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New Study Shows How Cycling Can Benefit Mental Health

If you are a cyclist, you will know how good hitting the tarmac on 28mm tyres makes you feel, both mentally and physically. Now though, two British professors have recently published a study that suggests cycling benefits mental health, in particular for the MAMILs (Middle-Aged Men in Lycra).The professors behind the study, James Beale and Oliver Glackin of the University of [...]

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Your Essential Guide to Winter Training

Winter is coming, and for cyclists, this can be a demanding period in the saddle. The weather doesn’t play ball too often, and the lack of daylight hours make things even harder for when you want to get some enjoyable miles under your belt. The act of riding over winter isn’t as straightforward as it is in the summertime. [...]

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The Rise of Fixed Gear & The Red Hook Crit

In recent years the fixed gear bike race scene has come a long way. From humble beginnings as impromptu “alley cat” races organised by working bike messengers in cities across the globe, from London to Tokyo via SF & NYC, fixed crit racing has grown into arguably the most exciting, accessible and fresh form of [...]

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End of season Q&A with GB U14 road, cross, mtb & track champ Lewis Askey

Young racer Lewis Askey is the reigning 2015 British National U14 champion on the road, on the boards of the velodrome, on a mountain bike and through the mud and ruts of cyclo cross. Since 2014 Lewis and younger brother Ben have been winning with Spin. These boys don't take prisoners, so I built them a [...]

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End of season Q&A with Flanders road race champ Dani Christmas

Dani spins up the Muur, stage 4 Lotto Belgium Tour 2015 Ex- Commonwealth Champ middle distance runner Dani Christmas has been racing her bike in the elite women's road scene for the last few seasons, and since 2014 it has been a real pleasure to see her racing my bikes & wheels.   Having successfully guested for [...]

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Triathletes Spin Faster on Dark Energy - 220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon magazine had already tested the 2015 Zurich 5150 winning DMX960 wheels (thanks Catherine Jameson for running, swimming and riding full gas!), and liked them so much that they placed them firmly amongst the much more famous top-end big-bucks wheel brands when it came time to shortlist just 5 pairs to recommend their readers.Read [...]

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Fat Boy Rim's a hit with Cycling Plus

Italian company Sarto make some of the world's most super high end, money-no-object custom carbon frames around, and when it was time to send their awesome Dinamica road bike to C+ magazine for a thorough review, they asked us if we could make them a pair of our reasonably priced alloy Koppenberg Fat Boys.To say [...]

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Full Gas at Challenge Denmark

On Saturday 13th June I competed in the Challenge half in Denmark. This was my 3rd half distance IM event in about 7 weeks so I was excited to see how I would hold up, especially as I only raced Challenge Salou 12 days before!I really wanted to race in Denmark as I have never been to any [...]

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Making the break

Boortmeerbeek - May 1st It’s said that we learn most from our mistakes.  In one of my first kermesse races of the year I certainly learnt my lesson. After the usual hectic start I missed the race winning move. Maybe it was fate. After some great Isorex teamwork, softening the peloton I launched an attack only to suffer a mechanical. With no [...]

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Spin All Star Riders: Wouter Meijs, Cycling Comedian

The SAS Interview Series returns today with Comedian and full time cyclist, Wouter MeijsWouter, please introduce yourself to our other customer, that bloke who follows us on twitter and our other friend on the facebook. I'm Wouter Meijs. I'm Dutch and 41 and I make my living as a cycling tour guide in Tenerife (and also soon in [...]

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