Graeme Obree’s first test run with “the Beastie” – the land speed record vehicle

Graeme Obree (see notes 1), “The Flying Scotsman” is working on a plan to attempt the human-powered land speed record in a machine of his own design for a while. Last week, he tested the vehicle, “Beastie”, in preparation to break the human-powered land speed record. On the development of a shell for “the Beastie” …

Vision wheels is the choice of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team for 2013

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (currently Liquigas-Cannondale) will move to Vision as its exclusive wheel sponsor for the 2013 season. Vision is a USA-based bicycle components manufacturer. WorldTour teams Lampre-ISD (going under the name of Lampre-Merida in 2013 season), Euskaltel-Euskadi, and Vacansoleil-DCM also using Vision components as well as some other pro-continental and continental teams.

Specialized Roubaix 2013

Specialized Roubaix 2013: named after Paris-Roubaix, “the queen of the classics”, the famous classic race over the cobbles, Specialized’s endurance bike was designed to soak up the worst of the bumps through its innovative Zerts inserts. The Zerts are essentially a damper placed in the rear stays and the forks that absorb road vibration. Specialized …

Specialized Tarmac 2013

Specialized Tarmac 2013: Tarmac may be the most successful racing bike in recent years. Only in 2012, Spring Classics Amstel Gold Race and Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders), Monumental Spring Classic Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Vuelta a España, and Olympic Men Road Race are won by the cyclists riding Specialized Tarmac. UCI WorldTour teams Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, Omega …

Trek Domane 2013

Trek Domane is the carbon endurance road bike, this means it’s good for bad road surfaces, cobbled roads, etc. It is specifically designed for the cobbled classics in Europe. It has a big frame, uses a unique IsoSpeed Decoupler at the seat tube/top tube junction to separate the rider from bumps on the road. Here …

Cannondale Synapse Alloy 2013

Cannondale Synapse is one of Cannondale’s best-selling models, first introduced in 2007. It offers silky-smooth performance that’s a perfect fit for everyday cyclists, century riders, and any other cyclist willing to sacrifice some top-end speed for a smoother ride. There are two Synapse models available: Carbon and Alloy. Alloy is, of course, the cheaper alternative. …

Cannondale CAAD8 2013

Cannondale CAAD8 2013You don’t have to spend a lot of money to ride a high-performance road bike. Cannondale still offers the best price/performance ratio with its award-winning CAAD series of road bikes (Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design) (since 1983). You’re a mountain biker, and want to buy a road bike as a second bike? Or you’re …