Just In: IceToolz, Honey Stinger and GoPro LCD

by Brian Mullin on March 14, 2011

I am going to start a new series of weekly or biweekly articles. The first will be called “Reviews In The Queue”, which will cover products, which are currently being tested and reviewed, meaning the items that are been hammered and used on a frequent basis. It will include a first impression synopsis and a preliminary rating. The next will be called “Just In”, and will be a brief outline of a product along with some pictures.

2wheelogic the US distributor for IceToolz and Nokon, sent along a nice array of headset tools, which is going too very handy for me during my current in depth testing of several forks and the new Cane Creek Angleset. They also tossed in some brake bleeding tools, and I am especially interested in the needle driver. It will hold the brake line and allow a more accurate and less cumbersome manual method of inserting the needle (aka the hose insert) into the hole. The headset tools include a starnut installer, head cup remover, crown race remover, steerer tube cutter, and a headset cup press tool. I tested the head cup remover and headset cup press, and they worked fine, though the press came without any instructions, and it took me a while to figure it out. I am looking forward to testing out these products, as so far they are seemed to be of excellent quality and very tough?

IceToolz – Toolz for the people. Bike shop quality tools at an affordable price. IceToolz has been making hand toolz for over 30 years and have compiles a range of over 250 toolz for the basic repair to the full professional mechanic. 

My care package from Honey Stinger finally showed up. It contains the new Stinger Waffles, which are organic stroopwafels with honey in lieu of syrup. They are quite tasty, without being overly sweet. They also included their organic energy chews, that are sort of like gummy bears, but they don’t stick to your teeth. The chews are very addicting, and are available in a number of flavors. I like them after eating an energy bar, since they cleanse the palette and clean your teeth, picking up any residue that was clinging to them.

Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger, was founded in 2002 to bring great tasting, convenient honey-based foods to consumers. An athletic entrepreneur, a honey industry veteran, a food product developer and a beekeeper make up the team that founded Honey Stinger.

The GoPro LCD BacPac, is a detachable LCD screen for their HD HERO camera. You can now preview what the camera is looking at, and review previously recorded video. The kit also includes several housing backdoors to accommodate the fatter size of the system. This unit should really help accentuate the usefulness of the camera in the field, and provide tons of functional into a previously blind camera. I poked around with the screen in the office, and it was quite nice to be able to view things. It uses the small button on the right for operation and to maneuver through its menu.

Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro is the world’s leading activity image capture, and wearable and gear mountable camera company.

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