Cruising along the Otago Rail Trail
Mar27

Cruising along the Otago Rail Trail

The Otago Rail Trail is one of those iconic cycle trails that has drawn massive local and international interest. Cyclelane.bike recently caught up with an intrepid traveller from Auckland, Paula Luijken, who recently rode the Otago Rail Trail. This is what she had to say of the trip. Firstly what sort of tour did you do? We went on Off the Rails tour which meant that we had a base in Ranfuly to unpack and only take what we needed...

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Masi Evoluzione Ultegra Di2 Review
Mar20

Masi Evoluzione Ultegra Di2 Review

The Masi Evoluzione Ultegra Di2 is the subject of today’s musings, but to start hands up who has heard of Masi? It would be fair to say Masi is not well-known in New Zealand, but they are loud, proud and rich in history. For those history buffs you can read about it here. For those less interested in history, Masi bikes are backed with a sound knowledge of building race machines and come with a little Italian flair. Why are they loud?...

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Castelli Endurance x2 bib shorts review
Mar12

Castelli Endurance x2 bib shorts review

The Castelli Endurance X2 bib shorts are the most comfortable knicks I have worn to date. Made in Hungary, Castelli set out to produce shorts for long distance riding. These shorts are perfect for just that and Castelli say the design process featured comfort front and centre. The shorts are made from Endurance Evolution fabric, there is the usual marketing speak in there but they wick away moisture and dry quickly. Having raced in...

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Cateye Rapid Mini Review
Mar06

Cateye Rapid Mini Review

Watch my review of the Cateye Rapid Mini rear light. At 15 lumens it is bright and features a good run time with the bonus of being USB rechargeable. In short, a good value very reasonably priced light.

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Hydration matters
Jan29

Hydration matters

The hottest January on record* makes the perfect time to review a fresh new rehydration aid called SOS. New to New Zealand this fast-acting electrolyte replacement drink has been created to prevent and combat mild to moderate dehydration from active lifestyles. Most cyclists use a range of products from water through to expensive carbohydrate drinks in their bottles while riding. It would be fair to say that afterwards most cyclists...

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Seatsleev under seat bag
Jan22

Seatsleev under seat bag

One of the more interesting products that has cropped up on Twitter this week is the Seatsleev, a light and tight fitting saddle pack. The product is not new, but I have yet to see this on New Zealand’s shores. If it is here, please correct me. Like me, you probably have an under seat bag to carry the extras that don’t comfortably fit into your pockets. This is in contravention of the cycling rule number 31 – Spare...

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