Ride Notes

Look 795 Blade RS Long Term Review

Posted by Alder Martz on 4th Feb 2020

Look 795 Blade RS Long Term Review

After 3500 miles on my Look 795 Blade RS, I feel as though I can honestly give it a thorough review. I purchased the 795 Blade RS to fill the dedicated aero slot in my bike lineup and ended up wi …

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Campagnolo 11 Speed- Does it have a future?

Posted by Clive de Sousa on 22nd Jan 2020

Campagnolo 11 Speed- Does it have a future?

One of the main questions that we get asked repeatedly by Campagnolo lovers is about the future of their 11 speed groupsets. As 12 speed has been slowly introduced across the different models, we have …

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Cycleology: It's So Icy Factor O2

Posted by Alder Martz on 13th Nov 2019

Cycleology: It's So Icy Factor O2

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 …

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Can I Use A Gravel Bike For Cyclocross?

Posted by Alder Martz on 16th Oct 2019

Can I Use A Gravel Bike For Cyclocross?

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 …

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Posted by Alder Martz on 25th Sep 2019

The Best Cyclocross Tires For Every Situation

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 …

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Wilier's Sub 6.5kg Disc Bike

Posted by Alder Martz on 27th Jun 2019

Wilier's Sub 6.5kg Disc Bike

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 …

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5 Reasons You Should Buy The Pinarello Dogma F12

Posted by Alder Martz on 17th Jun 2019

5 Reasons You Should Buy The Pinarello Dogma F12

While Giovanni Pinarello finished the 1951 Giro d’Italia in last place, his bikes continually find ways to do the exact opposite. Since 1988, a Pinarello has graced the top step of a 3 week Grand Tour …

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