Every year I watch most of the UCI World Tour race live as they are broadcasted on most of the organizing countries national TVs. The good side of being in Japan is that all European races live broadcast correspond to the evening in Japan.
The 2019 UCI World Tour includes one day “Classic” races and goes up to three weeks “Grand Tour” like the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. Read more →
Today I will introduce you to my favorite bike: The Spartacus
It is a 26 inches “All Roads” Full titanium bike I envisioned first while riding Japan Alpine roads around Takayama (高山市), Gifu Prefecture when living in that area more than 10 years ago.
I wanted to build a totally versatile bike that is equally at ease on roads and off roads, able to be climb up Alpine roads and enjoying the snaking, hair pin cornering exhilarating down hill roads in total comfort.
I started the concept of designing 26″ wheeled road bikes in 2009 by building a first Beta version. Back then Disc brakes where not yet in full bloom for drop bar bikes so the 1st version was equipped with V-Brakes.
Now a decade passed since my first 26″ All Road bike iteration and along with some frame geometry fine tuning and the emergence of various standard helping me to create the perfect all mighty 26″ road bike. Read more →