2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Fresh mud included

Except for riding our bikes, cursing this country’s climate and having an (occasional) beer 29rs were one of the other reoccurring topics during the last 24 months. Some have been diehard fans already for years riding their Gary Fishers and Niners, if possible single speed, others are calling it blaspheme and a marketing scam. Here at… Continue reading 2012 29er Cannondale Flash 3 review

Review: Look Kéo 2 Max road cycling pedals

Road cycling is quite different from any other form of cycling, mostly because of the long durations spent on the bike. Just like road shoes are different by being lighter and stiffer than shoes designed for rougher terrains, road pedals are different as well. The purpose of mountain bike pedals is to hold the foot… Continue reading Review: Look Kéo 2 Max road cycling pedals

A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer

I’ve always been a gadget lover and even more, I’ve always loved data and information. When it came to moving a lot more than before, I wanted to motivate myself by starting to measure my progress. Since I was also running, I got me a Garmin Forerunner. It had GPS, could be attached to the… Continue reading A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer

2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

The Merida One-Twenty XT official press photo

We had an opportunity to go out and take Merida‘s latest aluminum full suspension mountain bike One-Twenty XT-D out for a four hour muddy and snowy ride and naturally we had to write a review on the topic as well. While there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the new Ninety-Nine carbon range, the non-carbon… Continue reading 2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

The official photo by Merida, it's pretty.

As we speculated two years ago, twenty-niners are here to stay and we are glad that they are. We had the opportunity to test ride some new Merida bikes coming to the market this year, one of them was the best non-team model 29″ Big Nine Carbon 3000-D from the 2012 range and four hours in… Continue reading 2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

Erenpreiss trendy retro bikes from Latvia

Erenpreiss Greta

It looks like the trend of retro bikes returning strongly (like our Finnish Pelago bicycles) is continuing, this time from the small country of Latvia. Ērenpreiss is a brand founded in 1927 by a middle-aged gentleman called Gustavs Ērenpreiss. He thought that he would join the massive cycling revolution of the early 20th century and he founded… Continue reading Erenpreiss trendy retro bikes from Latvia

App review: Bike Repair HD

While some of us might be completely in a zen-like agreement with their rear derailleur, but there are much more of those who are more in tune with their chocolate pudding than a spanner in the derailleur. There are lots of Youtube videos and web sites like ours, but sometimes it’s good to have a… Continue reading App review: Bike Repair HD

Canyon Nerve XC 9.0

My 2011 Nerve arrived in time, as promised by Canyon, to fly out to Malaga (Spain) early April. From the box to the bikebag, off for a real  test on the trails. The bike delivered was as described on the site with the exception of the seatpost which was a regular aluminum Irridium instead of… Continue reading Canyon Nerve XC 9.0

First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

It has been a bit too warm for road cycling here recently, so we’ve been bombing in the forests lately, but I have managed to get the first 500 kilometers on my new Merida and it has been a very pleasurable experience. The stiffness of the frame manages to surprise me every time and although… Continue reading First 500 km on the 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905

Quick preview: Gaerne G.Fora 2010 road cycling shoes

They sure are shiny.

As I’ve made great progress in my riding during the last year, I thought I was up for a new pair of shoes. My problem is my shoe size, which is at the top end of cycling shoe makers. Sure, you can get proper sized Sidis, but they cost 250 euros per pair. As the… Continue reading Quick preview: Gaerne G.Fora 2010 road cycling shoes