Sub3-100k: Body and bike testing

In my quest to ride 100km in under three hours total time, I’ve been doing some testing of both my equipment and by fitness. I’ve completed a couple of test rides on the Planet X TT bike with varying success. On my first test I averaged 34.5kph over 60km non-stop. Fast enough to hit my…

Revival of the Stealth!

Since 2013 my Planet X Stealth has seen life as a time trial bike and then a road bike, but for the past two years the stripped frameset has been hanging on my wall, unused and collecting dust. It’s time to get it back on the road and built up as a full-on time trial machine once again!

Canyon Aeroad: Still awesome after 1000km in the saddle?

With a 30-something kilometre blast around my test loop, I finally rolled over the first 1000km mark on my Canyon Aeroad!  It took a little longer than expected as I was busy riding my US Postal Trek 5200 plus a handful of off-road sessions, then had to contend with the absolute bucket loads of rain…

How much faster is an aero bike? 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! RELATED: How does the…

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…

Opening 2017 TdF Time Trial

I love a good time trial. I think it’s a great way to open a Grand Tour and put a few time gaps into the top of the field. Sure it can be a little boring to watch but I love the tech and checking out the aero – or not – riding positions of…