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

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

Quick Preview: 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905 road bike

It just looks good. Doesn't it?

As everyone remembers, we were invited to test out the new 2011 Merida range last fall and I fell in love with the quality and stiffness of the bikes. Especially I enjoyed the carbon frame they have for their road bikes and even though I couldn’t afford a Reacto frame (yet), I finally managed to… Continue reading Quick Preview: 2011 Merida Scultura Evo 905 road bike

From the web: 4iiii Cyclist HUDs and Qoroz travel road bikes

Have you ever been casually riding your weekly 80 kilometer run wearing your heart rate meter and thinking: “Oh my god, I wish I wouldn’t have to move my neck to look down for a few seconds to see whether my heart rate is too high.”? Well wait no more! The 4iiii Innovations Sport-iiiis is… Continue reading From the web: 4iiii Cyclist HUDs and Qoroz travel road bikes

Bicycle Factory Visit: Helkama Velox Part 2

The factory tour which we started describing yesterday continued to the “archive room” of Helkama where there were hundreds of bikes from several decades. The oldest bikes looked like they were from the 1920s or something, and there were quite interesting rarities in there as well. Join us on our interactive walk-through! The first thing… Continue reading Bicycle Factory Visit: Helkama Velox Part 2

ElasticShelf – Hold your bike books with style

Inhabitat is writing about an auction happening in eBay for some bookshelves made from bike tire tubes called “ElasticShelf”. They’re surprisingly elastic and they form a shelf, sure to bend your paperbacks to oblivion, but if you have extra tubes lying around and you really, really don’t have enough bike junk in the house already… Continue reading ElasticShelf – Hold your bike books with style

Stunt riding on a carbon Raleigh Avanti Race

When Maarten sent this link, I surely wasn’t expecting this. I’ve always had the feeling, that the first pebble on the road would not only maim the driver, but also send the bike right back to carbon heaven – but I stand corrected, this changed my opinion about carbon frames and road bike durability. Related… Continue reading Stunt riding on a carbon Raleigh Avanti Race