This is me 13 days ago riding with my Evade helmet. The helmet I chose for the Norberg trip as it feels so great on my head and I think it suits me too.
I crashed but never felt anything from my head, no pains and I remember everything that happened. I knew that I touched the ground with my head but not more than that, no worries. Thought the helmet got scratched.
Today I got my bag back with my helmet. The helmet is broken in the foam and the plastic got a lot of dents where it ”touched” the ground. It made me scared. What if I wouldn’t have had a helmet, would I still be alive?
Always wear a good helmet you like when you ride your bike!
Some brands go towards adventure and sturdier bikes. Others go towards aero and claiming it’s the most important. But a regular roadbike, a clean and simple made to be fast, fun and super agile can be the bike to have. Like a Specialized Tarmac, A Colnago V2-R, Scott Addict, Focus Izalco Max.
And even when a lot of people dislike disc brakes, mostly because of the look and fear of them. But it you tried you will be like me and never want to go back. That’s why Factor upgraded their O2 used by AG2R with disc brakes for us who aren’t into racing and just want to have a super bike:
800g frame with BBright bottom bracket. Thru axles of course so no brake rub and a bit stiffer.
Now let’s hope more and more brands understand the good things with discs and start making bikes with good brakes no matter if it’s adventure, time trialing, aero or just regular fun roadbikes. 🙂
People talked a while about a new Epic. People seen some pictures of the new Tarmac.
But the Diverge got 1st!
A colleague asked us a couple of days ago which bike we should have if only could have one. My answer was Diverge and today it just got better 😀
The new Diverge got features like:
Road SWAT box
Room for 42mm tires
12×100, 12×142 axles
It got a bit longer chainstays (419mm)to fit the bigger tires but not as long as Crux or Sequoia. It got a bit higher stack (576 in size 52) for the Futureshock and big tires. It’s also got a little bit lower bottom bracket. And slacker head angle than before (71° in size 52).
Future Shock may look weird but it feels really good so a feature that works irl. Road SWAT is perfect to get your essentials packed without an ugly bag.
Room for bigger tires is the reason I went from Diverge to Sequoia, the old Diverge wasn’t awesome wintertime with thin studded tires and fenders ride with friends on cx-bikes.
Not sure about the Swedish price yet but here are the U.K.:
Dropped seatstays like Roubaix and Venge Vias. Seatclamp like Vias. Rear derailleur hanger and drop-outs like Vias. Direct Mount brakes. And a straight slim beautiful fork. Also said to be superlight, steeling technology from the superlight Epic HT
What do you think? And the question is when it will be released…
Ready for the wet commute I got a pair of new waterproof shoe covers. Feels like I’ve tried and worn out some now and we’ll see how long these GripGrab Raceaqua works, felt good. From Cykelkraft
And to get ready for tomorrows 200km I changed bearings in my Roval SLX24 wheels. From regular steel to Enduro Zero Ceramic, black and red is the new:
Rode to work with a pair of Roval CLX40 with hybrid Ceramic Speed bearings inside that spins forever. On my way home with low profile wheels with Roubaix instead of Turbo tires the Zero Ceramic bearings felt a lot smoother. Like when changing from regular hubs to ones with hybrid (just ceramic balls) bearings like in Roval CLX, DT180 and so on. You notice the difference. Now it was one step extra 😀
So my bike got ready for tomorrows sunny ride:
And finally. After buying a new set of cleats last summer in Nice for my Sub6 shoes that I never changed on… Got a pair of S-Works6 shoes that I mounted almost new cleats on then, cleats that broke last week when riding to Torö. Couldn’t sprint as the front broke. But tonight the shoes got new cleats:
As much as I ride I think I have to change more often 😉