How much free speed does an aero bike give? The definitive guide!

Still hammering around on your round-tubed road bike with shallow rims? Thinking of splashing some cash and wondering if a fast bike will make you faster? Will it even make ANY difference at all? Well read on my friends, because here is my 100% definitive* guide to aero road bike gains! For your reading pleasure,…

A conversation can change a life (ride your bike)

It’s been a good few weeks on the bike. Spring is in the air, it’s finally stopped with the biblical rain and my newfound work schedule has meant I can get out for the odd ride or two during the week. Life has been grand. To top things off yesterday, my flash new FulGaz kit…

2020 Resolution Ride #9 – Ripping into Spring on the Trek

Getting up and loading my Trek 5200 into the car, I had no plans on knocking out 100km this weekend, just an early solo thrash before meeting up with The Herd for their Saturday ride. I wanted to get some more saddle time on the Trek and test out the bike fit adjustments I’d made….

Project Postal: First blast on the machine from the past!

The 1st of September means one thing down here in the Southern Hemisphere; SPRING! Crisp, chilly mornings paired with clear blue sunny skies (or at least that’s what we hope for). With the Tour de France in full swing and a sniff of finer weather in the air, I decided to wheel my Project Postal…

Project Postal: Keeping the Trek on spec

The US POSTAL Trek Project has been going great guns! Since having the BB replaced I’ve really been able to move the build forward. It now sports a full modern groupset. I’d had a pro tip from Big Jim about possibly not being able to get the front mech low enough to run a 50T…

The French Tour 2020 hosted by FulGaz

With the Tour de France kicking off this weekend, FulGaz have launched the French Tour, a 21-stage virtual cycling event hosted on FulGaz in partnership with (and raising much needed money for) the charity Lifeline. Riders from around the world have signed up to complete the tough course either as a solo rider or as…

If you only watch one over the top marketing video today…

…make it this one for the Bowflex VeloCore! Indoor “smart bikes” are just so hot right now, it was only a matter of time before Blowflex jumped on the bandwagon. Sure maybe it’s actually really good, but this promo video, well, just sit back and enjoy the spectacle. “Three pound dumbbells so you hustle for…

2020 Resolution Ride #8 – No better way to spend a Tuesday morning

Wait, didn’t I already complete this month’s ride? Now you mention it, yes I did. Kind of, but not really. You see, after my virtual 100km I just couldn’t shake the feeling that it didn’t really count. Road bikes were made to be ridden outside. Smooth blacktop beneath your wheels, clear blue sky above (usually)….

Project Postal: Strip her down

The first step with any good project bike is to give everything a proper inspection. This is an 18 year old bike that I’m pretty sure has spent a number of years sitting unused in a shed, so I needed to get a better idea of it’s actual condition. To do this, I’ve stripped the…

Do you spend TOO much money on cycling?

The great poet Sir Mix-A-Lot once eloquently said; “I like bling bikes and I can not lie, you other brothers can’t deny…” Ain’t that the truth! I spend a fair bit of my coin on bikes and bike related stuff. It’s a fact I can’t deny. I don’t really have many other hobbies, cycling is…

Project Postal: Bringing an old Trek back into service!

Two thousand and two. Nelly was getting Hot in Herrrrrre, Christina Aguilera got Dirrrrrty and the first mobile phone with a built-in camera was released in the USA. Meanwhile in the world of pro cycling, US Postal were dominating the scene on their carbon fibre Treks and Lance Armstrong was the undisputed king. I’ve been…