Gear

Book Review: Rainbows in the mud

I’m a sucker for books. My collection has now infested every single room in the house except the bathroom which in my mind is no place for a book to live, though many do accompany me into that room when […]

Review: 2XU Compression Tights

Compression garments, once the preserve of Nannas and the hospitalised are now frequently seen on athletic individuals looking for performance gains through various different methods of usage. I first came across them when I noticed several of my marathon running […]

Review: QUOC road shoes

QUOC are a relative newcomer to the performance road shoe market having made their first foray into the world of cycling kicks when they launched a range of urban shoes back in 2009. Despite their history, I must confess I […]

Custom Steel Fixed Crit Bike Check

After a decision to part with long term bike sponsor Charge Bikes at the end of last year, I hadn’t actually got around to deciding on what I wanted to ride at the various international fixed gear crits I intended […]

Review: Blackroll sports foam rollers

I first got switched on to foam rolling a couple of years ago when I began working with a coach. He was insistent that I stretch thoroughly after every session and suggested the foam roller as a good way of […]

Review: Specialized Power Pro Saddle

Saddles come in so many shapes and sizes yet finding ‘the one’ can be a lengthy (and expensive) business. Over the years, I reckon I’ve tried somewhere in the region of twenty-five different seats on my various bicycles and in […]

New Bikes To Ride From Liv Cycling

Hello readers! Sorry I haven’t posted an update in a while, I’ve been super busy dashing all over the country and trying to juggle all the different aspects of my career. Thanks for bearing with me. My intention as I […]

Review: Powertap P1 pedals

  Over the past 18 months, I’ve walked (or cycled) a well trodden path when it comes to training, first training using a ‘rate of perceived exhaustion scale, then moving on to using of a heart rate monitor and finally embracing power […]

Garmin Forerunner 735XT watch review

Newly released this year, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT watch packs a whole heap of functions into an attractive package. The watch is squarely aimed at Triathletes and though I’m not one and have no pressing plans to try one, I […]

Review: Oakley EVZero sunglasses

Oakley’s newest sports sunglasses, the EVZero are the company’s lightest yet and ideal for both running and cycling.   Available in two shapes – the Path and larger Range lenses, the glasses do away with a frame altogether to shave […]