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…

Aero wheels: Five things to consider before going deep!

Deep section carbon wheels. Yeah, I’ve seen you checking out prices on Chain Reaction and drooling over pro bike checks on Cycling Tips. You know you want some. How fast and sexy they look! But are they actually worth it? Do they actually make a difference? And should YOU buy a set? If for some…

Continental GP5000 Announced!

Tyre nerds and cycling tech junkies rejoice! After many years as one of the market-leading road cycling tyres, the Continental GP4000S II has a successor – the aptly named Continental GP5000. Photo credit: Continental It’s no secret that the Conti GP4000S II tyre is amongst my favourite rubber, having ridden many, many hard and fast…

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…

Road cycling: How fast is fast enough?

It’s late into the group ride and we’re on the home stretch, that time when we ramp up the pace and drive it home to the cafe. I roll onto the front – the bunch safely tucked single file behind me – and little by little I wind on the power. We’re cruising at 30kph,…

Strava to allow virtual miles for challenge badges?

So in news that has been overshadowed by Strava’s Heat Map controversy, the latest update to the willy waving ride logging app is that Strava will be allowing virtual miles and elevation to be counted towards challenge badges. This has caused a bit of a stir in certain circles with people seemingly being either very anti or…