Friday, November 28th, 2014

Nike SportBand Review

Nike SportBand Review

By Guest Author: Sharon O’Keeffe In May, I was given the Nike + wristband to test. I generally run on a treadmill but have entered a 10k outdoor run in July so this would be a useful training device. The Nike + pack comprised of a shoe sensor and a wristband. Whilst manufactured by Nike, the shoe sensor can also fit Adidas trainers, so not restricted to a shoe brand when buying the product.... [Read more]


A Bike Fitting at ProFeet with Retul’s System

A Bike Fitting at ProFeet with Retul’s System

As per my previous post on bike fittings, I believe a bike fit if one of the most important steps in buying a new bike. It not only guarantees comfort on the bike during long rides, but also improves performance as the legs are placed in the most optimal angle to transfer power. There are various different types of bike fits, the most basic are the static variety which merely take your measurements... [Read more]


Elite Hygene Corsa Water Bottle Review

Elite Hygene Corsa Water Bottle Review

Rarely do I buy or own a product that is so massively disappointing that I have very little positive things to say about it. The Elite Hygene Corsa Water Bottle is one of those product. The biggest problem with the product is the two part construction of the lid. As far as I can tell, it isn’t designed to come apart easily, so the fact that it comes apart easily without a clear way of keeping... [Read more]


My first ride using London’s new Barclay’s Cyclehire scheme

My first ride using London’s new Barclay’s Cyclehire scheme

Last friday I was probably one of the first to enthusiastically order my Cyclehire annual key (£45) that allows me to have the first half hour of every ride I take for free for the whole year. I downloaded an iPhone app called London Hire which tells you where the stations are and how many bays they have, but sadly can’t tell you how many bays are free. It is helpful, though, and I highly recommend... [Read more]


Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses Review

Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses Review

The Jawbones are Oakley’s latest cycling friendly sunglasses. I’ve had mine for about 7 months and they replaced Oakley’s Half-Jacket (I think).. which I had for about a year. I was attracted not necessarily to the aesthetics of the Jawbones, but mostly the interchangeable lens system that it promotes. On that side of things, I think they have been a success. The light lenses that... [Read more]


Tire Inflation Guidelines

Tire Inflation Guidelines

Getting the right air pressure in your tires can make the difference between smooth rolling or bouncing around all over the place. As a general note, I’ve generally read that the front tire should be 10% less inflated than the rear tire. As for the right pressure, I found this handy guide on the internetz: Originally posted by Speedlever on 07-20-08, 01:09 PM My tires (700x25c) typically lose... [Read more]


Polar introduces the CS500 Heart Rate Monitor and cyclo-computer

Polar introduces the CS500 Heart Rate Monitor and cyclo-computer

Press Release from Polar Regarding the CS500 - Polar, the market leader and pioneer in heart rate training technology, is breaking new ground with the introduction of a revolutionary cycling computer. The new Polar CS500 is designed for serious riders who are passionate about the sport and who are determined to improve. This truly innovative cycling computer contains a wide range of features that... [Read more]


Free Turbo Training Plans

Free Turbo Training Plans

Interval training on a turbo isn’t easy. Sure, it’s not as long as going out on a ride, but the intensity of the workouts can be just as hard when packed into a non-stop session with no ‘coasting’ or stoplights. The hard part, though, unless you have a coach, is to come up with plans for yourself. Sure, there are books, but they can be a drag to read and then figure out or... [Read more]


Walz Cycling Caps

Walz Cycling Caps

I find that I have to wear something underneath my helmet when I ride for several reasons: 1) To reduce the amount of sweat that accumulates in the front of the helmet 2) To reduce the skin irritation of the bacteria-laden padding on the helmet (even if you wash regularly) 3) To extend the life of my helmet To that extent, I’ve been using Zensah’s beanie, which I’ve found to be excellent... [Read more]


Bike Thieves get a little Vigilante Justice

Bike Thieves get a little Vigilante Justice

Although it is obvious as to why we can’t condone this… you have to admit there is something rather satisfying in seeing bike thieves getting a little street justice.  Read More →