Zapped: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 Review

Zapped: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 Review

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From our tech editor, Richard Gearing. Electronic gears are a luxury that few cyclists truly need, but it’s fair to say there aren’t many more desirable upgrades available. The “bzzzzzz” of a front shift and the “zip” of a rear shift on an electronic groupset is like a drug to the gadget-obsessed cyclist, and even…


A Sprinkle Of Angel Dust: Cherubim R2

Shin-Ichi Konno is often called out for the apparent non-functionality of his show bikes, but the second generation frame builder is also known for his…

Zunow Z-1 Pro-Form

If ever there were a contender for Colnago’s crown of flamboyant racing bikes, it would be Japan’s Zunow. The Z-1 Pro-Form might not be the…

Sophie’s Zunow

A rare bird, is a Zunow. We’ve only seen one before on the pages of Cycle EXIF — plumed with characteristically garish paint — but…

Insight: PEdAL ED

Adjoining the Brooks England concept store in London’s Seven Dials, B1866, is a presentation of cycle wear by Japan’s Hideto Suzuki. To be honest, I…

Cherubim by Kinoko

The 2014 Tour de France is about to descend upon the Yorkshire Dales, coinciding fortuitously with a greatly anticipated holiday to the UK to visit…

Samson Rising Sun

Thankfully, keirin frames no longer have the mass appeal they had a couple of years ago, leaving the pleasure of riding them to the true…

Kinfolk Cyclocross

During the experimental period of the 60s, geodesic domes were considered très chic living and work spaces. As a nod to the architecture of their…

Equilibrium Cycle Works

For a country so enamoured with custom bicycles and cycling of all forms, it’s surprising that we don’t see more work from Japanese frame builders.…