24 10, 2019

Canyon Grail: A Pure Gravel Racer

By |2019-10-24T14:55:02+02:00October 24th, 2019|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Canyon Grail: A Pure Gravel Racer

I always ask myself, when writing a bike review, what makes really makes the bike in question unique. With the Canyon Grail the answer is simpler than most. Components – like wheels, drivetrain, brakes and particularly tyres – aren’t exactly unique to a specific bike after all. Though there is undoubted skill in piecing all [...]

27 05, 2019

Gear Review: Specialized Diverge Updated or Reimagined?

By |2019-05-28T21:30:18+02:00May 27th, 2019|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Gear Review: Specialized Diverge Updated or Reimagined?

It is hardly fair to compare the 2016 Specialized Diverge Seamus Allardice usually rides to the 2019 model, he discovered within a few pedal stokes on the new machine. But the DNA of the older bike is still there driving the latest model towards fresh adventures. The original. A 2016 Specialized Diverge. Since [...]

3 09, 2018

Gear: Momsen Vipa Race

By |2018-09-06T11:13:34+02:00September 3rd, 2018|Gear Reviews|Comments Off on Gear: Momsen Vipa Race

The Momsen Vipa first made its debut in 2013 and since then the standard frame has spawned a number of incarnations. The most exciting of these is the Vipa Ultra, which you can read about on Diverge here, but also the Vipa Trail and Vipa Race. Seamus Allardice put the Race 2 through its paces [...]

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