Kona Dew Plus 2019 – Ready for the city!

Kona Dew Plus 2019

I've blogged previously about my last commuter bike, a Giant Roam. It was great, and I had no reason to replace it. Until somebody decided to nick it. So, last summer, I splashed out on a new bike. The Kona Dew stood out, partly because it wasn't black, and partly because it had the combo … Continue reading Kona Dew Plus 2019 – Ready for the city!

Sit up and beg… the Humpert Ergotec High Charisma stem

Apologies if I have mentioned this before, but I suffer from a bit of a bad back. Fortunately it is not very serious, but sometimes it seems like half of my waking hours are spent trying to get comfortable. On my bike, I favour a more upright riding position. The standard geometry on my Giant … Continue reading Sit up and beg… the Humpert Ergotec High Charisma stem

A lesson in premium branding from Brooks – and a lesson in premium service from Germany

Brooks know how to make a purchase feel special. It's something of an anachronism that these ancient leather saddles are still hugely coveted more than 100 years after they first appeared. And although you (can) pay a lot of money for a Brooks product - getting it in your hands makes it worth every penny. … Continue reading A lesson in premium branding from Brooks – and a lesson in premium service from Germany