How does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling?

Today’s marketplace provides a wide variety of stem lengths and angles, allowing riders enormous flexibility for fine-tuning their reach to the handlebars. While comfort and an effective position trumps all other considerations, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the influence of stem length on the steering and handling of a road bike. Almost since […]


Cookson on motors in bikes: “Our information is this is a very real possibility”

Commenting after the Cycling Independent Reform Commission outlined a real danger that riders are, or could, be using motors in bikes, UCI president Brian Cookson has admitted that this could be the case. The Briton has said that the UCI is taking the matter extremely seriously and warned any teams or riders tempted by the […]


Bikes of the Bunch: Kenevans Columbus SL

In this latest instalment of Bikes of the Bunch, we take a look at a FYXO build of a Kenevans Colombus frame, with thanks to FYXO founder Andy White for the words and photos. Kenevans has always had a special place in my heart. The Australian marque has a celebrated past, and Dean Woods to […]


After a year of tacks on Yarra Boulevard, what’s being done about it?

It’s been more than a year since the first upholstery tacks were discovered on Yarra Boulevard, one of Melbourne’s most popular cycling routes. The ‘Boulie tacks’ have almost certainly been placed on the road by a local resident, deliberately to inconvenience cyclists, but despite police, council and the local road authority’s involvement — not to […]


Photo gallery: Milan-San Remo 2015

The 2015 Spring Classics season is officially underway. On a rainy afternoon on the Mediterranean coast last Sunday, John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) dashed to victory in Milan-San Remo, taking his first victory in one of the sport’s five Monuments. In this gallery we share a collection of great images from “La Primavera”, captured by husband and […]


How the race was won – 2015 Milan-San Remo

In this edition of Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” we take a look at the 2015 Milan-San Remo won by John Degenkolb. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” series, you’ll see much more than simple race highlights. Cosmo Catalano picks up the details that nobody else sees, analyses the race situation and its […]


Win your own design: Champion System ‘Kitspiration’ competition

Cycling is an indulgence that allows us to express our individuality; through the bikes we ride, the shoe-sock combos we sport, the names we give our Strava rides, and most of all, the kit we wear. While there are plenty of existing kit options to select from, we have all thought about what our own […]


Roadtripping Thailand

A little earlier this year Perth riders Luke Pegrum and Oscar Thompson ventured to the Thai city of Chiang Mai to begin a week-long journey of self-discovery. Their goal was to complete the Mae Hong Son loop, a famous 600km motorcycle journey through the misty mountains of Northern Thailand, starting and finishing in Chiang Mai. […]


Milan-San Remo: moments in history

The 2015 edition of Milan-San Remo arrives this Sunday and “La classica di Primavera” is shaping up to be quite the spectacle. The 293km race is the first of five Monuments for the season, and while sprinters have been known to win the race, a couple of climbs near the end always make things interesting. […]


2015 Milan-San Remo preview

It’s time for the first Monument of the season. Milan-San Remo is one of the most unpredictable races on the calendar. Both attackers and sprinters will claim they have a good chance to win but anything can happen come Sunday. Mikkel Conde put together this preview of “La Primavera” looking at the course and the […]