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Kask Bambino TT helmet review

The Kask Bambino helmet is an expensive aero helmet. Despite its price (£299) it has become quite popular, probably because of its use by Sky procycling team. The logic is that Sky must have spent quite a bit of money on wind tunnel tests. If it’s good enough for the likes of Froome and Wiggins, […]

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My Cool Bike – review

My Cool Bike ‘An inspirational guide to bikes and bike culture‘ is a nice coffee book table with lots of diverse pictures of cyclists and bicycles. If will appeal to those who like the more ‘trendy’ ‘cool’ aspect of cycling. A celebration of ‘cycle chic’ The pictures and photos are probably the main attraction, and […]

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Cheap inner tubes

After a double puncture, I bought a new spare inner tube from a local bike shop. It was £5.95. I saw this offer of £18.99 for 10 inner tubes, so I bought. They arrived in one day, and they just come in small plastic bag with no label. I haven’t actually used in a wheel […]

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Zipp 808 Firecrest review

I’ve had a pair of Zipp 404 since 2006. They are a good versatile wheelset. They are lightweight 1,250grams – so I was able to use in hillclimbs for several seasons (Until I got some Zipp 202s), but the deep rim profile is also aerodynamic. 404s are a good all rounder. The Firecrest 404s are […]

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Rob Hayles – Easy Rider – book review

I received a copy of Easy Rider: My Life on a bike by Rob Hayles, and enjoyed reading it. It’s the story of a laid back character, who rose from riding the track in Portsmouth to finally coming double world champion in 2005. It’s a reminder that the world of cycling is incredibly competitive, and […]

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Oakley Radarlock review

I was sent a pair of Oakley Radarlock for review. They retail at a whopping £176.00.  I wouldn’t pay that amount of sunglasses for fear I would lose them. But, I was happy to get a free review copy. I wear glasses pretty much all year. If I go out on a ride, you always […]

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Race against Time – Obree vs Boardman

A review of The Race against time – Obree, Boardman and the quest to be the fastest man on two wheels by Edward Pickering. This is one of the best cycling books I’ve read for quite a long time. I really enjoyed reading it. It’s pacey, interesting, amusing and based on two giants of British […]

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The Rules of Cycling – Velominati Review

I haven’t reviewed many  products this year, but I was pleased to receive through the post an advanced copy of ‘The Rules – The way of the cycling disciple‘ by Velominati. It gave me a lot of food for thought. I enjoyed reading it, and I also enjoyed critiquing it.  The problem is that a […]

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Speedplay Pedals Long Term Review

I started using Speedplay pedals back in 2006. I wrote a review in 2008 of the pedals; this is an updated review after owning three pairs for several years. Summary Speedplay pedals are very good to ride on. They took a little bit of getting used to (like floating on ice is common feeling), but […]

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Seven Deadly Sins – David Walsh Review

One undeniable fact about watching the Tour de France, in the Lance Armstrong years of 1999-2005 was that it was all pretty dull. There was never really any effective challenge to the blue train of the USPs. The only two attacks I can remember were Jan Ullrich temporarily gaining a   minute on a climb […]

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Bradley Wiggins v Lance Armstrong: Review of Pro cycling 2012

2012 has definitely been a spectacular year for cycling, and British cycling in particular. Even a few months later, it’s still nice to say Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour De France There were the days when,  in Britain, we got excited at the mere presence of a rider in the Tour de France. With the […]

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