Spectator saves a Pro from finishing his Tour Down Under early

As the pro peloton raced its way to the bottom of the corkscrew climb during yesterdays stage 3 of the tour down under a couple of riders found themselves kissing the tarmac. Tyler Farrar was one of those riders involved with the crash. After dusting himself off and checking the bike over he was ok…

Michelin to launch ‘high-performance’ tyre

Michelin are to replace the current Pro4 range of tyres with 3 new models of their new ‘high-performance’ range. Available from April 1st the new models available will be the Power Competition (designed for racing), Power Endurance (the strongest tyre in the range) and the Power All Season (for ultimate grip levels). The Power Competition…

Tour Down Under Preview

Looking forward to the first Pro race of 2016? I know I am…. So with that being said I have just read this great post from http://roadcyclinguk.com/ which goes into a lot of detail and left me chewing at the bit for stage 1. Here is the link to the post: http://goo.gl/LEbrKd   

2016 Pro Tour Bikes Poll

As most of us in the Northern Hemisphere are fighting the weather the Pro Tour circus travels to Australia to lap up some sun and kick off their 2016 season. This gives us the great opportunity to take a look at the bikes for the forthcoming season. Question is where are all the disc brakes???…

Sometime you have to rest to go fast,

Read this great article today posted by bikerdar.com which I think is probably relevant for most ‘normal’ people cycle training (or following any fitness schedule) whilst working full time.  A1 Coaching: The Art of Recovery  What do you guys think? How do you squeeze in working full time with a training schedule? 

Winter Cycling Clothing

After reading too many forums and spending too much money buying the wrong equipment, I thought I would share on what I think is quite a good set-up when it comes to good cycling winter clothing. So on the top half: Helmet (obviously) Gore head warmer, I suffer from cold ears so this is great…

New Rotor Hydraulic Groupset

Rotor who are mainly known for their Q rings (check out our review http://goo.gl/OZo5jE) have come out with their first pictures of the Uno groupset, 6 years in development and partnering with Magura for both rim and disc brakes. Looking forward to seeing them in the flesh!

Now that’s a crash!

Bad crash during the Tour of Utah at the weekend! Wishing the Irishman Matt Brammeier (MTN-Qhubeka) a speedy recovery!

Morgan Blue Chain Keeper Review

As a home mechanic, or a want to be mechanic anyway I find this little tool really helpful. The Morgan Blue Chain Keeper stops the chain rubbing against the frame and just make life a hell of a lot easier. Check out this little video review

Giro Empire Review

The Giro Empire shoe blends classic design with a modern contemporary twist, yet the science behind them is simple and effective. So lets start with the feature that sets this shoe apart from the majority of its competitors: the laces. Yes, this is, as your probably already know, a road bike shoe with no velcro,…

Shimano 9000 C24 Dura Ace Review

It is fair to say that with these wheels being Dura Ace they are pretty damn good. Firstly let me tell you why I have them and how I came to choose them…. So for the big 1,500km ride to Italy (now postponed till 2016 http://goo.gl/HjZfDg) I needed a set of wheels which were nice…

Kask Protone Review

After the crash, it was time to buy a new helmet. To be honest only then did I realise just how much competition there is on the market! What Was I Looking For? With the development of aero-helmets over the past couple of years there is actually an awful lot to consider when buying a…