25 signs you’re a cyclist for life

Hooked on cycling? The longer you spend even just thinking about time on two wheels, the more you find yourself equipped with specialist knowledge, or very important decision making processes, that show just how far this sport has really taken you.

Here are 25 tell-tale signs you’re a cyclist for life. If you identify with more than 20 of them, your friends and family are probably worried you’re going to turn into a bike one day.

1. You know that a good bike ride is about more than the riding. You plan the day accordingly.

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2. You know how to ride there but you’re not sure how to drive there.

3. You sometimes use cars to drive your bike around. You just choose not to use them for every journey.

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Former cross country World Champion builds replica Rio Olympics course

Now that’s commitment

Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa performs at the UCI World Tour in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada on August 2nd, 2015 // Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20150803-00025 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa performs at the UCI World Tour in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada on August 2nd, 2015 // Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20150803-00025 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Four time cross country World Champion and Olympic gold medal winner Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå has build a replica of the Rio …Continue reading »
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Moon X1300 Adjustable light

There are lots of binocular-style light units around, but few share the independent tilt angle adjustment of these Moons. The idea is that separating the two beams vertically by a few degrees means you get a double-barrelled output that gives good reach but still plenty of detail down by the front wheel.

It works pretty well in practice too, putting the workable but hardly dazzling amount of light output to its most effective use for simpler, straighter trails. The obvious casualty of the design is width of coverage and peripheral context, but a fixed twin-beam 1300 unit with a bit more sideways spread and a significantly more powerful 1800 lumen version are also available, for a little less or a little more outlay.

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Illumination is for the most part impressive, though neither power nor contextual coverage are class-leading

While full-power run-time is slightly limited, the next step 850 lumen level is usable for cruising and adds 50min of life. You can toggle through the seven different settings with the very neat plug-in remote button, which minimises the interruption caused by the flashing and strobe options.

The practical features don’t stop there either. The compact hard case battery has a red LED run-time indicator strip, which can also be switched to a constant or flashing mode and used as a rear light thanks to the supplied extension cable. A helmet mount is included too.

  • Weight: 361g
  • Run time: 1:50hr

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MacAskill puts pedal to the metal with new Drop and Roll video

You wanted hard rock, big hair, sick tricks and slick bike skills? If so, Danny MacAskill has done it again with This is Drop and Roll, the new video from the trials rider extraordinaire and his team. 

The film also features Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer and Ali C, MacAskill’s co-stars on the Drop and Roll tour, in tight denim and studded leather pulling tricks on a stadium stage-themed set. It’s a tongue-in-cheek homage to 80s hair rock and we love it. 

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The video is to promote the 2016 Drop and Roll tour, which will be taking MacAskill and co to events across the country and around the world. First stop is Sheffield, UK, on 9 January 2016 for the World Indoor Trials Championships. 

If you’re in the mood for more (and who doesn’t love a bike-based visual treat) then follow this up with a side helping of BMXer Kris Kyle inside a giant kaleidoscope. Yes, you read that correctly.  

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MBUK Issue 323 – in the shops now!

Issue 323 of MBUK is out now and is jam-packed with awesome features, amazing rides and tons of kit reviews. There’s a new three-part series documenting the evolution of a classic – this issue looks at the Lapierre Zesty with words from Lapierre engineer Herve Layes and top racer Nico Vouilloz. Alongside the feature is a competition giving you the chance to win a brand new 2016 Lapierre Zesty AM 527 worth £3,200! Enter the competition here and read a first ride review of the bike here.

What are you waiting for? Go via the shop on the way home and get one!

Alternatively click here to subscribe and never have to worry about missing an issue again! A subscription makes a great Christmas gift too…….

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This invention promises to stop car doors taking out cyclists

You know the scenario. Cycling down the road, minding your own business, when suddenly ‘WHAM’ – someone opens a car door in your path and you go flying. At best it’s painful and a little embarrassing, at worst it could lead to a fate you don’t really want to think about. But one company in Melbourne, Australia reckons it’s come up with a solution. 

The company, Dooring Alert Systems – named for the common term used to describe the above scenario – has developed a patent-pending warning system that alerts car drivers and passengers as well as passing cyclists and pedestrians to the imminent opening of a vehicle door. It believes its product will “save lives, [and reduce] injuries and the post trauma reactions to all involved, directly and indirectly.”

So how does it work? There are two products planned, based around a similar system, triggered by the unbuckling of a seatbelt. This starts a ‘lighting sequence’ in the lights placed around the rear window and side mirrors. 

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The first product would be a version of the above system that can be retro-fitted to vehicles. 

Dooring Alert Systems (or DAS) has also developed a second, integrated system that does all the above, plus lights up the interior of the car as a reminder to its occupants to check for cyclists, and includes cameras to monitor oncoming traffic. 

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