Just last month @chrome_industries released the 'Pedal Series' line of shoes in collaboration with
@panaracer_world a household name when it comes to tyres and the rubber that goes into making them.
We now have on test a pair of the Kursk Pro's, and first impressions are pretty good, they are a great looking shoe to throw on with shorts, or jeans or even some utilitarian chinos perhaps.
Aside from looks though, the Kursk Pros are on the heavier end of the scales, but they aren't here to set KOMS or be 'Aero' - so no love lost there.
They do feel robust and along with some smart design features like the reflective cord intertwined within the laces they tick alot of boxes.
Easy to walk about in even with a supportive foot plate coined the ‘Chrome Power Plate’ a stiffening layer made of nylon designed to help transfer power to the pedal while on two wheels.
@drummondphoto is putting them to use over the weekend while attending @bespokeduk to see just how comfy they are while keeping count of his steps of course.
Updates in the stories starting tomorrow!
In the mean time - Happy Friday!
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Contact points are key when it comes to a comfortable ride.
And pedals come in all shapes and sizes, along with the shoes ya pop ya toes into.
Whether your clipless, ride flats, or rock straps there is a helluva lot out there to think about, and right now we are getting to grips 😉 with a whole host of pedals to offer a little insight on what's good, what's not, what's hot and why.
On show here are the XC focused clipless 'X-Track Race' pedals from @lookcycle that @drummondphoto has thrown onto his rock lobster for some soggy season testing.
First impressions are good but there is alot more rain to comes and miles to be done.
In the second installment of the series 'External and Internal Benefits of Cycling' where we speak with individuals about how riding a bike not only helps
physical health, but also how it aides in the thought process we caught up with Rotterdam based artist and Cyclist @avoidtheavoid aka @quindaverheul__
“..you have this raw intense experience just you and the landscape, nothing else, and by challenging yourself you are growing stronger overcoming fear and you learn.”
To read the full interview - hit the Link in Bio
Photo by @rugilekaladyte taken at the Hope 1000 2021
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There is a vast network of, forestry tracks, trails, gravel roads and paths in Aberyfoyle, Scotland. Infact there is over 200km of great riding sprawling across the beautiful countryside just a stones throw from the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park.
@andrew_cullen___ took this photo, while dipping his toe into what can only be described as some 'Crunchy Tree-lined heaven' .
Be sure to follow and get acquainted with @gravelfoyle if you're tempted by some of the finest gravel and the UK has to offer.
Beautifully machined, etched and coming in 6 colours to match your ride. The new line of 'Union' pedals from @hopetech are here and available in three flavours to ensure your riding style is catered to.
@lovecrossedcx is getting to grips with their 'trail' pedal and has a breakdown of the specs in a 'first look' over on the site.
Hit the Link in Bio to see if their new pedal system is going to set a new bar for the rest to work towards.
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Situated in the north east corner of Wales the Clwydian range rises high out of the rolling landscape and is filled to the brim with gravel dense fire roads, technical singletrack and heaps of great tarmac too.
Whether blasting through trails that cut through densely packed pine forests or gently looping some of the trails that follow old railyway lines, this often overlooked Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a playground for whatever bike you choose, or any ability of rider.
Clear skies in the day offer views of the peaks that make up Snowdonia and come nightfall you can enjoy unencumbered views of the stars.
Many race routes do in fact take it parts of it in, but if you want to discover it for yourself at your own pace, we'd recommend it thats for sure!
... and who fancies that gravel road eh?
For a bit of inspiration checkout the Komoot route via the Link in Bio!
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@pelagobicycles are stoked to release the new Pelago Stavanger with updated specs for gravel riding and bikepacking.
This newest evolution of Stavanger benefits from a tighter geometry and has the capability to run wider tyres, with 50mm available for 700c and 57mm the max when running 650b.
The frames tubing makes use of lighter, oversize CrMo steel, and the complete builds come with 1x11 Shimano GRX groupset including hydraulic brakes.
The new Stavanger certainly looks the business for the all-road adventure cyclist. We are looking forward to testing out the new Stavanger here @advntr.cc and will be sure to share our thoughts on the bike over the coming months.
In a new series all about about discovering the 'External and Internal Benefits of Cycling' we speak with individuals all about how riding a bike not only helps
physical health but also how it is ultimately a tool for mental clarity and a healing device for the mind.
This first issue we speak with @immycycles and what is done for her journey on two wheels and off.
"Sometimes it is easier to process thoughts through writing when you aren't writing about what you are thinking of. I think part of it is having that control over the letters and the words - this is just for me, and I can create my own little world from it."
To read the full interview - hit the Link in Bio
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The SWorks range from @specialized_uk is anything but flowery - and these; the new Sworks Recon Lace Gravel are no different, every feature is well considered and @drummondphoto is now set to put them through their paces to see how their stiffened soles, body geo inserts and 'SlipNot' rubber tread help with the trails that you can and can't ride.
Canvas is sturdy, durable and a classic in the bikepacking world and @ashdownbags of the UK have revitalised this classic in a line up of smart, well considered bags that @cadence_images put to the test.
Hit the Link in Bio for a full review and his thoughts on these rather lovely looking pieces of bike luggage.
Anyone else love a bit of Canvas?
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Around the world more and more people are realising the revolutionary potential of cargo bikes, eliminating air polluting vehicles from city streets and increasing the potential for bikes to make urban living greener and more accessible.
However when you think cargo bike, you may envisage city streets, and a loaded up mixed wheel bike weaving through traffic, but @farroutdeliveries took a hard left out of Edinburgh to take on the @Rapha_uk Pennine Rally using a @rothaircycles Cargo Bike.
Read on via the Link in Bio to see how the cargo bike dealt with the challenges and terrain.
Cargo Gravel series? whos in?
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