This One Hurts.
It is three years since I hit a pothole and spun over the bars. I have tried everything to recover.
I tell you this because I am almost entirely over not being able to ride a proper superbike up and down proper mountains. Almost over until I see a 2015 R5 pop up in the 2014 Tour being ridden 13k in the rain for a beautiful win by Ramunas Navardauskas on a bike that whose sole intention was to taunt me. Or that is how it feels.
This One Hurts.
The Frame is Nothing But The Chainstay
This article was written by genius ex-Cyclefit sports scientist James Hewitt. James left us a few weeks ago to run NASA but you can stay abreast of his prodigious cycling science output right here
THE SCIENCE OF STAYING WARM - JAMES HEWITT
Find out how can to regulate your body temperature, ride in more comfort and improve cycling performance this winter.
Through the year and even within a single ride, riders can be exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions. Temperature and moisture levels can fluctuate significantly between seasons and even within rides, due to changing weather conditions or through the impact of altitude. Also, whilst we often think about staying warm in winter, with many riders spending increasing amounts of time on the turbo-trainer and with the abundance of winter clothing available, it’s also important to avoid getting too hot!
In this feature, we explore how environmental conditions can influence cycling performance, health, comfort, explain how to minimise potential negative effects and even use the environment to your advantage!
December 2014 - Phil and Morgan work with Christina Siggaard from Matrix Vulpine. Photography by Huw Williams
Cyclefit v's Retul - FAQ's
We’re very pleased to let you know that we are now one of Vulpine Cycle Clothing London Dealers. It’s something of a departure for Cyclefit as we always focus on performance but clothing has to perform well on the bike even if you aren’t racing.
Back in July I rode the Etape du Tour from the town of Pau in the Pyrenees to the top of the Hautacam it was first tackled by Phil and I in 2008. Surprisingly, given my condition and the weather I put in a fairly respectable time which was quite possibly helped by knowing that Jimmy and Morgan my younger Cyclefit colleagues were in a holding pen 20 minutes behind me.
Custom Bikes at Cyclefit - Twelve Years in Twelve Lines
Back in 2002 we were the first and therefore only company viewing bikes through the tight prism of fit. This inevitably meant that 95% of the bikes that we built were full custom where the frame was designed by us in-house and then made in the USA generally by Serotta. The primary driver was that almost all big bike companies in the world utilised geometry platforms that compromised the performance, comfort or efficiency of a new generation recreational racers. How could they have got it so wrong?
A photo montage of a man out of his depth on a very pretty pink steel bike
Weight is for Green-Grocers and The History Man
Is UCI Weight-Limit Redundant With Modern Lightweight Carbon Bikes?
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