Bikes vs Cars
May04

Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars Around the World is a film made by Fredrik Gertten a Swedish documentary-maker. The film premiered around the start of April at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Since then, the film has been shown around the world and there are more festivals being being announced every day. Gertten says, “It has meant so much to us to see what an interest there is in the film from people all over the globe.” But it has...

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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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Zwift gamifying cycle training
Apr17

Zwift gamifying cycle training

There is a new player in the cycle trainer market Zwift. They are gamifying cycle training with a new program that connects with your bikes sensors or smart trainer to have you racing others. They say: Zwift is an online community of like minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better indoor training experience. Created by cyclists for cyclists, Zwift brings the things we love about outdoor cycling indoors and adds a  dose of fun....

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Cycling saves the health service
Apr13

Cycling saves the health service

In New Zealand health professionals are grappling with the burgeoning waistline of the average man, women and child. As a society we are already ahead of Australia, the UK and Canada which begs the question is there anything that can be done? Given this is a cycling focussed site, you might suspect that the answer is yes. A news report released recently says cycling helps the health service with massive savings. In the UK Cyclescheme...

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Innovative 3-speed front bicycle gearbox
Mar10

Innovative 3-speed front bicycle gearbox

Do you ride a hybrid, a commuter or other bike and thought I want to get rid of my front derailleur? Possibly not, but a grouping of fellows from Poland have got together to come up with a front gear system with a difference. It is called the Efneo and is a 3-speed front bicycle gearbox to replace your derailleur system. This means it has one chainring which has an internal gearing system that will rotate the chainring at three...

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Ride the Alps, Pyrenees or the Dolomites
Feb28

Ride the Alps, Pyrenees or the Dolomites

For those road cyclists in the midst who want an epic challenge for the end of the Southern Hemisphere winter, but Northern summer jump over to Haute Route. Haute Route run cycling events that cover ‘the highest and toughest cyclosportives in the world’. You can ride the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Dolomites in August 2015. According to Haute they offer, “professional level event organisation including medical teams, mechanical...

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