Falco Peregrine. Known to most of us as the Peregrine Falcon. A majestic bird that can fly at insane speeds, apparently the fastest creature on earth. A neon pink predatory bird travelling at 300km per hour would have to rate up there with the deadliest and most amazing things you could encounter in the wild. Let’s see how its namesake rides.
Designing and delivering to market a new product (in this case a road cycling pedal) is a big ask for a small business. Development costs balloon as successive prototype iterations are produced. User feedback, design revision, internal testing, quality control, and then distribution wrangles and marketing costs are a significant challenge.
Determining your ideal saddle height and setback seems a simple concept at first but there’s a lot more to it than just finding a comfortable height where your knees don’t lock out. Steve Hogg explains the detail of saddle ergonomics in this second instalment of DIY Bike Fitting.
What a day it was. Sunday 19 October. When Sydney turned it on for arguably the Emerald City’s biggest single day of road cycling in 2014. Together with the mass participation Bicycling NSW Spring Cycle and the gloriously retrospective Brompton Fold-Up Bike Australian Championship, more than 300 junior, senior and elite cyclists from across the Sydney region – and in some cases beyond – descended on Sydney Olympic Park to compete for the inaugural Bicycling Australia Sydney Club Cup.
Bicycling Australia has been chatting with National Road Series athletes to get some tips on how we can all ride better and smarter. Liv-giant-Shimano’s Nicole Whitburn gives us the lowdown from all from her nickname to her dinner guest list.
It's three in the morning, and we're in the car again, heading east. Colorado, our home for the last two weeks, is behind us, somewhere in the darkness, and everywhere around our island of light, on an empty freeway, is Kansas. We drive on, downhill.
It seems like the UCI has the cycling world lined up for what they like to refer as a ‘reform’, in a variety of ways. The goals of this anticipated reform are what they say have always been the goals of the UCI - globalization and sustainability. Part of this is the formation of CIRC - Cycling Independent Reform Commission whose objectives will be to investigate the history of cycling and a look at the UCI’s practices.
Editors can be cruel. I first laid eyes on the 2014 Felt F2 review bike about a month before I was actually allowed to ride it. Apparently they wanted to get some photos of it in pristine condition before anyone took it out on the road. I mean, what did they think I was going to do to this American-designed Taiwanese-built racing machine? Actually, perhaps they were right.
Covering 220km over two days from Arcadia in Sydney’s North West, along the picturesque coast to Newcastle's 'Steel City', ‘Sydney to Hunter’ Cycling Classic is a real treat, taking in terrain and views of Sydney and surrounds that are rarely seen or experienced by the masses, let alone travelled by bike. It’s a great way to become involved and help in the community and a superbly organised event that brings together a group of 70 plus riders for a brilliant weekend’s riding.