Taiwan Local Bike Shop Extraordinaire

Due to the excellent T-Mosaic bike shop having moved location, my default LBS is now the Author Bikes shop about 4km from my house here in Taichung, Taiwan. This place is massive, and in all honesty I'd be quite happy to live here. They have three levels in the store and another two above, one … Continue reading Taiwan Local Bike Shop Extraordinaire

Early MTB film might make you cry a little

Fanny pack? Check. Daughter's backpack? Check. Bike cop uniforms? Check. Bad-ass attitudes for no obvious reason? Check. How the heck did these two not get arrested? They're clearly terrorising this city with their knobbly-antics! This MTB video from is just awesome in so many ways. It kinda hurts to watch though because I recognise myself … Continue reading Early MTB film might make you cry a little

First Fat Bike USA Championships: looks like a blast!

'First off you're riding bikes, on snow - that's silly... but it's fun!' Did she say 3 psi? Feels like floating on air? And it's on snow you say? Where do I sign up? Some guy I know a few weeks back said, with considerable venom, "I HATE those fat bikes!" Why? What's to hate? … Continue reading First Fat Bike USA Championships: looks like a blast!

Mini-Review: Focus Cayo 4.0 Disc

Blessed with friends in high places because I'm usually on my knees, your friendly neighborhood crankpunk went for a ride with a friend who works in the industry and was knocking about on this little nipper, the Focus Cayo 4.0 Disc, Focus' entry level disc bike. I literally rode the thing up a 2km hill … Continue reading Mini-Review: Focus Cayo 4.0 Disc

The world’s first 3-D printed bike goes SNAP…

These are coming, they must be, there will be some freaky time ahead when you buy a plan from Pinarello or whoever and then print your bike in your office. But, judging by this amusing video, not quite yet. Here some students from Carleton University do a first time ever! test-ride of their plastic bike, … Continue reading The world’s first 3-D printed bike goes SNAP…

World Exclusive New Bike Preview! The all new VELOCITE SYN

Velocite is a bike brand located in Kaoshiung in southern Taiwan, headed by husband & wife team Victor and Jessica Major. I got to know Victor thanks to my racing here in Asia and my time as the editor of CyclingTime.com, and I've tested as few of his bikes over the past four or five … Continue reading World Exclusive New Bike Preview! The all new VELOCITE SYN

Cancellara rekindles the romance of The Hour

by crankpunk. this article originally appeared on The Roar.   “What there is is a bike, black line, a track, and a clock.” – Graeme Obree “It’s incredibly risky, because there’s no second place. You either win – or you lose.” – Chris Boardman Officially known as ‘The World Hour Record’, it’s better known among … Continue reading Cancellara rekindles the romance of The Hour

Martyn Ashton & friends, oh my goodness

by crankpunk this made me laugh. and gasp.and then as i read more about the film it brought a tear to me eye. holy flip. “It’s very different to what I planned but I’m really starting to love it and care for it,” Ashton said about the film. “It’s a brilliant collection — you can … Continue reading Martyn Ashton & friends, oh my goodness