Thursday, October 30, 2014

Giant XTC 27.5 2014

This the new Giant XTC 2014. A total new design from previous Giant XTC alloy models.
A few significant changes is the down tube is more leaning oval shaped compare to square. The frame is also lighter compare to legacy XTC models.

I've tested my friend's carbon version. Overall the handling of the bike is very smooth. This bike is really perfect for XC riding. However, my friend rarely ride XC. On the road, this bike also rolls smoothly.
The one that I rode had a Rockshox suspension fork instead of FOX that is shown in the picture. I'm unable to feel the suspension performance as I rode it on tarmac. For road use, it will have a slight disadvantage as it has only double crank. This bike cable are also internal inside the frame which is also another significant difference compare to the older models.

The component's given on my friend's bike a mix of Shimano Deore and SLX which is not that flashy or the lightest, but they all work great without any issues.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tiger Radler - Drink for cyclist

Saturday, April 12, 2014

2014 Editors' Choice Road Bike Winners - Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling Magazine just announced our 2014 Editors' Choice winners! Check out the 13 road bike honorees here:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lynskey Breakaway

Lynskey Breakaway titanium bike. Shimano 105 full groupset.

A very light roadbike. Weight close to carbon fibre for those who dislike carbon, titanium is another option to choose.
Price is less than RM9K.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Specialized Carve 29er 2014

Tested my friend's new bike, this 29er geometry is very comfortable and does not feel like riding a 29er at all.

This model comes with single speed front chain ring & 10 speed spockets. This bike is also a stiff fork bike/

Can't describe much but once I rode it, I wanted to get 1 myself.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Bikeradar review

Campagnolo’s Shamal Ultra is a far cry from the original 1990s Shamal, which had highly polished deep rims and was arguably the first factory aerowheelset

Instead, the modern incarnation is a 2-Way Fit affair (ready to accept tubeless or clincher tyres) with an undrilled rim bed, and tubeless valves fitted. Ceramic Ultra Smooth Bearings (USB) ensure effortless spinning for a long time, and carbon hub bodies reduce weight

Read more here

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Specialized Allez Compact - Beginner Road Bike

For those who wanted to buy Specialized Road Bike but are new and on a tight budget, the bike below might be worth considering. It cost less than RM2,600.

The bike weighs in at about 9 kg+ and comes with alloy frame. This frame is similar for all Allez models.

This bike comes with 8 speed Shimano 2300 STI which is the lowest groupset in Shimano Road Bike groupset line-up and tektro pivot brakes.
This bike is for those who are looking to start riding road bike and yet on a budget or don't want to spend too much money in case they road bike riding is not to their liking.