Big Jan


Dare 2b Base Layer Bargain

Ben Swift - SKYBOUND

Cycling Weekly has the scoop - Ben Swift set for Katusha exit


Fizik Freshness

La Vie


Ben Swift has made no secret that he would like to link with Sky in the future, and I recall him saying he was enjoying sucess at Katusha and wanted to stick with his 2 year neo-pro contract there. So the fact he hasnt attended an importing meeting with Russian bosses is interesting.
Link to the article -

I should also mention that I love Ben Swift because he hails from a small northern village called North Anston, while I came from South Anston :-) Viva Rotherham!

Rubino Pro III Landed

Vittorias new tyre, the Rubino Pro III has landed over at Probikekit, and to put the cherry on top they are giving away a free long valve vittoria inner tube with every RB3 tyre purchased. Available in fresh new colours, a great general purpose training and commuting rubber. Click the pic and swoop!

Delphi 4.0 Bargain

Cyclexpress are doing the Blackburn Delphi 4.0 wireless cadence speedometer for a paltry £25, a whopping 50% discount. Great xmas fodder for the stat freak in your life.

Ten minutes in Hell


Images via Gavins Flickr

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Please Santa....

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BBox 'nago 2010

Pchop Skillz - I haz dem

apologies to Paul for ragging his original :)

So Fresh

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1990 Roubaix

How To Dress Pro

Fantastic bit of reading over at CyclingTips blog. A bit like an extension of the euro rules, if you will!

Prendas Windtex Freshness

Prendas have some natch new designs for their windtex overshoes and gloves. They are part of a multisaver deal meaning you can cop both for £35. A top winter bargain (and tres euro).

Fanta Baby.....

Six Gap and Brass Town

Rapha Continental's latest ride.

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Sleepy Tiem


I got these the other day for the wet commute... one word... AMAZING! full review to come soon.

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I need one of these in my life...


AlwaysRiding have updated their sale section. Some great bargains in there, and my choice is the Campagnolo 11 speed limited edition bibshorts, with £50 off their rrp.




Holy moly, looks bone-jarring!

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White Zaffiro Tyre Bargain

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tyres have been available for some time in an all white colour. I have rode a pair of these on my fixed gear commuter last summer. They look fab to spruce up a tired old looking commuter, and decent enough tyres for pootling around the city streets. Only a 60TPI casing on them, so not as durable in the puncture protection stakes as the Rubino or other such models. Cop for £11.95 with free postage over at Merlin Cycles.

Fixed Book Launch

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Lugged Loveliness

AlwaysRiding has taken delivery of the gorgeous premium set of bibs from Solo, the long awaited 'Lugged Bib Shorts'.
These look amazing, crafted in high quality black matt lycra. A serious contender up against the classic Rapha bibshorts. As with the premium Rapha shorts, the Lugged Short also features a radio/MP3/stash pocket on the back which is most handy! Check em out via the link...


Pro Ventura Overshoe

Heavy-duty double layered fleece lined booties for uber cold weather, 50% off over at Chainreactioncycles.



Winter Hat Options

So its getting to that time of year, when ears become frozen and noses colder than a pomeranians nose on a january walk along the river. Its well known that the human has a huge capacity to leak a lot of its core body warmth through the head. Its important in the winter months to make sure you limit this loss, otherwise you will really feel the bitter cold of a ride, and sure enough when the wind kicks up it's a horrible, horrible feeling.
Below I have done a round up of my top picks for winter hats, in four different flavours to suit your style. I have also picked a hat from each price range to suit different xmas budgets. We have econo-hats, mid-range hats and luxury headwear for your bonce. Click on the hats for retailer links.

First up are the neck gaitor style hats, cool drawstring type beanie hats that double up as neck warmers. Great for providing wearing options, but not really suitable for underhelmet wear, so ideal for those riders that can enjoy quiet lanes to ride on sans casque.

 Econo range scarf/hat - Nalini Alesso/Bianchi 2003 Winter Hat - £12.50 over at Prendas.

Mid range scarf/hat - Nalini Nevoso Winter Hat - £14.00 over at Chainreactioncycles.

Luxury scarf/hat - Etxeondo 3-in-1 Winter Hat - £24.95 over at Prendas.

The next type of winter hat is the skull cap. This type of hat can offer head and ear coverage whilst remeaining a sleek profile to your head, making it perfect for wearing under a helmet. The only downside is some look a bit nuts when worn on their own.

Econo range - Santini Skull Cap - £9.99 over at Chainreactioncycles.

Mid range - Endura Baa Baa Skull Cap - £13.49 over at Probikekit.

Luxury Skull Cap - Assos Robo Skull Cap - £22 over at CycleExpress.

Next up is the plain no frills beanie. Not so practical under helmets, and again one for the quiet country lanes. The beanies below would also be perfectly rockable on a non cycling occasion.

Econo beanie - Craft Pro Zero Windstopper Hat - £12.60 over at Wiggle.

Mid range - Assos Stinger Hat - £29.99 over at Wiggle.

Luxury Hat - Rapha Merino Hat - £35 over at Rapha.

The final type of winter headwear I will cover is a full on winter-cap. Kind of like a beefed up arctic version of the classic cycling biretta, that is a short peaked cap, but featuring earflaps and usually crafted from wool for added warmth. Most are fine to wear under a helmet, although some are a little on the bulky side.

Econo Winter Cap - NOS Retro Team Cap - £9.95 over at Prendas.

Mid range - Solo Possum Merino Wool Hat - £26 over at AlwaysRiding.

Luxury Winter Cap - Campagnolo TGS Winter Hat - £49.99 over at Chainreactioncycles