A more thorough test of Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard 25mm tyres and Michelin Pro 4 Endurance 28mm swapping both tyres, front and back.
I have compared a tough fast-touring Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard 25mm tyre with a Michelin Pro 4 Endurance 28mm.
After some playing around with the calculators I worked out that I can get something very close to my original compact 2x11 set up with a single, 44-tooth ring on the front and a wider 11-42 tooth cassette.
My solo effort riding a route described as the hilliest 600 in the country. 610km and 13500m of climbing.
I used a SRAM RED eTAP road groupset with rim-brakes for about eight months and about 4600km. Here are my thoughts.
For those with the stamina, see also my lengthy report of Paris Brest Paris 2019.
My biggest off-road adventure to date, with cycling buddy Nick.
This is the first time I’ve heard it put in such emotive terms, but I know others who are nervous of cycling, especially on the road, due to fear of serious injury.
It wasn't the first time I'd gone to Paris with the intention of riding the world's oldest and most famous randonee.
Wiltshire council asked residents to give their opinion on how cycling can be encouraged in the county. This is my response.
Changing down the gears resulted only in a rumbling clicking sound and sometimes, eventually a shift. I got the bike up on the stand and had a closer look.
In order to be more organised and hopefully more successful in my upcoming PBP attempt, I’ve created a planning spreadsheet giving me a better idea of where I should be, when.
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