Month: March 2020

Over recent days I’ve talked with several bike brands about how they’re coping with the Covid-19 virus and balancing protecting employees’ health while keeping the business rolling. These conversations happened between March 24h and 26th, and even during that time, and by the time you read this, the landscape will have changed. Alé Bikewear –
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We are all adjusting to new realities in life and sport. With much of the world in lockdown and training curtailed, how does this affect our fitness? How much will we lose, and what is the minimal dose that we need to retain our fitness? First off, I hope that everyone is keeping safe and
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Back in February, the team at Digital Worldbike presented a pretty wild idea. Before many of us were forced into self quarantine or recommended to practice social distancing, Digital Worldbike announced their plans for what they claimed would be the bicycle industry’s first digital cycling conference. Seeing where we all currently stand, that sound like
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Interview: After Ed Hood received his latest rant from Viktor, it seemed a good idea to have a word with the mentioned Mr. Hambini. Famous for his YouTube videos where he says what he thinks and shows the flaws in many bike items. If you read the recent, ‘Vik Rant’ we ran the other day,
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Coach Interview: Aldo Sassi was one of the best coaches at a time when many riders were relying on more than ‘pane e acqua’. Sassi wouldn’t touch a rider if they ‘dabbling’, but he did produce stars… and Ivan Basso. Aldo Sassi and Ivan Basso In these times of ‘pas des courses’ it makes life
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While there have been many documentaries about cycling, very few dramatic movies have featured the bicycle as a central element. If you like grim realism (and it is really grim) Vittorio De Sica’s 1940 “Bicycle Thieves,” a title also translated as “The Bicycle Thief,” is considered one of the greatest movies ever made but for
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Wevelgem Remembered: Riding through the cobbles and bergs of Belgium where thousands died in the World Wars uniquely connects our sport to tragic historic events. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours knows cycling in Belgium better than most, and offers his take on what makes riding here special. There is a distinct calm that defines the
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8bar’s mixed-surface steel Mitte & urban alloy Krzberg bikes both get substantial overhauls, adding more tire clearance & versatility. Between the two, 8bar expands the affordable possibilities for everything from urban fixed gear to adventure gravel bikepacking builds.Advertisements 8bar Mitte Steel v2 versatile all-road gravel bike c. 8bar, all photos by Stefan Haehnel The 8bar
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How to Zwift for ‘Cheap-Oh’: ‘Never!’ ‘Not for me!’ Those phrases were used when ‘Zwift’ was suggested, but if you don’t try something how will you ever know? Our PEZ-man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has dipped his toe in the virtual cycling World, but he has spent as little money as possible on the Zwift
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