I don't really realise it myself yet but my last days have come at the shop that I started almost 8 years ago. It has been an absolute pleasure doing this all those years but the time has come for me to move back to The Low Lands. Luckily I have found someone more than excited to continue Gear in the person of Craig. I started the shop from being a bike messenger and Craig has also been working on the bike here in Brisbane for years so it's cool that I have found Craig, who wants to continue the shop in the same style, a local community bike shop focussing on urban cycling and get as many people riding in style as possible.
The Brisbane Blast is excited to offer a new activity as part of the criterium program that appeals to a segment of the cycling network. Fixed Gear racing overseas is growing rapidly whilst here in Australia there are no such events.
An unlikely alliance with a world leading Kiwi yachting company may have produced a medal-winning secret weapon for our track cyclists.Cycling New Zealand has unveiled bikes they believe will have a revolutionary impact on the Rio Olympic velodrome.
Working in secret, Cycling New Zealand combined with High Performance Sport New Zealand, manufacturers Avanti, wheelwrights Southern Spars, aerodynamic experts Kinetic Simulation and Auckland University's wind tunnel in an effort to produce track bikes capable of delivering gold. More here and here.
Bombtrack rider Stefan “Fish” Vis and his Needle bike got 16th at Rad Race's “Fixed42 World Championchips” in Berlin – a brilliant result, taking into consideration not having a helping team in the back. See Fish’s last 90seconds before crossing the finishing line.
We wanted to offer Paris the Crit she deserved. Offer a race that would meet the high-expectations of fixed-gear fans, but also introduce this truly unique discipline to newcomers as well. Our ambition was to offer the most beautiful race to the most beautiful city in the world (we are Parisians after all…). A spectacular event, yet responsible. The road is long, and this objective tremendously difficult to achieve, when we look at all the amazing Crits taking place all over the world today. However, in all thanks to you, this first edition of La Petite Course was a true success. A huge thanks to everybody.
When you participate in the Global Bike to Work Day Challenge on May 10th, Strava Metro makes your#CommutesCount. Metro analyzes the millions of human-powered commutes uploaded to Strava every week, then partners with urban planners to improve city infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians using anonymized data.
The dutch "Vast Verzet Bokaal" is one of Europe's major fixed-crit series of 12 races happening throughout the whole year spread all over the Netherlands. Bombtrack will be present throughout the whole season with teamrider Stefan "Fish" Vis, as well as the whole of Team Wit (Cornelius Kersten, Bram Linnartz, Maxim Harteloh, Olaf Wit follow: facebook.com/wit.fixedgearracing) under the lead of Olaf Wit, creator of our crit-specific NEELDE bike (bombtrack.com/bikes/needle/) that they are all rolling on. For all relevant event information please head over to facebook.com/vastverzetbokaal
With his ties in skateboarding and cycling John is always globetrotting the world to some of the most rad places. He skipped over to the Chrome Tokyo hub a couple months back to spin records at their grand opening before taking to the streets. VHS Mag caught up with him for a quick spot on riding in Tokyo, music and what he’s got coming down the pipe…
Leave your spandex at home and put on your favorite superhero costume for the world’s muddiest bike ‘race’. The Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships are afoot in Victoria Canada and the winning prize isn’t for the faint of heart; it’s a tattoo.
In Europe, bike thieves are a pain in the neck. So we took a bait bike along with the camera crew to Amsterdam, Rome and Prague to find out which city is the worst. And what happened after someone finallyplucked up the courage to steal our bike? You better watch the whole video to see the show. They never saw it coming!