Month: July 2014

Bikes

Bianchi Sempre Pro – The first two months

This was the picture on the 30th May 2014… two brand new Bianchis propped up outside Veloton in Tetbury ready for their first spin home. On the left is an Intenso and on the right my Sempre Pro – two weeks previously the order had been for identical bikes, two Intensos, but I’m glad I …

Bike News, Design News

The Keep Calm T-Shirts are coming!

Our fantastic new Keep Calm T-Shirts go on sale on the 25th August. If you’ve seen one of us and would like to be amongst the first people to recieve one of these t-shirts, then please leave your details here and we’ll get to you. Cheers from Mombee!! [contact-form to=’pete@functionalfit.co.uk’ subject=’Keep Calm T-Shirt interest’][contact-field label=’Name’ …

Maintenance

Giant Anthem – Bearings out

These ten little rings are the suspension bearings from my Giant Anthem X3 (2012 model year)… Over the last few rides the back-end of the bike has been getting increasingly ‘creaky’ and I was convinced that it was the bottom bracket that needed some attention. But on the last ride, last week, the handling got …

Saddles

Selle Italia Flite Giro d’Italia Ltd 2014 – First impressions

It may well fly in the face of any Velominiati rule, but my new saddle is a thing of beauty. My Cannondale had had a Selle Italia SLR Gel-flow on it, and for most of my riding (one to three hours around Malmesbury) it was better than my Brookes Swift… the Brookes only really came …