This post updates how the category of wheels for road bikes using disc brakes is developing and compares 20 of the best alloy and carbon wheelsets now available, highlighting three I recommend
If you bought a road disc bike recently, you may be looking for that one all-around, carbon disc wheelset that performs well across a wide range of terrain.
YOU CAN READ AN UPDATED REVIEW OF GROUPSETS AND COMPONENTS HERE For this review, I evaluated the top 2 tiers of mechanical and electronic groupsets from companies that have complete sets – 13 groupsets in all to pick the best groupset for you and your road bike. “Are you still riding that?” one of my […]
I wanted to take an in depth look at my Tour Divide rig. The basis for the bike is the Giant XTC which is their carbon cross country mountain bike which I’ve been riding for the past year set up as a more traditional XC bike. The amazing crew at Saint Cloud and Giant have […]
Breezers are some of the best examples of old-school mountain bike art. In its 20th year, Joe Breeze’s original company was producing a healthy volume of bikes that still exemplified functional purity, elegance and Breeze’s own influence as a designer. For starters, this 20th-year (1997) Breezer Jet Stream has an actual head tube badge. No […]
The Ghost Kato FS 3.7 provides a great value for a mid level mountain bike, including 130 mm of travel, a dropper post and a solid suspension, but making some curious sacrifices to achieve it at this price. This is my review.
Are you interested to buy an e-bike for commuting, but don’t know which model to choose, how much to spend, and actually how to buy it? Then this training, and self-study guide developed by one of our members, Oliver K., is for you.
What to do when you’ve accumulated a collection of spare components over the years – sell or build something fun? I posed this question to friends recently and it didn’t take much convincing for me to embark on a new build. Besides, I needed something I could chain up at the supermarket without worrying about […]
I have spent the last two years building the bike myself. My philosophy has been simple – Buy the best value parts for my money (in short supply) and then ride the bike until it breaks, and then replace the broken component with a better one! The bike now has the following components… Frame: NS […]
If you’re looking to buy an Orbea Rallon, hopefully this post will give you some useful real world info about how the bike performs.
Our workshop offers a range of services to suit all your needs. Our expert mechanic can assess and repair your bike for you, from changing a puncture to a complete rebuild. We offer three levels of bike service, or if you would prefer a bespoke service or repair just drop by and we would be […]
Now approaching it’s second birthday, my red Thorn Sherpa has carried me around the North Sea Cycle Route and the Atlantic Seaboard. Time to reflect on the quality and performance of a dedicated touring bike after a fair amount of abuse. I would estimate it has covered 10,000km over 100 long riding days, perhaps as […]
Hi, I’m Dave, your co-conspirator. I help you convert a bike you love into an electric bike you love even more. E-bikes are quiet, powerful vehicles with a top speed of 28 mph and a range as far as 70 miles. Retail e-bikes with high-quality, high-range battery packs start at about $2,000.00, ouch! Similarly equipped […]