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

Commuting: Screw the shoulder, back on the road

This should be another rest week for me and the shoulder, but during last weekend in Hanko we had the opportunity to go riding and naturally we had to take it. Since I survived single tracks and several hours of forests, I thought I could muster the energy to ride to work as well. The… Continue reading Commuting: Screw the shoulder, back on the road

Bicycle factory visit: Helkama Velox part 1

Our trip really started after we got to Hanko, a town in Southern Finland where the headquarters and factory of Helkama Velox is located. We were lucky enough to be invited to check out their factory and during this week we’ll be posting a lot of photos of the tour. Neither of us had never… Continue reading Bicycle factory visit: Helkama Velox part 1

Bike factories, forest rides and 2011 Merida models

Whew, What a weekend! We spent it in a small town of about 5000 people (during the winters) called Hanko. It’s a coastal town by the Baltic sea and it has a brilliant climate and more central European type forests. It also houses Helkama Velox, one of the oldest bike manufacturers and importers in Finland… Continue reading Bike factories, forest rides and 2011 Merida models