Ride Notes

Shining a Light On...Lights

Posted by Alder Martz on 23rd Mar 2018

When I first raced in Victoria, Australia, I was shocked to dsicover that I had to sport a blinking red tail light during the race. It felt unnatural and amateurish, like I had forgotten to take off m … read more
700c or 650B? The Wheel Truth

700c or 650B? The Wheel Truth

Posted by Alder Martz on 20th Mar 2018

Over the past few years, the '+1' in the infamous 'N+1' equation has increasingly meant a gravel adventure bike. The rise of the term groading, wild adventure races like the Dirty Kanza 200, and the s … read more

Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070 Disc Brake Review

Posted by Clive de Sousa on 22nd Feb 2018

Shimano has steadily evolved their electronic shifting/hydro braking groups to the point that other component manufacturers are going to have a tough time catching up. The new Ultegra 8070 Di2 … read more

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