Davis, Connie, and the story of the first Women’s Olympic Road Race

1 month ago

Rapha’s latest film tells the story of two of America’s most inspiring road racers, Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney: “For anyone who saw them race, Davis and Connie came to represent the best in American…



Vintage photos of people riding bikes in 1930s and 1940s America

1 month ago

Sometimes I think that bicycle design is going backwards, adding more and more unnecessary complexity onto the beautifully simple single-speed machines of the early 20th century. Looking at these photos of people riding bikes in the US…



Everything we thought we knew about the aerodynamics of shaved legs is wrong

1 month ago

Hairless legs are de rigueur for serious cyclists — whilst you might see the odd rider in the peloton sporting facial hair, you’ll never see one with hairy legs. It’s been this way for over…



Tom Donhou’s latest build is a stunning XCR road bike

2 months ago

Sometimes a bicycle looks almost too good to be ridden. Although in this case, I’d imagine there could be something immensely satisfying in washing the mud off its pearly white finish at the end of…



Tokyo Fixed is back and as good-looking as ever

2 months ago

After hearing the sad news that the beautiful Kinoko Cycles in London is set for closure, it was good to hear that the store’s predecessor Tokyo Fixed is back with a new lookbook and product range (available from…



The ultimate urban utility bike?

2 months ago

The Oregon Manifest was a recent bicycle design project which partnered five design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to collaboratively develop concepts for new bikes. The winning bike was Denny, the brainchild of design firm…



Any colour as long as it’s black

2 months ago

Style Selection #25 | Compiled by Joachim Baan I’ve made a selection of accessories and things we love that go well with my custom build Elian Road Bike. A selection of black beauties. All focussed on…



Three friends. Three gears. Three hundred kilometres of road.

3 months ago

Everyone is excited about the Tour de France — the longest, toughest race in the world — coming to London. But (shhhhh) it’s actually quite an easy ride for the professionals with their bicycles-that cost-the-same-as-family-cars,…