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Ride Notes

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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Sram eTap AXS 12 Speed Q&A

Posted by Alder Martz on 1st Mar 2019

Sram eTap AXS 12 Speed Q&A

A couple weeks ago on our social media accounts, we asked you what questions you have about Sram's latest eTap 12 Speed groupset. Here are the answers to the most common ones.What's the deal with stra …

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Why Choose SRAM (12 Speed)?

Posted by Alder Martz on 22nd Jan 2019

Why Choose SRAM (12 Speed)?

As we anxiously await the release of Sram's unnamed 12 speed groupset, I posted a question on our Instagram and Facebook - What would you like to see in the new groupset when it is released? And one o …

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Posted by Clive de Sousa on 31st Dec 2018

Online Bicycle Retail - 2018 Review

The bikes are changing, the way we ride them is changing and how we sell them is changing. Ultimately, however, what works stays the same. Passion for good business and the feeling of riding that perf …

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