Second Opinion

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

The City We Became Review

Episode #105The Fringe #580

Ian is joined by Meghan Griffin to chat about The City We Became, a novel that uses a multidimensional sci-fi/fantasy story to shine a light on the social and political strife facing many of our cities today. It's a real good book.

Gone Home Review

Episode #104

Ian digs deep into his well of feelings to talk about one of his favorite games of all time.

Pixel 4a Review

Episode #103The Fringe #577

Ryan Rampersad reviews the Pixel 4a with Ian R Buck. The verdict: it's pretty good.

Let Go Review

Episode #102The Fringe #576

Grappling with what the world will be like as we approach post-scarcity is a daunting task; Let Go endeavors to do so in the form of a graphic novel. Ian R Buck is joined by Quentin Pongratz and Daniel J Pool to discuss it.

Portland Design Works Ninja Pump Review

Episode #101

Sometimes you have to change a tire while you're out on the road, and you'll need a small, reliable pump to do that. The Ninja Pump brings a lot to the table!

Abus Bordo 6000 Bike Lock Review

Episode #100

A bike is a significant investment, one that you should protect with a proper lock. This is the smallest, lightest folding lock Ian has used, does it compromise on security to achieve that?

Delta X-Mount Pro Phone Holster Review

Episode #99

Unlike many other phone holsters in its price range, the X-Mount Pro attaches to your bike under the stem cap. Did they cut any corners to keep it so affordable? Find out in our review!

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 Bikepacking Tent Review

Episode #98

The key to bike camping is having the right equipment. Big Agnes has designed the Fly Creek specifically for bikepacking, which is a promising sign! Let's find out how they did.

45NRTH Xerxes Review

Episode #97

Once you've fallen on your bike on the ice once, you'll only ride studded tires in the winter from then on. Ian has been using the 45NRTH Xerxes studded tires for the last few seasons, and he is ready to review them for you!

BrightRoad Front and Back Light Set Review

Episode #96

You need a bike headlight and taillight, so why not buy them together? This is an extremely affordable set of lights, does the quality hold up?