Jedi Master

Tony Doyle, aka, Jedi, is arguably one of the foremost proponents in the British North Shore scene and has more cycling ability than most will ever be likely to achieve. Don’t take my word for it, check out his photo galleries.

Cyclo cross seems to be having something of a revival at the moment and there seems to be a lot of demand for the bikes. A lot of mountain bikers and roadies use ‘cross as a means of maintaining fitness over the winter and keeping that competitive edge.

Not many people into cross may have heard of frankenbikes, basically bodging together a ‘cross-styled steed, which has all the fun, if not the UCI backing, of real ‘cross bikes. Even some of the pros have been seen on such beasts. Read more here.

And if ‘cross takes your fancy, then British company On One do some rather fetching and very reasonably priced titanium cyclo-cross framesets, as tried and tested by Nick Craig, who was second in this years Three Peaks race.

It’s that time of year when a lot of kit is getting well and truly thrashed and everyone is looking for new gear to see them through the winter months. If that includes footwear you might be interested in this review of Nike’s top-of-the-range mtb shoe, the Carnerso. For more kit reviews, check out mtb review.

Ullrich’s defection to T-mobile might just be the end for the short-lived, high profile Team Bianchi, who are now haemorrhaging riders. There’s more on that and the forthcoming big name line up at the Manchester Revolution track series over at Cyclingnews.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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