Monday, September 26, 2022

Recenzja: On Cloudgo (Polish)

Artykuł przez Maciej ‘Matt’ Kolat

Editor's Note: Matt shares his review of the Cloudgo in Polish. If you can't wait for our multi tester English language review coming soon his review can be translated via copy pasting to Deepl.

On Cloudgo (€149,95)


Wprowadzenie 


Witam Państwa w kolejnej polskiej recenzji na Road Trail Run. Obuwie które będę dzisiaj dla Państwa recenzował to but CloudGo szwajcarskiej marki On. Jest to drugie obuwie marki On które recenzuję dla RTR, pierwszym był Cloud Runner którego moją, anglojęzyczną recenzję mogą Państwo przeczytać tutaj


Za i Przeciw

Za:

- Świetny profil buta – będzie leżał rożnym rodzajom stóp

- Bardzo wysoka stabilizacja stopy (połączenie profilu, zapiętka i szerokiej platformy buta) jak na but neutralny

- Bardzo dobra przyczepność (testowano na: trawie, asfalcie, chodnikach)

- Piękny wygląd buta (stylóweczka!)

Przeciw:

- Wygląd buta, niektórym może wydać się zbyt mało biegowy

- Głębokie wycięcia w podeszwie sprzyjają przynoszeniu do domu niechcianych kamieni, które czasem czuć podczas biegu

- Relatywnie wysoka waga buta

Saucony Triumph 20 Initial Video Review: No Longer a Ponderous Beast! Lighter, More Cushioned and Quicker

Video by Sam Winebaum

Saucony Triumph 20 ($160)

In the video I take the Saucony Triumph 20 for a first run on the Park City, UT rail trail. 

13g lighter at 9.44 oz / 267g in my US8.5 sample and with 4.5mm more heel cushion and 2.5mm more forefoot cushion of a new PWRRUN+ foam and with a new more flowing geometry, the Triumph is no longer a ponderous riding beast of a shoe but is still soft and bouncy.


It shares a very similar upper and webbing straps with other 2022 Saucony such as the Ride 15 and Guide 15.

$160 and available now our partners below.
Full Multi Tester Review soon.

WATCH THE SAUCONY TRIUMPH 20 INITIAL VIDEO REVIEW (11:13)

Samples were provided at no charge for review purposes. RoadTrail Run has affiliate partnerships and may earn commission on products purchased via shopping links in this article. These partnerships do not influence our editorial content. The opinions herein are entirely the authors'

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Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature Multi Tester Review with 8 Comparisons

Article by Steve Gedwill, Peter Stuart, Zack Dunn. Jamie Hershfang and Michael Ellenberger

Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature ($150)


Introduction


Steve: The Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature release was surrounded by a ton of hype, due to the legacy of the fan favorites and versatile Pegasus Turbo and Turbo 2. Add in the sustainability with at least 50% recycled materials by weight, makes this a very intriguing combination. 


I was a huge fan of the Pegasus Turbo 2, which covered both easy miles and plenty of tempo work for me. My only complaint of the Turbo 2 was the ill fitting upper, and from the looks of it, this was a huge focus of the Peg Turbo Next Nature. Will this be a better version of the Pegasus Turbo 2? Or will it be a different mythical beast altogether? 


Jamie: The Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature, yes that’s a mouthful, was eagerly anticipated after some time away from the turbo line a few years back. I was a huge fan of the original Pegasus Turbo, covering thousands of miles in multiple pairs. With the sustainability component and focus on a newly designed upper, will this be a better update from the turbo 2 or a completely different shoe? 


Peter: I loved the OG Peg Turbo and put way more miles in them than I thought I would. They had a nearly magical balance of cushioning and comfort. I didn’t love the Turbo 2, though I can’t really remember why. I’m excited that the Turbo is coming back, but curious as to whether they will head back to the things that made the OG Peg Turbo great or move further away from it. 

Michael: The original Pegasus Turbo was the first shoe I ever tested and reviewed for RoadTrailRun, and I remember it fondly - softer and squishier than I normally like, but with such an upside of speed making it a fun one to train in. I ran more than 100 miles (and ultimately, more than 200 miles) in the Turbo 2, which was an even more refined and zippy trainer. That leads us here, to the Turbo Next Nature! It’s clear it’s not the same lineage, directly - the name will tell you that, if the appearances don’t - but a little change isn’t always a bad thing! Let’s see… 


Zack: The Nike Pegasus Turbo 2 was an amazing shoe for me, and probably in my top-5 running shoes that I have ever run. It was fast enough for workout days, yet comfortable enough to crank out long runs, so the Next Nature version here definitely was on my radar as soon as I heard it was coming. It has big shoes to fill and we’ll see if it comes close to performing as well as the Turbo 2. 


Pros: 

Comfortable ,well fitting upper: Steve, Jamie, Michael, Zack

Nice aesthetics: Steve, Jami, Michael, Zack

Use of recycled materials: Steve, Jamie, Peter, Michael, Zack

Cushioned and supportive heel: Jamie, Peter, Zack


Cons:

Lack of responsiveness: Steve, Jamie, Peter, Michael, Zack

A little unforgiving on longer runs: Steve, Jamie, Peter, Zack

Long laces: Steve, Michael

Upper materials feel a bit scratchy on the inside: Peter


Stats

Official Weight (US): W8 7.76 oz / 220g :: M10 9.59 oz / 272g

  Sample: men’s 10.7oz  /  304g US men's 12

Stack Height: men’s 32mm heel / 22mm forefoot 

Available now. $150

RoadTrailRide: Priority Bicycles Current eBike Review

Article by John Tribbia

Priority Bicycles Current eBike ($3299 as tested with Shimano Hub)

Introduction

If you haven’t experienced the eBike world, I’m convinced you are missing out. Two years ago, my wife and I sold our second car with the intent that all of our second car needs would instead rely on our Cargo eBike. It’s the minivan of bikes where school drop-off/pick-up, work commutes, quick trips to the store, and the like, are the norm. In large part thanks to our flexible schedules, I can only count a few times where a second car would have been useful those past two years. 

With a non-Cargo eBike, like the Priority Current eBike, you get a practical, quick and easy to handle, low maintenance bike that is ideal for short or longer trips. The Current boasts a Gates belt drive, automatic front and rear lights, precise and smooth hydraulic disc brakes, fenders, grip shift gearing, and a 500W torque-sensing motor that provides more than enough power and superb acceleration off the line. 

In short, if you’re wanting to drive less, ride more, and experience a low maintenance bike that is comfortable, check out the Current and read more below for additional details about this reasonably priced and performant eBike.

Pros

  • Torque sensing motor is great for acceleration at stop signs/lights or passing other commuters

  • Easy maintenance: no chain to clean or lubricate, no derailleurs to adjust. 

  • Relaxed frame geometry that enables riders to get on and off easily

  • Easy assembly

  • Easy adjustment to Class 3 motor from Class 1 to get more power and speed


Cons

  • Lower battery range relative to the amount I actually want to ride it!

  • Battery is cumbersome to take on/off

  • Saddle is wide and gets uncomfortable for longer range commutes

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Naked T/r Trail Racing Shoe Multi Tester Review: A Laceless, Flexible Carbon, Fast, Super Stable and Secure Rocket! 13 Comparisons

Article by Jeremy Marie, Mike Postaski and Sam Winebaum

Introduction

Sam: Wild and different yet with old school shoe race “flat” or trail more minimal vibes yet with carbon and no laces in the mix the Naked T/r makes a distinct statement that is for sure in a world of max cushion softer shoes with ultra focus. 

The Naked T/r Trail Race Shoe is a laceless, low slung, carbon plated and aptly named.. trail racing shoe. Naked is known for their precise fitting (many many sizes for each) run belts, vests and carry apparel and here they stay true to their company’s DNA with their first trail running shoe eliminating lacing with a design similar to soccer boots, and in fact their designer was involved in the design of such boots for Puma and others. 


Underfoot, we first have no sockliner with, as in Salomon Pulsar, but a stitched in combination lasting board non-slip foot surface which is called Linerloc. 


Below that we have a dense EVA with a flexible carbon plate embedded in the midsole with a low slung 26mm heel / 21 forefoot stack height. 


Finally, the outsole is a Vibram Megagrip compound in a LiteBase design with 3.5mm lugs. The lugs feature Vibram’s new Traction Lug tech, very small molded in nubs on the rear racing surfaces said to increase effective traction by providing more gripping contact areas.


The Naked T/f weighs about 9 oz / 255g  in a US9 with a full stack height of 26mm heel, 21 mm forefoot so a relatively low stack height and competitive weight given the full coverage outsole and stout upper construction.


I was fortunate enough to wear test two versions on the way to the production version reviewed here. The first had a rear foot hold that was clearly not secure enough. The second completely resolved that issue and then some but made the shoe hard to pull on. The production version retains the new rear hold and most significantly makes the carbon plate far more flexible which on the surface should make the shoe climb better, be more stable and also make it flow more smoothly. 


On to our multi tester review here to discover how they performed.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Ultimate Direction Jason Schlarb Merino Tee and Shorts Review

Article by Sam Winebaum and Jeff Valliere

Jason Schlarb Merino Tee ($70) and Jason Schlarb Short ($80)

Designed with input from Ultimate Direction elite Jason Schlarb the signature shorts and tee here are focused on maximum utility and versatility. The shorts feature "massive" well held storage while the tee is made of an all season Merino blend with as a bonus lots of well styled in reflectivity front and back. Jeff and I tested the collection in New Hampshire heat and humidity and Utah and Colorado dry high altitude conditions this summer and share our review here.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Testbericht: Altra Torin 6 – Für die Langstrecke (German)

Article by Johannes Klein

Altra Torin 6 (160 €)


Einleitung

Der Torin 6 ist einer von 4 Straßenlaufschuhen, die ich dieses Jahr für Road Trail Run testen durfte. Man könnte fast sagen, dass ich (unbeabsichtigt) an einer Studie zum Sortiment von Altra arbeite. Jetzt war es also an mir, zu beurteilen, wie gut sich der Torin in das Portfolio  einfügt, das mit dem Vanish Tempo dieses Jahr eine aufsehenerregende Ergänzung bekommen hat. Ein großes Dankeschön geht an dieser Stelle an Running Warehouse Europe, die mir die meisten Testmuster zur Verfügung gestellt haben. 


Wie auch der Escalante ist der Torin eine Linie, bei der mit .5 - Versionen gearbeitet wurde. Allerdings hat Altra mit Version 5 und 6 jetzt das Sortiment „aufgeräumt“: Seit letztem Jahr hat der Torin eine ganzzahlige Versionsbezeichnung und ist ein Schuh fürs tägliche Training und lange Läufe, der bei Bedarf sogar als Temposchuh Verwendung findet, obwohl das nicht seine Paradedisziplin ist – dazu unten mehr.


Da Mittel- und Außensohle dieses Jahr größtenteils unverändert bleiben, lag mein Augenmerk beim Testen primär auf den Innovationen beim Obermaterial. Vor allem der neue Fersenkragen findet hier als eine der wenigen größeren Änderungen Beachtung. Aber auch die Eigenschaften von EGO Max im Vergleich zu den anderen Mittelsohlen im Altra Sortiment soll nicht zu kurz kommen.

INOV-8 Trailfly Ultra G280 Initial Video Review: Supercritical FlySpeed Foam, Graphene Grip, Ultra Capable?

Video by Sam Winebaum

INOV-8 Trailfly Ultra G280 (£165 | $185 | €190)

In the video, I take the TrailFly Ultra G 280 for a trail run as well as hike in Park City, Utah and share initial fit, ride impressions and all the details as well as some on the run mountain trail scenery.
The G280 weighs 10 oz / 283g in my US8.5 sample with a 33mm heel / 25mm forefoot stack, 8mm drop. 
It features a new nitrogen processed FlySpeed supercritical foam, a segmented Graphene Grip outsole, the Adapter-Flex hinge seen in the G300
The upper is an engineered knit.

Available October 2022. Pre order now. $185 US
Sample for testing provided by Inov-8 at no charge for testing and review.

WATCH THE TRAILFLY ULTRA G280 VIDEO REVIEW

Samples were provided at no charge for review purposes. RoadTrail Run has affiliate partnerships and may earn commission on products purchased through affiliate links in this article. These partnerships do not influence our editorial content. The opinions herein are entirely the authors'

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