Aussie kit week - Day 5 - Spin Cycle Clothing
For day 5, I spoke to modern Renaissance man Nathaniel Peek, the brains (and all other body parts) behind Spin Cycle Clothing. He's a man of rare intelligence, talent, and a solid gold nice dude. He's also a relentless designer with an amazing eye for shapes and patterns.
Aussie kit week - Day 4 - The Pedla
I headed back to Melbourne for Day 4 of Aussie kit week, and spoke to Pedla's artist-in-residence Marcin. He has a different and fascinating approach to designing cycling kit and you can see that in their designs. I dig Pedla and I dug it even more after talking to Marcin.
Aussie kit week - Day 3 - Biketivist
Today we check in with newcomers to the kit game Biketivist. The Adelaide-based setup sure knows how to turn heads and rattle cages with their kit. Remember their name, we reckon they're gonna do well in the Aussie kit scene. We chatted to Juan Briceno about his brand.
Aussie kit week - Day 1 - Attaquer
We believe Australia's cycling kit industry is the best in the world. We are spoilt with so many great brands producing quality kits. We wanted to run a campaign highlighting just how much passion and talent there is behind the Aussie kit industry so we reached out to some of the top quality people behind the brands to find out what makes them tick.
Spin Cycle Clothing
Spin Cycle Clothing is a brand that mixes bold aesthetics with a commitment to high quality and performance. I spent some time with founder and modern Renaissance man Nathaniel Peek to talk about his rapidly growing brand, and found out just how unbelievably talented this guy really is.
Rogers Bespoke - meet the custom steel frame builder making works of art
A Port Adelaide warehouse is the home of Rogers Bespoke, South Australia’s only commercial steel frame builder. The one-man operation is the brainchild of James Alderson, a man committed to mixing the best modern frame-building techniques with the bicycle’s oldest frame material. The results are some of the most beautiful bikes putting rubber to the road.
The Open U.P. - One bike/build to rule them all
Roaming the roads and trails of Adelaide is an extraordinary bike. It’s an Open U.P., the revolutionary bike that can take mountain bike and road/cyclocross wheels.
This particular bike has been built to an impossibly high standard. I met the owner, the bike, and the builder so I could tell the story of this sublime machine. To protect the owner’s privacy, I refer to him as Mr LMA (Luckiest Man Alive) for reasons that will be very obvious.
Leeana-Kate James #WhyBeNormal
Why be normal? If you want it bad enough then set yourself unrealistic goals, push yourself to the limit and then go out and achieve it.
That’s the motto of Leeana-Kate James, an up and coming road and track cyclist that has just signed to the team WhyBeNormal? She's moving across to Milan to race fixed and road bikes, designing cycling apparel and generally doing rad stuff.
Two girls, two Malvern Stars, one gear, lots of ice-cream and the trip of a lifetime
In honour of International Women’s Day I’d like to introduce you to two female cyclists that inspire me. Aged 19 and 21 they left Melbourne way back in 1946, on their Malvern Star bikes for the adventure of a lifetime.
The people behind a'qto - Damian Hanckock and Nancy De Losa.
At La Velocita we love talking to people that make cycling better. Over the last 18 months I’ve got to know Damian Hancock and Nancy De Losa.
They are the passionate husband and wife team behind Melbourne based brand a’qto. I caught up with them at this year's Audax Alpine Classic to talk about what’s next.
Matthew Keenan - The Dirty Dozen
He’s established himself as just about the most knowledgeable commentator in the business and is currently airing his second season of The Bike Lane.
We spent some time riding with Matthew Keenan at this year’s Dirty Dozen.