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

is Lezyne stuff just the best stuff in the world of stuff or what?

yeah they sponsor me but so what, the answer is yes. this is the best stuff out there bar none. i've tried other stuff but nothing works as good as Lezyne stuff. 'engineered design' is the motto and that is what you get, intelligent engineering married to design that is cool as. the real slick … Continue reading is Lezyne stuff just the best stuff in the world of stuff or what?

Xenton Prio Road Bike Review, by Farsell Burst

Tired of reading fawning, sycophantic bike reviews that seem to have been written more in fear of losing advertising revenue than anything else? Fear not! Mr. Burst tells it like it IS... The Xention Prio, by Farsell Burst First of all let me say that this is THE GREATEST road racing bike of all time. … Continue reading Xenton Prio Road Bike Review, by Farsell Burst

should Contador be racing? can Froome get more robotic? do you even care? the CrankPunk LowDown on PEZ

a rather long and amazing race in Mongolia kept me away from the computer for about 2 weeks (lordy lordy hallelujah) and as a result depraved PezCycling News of my lowdowns on the Vuelta. but fear not, folks, for there was just time to get one in, the final roundup of the Spanish Grand Tour. … Continue reading should Contador be racing? can Froome get more robotic? do you even care? the CrankPunk LowDown on PEZ

don’t buy O’Grady’s book

Confessed dopers Tyler Hamilton, Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie are rumoured to be planning a surprise party for Stuart O’Grady, welcoming him to the club. It’s a very select club, one that refused entry to the likes of Jan Ulrich, Floyd Landis and Riccardo Ricco. In Ulrich’s case it seems he crossed the line by … Continue reading don’t buy O’Grady’s book

2013: Kate Smart’s Review

by Kate Smart It’s that time of year when we reflect on the year that was. So, in no particular order, and, at times, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, here’s my two cents worth of the moments in the 2013 cycling season that I enjoyed the most.   Cyclists with magnificent hair As I’m … Continue reading 2013: Kate Smart’s Review

Nibali on the throne, crankpunk and PEZ: the 2013 Giro reviewed

                                                                                                        'Danilo? oh he's a proper cock,' said his mother. allegedly.  CRANKPUNK   DOPED UP LIKE DI LUCA   might well be crankpunk's first t-shirt. if that appeals let me know... anyway, i've finished my Giro reporting on PEZ, it has been one heck of a ride as well, what a cracking race. hats off … Continue reading Nibali on the throne, crankpunk and PEZ: the 2013 Giro reviewed

review: Rapha Transfer jacket

crankpunk ain't never gonna wear no freakin' wire, man, but i will come clean and spill the beans just about any day of the week. i'm a street fightin man in the mould of Mick Jagger - i'll holler and shout for the rev-o-lution baby, heck i might even pout from time to time, and … Continue reading review: Rapha Transfer jacket

review: Ultegra Di2

uh. it's brilliant. thanks for reading. oh you want more? well i guess i could try, but the conclusion will be the same... it's just so unfathomably sweet, so deliciously un-clunky, so finesse-esquely refined. people have been complaining a little about the clunk on the RD in comparison to the Dura Ace version. are you … Continue reading review: Ultegra Di2