their bags are fantastic

  6. hoyhoy on December 15, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I loved the eeSilk seatpost, but the bushings failed on mine at 4000 miles under normal use — mostly road miles in fact. Cane Creek said they would send me a bushing repair kit, but it’s been over a month now!

  7. fraser Samuel on December 15, 2022 at 12:48 am

    This bloke is a very articulate, knowledgeable & practical. Great bloke

  8. esc Google on December 15, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I just dig that low-key dropper post. Very niche but of so useful in the travel and gravel space. Paul breaks are $$ but they are just better.

  9. Seanson on December 15, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Is there a similar fender (easy to remove, relatively effective) for the front wheel? Thank you for posting your opinions.

  10. Outback Wack on December 15, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Great list, thanks! Ho Ho Ho!

  11. Chris Jong on December 15, 2022 at 1:00 am

    The Party pace looks without the GCN look sounds much better

  12. Josh K on December 15, 2022 at 1:01 am

    I can absolutely confirm about the eeSilk.
    But to be clear, this is the eeSilk Plus model. I have the same one and I’ve been usinig it for about 1.5yrs now. It is spendy but really good!
    The only drawback is unlike the Thudbusters, it doesn’t come with the other elastomers to adjust for weight. You can order them directly through Cane Creek, and the stock one works for me, but I’m really on the verge of needing a lighter one. I also have the Thudbuster ST G4 which is really really good, heavier, and more active, but also more comfort. Highly recommend as well.

    An alternative that I have that also works very very good, much cheaper, but a little bit harder to get and it comes under a couple brands, but it’s the BBB ActionPost BSP-42. It might be a challenge to get in the US, but the model does come out under a few different brands. It comes with three different elastomers for weight, but for the money €70, it’s absolutely fantastic!

    Living in EU, packable backpacks are basically ‘EDC’ for me especially if I’m taking the train or traveling via RyanAir.
    Bigger is better, but if you want one for bikepacking the NatureHike on Amazon (both US and DE) have it for less than 20 dollars. Packs stupid small and gives you about 15-20L. If you need something quite big, another option is the a 35L which is Zomake. It came in pretty clutch on a few trips, but the best one….I believe its discontinued is the Herschal 25L ripstop packable day bag. It packs like its 30L. No zippers drawstring with a clasp flap which offers very good security in public transport and take up no space in your 22L RyanAir carry-on bag. The build quality and design is the best I’ve seen.. Just wish there was another option on the market that’s comparable.

  13. Reid Holbert on December 15, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Comments for the algorithms 0:11

  14. John Flynn on December 15, 2022 at 1:02 am

    First comment sir like many of the others I really appreciate you showing things at a decent value!! a lot of the other Youtubers end up going the route of the bag that cost more than my rims😮 lol much respect. Thank you, Russ. really appreciate your comfortable is cool bike settings.

  15. Bert B on December 15, 2022 at 1:02 am

    thanks Russ!

  16. noelfezza on December 15, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Keep up the great work buddie

  17. Steve K. on December 15, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Another great video and list of bike goodies!

  18. David Unger on December 15, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Interesting video! Going to check out that backpack for sure!

  19. Shane White on December 15, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Which video of yours details installing cantilever brakes? Is it the Paul brakes video?

  20. locohefe on December 15, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Sooo, what is a "rando closure" exactly ?

  21. Christopher Price on December 15, 2022 at 1:09 am

    so anywho…

    Have repair bays set up for customers to use themselves or with a volunteer but have two stalls in the back for employees.

    Have a ups like counter for packages to be received for customers and to be picked up by customers where they can have the parts installed right there.

    This is how a forward thinking bike shop will have to exist in the future because "the internet" has "ruined it": bike shops cant compete with winspace and new age shifts going on.

    The bike shop of the future wont be just a bikeshop but will also serve hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts with shipping logistics. What if you are flying in and need to ship items as well? What if you want to ship something to someone without an address to use? Like forinstance they are traveling/on vacatin?

    Also the future bike shop, being even more socially minded, can utilize that social credit to keep profits coming in While growing that social capital too by investing in frame building and maching operations and general well being of the bike club.

    The bike shop can get revenues from "bike shop members"(entry level), "skilled volunteer"(mid level discount membership in exchange for help), "club member"(mid level membership), "club plus"(more expensive, more shop access),, but also sales of products like any other shop,, and also from shipping services which will be moreen vouge in the future as our greater-connected world has people traveling even more. Bike Shop Employees now have more time to work on bikes while the sales floor is active with less of a paid staff presence.

    We all like receiving boxes with highly sought and realatively rare parts. This is a kick ass idea man.

    You dont have to like me Russ. I wish good for you.

  22. David Weisz on December 15, 2022 at 1:10 am

    So you’re saying this is the supple-ist?

  23. Matt Delcomyn on December 15, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Nice job Russ. I’ve enjoyed your content for years. And you helped me decide on my Warbird and lots of accessories too. Keep up the great work!!

  24. Dutch on December 15, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Well, specialized showed their true colors. Feeling very happy to ride a bike from a smaller, lesser known brand!

  25. L Dean Richards on December 15, 2022 at 1:18 am

    I cannot decipher the name of the Japanese cable pull calipers

  26. Felix Jackson on December 15, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Good stuff. Very much in favor of your decision only to review certain gear. Too many folk walking in the GCN promo. Mode! New ‘best ever’ stuff every week.Although we are very different types of cyclist ( would say am more of a roadie!). I did Road Racing in 70’s..MTB’ing 80’s and love good quality bike stuff. Can’t stand Corporate,Global takeover of every aspect of learning of small companies making great stuff! So keep up the good work.

  27. gregg r on December 15, 2022 at 1:21 am

    PLP is the definition of a value-added channel, lots of reviews of stuff riders need and use daily plus excellent tips & how-to’s from the Cave of Good Ideas. Thanks for another great year, Russ 👍🏻

  28. The Bike Sauce on December 15, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Great list! Happy to have made the cut!

  29. COSINUS on December 15, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Well, now that you mention it, you’re about a nose ring away from fringe, lol jk, We both know you’re never getting a nose ring so rest assured you’re not fringe, or cringe.

  30. Michael Bondad on December 15, 2022 at 1:29 am

    I have the simworks cow cow bars which are sorta similar to the mushman bars. Tried them on a few hardtails with no luck so far but theyre still a good excuse to buy a low stack low trail commuter

  31. Tim Donner on December 15, 2022 at 1:30 am

    great round up! Agree it took a while before I tried out the Fillmore valves due to the price but within a month I had ordered a pair for my 2nd bike!

  32. Tim Whitington on December 15, 2022 at 1:30 am

    I would really love to see you put all these items as links in the description area, also the post you referred to about how to properly set up rim brakes!

  33. J P on December 15, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Yup Fillmore Reserve valves are a game changer. I don’t dread tubeless setups and refill maintenance anymore. $ well spent.

  34. James Hall on December 15, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for another great year of bike reviews and content Russ! Really appreciate the effort you put into the channel.

  35. Winston Smith on December 15, 2022 at 1:36 am

    You should review the Salsa Fargo because your inbetween two sizes you can review a medium with a flat bar. I think this is an all rounder – numerous tire options, single or double or gates with belt, rear and low rider rack, fenders for commuters, and many more.