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Alba Optics Don't Make You Faster: New Stratos Collection

Alba Optics Don’t Make You Faster: New Stratos Collection

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#backintheday I used to own a pair of Briko Stingers. They were a perfect fit for my head, and offered an optimum peripheral vision. I’ve never come across a pair of cycling-specific sunnies that fit so well since — or offered that panache. Until ALBA Optics released their new Stratos collection.

To Strengthen Your Legs: Chesini Prima Nica

To Strengthen Your Legs: Chesini Prima Nica

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Chesini could very well be one of the last traditional and honest handmade Italian frame builders. A thoroughly modern marque, their heritage extends back to 1925 and today, they release the utterly pop model ‘Veronica’ to reinforce their contemporary culture.

Kept In The Family: Faggin Mule

Cicli Faggin (pronounced Fah-JEEN) was established in 1945 and, for the past 70-odd years, has been producing some of Italy’s finest road racing bicycles. Their…

Ready To Spring: Rossin Futura CX4 by VLB

Javier Jubete of Spain’s Vintage Luxury Bicycles has a penchant for opulently restoring classic Italian racing bicycles, although he has demonstrated remarkable restraint during the…

Pedal To The Metal: Ciclico Solemio

Sometimes it’s worth taking a break from all the adventure and gravel bikes flooding the media streams and remind yourself of simpler machines assembled purely…