If we take the Draisine (1817) as being the first bicycle then the shoelace predates it by a good 27 years. But, broadly, the lace up shoe has been around as long as the bicycle. And when people started riding … Continue reading Giro Empire VR90 MTB shoes
You know how much I am a fan of the original X-One tyres from Schwalbe. And now we have a hardcore version which at the moment are available at £17.99 each. It took a while to get round to using these. The … Continue reading Schwalbe X-One ‘Bite’ CX tyres
The SuperX. That’s Super CROSS not X. So the CAADX is the CAAD Cross as well. Remember that, for cross is what the SuperX is about. That and being a rather posh wet weather road bike as well if you … Continue reading Cannondale SuperX, posh off roading
No, don’t go. Stay, listen, enjoy. I know that “off road” tyres may have limited appeal to you. Perhaps they’re only of interest to us Sunday morning mud festers, but, the thing is there’s more to talk about than just CX. Indeed, … Continue reading The Road less travelled, Schwalbe X-One
You’ve got to be in it to win it. Battle of the Beach specifically. No, I didn’t win the event, far from it, but there were a load of little side event competitions and the like being played out over the … Continue reading Assos ss.rallytrekking_evo 7 Jersey. Writing about the world’s most expensive jersey.
Most of my kit is glamorous, at least to me. My Parentini stuff is typically Italian. Designed with flair. Endowed with emotion. I love wearing it. Feel good, cycle good. Ditto anything by Assos that I’ve owned. And, frankly, much … Continue reading Shimano XC50n and XC70, Beauty and the Beast?
Following up from my dhb accessories review I’ve now ridden far enough in dhb’s updated Aeron and new Aeron speed range of jerseys and bib shorts (which I’ll deal with in part 2) to give you some idea of how … Continue reading dhb, I am speed. I am Aeron speed. Part 1, jerseys.
Well, it’s year 3 for Battle on the Beach now and it’s getting bigger and better. It’s my second year at the event and it makes staying up till midnight on New Year’s Eve to book your place on an … Continue reading Battle on the Beach 2016 : event review
I’ve built quite a few bikes now. There’s very few tasks I won’t consider doing. Indeed, there are probably only three. One is cutting a carbon fork. I can cut straight, I can measure straight, but if it goes wrong … Continue reading Pro-Lite Revo Disc Alloy Wheelset