Vaude Women’s Contour Gloves

Vaude have released a women’s specific range of cycling gloves.  If small men’s designs are gaping at your wrists, or leave extra material flapping at your fingertips then these are worth a try.  I’ve never ridden with gel enforced palms before so I’m looking forward to seeing how they take the edge of long rides.  They look the goods, are available in short and long fingered versions, and super light so they should be nice and breathable in the summer.  The real test for a new set of gloves is whether or not you have to take them off to change a flat tyre.  I’m happy to wait a while before having to find that out!Continue reading “Vaude Women’s Contour Gloves”


The Salsa is for Sale

After a year of amazing adventures, sweet singletrack and exciting weekends away from tar and cement, the Salsa Moto Rapido is for sale.  The bike is in excellent condition and I don’t really want to clear up any room in the shed, but I plan to do more longer races in 2010 and dual suspension will be suited to this purpose.

The Salsa is a light, fun ride.  It feels really stable at speed, gives you lots of cornering confidence and accelerates like you wouldn’t believe.  It’s also shiny and unique, meaning people tend to like coming up to you to talk about it.

Ad details are on the Canberra Off-Road Cyclists sale page.

Vaude Women’s “Roomy” Pack

The Roomy arrived just in time for testing out my running legs at the World Champs!
The Roomy arrived just in time for testing out my running legs at the World Champs!

Vaude have recently released some female specific packs.  I’ve been super lucky to have the chance to use a “Roomy 17 + 3” which, like the earlier mentioned “Women’s Spray Jacket II“, pretty much does what the name suggests, with the added attention to detail that makes this brand keep on hitting the mark.  This back pack is big enough to fit most of the things an over-prepared gear freak would want to use in a day, and light enough that it’s still a good choice on a wallet, phone, keys and jumper outing.Continue reading “Vaude Women’s “Roomy” Pack”

Vaude Sponsorship

I have been using Vaude products for a while now and am excited to formally welcome them as support.

Vaude offer a practical, award winning, well thought-out range of outdoor gear with a large number of products developed specifically for biking.  Their backpacks and hydropacks are perhaps their best known gear in this community – they’re comfortable, versatile and affordable, and demonstrate an attention to detail which has been fine tuned over a growing number of alternate styles.Continue reading “Vaude Sponsorship”