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…

Getting lower: When a slammed stem isn’t enough!

Got that stem slammed and still can’t get low enough? The standard angle stem on most road bikes is 6 degrees so if you’ve already flipped this and have it slammed right down to the headtube, you’re going to have to look at other options. The easiest way to get even lower is to switch…

A clean bike is a fast bike!

There’s no doubting  that a clean bike is a fast bike. Well, maybe not fast, but certainly faster! A well maintained drivetrain and clean frameset also shows that you mean business.  A clean, well running bike is a sign of a dedicated cyclist. The mark of somebody who takes pride in their cycling. Showing up…

2021 Resolution Ride #02 – A fast and furious foray for February

Some mornings in Tasmania are just perfect. Clear blue skies, a cool breeze and short sleeve temperatures right from the gun. We’ve had a LOT of very windy days recently so it was a relief to see only light winds predicted. When the Tassie weather turns it on, you really do have to make the…

Dialling in the Trek 5200

I’m forever tinkering with my bikes. Even if I’m not changing anything I often check them over, adjusting cables or clearances to ensure they’re always running smooth. I also like them to look dialled. After cutting the steerer tube on my Canyon the other week, I thought I’d give the Trek a similar treatment. The…

Cycling Fuel: Vegan No-bake Oat Bars

This year I’ve been testing out some different recipes for “on the go” cycling fuel. Finding a healthy homemade slice/bar that tastes good, is easy to make and that can survive longer rides is tricky. Previously I’d been a fan of the Lazy Cyclist’s Flapjack, but they’re not the healthiest option! These Vegan No-bake Oat…