We survived the 2023 Cape Epic!
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
10M ago
We survived the 2023 Cape Epic, we can survive anything! Each year up to 1500 people make the journey to Cape Town south Africa to compete in the world’s ultimate mountain bike stage race, the Cape Epic, a grueling eight-day, 650-kilometer event with 15,500 meters of climbing.  For my partner and I, called ‘The two Tannies’ (Afrikaans for ‘The Two Aunties’), we faced fatigue, injury, gastro, bike mechanicals, cyclonic winds and the infamous rain and flowing ‘mud’ rivers of stage 6, with the constant anxiety of wondering if we would make it to the finish line. We trained for a year, sacri ..read more
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Gravel N Granite 2023
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
11M ago
I had heard about how much fun it was at Tenterfield in 2022 for their inaugural gravel n granite event so there was no way I was getting FOMO (fear of missing out) in 2023. Tenterfield - an   historic country town in NSW with enormous granite boulders outlined amongst rolling mountains and plateaus - I could well imagine Captain Thunderbolt (the notorious Bushranger who frequented this area) on his trusty horse seeking shelter in the caves and granite hideouts in this vast wilderness.  Tenterfield had a lot to offer apart from the champagne gravel roads for cycling - the local ..read more
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Giant Revolt X Pro 2 Gravel Bike Review
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
A decade ago in 2013, Giant unveiled a distinctively unique looking bike named the ‘Revolt’. At the time, few people knew of the cycling category of riding and racing gravel. Gravel riders in this era typically had to modify cyclocross bikes and road bikes to be able to handle the long hours in the saddle and be efficient in the mixed terrain they often played in. Then, along came the Revolt, with a sloping top tube, dropped seatstays, disc brakes, and a skinny carbon seatpost allowing for a little flex – it was an evolutionary concept. Today we have our hands on this outlandish looking bike ..read more
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Cycology Clothing Adds Style To Changing Seasons
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
Chuck from Pez Cycling News reviews some cold spec Cycology Clothing. Read the original article on Pez Cycling News here. It’s that time of the year when the seasons are changing. Transition/shoulder season. The temperatures are dropping. Grey skies mix with blue. Windy days (with associated wind chill) are more the norm. In other words, time to break out cool/cold weather kit. PEZ got an assortment of fun and functional cool/cold weather kit to try out from our friends down under at Cycology. Cycology’s kit comes nicely packaged Day of the Living Long Sleeve Jersey PEZ readers may rem ..read more
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Wagga Beers and Gears 2022
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
The Dirty 130 Actually, it was 136kms and that last 6kms really counted. This is a Festival of Craft Beer, with a little bit of dusty, dirty riding beforehand to get you thirsty. I drove to Wagga Wagga on the Saturday, a 5.5 hour drive from Sydney, the last 2 hours are through idyllic farmland and rolling hills, very pretty. It rained quite a lot during the drive and I wondered whether the gravel roads and trails be muddy…. or polished smooth from the rain? I realised my D12 wasn't working Saturday night when I took the bike for a quick spin and friends tried to fix it, with no luck. Pan ..read more
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PEZ Cycling News - Cycology Kit Review: Put Some Fun In Your Ride
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
Chuck Pena from PEZ Cycling News recently got his hands on a Cycology 8 Days kit. Read his full review below or at PEZ Cycling News here :-) Cycology 8 Days Cycling Kit Review WARNING:  If you’re a traditionalist who prefers muted shades and to not stand out in the crowd, you can stop reading now.  But if you’re someone who dares to be a little bold and wants to put some fun in your ride, then Cycology kit is for you.  But there’s more to this kit than just what meets the eye… Cycology is an Australian-based brand that’s been around since 2011. If you’re on Faceb ..read more
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Forget Finish Lines
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
CHASING FINISH LINES I used to be obsessed with finishing things: cases of beer, bottles of rum, family sized pizzas. The quicker I could finish them the better. The more often I could finish them, even better. You could say that I earned myself a heavyweight belt in poor health choices, with the key word being heavyweight. I stopped weighing myself at 120kg, and at some point I hit rock bottom and decided that I would never be able to lose weight. No matter what I did I just couldn’t do it. Then a friend signed me up for a triathlon and crossing that finish line changed everything for me. I h ..read more
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Cycling For Beginners - 10 Must-Know Tips For Starting Out
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
Some people say that cycling is a 4-year apprenticeship. Over this time you condition your body, pick up skills, and learn some hard truths. Let’s explore some areas that help accelerate that apprenticeship and make you into a full-fledged cyclist. Getting these 10 tips dialed will help you avoid some common mistakes and keep you safe. So let’s get into it! 1. Choosing the right bike for adults Let’s assume that you know what kind of bike you want to purchase; whether it’s a road bike, gravel bike, or mountain bike… You need to make sure the bike size is right for your body. Having a bike too ..read more
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Nutrition for Cyclists - Master Class
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
Becoming a Master's Cyclist One of the joys of getting older as a cyclist is that at some point you can call yourself a master. This has absolutely nothing to do with skill – it’s all about age. Across the world masters sport is booming. Cycling is particularly popular. You will find large groups of MAMILS and WILMAS hanging around outside cafes or in parks, racing around crit circuits, in bunches on the road or out on the trails. When do you become a "masters" aged cyclist?  If you are over 30 you are classed as a Master. I never thought as an adult I would get excited about getting old ..read more
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Riding in the Canadian Rocky Mountains: Naivety can be a beautiful thing.
Cycology Blog
by Simon Frederiksen
1y ago
The Mission “Come on Brad don’t do it. You will kill him,” my sister says to her husband.  “Nah, he will be fine, he’s in good shape. We’ll just go slow and stop whenever he needs", he answers. Rolling her eyes, my sister shrugs her shoulders. “Fine, it’s your call, Andrew,” she says.  I don’t hesitate. “Let’s do it!” (Me on the right - Bro in law on the left) Naivety can be a beautiful thing. Perhaps, I should say, it can lead to beautiful things. Recently, my brother-in-law asked me if I wanted to mountain bike the Jewell Pass Barrier Loop. 16km long and 823 meters of elevation, t ..read more
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