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Preparing for a Siberian Cycling Expedition; Only a Couple Weeks Left

février 4th, 2010

Preparations begin for Siberian Cycling Expedition With only 18 days left until our departure date, planning efforts and gear modifications are in full swing! One of our principle challenges is to anticipate the conditions which we will encounter during our 35-day circumnavigation of Lake Baikal and make all preparations ahead of time to ensure a […]

It’s our Sport: Do you put your best pedal forward for cycling the brand?

janvier 28th, 2010

At the base of a busy mountain road just outside Vancouver BC, eight cyclists stood casually straddling their bicycles in the middle of a busy traffic lane. The exciting road offers a steep winding ascent with beautiful panoramic views of the city below, and, if you choose, a blazing descent back down to the city. […]

Cycling Maui – Wailea-Makena, Molokai

janvier 14th, 2010

Maui, Hawaii—Arriving to upcountry Maui was a relief from the dry landscape of the southwest part of the island. We were greeted by the gentle movement of tall and fragrant eucalyptus. But, as you can expect, we were also greeted by the unmerciful uphill that we needed to overcome to reach our next goal: Wailea-Makena. […]

Layering 101: How To Dress for Winter Riding

janvier 7th, 2010

It’s a new year and as many parts of the world are being gripped by the worst winter conditions in decades it seems like a slim chance that many of us will get out on our bicycles anytime soon. But trying to view the glass as half full I thought I would bring a quick […]

In the end, Wearing a Helmet Just Seems to Make Sense

décembre 21st, 2009

I will always remember a quote I read a few years ago: “There are three types of lies: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.” If you Goggle this quote, you’ll find that details on who first made the statement are foggy, regardless it’s been repeated many times since. I once tried to use it against my […]

Layering 102: How To Dress for a Winter Riding Photo Shoot

décembre 11th, 2009

One thing all year round cyclists wrestle with is how to dress for the less than ideal weather winter brings. How many layers do you need, should you wear a soft-shell or not or maybe how warm will leg warmers keep my legs? The true answer depends on the rider. But what if you needed […]

Cycling Maui – Paia, Hana Bay, Haleakala

novembre 27th, 2009

Flying to Hawii was the easy part. The hard part was avoiding the oversize luggage penalty with our bicycles. What’s in the box? The solution: Disassembling bikes completely and fitting them into a 62 linear inch maze of cardboard. Fortunately, small enough folding bikes and smart designed racks and panniers were key to fit this […]

Sirius Pannier and Phoenix Rack Reviews

novembre 26th, 2009

Some of our Axiom gear was recently reviewed by the fine people at Bicycle Times magazine and is featured in their most recent issue – #4. The gear in question, as the title of this post states, are our Sirius waterproof panniers and the new urban-styled Phoenix Rack. Here are a couple of short excerpts.  […]

Have we lost our minds: Is Wearing a Helmet Uncool?

novembre 19th, 2009

It seems like a no brainer: if you enjoy your ability to engage in coherent, cognitive processes and you ride a bicycle you should wear a helmet. But the old adage appears to be true, ‘common sense ain’t so common.’ At least not these days. It is fairly common knowledge that in the event of […]

Expert’s Tip: Arm and Leg Warmers for Winter Riding

novembre 10th, 2009

Last May during Bike to Work Week, I decided it was time to suit up and take on the 64km (40 mile) round trip commute to work and back on my trusty bicycle, which was brand new so I was only assuming it was trusty. And though my bike did turn out to be trusty […]