So you’ve decided you want to start cycling. But like any person getting into a new sport, you’re confused by the jargon and conflicting information. These days with the help of Google and the rise in popularity of cycling, it’s a lot easier and hopefully some of the info below will also be of help.
I work in the IT industry and I’m a bit of a gadget freak. I think I was one of the first to try out a power meter in this neck of the woods back in 2008. A PowerTap, which people genuinely asked me if it was a dynamo. The PowerTap helped to really spread the word
A Spanish company has an ingenious product which not only offers a secure option for your bicycle but it also has the side-effect of keeping pavements clear of parked bicycles. ma-SISTEMAS, s.l. are the creators of the Bicberg, and underground parking system for bicycles. The system works with a microchip card, like a bank card
A Thai company, Lightfog Creative Design, has created a design for a bicycle that has an additional health benefit. It filters the air while you’re cycling. While cycling, air is drawn through the CO2 and dust filter at the front of the bicycle and then released at the back of the handlebars. Furthermore, the frame can also produce
Fixie Friday time :-) This week’s bikes come from Mango Bikes. Founded by Ben and Jezz in 2012 to sell bikes to students, the company quickly progressed to manufacturing their own bikes. Their product range is super cool, with some lovely models such as “The Bumblebee” and the stylish “Classy Black” They have a cool bike builder wizard
This Friday’s fixie is pretty unique. While it does come in a flat packed box and I could make a comparison to a well know Swedish furniture company but I doubt the makers of this bicycle would appreciate it. This fixie, as the name suggests, is built from wooden “plates” with a stabilising structure “sandwiched”
It’s #fixiefriday time! Today’s fixie is a gorgeous black number by Mint Fixies. Their site says “Each bicycle is built with heaps of love and happiness.” and they certainly look like they are! They further say “Mint Fixies have been born out of the idea to give life more color. We have made it our
It’s #fixiefix time! Today’s fixie, or fixies to be precise, are a trio of very cool fixies by Dublin company Funked Up Fixies. Started over 5 years ago, these guys really show their love and knowledge of bikes in what they produce. Silicon Valley lads, eat your hearts out. Or better yet, buy one! Their