Well I would say 2013 was the year where bike-packing came of age (or the 90′s frame bag took steroids, but I won’t encourage doping). There are some great companies making packs and the competition is heating up in the market. It also looks a heap of fun to go bike-packing. I would’ve said light touring (off or on-road) but, hey I don’t market this stuff! I can’t … Read more
CycleLove launches CycleLux.The finest gifts for people who love bikes. Collected in one place. Bike blog CycleLove is taking their mission to celebrate human beings on bikes to the next level. CycleLux is a new online shop with CycleLove’s favourite gifts for people who love bikes collected in one place. The objective? To make Christmas shopping for anyone with design-conscious cycling friends a little easier. What more can … Read more
Shift the TV out of the way, it’s time to replace it with a bike. Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to stare longingly at your pride and joy! .flxble is a wall mounted bike rack created from birch plywood that will help you do just that. It’s manufactured in Berlin and uses a very unique design to create the bend in a single piece of the wood. The … Read more
We love bikes, although ultimately it doesn’t really matter, we want our bikes to be right and those little details are what makes a bike right. Some little details can be hugely expensive but Tidds are a cheap detail. What are they? Tidds are for unused bottle cage bolts, you just put a bit of lube on and twist and push in. Tidds weigh 90% less than the … Read more
Woodguards make my favourite wooden mudguard. I love the look and choice of the woods and the formica underneath. They have just launched the Skinny Woodguard which is designed for thin tires and is 25mm in width so will fit a lot of frames with tighter clearances. Handmade in Edinburgh, they come in 3 shades of timber and different formica colours for £150 per pair. Visit the Woodguards website for … Read more
The first Brooks store called B1866 has now opened in London. The intent is to showcase their products and show their immense 150 year history. It looks great, a trip is definitely on the horizon. Further details on the Brooks blog – worth visiting for a look at the Paul Smith Mercian.
I would post this just for the funny video (watch it and you will see). Andy sent me an email a while back telling me he was working on a project and until the other day I knew nothing of what this project was. When he sent me the email to announce his project I was surprised and curiosity ensued. After having that better look, I’m into it, … Read more
I saw this saddle a few days ago and was drawn to it for a couple of reasons. I’m getting old and having problems with my back (serious enough to be waiting for surgery), and I will take any shock absorbing I can get – that includes saddles. I had been wondering about sprung saddles and as much as I like Brooks those sprung ones are beasts. So … Read more
Some things seem like natural partners Morvélo & Kinesis UK seem to be that way. This lovely short video spells out what both the kinesisbikes.co.uk FF29 + Sync morvelo.com Enduro Jerseys are meant to do. Ride. If you can, and are fit and well, get out there and shred my friends!
Check out our review of the ILE Transfer Bag. It’s a unique bag inspired by medic style bags to give you full access to everything in the bag. I ended up using it for everything and it’s a marvellous piece of equipment that at first baffled me but, that was before I really used it. Go check out the full review here.