Ride Notes

Cycleology: It's So Icy Factor O2

Cycleology: It's So Icy Factor O2

Posted by Alder Martz on 13th Nov 2019

Factor calls it Celestial Blue, perhaps alluding to the O2’s powers of ascension. But it would be unfair to pigeonhole the O2 as a ‘climbing only’ bike. It is balanced, stiff, and agile. Our rider wan … read more
Can I Use A Gravel Bike For Cyclocross?

Can I Use A Gravel Bike For Cyclocross?

Posted by Alder Martz on 16th Oct 2019

In short, yes. Absolutely.And a cyclocross bike can easily tackle gravel events. It’s like using an aero TT bike with a straight block cassette to climb the Alps. Or an ultralight frame with a 12x34 c … read more

The Best Cyclocross Tires For Every Situation

Posted by Alder Martz on 25th Sep 2019

Tire choice is paramount and nowhere is this fact more self-evident than when riding and racing offroad. Pairing the right tire and the right width with the right pressure for the right conditions is … read more
Wilier's Sub 6.5kg Disc Bike

Wilier's Sub 6.5kg Disc Bike

Posted by Alder Martz on 27th Jun 2019

You can choose one: aero or light. Or you can choose both, throw in disc brakes, and you’ve got the Wilier Zero SLR, a stunningly gorgeous bicycle. And yet there are no fancy, rear wheel hugging … read more