The frame is the most important part of a road bike

Before I worked in the bike industry (a mere one year ago), I was of the view that if you wanted to buy a road bike then your focus should be on the gearing of the bike, but the more I learn about road bikes, the more I realise that the frame is far more important than the gearing which plays a secondary role. Just like many road bike buyers, when I bought my current carbon-framed bike I used the level of gearing on the bike as the key determinate. I first decided whether I wanted an aluminium or carbon

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Meet the woman behind Em’s Power Bars

Photo courtesy of Sportzhub At the recent Sydney bike show I was lucky enough to meet Emily Miazga who is the effervescent woman behind Em’s Power Cookies & Bars. Canadian-born Emily runs her own business from the south island of New Zealand and agreed to answer a few questions to help unravel the secrets of her success. When did you first start making your power bars and cookies? Back when I was a teenager, I used to make yummy cookies for myself as well as to give to friends, etc. I found people loved yummy cookies and it was fun

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Old style Hollywood glamour and the bicycle

While I was researching a couple of topics for future blog posts I came across this rather glamorous book called Hollywood Rides a Bike which features images of Hollywood movie stars from a bygone era. I have absolutely no interest in the current crop of Hollywood starlets, but was intrigued by the interesting photographs I found of screen legends like Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe riding bikes. Not all of them are necessarily featured in the book but here’s the ones I foundĀ for your interest and entertainment.  

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Every girl’s guide to eating before a ride…

Last week we brought you Rebecca Hay’s advice on eating during a ride and this week we look at eating before you ride. Over to Rebecca once again… Should I eat before training? A very common question among cyclists. The answer depends on a few factors: what you are planning to do? what you want to get out your session? and the duration of your training session. You can apply some very simple rules based on planned intensity and duration of the activity. Even if you are exercising with weight reduction as one of your goals you will find you

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