Hobart’s Top 10 Climbs: #1 Mount Wellington!

It’s the big one! Climb numero uno on Hobart’s Top Ten list! Can you really call yourself a serious Tasmanian cyclist if you haven’t ridden up the Hors Catégorie climb of Mount Wellington? Rising high above the city of Hobart, Mount Wellington is an iconic Tasmanian image and a benchmark for any roadie in the…

Tempo’s Triple Distilled (E002)

“As long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” – Mark Cavendish It is most certainly Spring in Tasmania now. That means warmer weather, longer days and more time for outdoor rides, but it also means I’m busy on the property building a new veggie garden and tending…

The right rubber: How to save weight AND ride faster

Tyres (or tires if you’re in the USA). That tiny little pair of contact patches connecting your bike to the blacktop. In terms of simple performance upgrades, changing your rubber can have one of the largest impacts on how your bike feels and handles. It’s also an easy place to save a few grams at…

Shedding weight with Titanium

If you’re about to go on a bike weight shedding rampage here’s a place where you might be able to save yourself a slice for a reasonable price. Rummaging through my box of spares on the weekend I found a set of Token branded titanium quick release skewers (as you do). A while back I bought a set…

Travel Mode added to Favero Assioma powermeter pedals

The latest update (Firmware 3.00) from Favero includes a new travel mode for the Assioma Duo and Uno powermeter pedals. There are some other small improvements too such as a unified Bluetooth channel for smart trainers and a fix for “Error 99” calibration. The travel/ship mode feature has been missing up until now and adds…

Aero is the new lightweight

These days, you can easily empty your wallet buying “free” speed. Aerodynamic advantage have overtaken lightweight as the key selling point on many products. But how much of that is actually worth it? Where is it best to invest those dollars? I’m not going to delve into the merits of a time trial bike or…