review by www.slowtwitch.com
“Felt’s Newest: the IA new
Written by: Dan Empfield
Date: Mon Aug 19 2013
During the 2006 Kona bike survey at the Hawaiian Ironman Felt’s bike count did not crack the top-10. That’s hard for you to imagine, if you’ve entered the sport since that time, considering the ubiquity of this brand. Contemporaneous with that low bike total, in the Fall of 2006, Felt introduced a game-changing line of bikes based off a mold platform still in production today. When you buy a Felt B16 it comes from that 2007 model year mold.
Four years later, when the Kona bike survey was taken in 2010, Felt had vaulted to third place in the count. This is a real achievement when you realize how many “legacy” bikes carry over from one year to the next. To move from outside the top-10 to …
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 …
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.
Tandems have landed on our shores
The tandem tradition continues with the arrival of the Holstar Grand Tourer 29er.
-Sturdy Alloy frame available in two sizes 51 – 46cm and 55-48cm
-27 speed with Shimano Deore rear mech and rapid fire shifters
-Shimano cable disc brakes with 160mm rotors
-Suntour Nex forks with lock out
-29er wheel set with Alex SX-44 D/W eyeleted rims, Shimano M475 hubs and s/s spokes
-Suntour XCR six triple chain wheel
-Zoom adjustable head stem
-available in Pearl White
Great value at $1,999.00
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 …
Read the review of the KTM Myroon 29 with custom build by Alex Gebhauer.
Simply click the link below.
myroon 29er review mar2013