Markus Stöckl 167.6kph World Record

Austrian Markus ‘Mad Max’ Stöckl set a new world record while riding down a 45-degree slope in the Chilean desert, his top speed was 167.6km (about 104mph). He held the previous world record in 2011 while riding down the side of a volcano in Nicaragua.

“It’s a standard mountain bike so there’s no part on the bike that you cannot buy. Sure, it’s a high-end bike with the best parts of it but you can buy any part, nothing has been specially made.” said Markus ‘Mad Max’ Stöckl

World’s longest elevated bike path

China’s first elevated bike path is nearly five-mile long and open only to bike commuters making it the longest suspended bike path in the world.

The Xiamen bike highway links all of the city’s major residential and business districts with 11 designated exit/on ramps. Along the route, bike commuters have direct access to 11 bus stations and two subway stops, making it fully possible to get around almost the entire city without stepping foot inside a taxi or private car.

Recycled Tire Art

Recycled materials artist Blake McFarland uses recycled rubber tires to create amazing life-like sculptures of tire animals. Each Sculpture uses strategically placed tires which are woven and secured, creating amazing muscle-like definition of the animals. Each recycled tire sculpture takes around one month to complete and has amazingly detailed features. Blake McFarland loves being able to be eco-friendly by using 100% recycled tires to make his distinctive tire sculpture art. To see the animals in person is a true visual experience but until then check them out on his tire sculptures page.

North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Part trade show, part art exhibition, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show showcases the beauty of hand built bikes and the craftsmen who create them.

Cycling fans from around the world will gather in Salt Lake City to marvel at subtle TIG welds, discuss the intricacies of brazing techniques, and debate the supremacy of steel, titanium, and bamboo. Want to talk to the builders, this is the show for you.

Major Taylor

Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in 1878, grew up outside of Indianapolis and received his first bicycle at the age of 12. He had a knack for the contraption and quickly taught himself some tricks. A local bike shop owner hired Taylor to perform outside of his shop. The boy executed the stunts while wearing a military uniform, which led to the nickname “Major Taylor.”

Over the following years Taylor would begin racing in Indianapolis and quickly earned a name for himself as a formidable foe on the track. Shortly after he began winning races, Taylor was banned from competing in Indianapolis because of his color. Not long after, Taylor and his mentor, Louis “Birdie” Munger relocated to Massachusetts, a more tolerant part of the country.

Spring Cycling Gear

Spring is right around the corner. Here is a selection of cycling products we recommend from CLIF Bar, SKATCH Labs, Blitzu, CamelBak and Garmin. Happy Cycling!

How Bad Do You Want It?

The new psychobiological model of endurance performance shows that the most important question in endurance sports is: how bad do you want it? Fitzgerald’s fascinating book will forever change how you answer this question and show you how to master the psychology of mind over muscle. These lessons will help you push back your limits and uncover your full potential.

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it’s true. In his fascinating new book How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.

50to01 x Revolution Bike Park

After one year of construction, the Revolution Bike Park is ready to ride! The 50to01 crew designed, created and built the brand new kicker line at the bike park in LLangynog, Wales. The end result is a Whistler-style jump line, looking to be the biggest of its kind to be open to the public in the UK. Revolution Bike…

Haynes Road Cycling Manual

Haynes Road Cycling Manual covers every aspect of modern road cycling, from choosing a bike, to setting it up, and fitness training through to riding techniques and bike maintenance.

Step-by-step practical sections and at-a-glance training programs, this book provides riders with the knowledge they need to enjoy the sport and to get the maximum from themselves and their bikes.

Hand Painted BESPOKE Cyclist Art

ROVELO.CC creates hand painted custom cycling art from your designs in photo or website link. ROVELO can create a miniature cycling figure that looks like you and your bike.

You can choose from a wide variety of additions such as sunglasses, helmet, specialised clothing, bags or added extras of your choice. Male and female riders can be created as well.

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling guide to bicycle repair and maintenance. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat tire to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn’s clearly illustrated guide makes every bicycle repair and maintenance job easy for everyone.

Lennard Zinn is the world’s leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly step-by-step guide explains the tools you’ll need and how to know you’ve done the job right. The book’s two-color interior is easy to read―even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every bicycle repair task.

New aero wheels from 2-Spoke

Dutch company 2-Spoke recently unveiled their two spoke carbon wheels. They claim that their wheels are the fastest wheels available and that they generate speed in crosswinds.

2-Spoke claims that the M5 Two Spoke has “the lowest air resistance of all existing wheels compared to 12 or 16 steel bladed spokes or 3, 4, 5, or 6 carbon bladed wheels and even disc wheels.”