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

The Trans Cambrian Way – Day Two – Attack of the Pirate

Bikepacking

Bikepacking

The day started well with an amazing cooked breakfast at the B&B, much better than a improvised meal we would have made if we had camped out. Think I may be getting soft. Our plan for the day was to ride to our friend Anna’s house to again avoid the horrendous weather. We were also going to pick up Ian today at the farm he lives on near Devils Bridge. This was a slight detour off the course but nothing too bad. We reckoned we could get to the farm for lunch and to Anna’s by the end of the day. Continue reading

The Trans Cambrian Way – Prep and Day One

IMG_2273The Cambrian Way crosses Wales from the English border at Knighton to the coast near Aberystwyth. On paper it seems like a pretty easy trip with only 103 miles to its name. However its 10,656 feet of climbing will start to give you an idea of the experience. Anyway I’ll come back to the ride itself later. Continue reading