The first.
To be added to the list of “All the bikes I ever built or fixed”:
The second: MBK Trainer with built-in seatpost clamp, Shimano Exave and Biopace chainrings, new bar and tyres.

The first.

To be added to the list of “All the bikes I ever built or fixed”:

The second: MBK Trainer with built-in seatpost clamp, Shimano Exave and Biopace chainrings, new bar and tyres.

Ok I know this is fairly minimal (after three years of not really trying) but round numbers are nice… #milkybarsareonme #sopopular

Ok I know this is fairly minimal (after three years of not really trying) but round numbers are nice… #milkybarsareonme #sopopular

First Impressions

After servicing a friend’s bike I got to try a pair of Mavic Ksyriums which were about 250g lighter* than my Hope RS 3.0 SPs. Despite this they maintained a good deal of stiffness and spry motivation probably thanks to the machined rims. The also added a much needed pinch of newness to the bike and looked proper flash as they rolled along!

Despite my now itchy wallet I’ve not been convinced to go for this particular model or even this particular brand due to the reliance on proprietary parts which as anyone who reads this blog will know is a serious bug to bear for me.

*Although this is almost certainly misleading as I couldn’t be arsed to remove the tyres…

I’m not an idiot. I know how marketing works. The cinema and TV industries have been holding back their product on an international stage for ages in order to gain anticipation, but this is fucking ridiculous. Finally a pair of cycling shoes that, while I wouldn’t wear around the office, actually don’t look like astronaut boots from the future and NOW Giro have released a special edition “Back Country” version in electric. fucking. blue that isn’t available in Europe or the UK. Fuck you Giro, fuck you.

I’m not an idiot. I know how marketing works. The cinema and TV industries have been holding back their product on an international stage for ages in order to gain anticipation, but this is fucking ridiculous. Finally a pair of cycling shoes that, while I wouldn’t wear around the office, actually don’t look like astronaut boots from the future and NOW Giro have released a special edition “Back Country” version in electric. fucking. blue that isn’t available in Europe or the UK. Fuck you Giro, fuck you.

Probably the best promotional vid for a cycling product I’ve ever seen. It’s shame that Enve seem to want to make it impossible for anyone to actually buy their products…