#InterestingFacts - FordmaSports LOGO

“The classic messenger bags are tough and good for courier work but not for our daily lives. More pockets and protection are needed for our laptop, smart phone and camera. Therefore, Fordma Sports used the tough and weather proof materials build with city-life friendly design, to make the commuting bags good for riding, travelling and every day.”

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#InterestingFacts - Colnago - logo

In 1971 when Eddie Merckx joined the Molteni team, what ensued was mutual innovation—as Colnago describes it: “Merckx was an up and coming champion, and I was an up and coming bike builder. So it was a real honour to work for a great champion like Merckx. It helped us to grow… when we made special forks, and special bikes.”
This included the super-light steel frame used by Merckx in 1972 to break the world one-hour record.




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Designed and made in Italy, All-In-Multitool fits into the crank hollow. Thanks to powerful magnets it doesn’t come loose letting you forget about it until in need!

#InterestingFacts - All-In-Multitool



“Despite the fact that cyclists breathe two to three times more air than motorists, motorists breathe about 60% more carbon monoxide and significantly more pollutants than cyclists.”
Van Wijnen, V., et al.

(photo: green-budget.eu)


Beeline: Better navigation for bicycles
“Beeline is a smart compass for your bike. Instead of showing a prescribed route, Beeline strips navigation back to basics by simply showing you the direction to your destination and the distance to go.
No rules, no instructions – you’re free to pick your own path.


“Dubai Tour is the professional cycling race that takes place from 31st January to the 4th February.
The 2017 edition is the fourth and includes 5 stages, 865km, the best teams and the best riders that will offer the World an amazing competition and a magnificent showcase of Dubai.”

#InterestingFacts - Dubai Tour 2017



Interesting, electric, expensive. Check it out!

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“Today in this world we are producing more and more waste materials – including scrap tyres, which destroy our planet, taking generations to break down.
With creativity and imagination Laura Zabo save these tyres from an ugly future in landfill and transform them into gorgeous, sustainable accessories, which are totally guilt-free and unique.”





Last Saturday the 2nd annual “Cielos Infernales” took place on the outskirts of Bogotà, Colombia.
Starting at 2600m and rising to 3358m at the highest point, it’s not only the climbs that influence the outcome but the altitude your body has to get to grips with!
In 6h 20min, Gonzalo Andres was the overall winner using a brake, while Willmar Guzman Cervelos was the first breakless and 2nd overall at 6h 26min.
The first female was Maria Fernanda Naranjo covering the 147km in 9h 32min!





If you are planning to visit London in the near future, pop over to cyclefox.com and get some insight into local cycling and what the city has to offer on two wheels…
CycleFox lists bike shops and cafes, cycling products & services, ride events & much more!



“Perfect for Autumn riding, Anna’s Legs craft top-quality leggings for cycling.
Each garment is specifically engineered for hours on the bike with designs inspired from the saddle.”





Sunday 13th Nov. saw the kick-off to the 2016 Tour du Rwanda, with over 70 riders from 14 teams of local, African and International status, this year’s edition is sure to give a week of magnificent sporting spectacle in an amazing African backdrop!





Apposed to most cities, Frankfurt runs their Critical Mass every first Friday of the month…
If you’re in the city, don’t miss it!


Esthete Cycle Clothing



“Transport more than 300 litres on wheels to realise your mobile projects thanks to Rhino.
Quality, solidity and lightness, we provide you with the most adapted solution for your project, whether you need a travel companion, mobile shop, promotion-stand, pop-up store, coffee, bar, etc.”




This weekend the 16th Annual Bicycle Film Festival is back in Milan!
And on Friday night, ‘Bikes Rock in Milano’ will have Wolfgang Flur from Kraftwerk and Sergio Vega from Deftones performing!!!




A 2010 UK study asked the general public about their opinions of cycling. Respondents said:
65% thought bike riding is “normal”  and 7% thought cyclists were “strange”
69% believed that cyclists should be taken “seriously”
43% wished they were cycling when they were stuck in traffic
50% disagreed with the statement that “Roads are meant for cars not bikes”
6% cycled at least once a week, 28% cycled occasionally, just over half owned a bicycle.

#statsandnumbers - bikers-united - uk study

(Source: Pidd, H., 2010“Cyclists! The public thinks you’re cool and normal,” Guardian.co.uk Bike Blog)
(Photo: www.ocduk.org)


The 2016 Red Hook Crit world championships is over and WHYBENORMAL? has taken the victory of the women’s team title!
What an achievement and what great female athletes…






This Saturday the 2016 8bar Crit will take place on the Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin!

Qualiyfing heats are time-trail style on the 900m track.
All women will compete in the final race. Qualification time still matters for your grid position. The race will be held for 20 laps (18km).
The 70 fastest rider are directly qualified for the final. Everybody else starts in the “Last Chance Race” (10 laps) and the Top10 will qualify for the main event as well. The final race wil be held over 30 laps (27km).
Women will be able to register 2 for 1

You & Your Bike:
track bikes only – no road frame conversions.
no brakes.
Fixed Gear – with lock ring.
Dropbars with bar tape and bar ends. no riser, no bull horn.
18 spokes minimum // no trispokes, no discs.
clipless pedals with proper cleats – no platform pedals.
gear ratio: 48×15 or similar.
no helmet, no race!
no bottle holder, no lights.


– 100% Waterproof industrial-grade woven polyester upper with Lace guard
– Signature 3M™ reflective heel strip
– Balanced hardened midsole
– Fully recessed MTB/SPD cleat





Today overcomes the halfway mark of the 2016 Tour Of Britain. Stage 5 features 194.5kms and 3,292m of climbing across South Wales, Gloucestershire and finishing in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.
Sunday’s 8th and final stage will be 16 laps around a central London circuit for a 100km adrenaline rush!



“Velo Sister™ is an online shop and community for women who love cycling. The shop sells women-specific cycling themed t-shirts, vests, hoodies and more.
All of the clothing is ethically sourced and a percentage of the profits goes to charities supporting women in cycling and beyond. Velo Sister™ helps you look good, feel good and do good.
Abandon the high street, shun the online sports retailers aimed at men, and add Velo Sister™ to your favourites bar!!!”

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Just two days to go until the 4th Redhook Crit commences in Barcelona!
The 24 laps (26 km total distance) of the women’s final will start at 20:00 and the 28 laps (31 km total distance) of the men’s final will start at 21:30.
The after party will be at 23:00 featuring Soren Manzoni (Nasty Mondays).

#InterestingFacts - Redhook Crit Barcelona No.4


A 2009 study found that those who biked to work were fitter, leaner, less likely to be obese, and had better triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and insulin levels than those who didn’t active commute to work.

#StatsAndNumbers - Bikers-United - BP2

(Source: Gordon-Larsen, P., et al., 2009Active commuting and cardiovascular disease risk, Archives of Internal Medicine, 169, 1216-1223)
(Photo: blog.research.chop.edu)


“Hjul creates everyday apparel with an urban cycling flair. Our products are constructed using durable fabrics and tried and true designs that produce timeless good looks.
Wherever life takes you, Hjul makes the ride better.”

#InterestingFacts - Bikers-United - Hjul Outerwear



The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are just round the corner, and BMX racing will be part of it (debut in Beijing 2008).
The Colombian cyclist Mariana Pajón Londoño is one of the favourites after winning gold in London 2012. She also has 14 world championships, 2 national championships in the US, 9 Latin American Championships and 10 Pan American championships under her belt…
We wish her all the best for Rio!


“Cool 79″ has just released their new summer kit in dark/lime/purple colours!

For further details contact cool.settantanove

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