Danny

Always Riding's super domestique - just as happy helping you up a climb and feeding you a flapjack (his dietary staple) as writing content and editing pics. If not at his desk he can be found lurking in the storeroom gazing at new stock intake or plotting an over ambitious camping, cycling or hiking trip.

  1. Bikepacking: A (mostly) All Year Kit List

    Bikepacking: A (mostly) All Year Kit List
    Until recently, multi-day trips meant wrestling a rack onto your bike and loading up some hefty panniers. The emergence of lightweight & streamlined bags, along with the growing popularity of long distance events such as the Transcontinental and The Tour Divide, has put bikepacking firmly on the map. Unlike panniers, the majority of bikepacking kit can be attached to any type of bike and the endless...
  2. Bikepacking Set Ups - A Visual Guide

    Bikepacking Set Ups - A Visual Guide
    Bikepacking has become the term coined for any bike bags not deemed to be part of "conventional touring" - that of two rear panniers, two front panniers, and a rectangular handlebar bag with a clear top for easy map reading. With the introduction of ultra-distance road rides and off-road touring, the idea of super-light bags that attach to logical empty...
  3. Hestra of Sweden - An All-Natural Approach

    Hestra of Sweden - An All-Natural Approach
    Martin Magnusson moved to the historic region of Småland in 1936; an area of southern Sweden dominated by forested high plains. It was here where he began the Magnusson family's contribution to the image of modern Scandinavia, one of outdoor style, new Nordic cuisine, Swedish furniture, table-toppers in happiness and of course, an enviable bike culture. Martin Magnusson & Co...
  4. Castelli - Effortless Simplicity that Still Excites

    Castelli - Effortless Simplicity that Still Excites
    Castelli's effortless simplicity still manages to excite. As we release the new Spring range on the site, memories of last year’s spring rides are apparent in our minds. Longer days, warmer weather and those one day, bleak Classics awaiting the professional peloton. It’s here Castelli made a name for themselves; Milan-San Remo 2013, every pro rider turns up in a...
  5. Que llueva, que llueva…. SWRVE Colección Keiu

    Que llueva, que llueva…. SWRVE Colección Keiu
    La marca Swrve es reconocida por su ropa de ciclismo de estilo modesto, urbano y que dura años y años. Sus clientes más leales repiten una y otra vez frases del tipo, "estos pantalones cortos los tengo hace más de 6 años” o, "he llevado esta chaqueta día tras día durante todo el invierno”, pero hasta este año este incondicional...
  6. Welcome Rain? The Swrve Keiu Collection

    Welcome Rain? The Swrve Keiu Collection
    Swrve is renowned for modest, pared-down urban cycling clothing that lasts for years and does the job perfectly. Loyal customers have "these shorts are six-years-old" or, "I've worn this jacket in all weathers, every day" stories but until this year this stalwart of the urban scene hadn't made a pure waterproof. What do we mean by a 'pure waterproof'? Swrve's...
  7. Coming Soon to Store: Strawfoot Bags

    Coming Soon to Store: Strawfoot Bags
    Back in 2010, Strawfoot bags founder Garrett Kautz bought an industrial sewing machine (a Consew, for sewing machine connoisseurs out there), and, with a desire to learn a new skill set as a creative outlet, developed a small range of tote bags and surfboard covers. As frequently happens when ideas and inertia are born out of a desire to make...
  8. City Cruiser or All-Weather Commuter - Gifts for the Urban Cyclist

    City Cruiser or All-Weather Commuter - Gifts for the Urban Cyclist
    The urban cyclist is a rather general denomination that in reality reflects a huge group. Some pull on their Sunday best to race between the lights or dash out at dawn for some extra miles. Others sedately potter, taking any excuse to dive into coffee shop, bar, museum, another coffee shop, you name it, they ride there. So where do...
  9. Gifts for the Touring Cyclist

    Gifts for the Touring Cyclist
    With maps festooned across the table or airline and train tickets stuck behind that compass fridge magnet, if the loved one in your life has a tour, trip, expedition or explore planned for next year then hopefully our Touring Cyclist Gifts can lend some assistance. The touring cyclist, not to mention their bikes, now come in all sorts of shapes...
  10. Pas Normal Studios - New Fall Collection

    Pas Normal Studios - New Fall Collection
    The New Fall Collection from Pas Normal Studios aptly illustrates this Danish brand's cultured, intelligent, and refined designs against the backdrop of some of Scandinavia's finest scenery. Inspired by the blocky Mondrian prints that have such a history with the world of cycling, the new Fall collection has most definitely shot to the top our want lists. The Defend Bib...
  11. PEdAL Ed Winter - Tested in the Pale Mountains

    PEdAL Ed Winter - Tested in the Pale Mountains
    This winter, PEdAL Ed have released a road orientated collection focused on intelligent layering and weather resistance and tested it extensively in the Pale Mountains. Set in the Cadore, the Pale Mountains surround Auronzo di Cadore, a picturesque commune around 120 km from Venice.     Weather can change quickly at such high altitude; the Kobe Thermal Jersey, Fuji Team...
  12. Through the Early Morning Mist, 7Mesh Unveil their Fall Collection

    Through the Early Morning Mist, 7Mesh Unveil their Fall Collection
    Rain, cold, wind - one is certainly worth tackling, even two perhaps; it's the layering up or pulling on of clever kit that keeps you rolling. But what do you do when you live and work in an area where the seasons threaten to squander your chances of a ride altogether? Squamish, in the south-eastern part of Canada is famous...
  13. Anything but Standard: The New Twin Six Standard Race Collection

    Anything but Standard: The New Twin Six Standard Race Collection
    With their Minneapolis home recognised as a fully fledged bicycle playground, T6 are building a reputation for off-the-beaten-track explores; something which the guys amply demonstrated on recent trip into the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which saw the team testing out both their new Titanium Rando Frameset and the new Standard Race Collection of jerseys. The Standard Race Collection from Twin Six...

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