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The Chris King Bottom Bracket Review

The crankset is the connection that makes you propel the bike forward. Often overlooked, the bottom bracket is an equally important part. Most of the times it is just a consumable item, like your brake pads or tyres, albeit a consumable that requires fancy (shop) tools for installation. With the advent of sealed cartridge bearings, regular servicing is something Sheldon […]

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The Passion For it All Various

Favorite Cycling Movies

Favorite Cycling Movies The Hard Road PRO cycling is the speed, the glamour, the media attention, the podium girls. PRO cycling is the cheap hotels, the never ending travelling, the constant excruciating fatigue, and the countless personal sacrifices. The Hard Road follows the (former) NetZero Professional Cycling Team on the road during one season in […]

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Review – Chris King Classic Hubs for Road Use

The hum of your tyres rolling across the road, interrupted by the occasional freewheeling sound, breaking the churning unison of your gears, is part of the pleasures that is bike riding. Your wheels are a major part of keeping that nirvana. Other than the 2 inches pressurized rubber, the hubs are a significant factor of […]

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Review – Mad Alchemy EuroPRO Chamois Creme

The cyclist and the saddle is a long term relationship and as such problems occur inevitably. If left unattended they can ruin the entire affair and take away the pleasure that is bike riding. Yes, I am talking about saddle sores. If you spend any time on a bicycle saddle you are for sure familiar […]

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The Training Hours

Season 2012 The Numbers

When you commit a lot of hours into a hobby such as cycling, it is nice to get tangible results. A great season or not what quite you hoped for, it is nice to have a good idea of why? The beauty of training with a power meter is that it forces you to keep […]

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The Training Hours

2012 Cycling Season In Review

Going back to January or even a week or two before I first started training I set a couple of goals that I wanted to achieve for myself. Join a cycling team/club Draft up and follow a training program Learn what it takes to be self coached and self sufficient as an athlete. Start the National Time Trial Championships […]