Biking has evolved quite a bit in the last ten years, it has gone from mainstream utilitarianism towards a more self-expressive direction. While bikes have in my opinion always been more than just objects or modes of transportation, they’ve lacked the certain mainstream flair and admiration like cars have for example. Finns have made their… Continue reading Bicycles with love: Pelago
We already spoke about shoes in our post about, well, biking with the right shoes – and this time we’re taking a look on budget biking shoes that connect to the clipless Shimano PD-M520 pedals we talked about yesterday: The entry-level Shimano SH-M063 shoes. The shoes themselves are very simple: They have a hard sole,… Continue reading On a budget: Shimano SH-M063 SPD bicycle shoes
If you’re not an avid biker, you probably might not know what a clipless pedal is. Even their name is a bit confusing, as it originally meant that “It is not a toe clip pedal, so it’s clipless” and people just continued calling it that. You might have spotted these small, funny looking pedals on… Continue reading On a budget: Shimano PD-M520 clipless pedals
A 21-year old British designer Kevin Scott wanted to be a classic designer and reinvent the thing between the wheel, the frame. It’s a novel idea, but so far the prototype is a single-speed, fixed gear and your wheels are still easy to steal when there’s not much use for your super-bendy bike. Interesting tidbit… Continue reading Folding bike invented, is it useful?
Here’s my current whip, which also involves a story on why I own it. The house you see in the background is where we moved in the middle of last winter and boy, was there a lot of snow. We lived in the city and only five kilometers from the office, so a road bike… Continue reading Bike history: Insera Reflex Evo
Those sneaky hydration specialists at Camelbak are giving us science fiction fans something to drool about – our very own Fremen Stillsuit! (If you know what I’m talking about you pass our nerd test.) The review says that the material isn’t as nice as it should be, and the idea of a 2.1 liter bladder… Continue reading Camelbak wants to make you a Fremen
Being a bike commuter in Finland means that you have to tolerate the four seasons (although I’m only planning to do three of them) and since in Finland three out of four are wet and cold seasons, having the right equipment is important. I started off with my over a decade old Everest bag and… Continue reading Gear Review: Chrome Soyuz laptop bag
It’s Tour de France time and Cancellara is leading the pack even though the Lancinator is wearing a unique, molded-to-his-head fifteen-frickin’-thousand-dollar biking helmet he wasn’t in the top three on the first day. Wired wrote an exclusive article about Giro and the making of the super helmet, so here you go. To be honest, will… Continue reading Is Lance’s $15k Giro helmet a good investment?
Ha, I just bumped into a photo of my last mountain bike which actually involves many nice stories – the best being, that it was the deal maker when selling the apartment the bike is in that photo. The dude who was buying the house didn’t argue with my asking price as long as “the… Continue reading Bike history: Corratec X-Vert