The right rubber: How to save weight AND ride faster

Tyres (or tires if you’re in the USA). That tiny little pair of contact patches connecting your bike to the blacktop. In terms of simple performance upgrades, changing your rubber can have one of the largest impacts on how your bike feels and handles. It’s also an easy place to save a few grams at…

Bike Weight Loss Part 3: The Results

Before we get down to the nitty gritty, here’s the rub. Shedding weight off your bike is NOT cheap. In fact it’s downright expensive if you do it properly. If you have weight to lose bouncing around your midsection, then it’s much more cost effective to slash those pounds first! Fact. Save your money, take…

Already November!

Wow, it’s been a month since my last post on here! It’s not that I’ve been ignoring you lovely lot, but more that I’ve been busy riding my bike. More to the point, I’ve been busy riding my bike to/from work (that’s 160 miles per week) sandwiching in a full day’s work on my feet…

Project Aithein: Specs & Photos

Frameset: Kinesis Aithein 53cm / Full carbon Aithein fork Bars: ZIPP Service Course Alloy 40cm Stem: Deda Zero 1 Alloy 110mm Headset: FSA Integrated Bar Tape: Lizard Skins DSP Bar Tape 3.2mm Groupset: Shimano 5800 105 11-speed Seat: Ritchey Pro Streem V2 Seatpost & Clamp: Unbranded carbon post / Superleggera clamp Wheels: 2015 Fulcrum Racing…

Saturday Staple & Crocknorth

I broke a spoke on my TT bike’s rear wheel earlier this week, so today I decided to head south into Surrey and test the legs with a few climbs on the road bike. The first climb of the day, Staple Lane is a favourite of mine. It was the first “Surrey Hill” I rode when I joined Woking CC…