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Tune Fastfoot Cranks

German CNC beauty with a modern engineering edge. Heavily CNC’d exotic components developed a reputation in the early days of fragility and of over engineering without proper attention to durability. Modern techniques emerging from better understanding or metallurgy and engineering … Continue reading

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Firefly Bicycles by Paper Fortress Films

Here’s a nice treat for you. Firefly have put together a short film with an ultra talented film maker Stebs and his film making company Paper Fortress Films. Spare a a couple of minutes to give it a view, you … Continue reading

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January Weight Loss Programme

Everyone loves a bit of weight loss to see in January, so here’s my top weight reducing picks to set you off.. High carbon, not low calorie. For those on a budget diet how about a pair of Easton EA90 … Continue reading

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NYC Velo and their Fat Chance Buck Shaver

Like a good single malt, these get better with age. Although I like to keep things really current it’s always great to see some heritage floating to the surface. NYC Velo have profiled one of their team members Fat Chances … Continue reading

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Paul Budnitz Bicycles

Paul Budnitz Bicycles and the new Kid on the block.   Maybe I’m a bit slow of the mark with this one, but I came across Budnitz Bicycles recently an they caught my attention so I thought they might be … Continue reading

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Mavic 2012 Ksyrium SL Wheels

Exotic materials, super light, legendary build quality and a decent price tag. Could these be the perfect mid level race wheel? Factory wheels, they do get their fair share of bad press. Me? I actually really like a good factory … Continue reading

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Crank Brothers Eggbeater 11 Ti Pedals

The top of the line, 4 part Titanium Eggbeater, new for 2011 and certainly worth a look if you dare. Let’s just start by saying that you’re either a Crank Brothers person or you’re not. Personally I find them brilliant … Continue reading

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Rapha Stowaway/Wind Jacket

Rapha/Condor stow away. Fantastically breathable, super light weight (165g) and cut like a tailor would. So you can probably guess I like this jacket. Here’s why. God is in the details and the details really set this jacket off. There’s … Continue reading

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Groovy Cycleworks

Groovy Cycle works has an employees roster of one, and that would be founder Rody Walter who’s been building bikes since the early nineties. Rody has a pretty simple mantra: Design it with the rider in mind.┬áInvolve the customer in … Continue reading

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Independent Fabrication Ti Factory Lightweight

Recognition goes out to NYC Velo for bringing this one out into to the light – The Independent Fabrication Ti Factory Lightweight. Apparently so hot out of the ‘shop that it’s not even made it to the IF Website. What’s … Continue reading

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