After 6 months of riding with The Four Musketeers, of which I am one of them now, it looks like the relationship is a longer term thing rather than a ‘one-ride-stand’ kind of experience, and therefore, the subject deserves writing about. So here goes…….in 1974, there was a swashbuckling film
S’Bike Prototypes & electric S’Bikes. Really?
I wrote a post back in April 2021 (link at bottom of page) about my journey unearthing what is believed to be a very interesting S’Bike story. Contentious it may be, but regardless, I seem to have found a (possibly) strong, historical S’Bike thread. Whilst mountain biking is a fairly
My cycling event criteria AND why I chose to do the 2022 Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon.
Talk to anyone about any cycling course that they’ve ridden in an event and ask them ‘what it was like?’ and they’ll say things like; it was really slippery, it was really stoney, it was really technical, it was really hilly, it was really flat, the toilet facilities were crap,
To stud or not to stud. This is THE winter tyre question!
I bought my first pair of studded tyres about two years ago, and specifically for use on my eMTB. The grip in the Swiss winter snow, and particularly the fully iced roads was immense, and big smile inducing. These particular tyres, made by Schwalbe and called the Ice Spiker Pro
A true *RSF Spring Classic
*The Rough Stuff Fellowship I wrote this post specifically for a journal edition of The Rough Stuff Fellowship, which is THE original off-road cycle touring and mountain biking club, and founded in 1955. It’s a global club and well recognised. It even has special lifetime members and ambassadors of off-road
Technique is everything
Our garden in Switzerland is mostly grass and trees, and is on about a 45 degree slope. We manage it quite naturally, and just like most of the Swiss farmers manage their mountain meadows. This means that we just let the grass and wild flowers grow until about mid-June and
In addition to usual cycling brands, a lot of car companies have dipped their toes into the bicycle world. I assume this is to connect the car brand with a lifestyle of health, leisure, fitness and sport. Some also get their engineers to apply car developed technology to cycles. It
S’Bike Prototype – More research required……
Last November, I nailed a post to this site under the title ‘Rapid Prototype’. I had obtained an unknown frame from a friend who featured in ‘Interesting Interview No.1 – Terrance Malone’, and this special frame had no markings, serial number, or provenance. It gave some clues to it’s heritage
More great MTB product testing?
Sometimes, there are contradictions and tensions in the message when talking about ‘new innovation’ and ‘heritage’ in the same sentence, unless you are a marketeer and you use heritage as ‘the hook’ for selling a new innovation. I’m using the two separately in this post, but both will be complimentary
Kash for Klunkers
I was listening to a track by the rock band, The Yidz, called Kash for Klunkers. The title of the track (marked E for Explicit by the way) appealed to me, because the term ‘Klunker’ is used to describe an iconic part of mountain biking history. More of this later