Gear: Chrome Forged Rubber

Gear: Chrome Forged Rubber

‘The Best City Sneaker In The World’ is a big claim but I wouldn’t put it past Chrome Industries to make it. With a reputation already built on making some of the most robust products available to the modern rider (or skater, for that matter), Chrome has just released a line of footwear that promise to challenge all competitors. Read More »

FYXO Fauxnago V2.0

FYXO Fauxnago V2.0

The Melburn Roobaix, now in its ninth year, is shaping up to be the biggest yet. The limited spaces have already sold out, so the 29th of June 2014 will see a maximum number of cyclists traversing the cobbled laneways of Australia’s cycling capital, Melbourne. One of the prizes up for grabs is this extremely rare Fauxnago — Master of Skids. Read More »

BMC Time Machine x Kronk

BMC Time Machine x Kronk

Aerospoke rims, at this point in history, will conjure up a variety of extreme emotions for different riders. We live at the tail end of the ‘fixie’ phenomenon; thankfully there are now a heap of people who are riding bikes than before, and cycling culture is far richer for it. This may be the last colour co-ordinated conversion you see on the pages of Cycle EXIF, but a collaboration between Kronk, a Johannesburg illustrator, his local bike shop and a BMC Time Machine is a high note to finish on. Read More »

Soulcraft Royale

Soulcraft Royale

Anyone who has even picked up a copy of Matthew B. Crawford’s tome, Shop Class as Soulcraft, can’t deny the attraction of the lessons taught by working with tools and their quest for perfection. Sean Walling has lived a life surrounded by the tools of fabrication and has remained true to the cause of utilising them to the best of his abilities. His Soulcraft frames are their epitome. Read More »

Colnago Super Piu

Colnago Master Piu

Classic Colnago frames are highly sought after for their vivaciuos paint schemes, and they look just as fast in a single colour. The Master Piu, a European-only model, sometimes appeared in rainbow transparente paint, but this Super Piu successor looks resplendent in rosso corsa. Read More »

Review: Sparse Lights

Review: Sparse Lights

By guest writer Richard Gearing: As winter descended here in Australia I found myself going through my seemingly-annual ritual of checking out the latest crop of bike lights available on the market. As a fussy buyer who often applies as much focus to the appearance of bike components as to function, lights are a constant bug-bear – usually consisting of bulbous units which sit proud for the world to see, and mostly using ugly clamps and awkward positioning to force-fit a reasonable solution. Ugh… Read More »

Donhou Cycles Totem Tourer

Donhou Cycles Totem Tourer

If you decide to go touring through the wilds of northwest America and Canada, one of the dangers that must be accounted for is puma concolor. The cougar is the second heaviest cat in the New World after the jaguar and lurks in branches and rocks above trails that are common to both four-legged beasts and two-wheeled adventurers.

When Ollie Blackmore approached Tom Donhou for a gravel-grinding tourer to carry him on his Cycle Challenge Canada, a cancer charity fund-raising-loop around Vancouver Island, Tom responded — not only with a custom frame, but a totemic paint scheme to ward off a potentially hungry big cat. Read More »