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Cabling your bike cleanly

How To Tidy Cabling

A little while back, my good lady wife’s bike was in need of a spring clean so I took the opportunity to finally cover something I’ve been meaning to do for ages – cables. But this is not so much a ‘how to setup and tune your brakes and gears’ and more like ‘how to keep…

F U C I

Didn’t I already write a bit on what I thought of the crotchety old men of the UCI and bicycle design?

SeaSucker Review

Our car was big enough for all of the baby stuff plus her bike, surely?

earHero Review

Headphone use on bikes is always a hotly debated internet forum topic…

Fit for use

Last week it happened, I met the ground with a thud.

The Schlumpf

It’s every rider’s little dirty secret. I’m sure it’s the same theory for all activities, but for cycling deep in the back of every cyclist’s mind they secretly like to think themselves as being ‘hardmen’. Some just think it, others are quite overt about it but either way it lingers there, simmering under the surface.…

The Hype Cycle

I’m allergic to production bikes. Ok, that’s not strictly true, but I will generally avoid most production machines – usually based an irrational dislike of the brand, a less irrational dislike of the available colourschemes, ill-suited geometry or a combination of the above. Recently, on the hunt for a new project, I had a (rather…

Bikes are boring

I bet that title caught your attention!? Let me expand on that. Bicycle ‘design’ is boring and I mean both in terms of visual appeal and in terms of design and designing. It’s funny when you think about it but somehow, in the world of bicycles, we seem to have ended up with a never…

Be seen – Orfos bike light review

Orfos lights started as one of those Kickstarter campaigns that did rather well. What was the final result…?

What Type of Cyclist Are You?

At the London round of the Rollapaluza National Series during the week a conversation got my cogs whirring… Nick Hussey, Damien Breen (of that most excellent In The Saddle blog) and myself were talking – it was like a mini bloggers convention (although not ‘mini’ in that any of us are particularly short I might…

Bike Fit

Bike fitters can help you, don’t get me wrong – just be mindful that there needs to be much more consideration of the broader picture.

Chubby On The Trail

Road riding is what I do, but coming from an MTB background means I’ve always had one eye on a return to the dirt – except each time I investigate beyond “what else could I get for the price of that second hand bike in the classifieds” I get scared off. Last time I looked…

CX’s growing success is Mountain Biking’s failure.

Originally I was going to sit here and bash out a piece about my bewilderment of the growing CX (cyclocross) craze, especially here in Australia.

Point of Difference

Different to be different, or different for a reason – either way, why? Or, perhaps more to the point, why not? In recent times, Parlee have released two new bikes – one is their ESX ‘aero’ frame, the other is their Altum (which also comes in a slighter heavier ‘R’ variant). The ESX is Parlee’s…

Enclosed Ecosystems

Does the bike world need another half baked ‘standard’?