Local rider Phil Hanley won the silver medal in the World Ironman Championships recently in Las Vegas.
Phil is a Wheel Heat supported rider and pulled off a fantastic result when one considers that he was competing against fully sponsored professionals.
This result certainly paid dividends for all the hard training and constant support from his local bike shop. You cannot buy this on the internet!
Elite racing Cycles in Western Australia has posted a review the Bianchi Infinito CV on their website.
Here is a short excerpt of the review. To read the full review by Elite Racing Cycles follow this link
“Test Ride: Bianchi Infinito CV
Posted on August 19, 2013 by bruce
Bianchi Infinito CV 2014: The most comfortable bike you will ever ride.
There has been a lot of hype about the 2014 Infinito CV since it was first unveiled at this year’s cobbled classics. Vacansoleil’s Juan Antonio Flecha rode it to 8th place in the Paris Roubaix and claimed it was the best bike he had ever ridden in the classics. Of course, he would say that wouldn’t he – it’s the team bike. But having ridden one down the roughest roads I could find, I have to agree with him. It is simply the most …
Last weekend Melbourne hosted Australia’s first ever National title for Cyclocross and the fifth and final event in the Cyclocross National Series. Series leader Paul Van der Ploeg and Rowena Fry were joined by a number of former Australian national champions from years gone by with Alan Iacoune, Sid Taberlay, Andy Blair, Katherine O’Shea and Tory Thomas.
The week leading up to the event saw Melbourne dish out its finest mix of bitterly cold wind, heavy rain, some sun, followed by more rain. This left the course along the banks of the Maribyrnong river in Melbourne’s inner Western suburbs nicely water logged and perfect for Cyclocross racing.
The course was ultimately a test of the strongest athlete with a hilly track with muddy off camber corners dotted with high barriers leaving competitors with little option but to dismount, shoulder their …
Bikeradar.com has reviewed the 2014 range of Bianchi Bikes
Here is a sample of their story. To read the full story go to the BikeRadar website
Bianchi road and mountain bikes 2014 – first look
For 2014, 80 percent of the Bianchi road range will be new, as will 70 percent of their mountain bike line, with all bikes designed and developed in Italy. Pricing is to be confirmed.
There was a time when Bianchi were global giants in cycling, but things have become very competitive since then, and the Italian company have focused on their history, high performance products and innovative technological development to regain ground.
There’s no production line in the Bianchi factory, with just one person building each bike from start to finish. Bianchi say this allows their passion and attention to detail to show through.
2014 road bikes
to read the rest of …
Bike Exchange.com.au has reviewed the KTM Strada RC 1.0.
Please follow this link to read the review.
The text is set out below:-
BIKE EXCHANGE – JULY 2013
Most cyclists either come from or have a concurrent knowledge of the other two-wheeled sport, motorcycling. It makes it a given then that the name ‘KTM’ is already well known. With a history in motorbikes stretching back nearly eighty years, the Austrian company have been at the forefront of two-wheeled development for a long time.
It’s when “KTM” and “bicycles” are mentioned that some people start to look a little confused. However KTM also have a rich history in bikes, with their cyclocross frames being ridden to Austrian National title victories in the 1970’s. Expanding in to mountain bikes in the 90’s and of recent times in to carbon fibre road bikes.
One of their latest offerings …
The Flow Mountain Bike Magazine has reviewed the KTM Myroon 29 Cross.
To read the review, follow this link to the Magazines Web review
We are happy to announce that we are now suppliers of Frameskin, the ultimate clear protective film for bikes. This film is designed and made in Australia.
Frameskin is great to stop cable rubbing on your precious bike frame and keep it in pristine condition. Frameskin protects logos and emblems and the finish of your bike and is easy to apply.
Every bike needs protection and Frameskin comes in many shapes and sizes. Films are available for many frame parts, including forks, cranks and crank boots. There are Generic MTB and Road Bike kits, chainstay protectors, generic down tube and top tube skins and UNCUT media for the DIY crowd so you can cut to size and apply to any part of your bike.
Frameskin is also available in pre-cut kits for many brands of bikes including various models of Bianchi and Felt.
Build your own custom TT bike to your specs and graphics
This heavy duty Yakima bike rack is the best on the market bar none and at $499.00 is exceptional value.
It is very sturdy and well engineered and finished. If you want to carry your valuable bikes in complete safety and have confidence that they will not be damaged by the rack, then this rack is for you. The rack fits into a standard tow hitch and folds up when not in use.
The rack is padlocked to the hitch and the bikes can be locked on as well. Any size bike is catered for and the rack is rated for electric bikes as well. If you forget you bottle opener, never fear, this bike rack is equipped with it’s own bottle opener.
A local Wonthaggi resident is about to do the big trip confident that his bikes will be secure …
Greenedge’s success in the Tour de France is thought to be entirely due to the efforts of the “Hard Man Team” during their recent trip to Italy, where they struck terror into the European cycling world, leaving Gerro and the boys to mop up!
The time trial route was surveyed as well as Alp d’Huez and Mont Ventoux.
The team comprised
– Rob the Blouse Girl
– Hard Man Hammer,
– Amazing Really Mick,
– Fraser the Trophy Thief,
– and Big Ring Ken.
The Team expects to receive their signed jerseys soon after the Tour is over.