2011 Review: Merida Cyclo Cross 4 Disc

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… Continue reading 2011 Review: Merida Cyclo Cross 4 Disc

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

For dummies: How to build a bicycle

I have to say, I was so excited to build my first bicycle and our mission was to get it done as soon as possible – my enthusiasm took over and I hardly took any photos. Also, it was a dark night and even my fast lens couldn’t catch our doings in the dark. Luckily,… Continue reading For dummies: How to build a bicycle

Review: Shimano BR-R550 Cantilever brake

One of the most important things on a bike are the brakes, they can literally make it or break it for your bike. For their price, I think think brakes are the wrong place to save money. Since I couldn’t use my Shimano 105 caliper brakes on my ultimate commuter, in order to be ready… Continue reading Review: Shimano BR-R550 Cantilever brake

Ultimate Commuter: Custom Surly Cross Check

UPDATE: The finished Ultimate Commuter is here. Finding the right bicycle for you can be really, really difficult. That’s if you’re looking for complete bikes, that is. I spent weeks searching and researching, and the last two days were even worse, spending more time on the computer than on the road while texting with my… Continue reading Ultimate Commuter: Custom Surly Cross Check