2014 Bikes of the WorldTour – Part 1

Today in Adelaide we had the opportunity to photograph all 18 ProTeam bikes (plus the wildcard teams) at the Tour Down Under and showcase them here for you. Here is a gallery of images and notes of the small things we noticed in part one of this two part piece.


Shimano releases new Di2 Ultegra 11-speed groupset

This week Shimano released their much anticipated Ultegra Di2 11 speed which incorporates their Dura Ace 9070 series technology. Not only that, they also released new Ultegra wheelsets and cyclocross & hydraulic road disc brake componentry. This may be another example of Shimano’s Ultegra groupset leading the way with new product designs eventually to trickle …

Giant TCR Advanced 0 Review

Giant offered the TCR Advanced 0 for the first time in 2012, and it was a price-killer by delivering a bike with Ultegra Di2 for $4000. For 2013, the bike is unchanged (including the price) save for the colour scheme.


What Bike Should I Buy?

If you didn’t make it to Ausbike on the weekend you really missed out. If you’re like me and love looking at all the different gadgets and product lines available in Australia you would have been a kid in a candy store. It was one massive bikeshop all under one roof. If you’re a newcomer …


Money Well Spent

Wow…What a weekend to be a cyclist in Australia!  Beautiful weather, bike racing galore, bikinis on the beaches….does it get any better than this?  I think not… Photo by Leigh Schilling – Nothing to do with the following post… I try to not push my product recommendations on you too much in this blog.  I’ve …


Law Of Diminishing Returns

I’ve been a fan of writer and marketer Seth Godin for some time now.  He has incredible insights and here is one of his blog posts that we can directly relate to our cycling.  This a bit of a trick question but bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Not so good at …


Costco LBS

What a week it’s been.  The LBS discussion was one that people apparently feel quite strongly about.  It was almost as if there was a lynch mob forming outside my house.  What a bloodbath! I think that if some bikeshops read through the comments with on open mind they’ll find some extremely valuable customer feedback …


Hutchinson Fusion 2 Tubless Tires Verdict

Two months ago I was given some Fusion 2 Tubeless tires/tyres from Hutchinson and TFM and to try out.   I’ve ridden these tires for almost 5000km now and it’s probably time I let you know my impression of these tubeless road tires. Now I’m the last one to state that I’m some sort of qualified …


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