Beautifully Loud: De Rosa King XS Dura Ace

The Italian supermodel. Renowned worldwide for her superior style, sassy edge and a reputation for working hard while partying even harder. Sharing many a common trait with supermodels of Italian heritage, the lush looking King XS sits at the top end of Italian manufacturer De Rosa’s road bike range. Thanks to the guys at Bike Swanky…

REVIEW: dhb Aeron Pro bib shorts and jersey

A big thanks to Wheelsuckers for providing me with the kit. It’s 6am on a Sunday morning. Breakfast is eaten, my bottles are filled and I’m almost ready to ride down to meet a bunch of my club mates in Guildford for the AAT Surrey Sportive. Instead of my usual club kit, I’m pulling on…

Project Aithein: Groupset Choice

Choosing a groupset for the Kinesis Aethien was a bit of a tough call. My criteria was that it had to be either Shimano or possibly SRAM as per my other bikes and that preferably I would stick with 10-speed to match. I didn’t really want to “upgrade” to 11-speed, I don’t see a huge advantage to one extra…

GP 4-Season Tyres: 1500 Miles

You may recall I posted a quick first impressions review of the Continental 4-Season tyres back in November of last year. Since then I have covered around 1500 miles through the English winter and now into Spring. So how have they fared? Over the past months I’ve had the pleasure (?) of riding these tyres through…

Ride Review: Tannus Aither 1.1 Solid Road Bike Tyres

Since my first look in February I’ve been giving the Tannus Aither 1.1 solid tyres a thorough workout on my road bike. I’ve covered enough miles now to be able to write a more in-depth appraisal of their real world performance. They promised a lot, but did they deliver? You can read my full review over on…

Conti GP 4 Season Tyres: First Impressions

As you may know I recently swapped out my “summer” GP4000S tyres for some winter rubber, namely Continental’s Grand Prix 4 Season offerings. I’ve had a chance to test them out on a few rides including some fast paceline efforts, a bunch of hilly Surrey roads and the odd wet and greasy route. Here’s my initial…