Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

Racing through idyllic towns and pastures at 200 mph?  Fans cheering mere feet away, steps  from their front porch?  Hay bales for crash barriers?  If you thought Circuit de la Sarthe passing through the tiny town of Le Mans, France, or even the old Nurburgring during the 50’s and 60’s era, your’re not even close.  You’ll need to take a ferry to the British Isles. A racing relic … Continue reading Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

Specialized Tarmac SL4 Nibali Edition

After stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, Italian superstar Vincenzo Nibali holds a 1:26 lead over Cadel Evans.  And Specialized just released a pretty cool video of its Nibali Edition Tarmac.  If only all our bike builds were so easy. Continue reading Specialized Tarmac SL4 Nibali Edition

Road Bike CT-Scanned

Every wondered what your bike looks like on the inside?  Somebody did.  Here’s a video of a CT-scan of a road bike.  It took over 80 hours and acquired over one terabike….oops, terabyte of data.  Let’s hope they never get to this level of detail and precision at the airport. Oh, in case you were wondering, the bike tested was this Cube Litening Super HPC. … Continue reading Road Bike CT-Scanned

Bonking, Swedish style (NSFW)

Spend enough time on the saddle – any saddle – and you’ve bonked or been very close to it – simply no power or energy to pedal.  And we all deal with it a little differently.  Here’s a video of a mountain biker in Sweden, who simply can’t get pass a portion of trail…even after seven attempts.  How he deals with it, well, hilarity ensues. … Continue reading Bonking, Swedish style (NSFW)

UCI Top 10

At Bike War we look and drool over cool bikes, gear, the occasional video, all in a casual, lighthearted disposition.  Many of the bikes we showcase are probably N+1 bikes, or bucket list bikes.  We don’t claim to be authoritative on anything in particular.  And we certainly won’t get political about the going ons in the bike/cycling world. That being said, the sport’s governing/sanctioning body, … Continue reading UCI Top 10

Get Smart, Get Rich?

One of my favourite running shirts says on the back, “If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin.”  And thousands of other anal-retentive, obsessive compulsive, runner and roadie gear junkies could relate and all nod in agreement.  Yes, that’s how hooked up many of us are to our Garmin, Polar, PowerTap, Quarg, Strava, or whathaveyou GPS-enabled/wireless/Bluetooth/ANT+ devices.  There’s always an app for that.   And post-ride/run, we’re … Continue reading Get Smart, Get Rich?

Get faster – dope naturally…

Understanding Isaac Newton’s laws of motion – more specifically in this case, the 3rd law which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction – to optimize the relationships between mass, inertia, gravity, friction, (oops, we’re being pedantic aren’t we?) will hopefully ultimately make you faster.  Or you can dope. But in this case, quite naturally and you’ll pass the drug test each and every … Continue reading Get faster – dope naturally…

Dora Helmet Concept

Fresh from the International Bicycle Design Competition, industrial design student Balázs Filczer from Budapest designed this helmet concept integrating hi-tech lighting and signaling to increase night time bicycle safety.  Just a concept, obviously; weight, battery life, weather resistance, safety protection, venting, and aerodynamic qualities are just a few of the technical hurdles we can foresee that would need to be addressed. Continue reading Dora Helmet Concept