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

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: Winter cycling shoes – North Wave Celsius Arctic

Have you ever woken up in the morning just to realize it’s minus two degrees outside, the ground is frozen and you’ll have to layer up in order to stay warm on the way? Yeah. It’s been like that for the last month and let me tell you, overshoes are really nice when you put… Continue reading Quick preview: Winter cycling shoes – North Wave Celsius Arctic

2011 Review: Merida Twenty-Nine Lite 1000D

We started our Merida review row two days ago, first on the road with the Reacto 907 and then headed towards the forest with the Cyclo Cross 4 Disc. Now we head deep in to the bush, where you need bigger tires and larger suspension to make it alive, also the first Merida review to… Continue reading 2011 Review: Merida Twenty-Nine Lite 1000D

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

Video tip: Life Cycles coming next month!

The Life Cycles DVD looks sweet

There are plenty of bike videos coming out every month, but sometimes there are pearls in the sea that deserve a mention in our humble cycling archive. Life Cycles is a wicked looking film created by Stance Films and supported by Shimano, Scott bikes and the awesome MTB site Pinkbike. They say it’s not just… Continue reading Video tip: Life Cycles coming next month!

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

Commuting: Feeling the effort

I just realized my frame has a typo with double "fatties" in the chainstay

That Shimano 105 crankset you see before you has been the conduit of my thighs pumping power to propel me onwards to a cycling future of poetry in the land of too long sentences. After the last month and nearly doubling my riding from previous months I can surely say that it’s very effective because… Continue reading Commuting: Feeling the effort