Where there’s wet, there’s a way

Don’t be a fair weather Watopian wimp. Riding in the rain is beautifully refreshing and builds valuable bike handling skills. Plus the post-ride coffee tastes so much better!

Project Postal: 2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition (Bike Check)

Back in the late 90’s / early 2000’s the Trek 5200 / Trek 5500 was one of the lightest production frames available and was the very first carbon fibre frame to “win” a Tour de France. Ridden by big names such as Tom Boonen, George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and Lance Armstrong to multiple race wins,…

The secret to perfect bar tape

Here’s my dirty little cycling secret. For a long time now, I’ve totally sucked at wrapping bar tape. I can wrap it up and make it look pretty, but after a hard 100km throw down I’d return home and with the tape looking like the ragged and torn clothes of a homeless meth addict searching…

ICAN Carbon Aero Wheels: Fat and Furious

My cycling brother-from-another-mother, Big Jim in the US of A has been rolling on ICAN wheels for a while now. He’s had good things to say about them, so with a bit of cash burning a hole in my pocket I pulled the trigger on set of ICAN Aero 35’s built using DT240S hubs. The price was…