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Basso Palta Gravel Bike : Build for the Campagnolo Fanatic

When building the Basso Palta. there was no issue to apply the Basso philosophy, “The frame is an extension of the cyclist" To achieve unity between machine and rider, we specifically design a build to perfectly tailor the needs of its owner. This is a proud moment for the soon to be rider. Its also...

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Chainsmith Rides Newsletter #3 September 2020

August has flown by us with the arrival of warmer weather and a building excitement during late night TDF spectating. Talking of which ... the pressure is palpable, especially with past months of enforced isolation. We can't think of a more exciting time to be watching the Pro Riders competing nail and tooth. Each stage is a...

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Cycling : Building mental resilience on and off the bike

Cycling and building Mental reilience on and off the bike. Cycling has so many incredible health benefits. While the focus is often on the physical gains, little research has gone into the positive implications of mental health in terms of the myriad of offering cycling provides. In fact exercise on its own appears but a part of the solution to fighting mental unrest. Resilience of mind is better built with a combination of physical exertion, social interaction, goal creation and continual gained sense of accomplishment ... all of which cycling offers.
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Finding confidence to start cycling using a bike trainer : The Wahoo Kickr Bike

There are plenty of potential riders too intimidated to begin their cycling journey. Can bike trainers initiate and inspire them to enjoy the freedom, fitness and adventure cycling provides? I think so ... As cyclists around the world continue to experience the claustrophobia of enforced social restrictions, another kind of...

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