A helmet company is pushing retailers to warn about the dangers of cycling as, guess what, it helps to sell helmets. Rudy Project communications director Amanda Grant published a piece in "Bicycle Dealer", a US trade mag. It includes some lovely advice to retailers on using anecdotal, emotional manipulation to sell helmets:
"Keep a helmet in shambles from a crash on display and include a testimony about the life it saved, or show a disturbing photograph or video"
The Spin QuickLight bottle cage is full carbon and very lightweight. Ours hit the road.cc scales at 28g.
A super-strong stub stops your bottle slipping out the bottom and an equally tough lip at the top prevents it jumping out. I tried with all the power in my thumbs to push each of them out of place – I can get quite destructive in the name of testing, me – but they stayed completely solid, so holding a 500ml or 750ml bottle in place is no problem.
If you like the look of Chris King's Titanium No Threadset but don't fancy shelling out 200 of your hard-earned pounds, then look no further than Spin's Bling Ti which you can have for half that. And it's beautifully made to boot. Spin describe it as "the finest headset in the world"; I don't think I'd go that far but it's pretty good.
I am selling a BRAND NEW (never been riden, never even had a tub fitted) handbuilt set of Carbon Tubular Planet-X rims on Spin Cycle Works hubs.
I have been building wheels of all types for nearly 8 years now, as such I have learnt to use the best parts and techniques when lacing and building wheels.
The front wheel has been built using a radial spoke pattern, while the rear is built with a 2-cross lacing pattern on both drive and non-drive sides of the wheel.
Our first question about Spin's Unobtainium Monobloc Cassette was, is it really made from Unobtainium? Sadly no. Our second was, £250 for a cassette. What's so special about it?
I'd like to increase my maximum leg speed, I have a road bike and a set of rollers, any suggestions?
I thought a spinning class would be a good idea, I went to my gym and said I wanted to increase my maximum leg speed and that I currently spin out at 180-185 rpm on my bmx and they said they couldn't help as they don't go up that high, do you guys have any suggestions?
Spin is a UK brand that's been around for just a year producing titanium frames and a whole range of components. The Spitfire Mk III is their full-on road race model and it's anything but standard...
When a new bike brand contacts us, one of the first questions we always ask is, 'Who's making the frames for you?' There really aren't all that many frame-building facilities out there, and most people go to an existing bike manufacturer to get their product made. With Spin it's different.