Gear: Silca Impero Ultimate Frame Pump

Gear: Silca Impero Ultimate Frame Pump

The Indianapolis 500 has been held each Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1911. The Indiana capital is now home to Silca, maker of the world’s finest bicycle pumps and, surrounded by so much auto racing heritage and culture, it’s no surprise that their modern offerings resemble Indy car components. Read More »

Insight: Ride & Seek Bicycle Adventures

Insight: Ride and Seek Bicycle Adventures

If you’re increasingly frustrated by watching online videos of mountain bikers or road cyclists conquering precipitous peaks and peering out over endless vistas that lift the spirit and make you forget your day job, but don’t know where to start planning such an awesome ride, perhaps you should consider the guided tours offered by Ride & Seek.

If, however, you’re instantly turned off by the thought of a guided tour, visualising smiling families riding bland bikes along a bike path, then you really should take a closer look at the epic adventures of Ride & Seek Bike Tours. Recently, I sat down with Dylan Reynolds, one of Ride & Seek’s tour guides, and asked him for more information about the tours offered, and have since added riding one of them to my bucket list. Read More »

Vanguard AMP Research x Mercedes Benz

Vanguard AMP Research x Mercedes Benz

We tend to snigger at the attempts by automotive manufacturers to broach the bicycle market. B-grade bikes branded with the logos of cars are a dime-a-dozen, but Mercedes-Benz were on the right track when they conscripted AMP Research to supply their attempt to access the two-wheeled market. Read More »

Mather Cycles Adventure Tourer

Mather Cycles Adventure Tourer

Back in 2014, Robin Mather designed and built Nick Hand of the Letterpress Collective a cargo-style bike that could carry an Adana printing press. Together, they rode with it from Bristol to Mainz in Germany, where Johannes Gutenberg invented printing with moveable type in the 15th century.

While the project was more of a learning process, the bike was a complete success, and proved Robin’s propensity for making beautiful, functional bikes. His Adventure Tourer is more proof — inspired by Robin’s own travels on his first ‘proper’ bike, an early 90s Kona Fire Mountain. Read More »

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles’ Maglia Rosa

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles' Maglia Rosa

The dust from the Giro d’Italia is just beginning to settle and, for those of us in the Southern hemisphere, there’s just a small chance to catch up on sleep before the 2015 Tour de France kicks off in Utrecht. Read More »

Speedvagen Urban Racer

Speedvagen Urban Racer

The city is the petri dish that has given rise to so many aspects of our culture, inasmuch as the outdoor environment is its antithesis. Sacha White’s Speedvagen project has enabled us to explore the great outdoors on his road bikes and get muddy on his cyclocross machines and today, his Urban Racer has been revealed, which is the quintessential vehicle for ripping up the city streets. Read More »

DeSalvo Custom Cycles Ti Grinder

DeSalvo Custom Cycles Ti Grinder

Wikipedia tells us that the Ashland campus of the United Bicycle Institute houses the city’s second-largest solar electric generation facility which provides 60% of the school’s needs. It also informs us that David Bohm of Bohemian Bicycles is an alumni.

There’s definitely plenty more that aren’t listed, like Mike DeSalvo, who is both a graduate and, after establishing DeSalvo Custom Cycles and winning numerous NAHBS awards, was asked by UBI to become a teacher. His titanium gravel grinder is a good reason why. Read More »