News / Reviews

Cycling Maui – Wailea-Makena, Molokai

January 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

January 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

December 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

December 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

November 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

November 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?

November 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

November 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 […]

Just because it’s Friday doesn’t mean you should stop riding your bicycle.

November 6th, 2009

Friday is here, thankfully, and even though Bike To Work week goes until Sunday, for most of us the work week is over, therefore negating the need to bike to work -obviously. But that doesn’t mean you should shove your bike back into the shed or hide it down in a dark corner of your […]

Bike to Work Week: Update

November 4th, 2009

The van rolled up just after six am. As I opened my front door the cold air slapped me in the face, snapping me awake. I was already looking forward to the warming powers of a nice hot cup, or three, of coffee. I hopped into the Norco van and we headed out to find […]