Thereabouts 3

When I lived in Bergen, Norway I got to know a super guy called Johannes. We became really good friends. But when we did a test a day we were the opposite of each others personalities.

Here in Stockholm it probably would be the same with me and Hagen. We are not alike but we are friends 🙂

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The videos Thereabouts with the Morton brothers is a bit like that for me. But there is something that attracts, maybe I’m impressed by how they could ride so easily without getting stressed about things not planned. The freedom I’m too shy for.

They are doing a new video, from Colombia and it’s funded through Kickstarter and us fans. I will support it, hope you will too so we all will be able to watch the adventure 😀

Follow this link for more info: Thereabouts 3

the beauty of riding bikes on roads you’ve never been before

Rapha introduced it for me on the internet, Henrik and Patrik introduced me for it in real life. The beauty of riding on new roads in the middle of nowhere. Asphalt and gravel, friends and enjoying the ride no matter if it’s raining or been sunny.

last year(?) GT came with their Grade:

as the first gravel bike from a big brand. Before everyone talked about cyclocross for riding on gravel but last year the change came big time. Cyclocross became a sport like it should be and Gravel bikes came for everyone wanted to discover new roads no matter of condition, or just people who wants to commute and ride in the winter.

Then Specialized started a campaign named Seek and Diverge. Diverge, the bike that came and sold as fast as people could get their hands on one:

The Diverge is a really do-it-all bike and if you’re not racing I think you could use it all year around for everything that isn’t mtb.

Both the Grade and Diverge is pretty regular bikes, nothing really special but just simple good. Then Cannondale came, laughing at the others like Hooligan is compared to a GT Sub or a Specialized Sirrus. The Slate:

No fendermounts or such things but a damping Lefty fork and 650b+(?) tires making it tighter and to get a snappier feel doing gravel switchbacks.

All three bikes for the purpose of finding new paths, going further and pushing the boundries or what you can do on a ”road”bike.

Next year I want to explore more. How about you, will you join? Any places I shouldn’t miss?

A lot of Specialized news for 2016

Now starts Specializeds big Sales meeting in Austria for all European dealers. But before we get the news from them you can look here 😉 Some big news that hasn’t been shown before is the new Öhlins air rear damper, win-win on S-Works Enduro. The Elite gets Rock Shox Monarch, so no more Cane Creek. And then we have the Allez Sprint, Aeroalu. And a lot of new colours of course, have a look:

Specialized Allez 2016 Specialized Crux Diverge 2016 Specialized Epic 2016 Specialized Roubaix 2016 Specialized S-Works Enduro 2016 Specialized Shiv 2016 Specialized Tarmac 2016

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click on the pictures to get them a little bigger.

There is also coming a new helmet between Prevail and Propero called Airnet. And back is light XC grips. It will be a good new year 😀