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Shimano 11sp Quick Link - What Took Them So Long?

Posted by Clive de Sousa on 25th Aug 2017

Quick links have been around more than 10 years and work great when installed correctly. Shimano and Campagnolo had held off for numerous reasons, mainly wear and stiffness which could lead to safety … read more
Tour de France 2017 - New Products Face The Ultimate Test.

Tour de France 2017 - New Products Face The Ultimate Test.

Posted by Clive de Sousa on 30th Jul 2017

The Tour de France pushes athletes and machines to the limit. Many bike companies use the Tour as a laboratory to test new products for just this reason. There are no “easy days.” In every stage th … read more

Disc Brakes - Haters Goin' Hate

19th Jul 2017

If you’re looking to start an argument with a cyclist discuss the topic of disc brakes on road racing bikes. Trust me, other than religion and politics, this subject is sure to irritate someone.Disc b … read more

Cogs Get Larger So You Go Faster

Posted by Clive de Sousa on 17th Jul 2017

Gear ratios, like a lot of things in cycling, has evolved. The first Tour de France was contested on bikes with two cogs, one on either side of the rear wheel which was then flipped for climbing or ri … read more

Pablo Escobar's Bike

Posted by Clive de Sousa on 7th Jun 2017

Most of us have seen the Netflix series Narcos or know about the infamous drug lord who grew his illegal business to be larger than the economy of his native Colombia. Some of us might have known a … read more