Team Dream Socks!

Team Dream Socks

Team Dream Socks

Those who have been following for a while will know I have an obsession with Team Dream Bicycling Team. The are a small group of cyclist based out of LA who produce small batches of kit a few times a year. They seem to sell out within hours of the best stuff so you need to be quick. I succeeded this time and snagged some sock, stickers and few other items. Go check them out and get just as obsessed as me.

Rouleur Magazine

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The latest (November) Rouleur magazine just arrived. If you haven’t subscribed yet you can get these in a few bike shops locally or just get on their website and subscribe! Its full of lush road awesomeness so what more needs to be said other than that? Oh I suppose its very informative and gives a more narrative view of cycling for the enthusiast.  Continue reading

The “Not” Trans Cambrian Way – Day Three

Warning this post really needs to be read in conjunction with day one and day 2 to make any sense!

Well that didn’t go to plan. Yep we stayed up far too late and only managed to get to bed once some of the group decided at 3am that it was a good idea to pedal down one mountain and up another to go and get a dog some water. This was a very special sheepdog meaning the addled minds of the rescue party were well up for the adventure. Should it be of any surprise that Rich and the Pirate Kate where part of this group? Probably not but it did mean we could retire to bed without the fear of recriminations.

I awoke at various points during the night and early morning leading to terrible sleep as is the way of late night drinking sessions. Some of this was worry for the rescue party and hoping to hear them come home safe. Continue reading

Sick

Sick Bicycle Co are making a lot of people sit up and take notice. They need to be checked out if you have not come across them yet, and being a Sussex based company, we really should have. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the reviews of their new Have Blue full suspension ripper start to come out. They already have the Gnarcissist hard tail in both Reylonds 853 and Ti ripping up the trails.

Let us know in the comments if you have been lucky enough to have a go on one and how you found it.

 

Great Article from Juliana Buhring: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Extreme Cyclists

Juliana has been one of these extreme cyclist for quite some time. In this article from outsideonline, Juliana talks to 6 others. It’s an eye opening and inspiring glimpse into their minds and lives.

 

Thomson X4 80mm Stem – A worthy upgrade

Thomson Stem 80mm 10degree

Thomson have been around for many years quietly producing quality products without much change. And for good reason, they simply work and look great to boot. They come in many different lengths, 0 or 10 degree and in black or silver. Ive always lusted after these and have finally bought one, I have no idea why it took so long. This is the 10 degree version as I wanted to lower the front end of my bike to help wrestle it round corners.

They are available from all good bike shops with this one coming from Quest Adventure in Worthing.

DMR Deathgrip

If you need a new pair of grips you can’t go wrong with these from DMR. They are the signature grips from Brendan Fairclough and come in two widths thick or thin. The also come in two different compounds, soft or hard as well as a bunch of funky colours. They have a very secure fit to the bars and these Continue reading