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A workplace that pays to bike to work?


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31 October 2010

Earlier we posted about Nokia having bicycles in their Berlin offices for traveling between them. We like that. A few weeks ago we heard about another company, Pekkaniska, supporting a healthy lifestyle including bicycle commuting and we have to congratulate them by posting this. Their press release defines their program as: From the beginning of […]


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Epic: Cyclocross race video from 1960


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30 October 2010

Well now, seems like we’ll do two videos in a row then – but come on, look at this video! If you thought cyclocross is something new, you’re wrong. It’s been around for a very long time, and started as a between-town race across farmlands in the early 1900s. Wikipedia says that: After Octave Lapize […]


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Friday video: Girl meets boy on a bike in Helsinki


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29 October 2010

We’ve already told you how much we like received messages, comments, panties and other cool stuff from you guys and this week we got a video from an American couple. We actually had to bump out our hot BMX video for next Friday just to get this one out there, since it touched heart with […]


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Project 29er: Losing that 29er virginity


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28 October 2010

The bike During our visit in Hanko last week we were delighted to see the 2011 Merida bike range on display and at our disposal for some fun in the woods. Difficult choices were be made on arrival: Should we test ride the new One Twenty carbon full-suspension or the 29er 1000SL hardtail? Keeping Project […]


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2011 Review: Merida Twenty-Nine Lite 1000D


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27 October 2010

We started our Merida review row two days ago, first on the road with the Reacto 907 and then headed towards the forest with the Cyclo Cross 4 Disc. Now we head deep in to the bush, where you need bigger tires and larger suspension to make it alive, also the first Merida review to […]


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2011 Review: Merida Cyclo Cross 4 Disc


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26 October 2010

We started with our Merida reviews yesterday with their road model Reacto 907, and today we go a bit more towards the rougher parts of our planet with the second cheapest Cyclo Cross (CC) model named number 4. Their budget model is the number 3 and both of them come with disc brakes. Their higher […]


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2011 preview: Merida Reacto 907 road bike


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25 October 2010

Merida is a brand that’s on everyone’s lips at this moment thanks to José Hermida winning the UCI Cross Country world championship. They also sponsor quite a few races and keep up with their own team, the Multivan Merida Biking Team. Another interesting fact about Merida is that the company owns 19% of Specialized. To […]


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Cold wear: 2010 Endura Windchill jacket


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24 October 2010

As you might have noticed, I’ve fought a constant battle in finding a suitable outfit that would keep me warm in the cold weather and upcoming winter, but wouldn’t boil me alive since I heat up like a sauna when exercising. I tried several different hard (ie. water and windproof) shells: Thinner ones, more expensive […]


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Cold wear: Santini bib shorts are your friends


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23 October 2010

Yes, usually I take photos of items we review at home, but there are limits to what our eyes are meant to see. Me in bibs is not one of them. I do like using them though, and they are excellent in cold weather riding. Today we’re taking a look at two pairs from Italian […]


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Friday video: The Athertons Season 2 Finale & Red Bull Rampage


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22 October 2010

The competition season came to end a few weeks ago in all mountain bike disciplines so we get to enjoy the final videos of this season. The last few months we have been keeping up with the Atherton family, seeing serious crashes, wins and losses and Gee battling it out with Greg Minaar until the […]


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Coming Thru (or Coming Through - as that URL was taken) is a daily updated bike magazine - a collection of writings and links that relate to biking in its every form. The idea started from when Maarten met Markus decided to finally start collecting the things we like about bikes and talk about our everyday adventures in dodging moving objects at high speeds.The site is run by a collage of cyclists, most notably by Canadian Johanna MacDonald, Belgian Maarten Patteeuw and Finnish Markus Sandelin.

It all started in the spring of 2010, after a record breaking snowy winter when Markus bought a house 25 kilometers from the office and decided to handle the commuting with a bicycle. It turned out the bike wasn’t up to standards for that kind of stress and the first weeks were more tragicomic than glorious. Thus the idea began to brew to actually document this journey.

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