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21, August 2015

CrankPunk is in the Mongolian office...

Hot diggety. I'm in Mongolia working on the Mongolia Bike Challenge for the second time as the Comms Manager and official coach. This will be…

20, August 2015

Road to Taiwan KOM event a roaring success

July 25th saw the inaugural 'Road to Taiwan KOM' sportif ride get off to a great start with hundreds of riders taking up the opportunity…

13, August 2015

Quick Review: The Velocite Flux 29er

OK here's the usual disclaimer, Velocite sponsor me with bikes and so take that as you will, however, as I always note, I won't ride…

9, August 2015

Custom CrankPunk cycling kit available!

Very nicely made CrankPunk kit by CCN is available, and has been for a while but I've been rubbish at pimping it.  The jersey and…

8, August 2015

David Millar's new clothing brand reprehensible but this business is full of indefensible brands

Anyone who reads CrankPunk regularly will know what I think about David Millar, and if you don't you can read all about it here. With…

4, August 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Danielson and a Truckload of Pragmatism

"That the fact that the guy who gets busted once cheated way more than once doesn’t inspire more ire from certain fans and sections of…

4, August 2015

Mass pile up at Tour de Pologne Stage 2

It's a doozy.   

3, August 2015

My new Velocite Flux 29er

They say great things come in small packages, but how do you get a 29er inn a small box? Disproving the theory, I took delivery…

29, July 2015

Colombian rider 'forced out of the sport' for talking about doping

Great and equally depressing article here from Alpes & Andes website about Juan Pablo Villegas, whose story reminds us that the sport is still mired…

28, July 2015

More images of the all-new Velocite Syn

The all-new Velocite Syn is a bike I fell in love with after a week or testing it as a prototype. Riduculously stiff yet finely…

28, July 2015

Final Lee's Lowdown on the 2015 Tour on PEZ

Yup and hup, last one of 2015!  Phew, that was tiring! Enjoy!

26, July 2015

The Beginner's Guide To Racing

So, you're new to cycling and you're already reading CrankPunk? You're on the right path then!  Below is a kind of Beginner's Guide to getting…

26, July 2015

My Tour Roar: Did Nairo leave it too late?

This article originally appeared on The Roar.   Chris Froome has all but won the 2015 Tour de France but the rider sneaking the column…

25, July 2015

Brandon Semenuk's unReal segment

Yes, proper dope Enjoy!

24, July 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Stages 17 & 18 analysed

“The battle for the GC rages on!” enthused the commentator as the Froome group galloped over the line at the end of Stage 18 which…

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Peter Easton of Velo Classic Tours dropped by for a chat a few months ago, and he's just released it as a podcast. He asked me about journalists shirking their…

22nd Jul, 2015
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LR: Eddie Gragus [former pro and US Postal rider in 1996] on Facebook said that you've ben drinking the Kool-Aid. It seems that your reputation has been tarnished as a…

1st Apr, 2015
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Scott Mercier rode as a professional cyclist between 1993 and 1997 then retired. He rode for Saturn, Levi Leipheimer's old team, from 1993 to 1996 and then had one year…

30th Mar, 2015
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  Disclaimer: Velocite sponsor me, but this is a bike the earlier version of which I reviewed in 2010 and I gave that one a very similar review. As ever…

4th May, 2015
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Blessed with friends in high places because I’m usually on my knees, your friendly neighborhood crankpunk went for a ride with a friend who works in the industry and was…

18th Feb, 2015
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Velocite is a bike brand located in Kaoshiung in southern Taiwan, headed by husband & wife team Victor and Jessica Major. I got to know Victor thanks to my racing here…

12th Feb, 2015
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