Delving beyond cycle safety
Jun05

Delving beyond cycle safety

In an excellent blog post written by Bez in the UK he responded to a few questions asked on the BBC’s You and Yours programme, “Do you think it’s time to ask cyclists to take a test before they’re allowed on the the roads? Should they have insurance like everyone else?” You could say the point of the discussion was around cycle safety but it incited the usual rants from both sides. Bez, decided to explore some of the...

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Turn by turn navigation on your GPS computer
Jun02

Turn by turn navigation on your GPS computer

Recording your ride and getting directions at the same time is possibly something you didn’t know that most GPS cycle computers can do. Cycling in a new place can be difficult as how to do you remember where to go? If you have a great memory for road names and left and right turns then awesome you probably don’t need to read any further. If like me you’ve have a few knocks to your scone then your memory may not be what it once was,...

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Cycling Nutrition: myths and truths
May08

Cycling Nutrition: myths and truths

It is likely that many riders have only a limited idea of what to eat and drink when while cycling. Even with the internet and a wealth of knowledge available people still ‘blow up’ on rides. In case you are unsure what it means to ‘blow up’, this is when you have emptied your body’s carbohydrate stores. It is easy to avoid, especially on shorter rides. However on longer rides if you don’t top up then you are likely to feel an...

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Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts
May01

Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts

I thought the Endurance X2 Bib Shorts by Castelli were good. But that was until I tried the Castelli Free Aero Race Bib Shorts, which are awesome. Our 2015 Free Aero Race Bibshorts have landed at a Retailer near you. A photo posted by Castelli Cycling (@castellicycling) on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:16pm PDT Apparently they have gone from strength to strength largely due to the intelligent feedback from real-world professionals such as the...

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Giant Stance 0 Review
Apr30

Giant Stance 0 Review

In the interests of giving you interesting content I am reposting a review from Bike Mag, they trail tested and reviewed the Giant Stance 0. It is a great read. This time last year, I was working in a bike shop, getting ready to sell bikes all summer long. As the sales manager and official “mountain bike dude,” I was training the shop’s new hires to sell bikes, especially those in the two- to three-thousand dollar range. We ended up...

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Cleaning your jockey wheels
Apr28

Cleaning your jockey wheels

Caring for the chain on your bike may be limited to just putting some lube on the chain from time to time. But like all mechanical things they do like some love from time to time and this includes a cycle’s drivetrain. If you do get around to cleaning your chain, it is a a great idea to take a little bit of extra time to clean the jockey wheels. Servicing or cleaning your jockey wheels that are part of your rear dérailleur is a...

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