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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Second Opinion is a reviews show about anything and everything under the sun. If we can experience it, we can review it.

    Second Opinion #118: Jamis Renegade Expat Review

    Second Opinion #118: Jamis Renegade Expat Review

    Episode Summary



    00:00 | Intro

    00:33 | The Review





    * Renegade – Jamis Bikes

    * Photo on Purchase Day

    * Trash Bags | Wastebasket II

    * Bicycle Frame Handle – The Little Lifter – Walnut





    18:40 | Outro



    Attributions



    * Free Music Archive: Beat Doctor – Organic (electric edit)



    Connect With The Nexus



    * @ianrbuck on Twitter

    * @BrianMitchL on Twitter

    * Support us on Patreon

    * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit



    Copyright

    Second Opinion is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to https://thenexus.tv/so118.

    • 20 min
    Second Opinion #117: Marin Four Corners Review

    Second Opinion #117: Marin Four Corners Review

    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro

    Marin Bikes | 2020 Four Corners

    03:31 | Ian’s build: The Eagle



    Pictures of The Eagle:



    * Current configuration, no bags.

    * Packed up for a campout.

    * Carrying an awkward, long piece of U-channel.

    * Minimalist configuration for an unsupported ultracycling race.





    06:29 | Designed for touring

    13:02 | Positives

    18:12 | Drawbacks

    25:18 | Modifications to The Eagle

    32:27 | Outro



    Attributions



    * Free Music Archive: Beat Doctor – Organic (electric edit)



    Connect With The Nexus



    * Support us on Patreon

    * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit



    Copyright

    Second Opinion is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to https://thenexus.tv/so117.

    Second Opinion #116: Specialized Sirrus Review

    Second Opinion #116: Specialized Sirrus Review

    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro

    Specialized Sirrus family

    01:54 | Ian’s Build: Joy



    Pictures of Joy:



    * Hauling groceries

    * Bike touring

    * Winter commuting

    * Failing mounting point

    * Hauling leaves, yard waste





    04:39 | Brandon’s Build: Sirrusly

    07:06 | The Review

    Second Opinion #99: Delta X-Mount Pro Phone Mount

    Review › The Nexus

    22:20 | Reasons Ian Sold

    The Extra Dimension #52: Bike Maintenance

    Essentials › The Nexus

    27:59 | Outro





    * Ian Buck on Strava

    * Brandon Johnson on Strava







    Attributions



    * Free Music Archive: Beat Doctor – Organic (electric edit)



    Connect With The Nexus



    * Support us on Patreon

    * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit



    Copyright

    Second Opinion is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to https://thenexus.tv/so116.

    • 30 min
    • video
    Second Opinion #115: Bike Toolkit Roundup

    Second Opinion #115: Bike Toolkit Roundup

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    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro

    00:41 | The tools

    08:31 | Storage options





    * AERO WEDGE PACK | Topeak

    * Co-op Cycles KEG Bike Tool Storage Bottle

    * Jerrycan® – Cockpit | Revelate Designs LLC





    16:46 | Outro



    Related reviews



    * Second Opinion #101: Portland Design Works Ninja

    Pump Review › The Nexus

    * Second Opinion #113: Revelate Spinelock Review ›

    The Nexus

    * Second Opinion #114: Apidura Expedition Full Frame

    Pack Review › The Nexus

    * Second Opinion #100: Abus Bordo 6000 Bike Lock

    Review › The Nexus



    Attributions



    * Free Music Archive: Beat Doctor – Organic (electric edit)

    * Leatherman Wingman, folded



    Connect With The Nexus



    * Support us on Patreon

    * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit



    Copyright

    Second Opinion is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to https://thenexus.tv/so115.

    • 17 min
    Second Opinion #114: Apidura Expedition Full Frame Pack Review

    Second Opinion #114: Apidura Expedition Full Frame Pack Review

    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro



    Expedition Full Frame Pack | Apidura



    03:17 | Pockets

    11:29 | Waterproof

    12:59 | Compatibility

    17:34 | Durability

    24:02 | Final thoughts

    26:58 | Outro



    Attributions



    * Free Music Archive: Beat Doctor – Organic (electric edit)



    Connect With The Nexus



    * Support us on Patreon

    * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit



    Copyright

    Second Opinion is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to https://thenexus.tv/so114.

    • 28 min
    Second Opinion #113: Revelate Spinelock Review

    Second Opinion #113: Revelate Spinelock Review

    Episode summary



    00:00 | Intro



    Spinelock™ 16L – Seat Bags | Revelate Designs

    LLC



    01:20 | Bikepacking vs touring

    02:17 | Intended usage

    03:55 | Bag shape, structure, packing experience





    * Stress testing the Spinelock with 18 cans of soda.

    * Bike loaded for a camping trip.

    * Bike loaded for a camping trip.

    * Bike loaded for a camping trip.

    * Bike loaded for a camping trip.





    11:43 | Compatibility challenges



    Spinelock mounted above a rear cargo rack.



    15:06 | The bracket

    18:02 | Durability

    19:59 | Aesthetic

    20:45 | Outro



    Attributions



    * Free Music Archive: Beat Doctor – Organic (electric edit)



    Connect With The Nexus



    * Support us on Patreon

    * Discuss this episode on our Subreddit



    Copyright

    Second Opinion is released under a Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International license. Feel free to use any or all of it as long as you link back to https://thenexus.tv/so113.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Quentin A Pongratz ,

Great Review Show

This is a good review show. It ranges in topics from hardware to software to entertainment. If you need a second opinion on something, check if they have a review for it. If they don't you can suggest that they review it. The host is always really well researched on the item for review and the guests they have on are super cool. ;)