Friday Video: Cycle Oregon – The Rapha way

Somehow we feel that today you have more time to check out the traditional Friday video. So grab another coffee and if you feel peer pressure: Pretend you are cleaning your (unplugged) keyboard or just reserve a meeting room for yourself for the coming 20 minutes. As a mountain biker I prefer the forest and… Continue reading Friday Video: Cycle Oregon – The Rapha way

Project 29er: Losing that 29er virginity

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… Continue reading Project 29er: Losing that 29er virginity

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

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

Review: Cube X-Comp Cyclocross

Leaves are starting to fall, it’s regularly raining cats and dogs and we are stocking up on winter clothes. The positive side? The cyclocross season is starting! Us Belgians have a particular relation with pedaling and running through the mud for an hour and somehow enjoying it – as do the spectators watching races eating… Continue reading Review: Cube X-Comp Cyclocross

Mountain biking in the Flemish Ardennes

Escaping the upcoming cold and rain in Finland it was time to visit the home country again for some Autumn mountain biking. One of my biker friends lives in the middle of the Flemish Ardennes region, where the famous Tour of Flanders takes place, an excellent spot to reside for a day or three. On… Continue reading Mountain biking in the Flemish Ardennes

Riding: Kuninkaantie Ruska Ride

Still feeling a bit bitter after not being able to ride the Tour de Helsinki the week before and with a nice Autumn day ahead it was time to crunch some kilometers. One of the more beautiful marked roads in the south of Finland is without a doubt the Kuninkaantie or “Kings Road” going all… Continue reading Riding: Kuninkaantie Ruska Ride

Rapha Cycling

During the last ten years the traditional and leading bike brands have been putting more and more effort and resources in their brand identity. They also started to realize, as brands in other fields did , the commercial value of their online identity and the use of the channel for direct sales. The nature of… Continue reading Rapha Cycling

Tour de France – 8 seconds but it’s all over

After 19 race days and over 3000 kms the gap in the general classification (GC) between the numbers one (Contador) and two (A. Schleck) is 8secs. A margin as tight as the spandex on the skinny guys still in the peloton but somehow we think it’s all over already. The reason: a derailleur. While attacking… Continue reading Tour de France – 8 seconds but it’s all over

Specialized ’11 – battery included

Now that’s what we call R&D! Following Fabian’s test rides in Flanders and Roubaix Specialized road bikes come with a 450 watt battery! Commute like a Duracell bunny! Check the 2011 models. Related Posts:First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 9052011 preview: Merida Reacto 907 road bikeQuick preview: Gaerne G.Fora 2010 road cycling… Continue reading Specialized ’11 – battery included