Just about a year ago, right before we left for London, Drew and I had to buy helmets. At every opportunity I would try helmets on and all were terrible, or terribly expensive, until I tried the Louis Garneau Sharp. Continue reading
This year we had the opportunity to attend Bespoked at the Lee Valley Velodrome. One of the exhibitors that we met there were the guys from Grim. [We have featured their bespoke track frame on the blog here.] Before they made frames however, they made messenger bags, and from my experience quite a good one.
Need a tiny pump that pushes some major psi? This little guy has saved my ass on many occasions since arriving in London. On one of our first rides across town to the Senate House Library Zoe got a flat. We were no more than 8 miles from the house. Continue reading
Buying lights, bad. Not being hit by cars, good.
We all love a good night ride. Taking to the streets when there are less cars, especially in larger cities, is a joy unlike any other. In the upcoming summer months night rides will be more frequent, and you will need a new light to keep you safe. The Knog Blinder Arc 1.7, one of the latest lights from Knog will do just that. At about $65 (USD) you may think to yourself, “wow that is WAY over priced!” However, I assure you it is not. The quality and charging method of this light will keep your path illuminated for seasons to come. Continue reading
Our good friend Ju from Victoire Cycles sent over a set of their Victoire Cycles X Bishop Bikes Supersprint hubs for my upcoming build. We are very excited about these as we have heard nothing but good things about them. Right out of the box you can tell that these are not your ordinary hubs. Continue reading
It is new bar day for Zoe! For the new build Zoe wanted some small, light weight drops. After a week of searching we found these. The Specialized Women’s Expert Road Bar. Out of the box they look great and are very light. These are 36cm center to center Continue reading
I would like to start by saying out of all the rims I have rode in the past, these are by far the best. Fairly priced at $60 (USD) each, these rims are both affordable and of high quality. Continue reading