Factory Tour – Rotwild in Germany define Bike Innovation

“We are just a small bike brand,” says Ole Wittrock of Rotwild. With 25 employees producing 5000 bikes a year, they are small, but significant, and they have a connection with Australia; in 1996, the company’s first year, they scored their first competitive success when Stefan Herrmann won the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in Cairns. While they’re relatively unknown in Australia, there’s a lot to this German brand that’s worth taking the time to get to know.  On my recent trip to Germany, I received an enthusiastic reception on my factory tour when I visited Rotwild. Located 40km south of Frankfurt in […]

Blazing Amazing – First Look Blaze Bike Laser Light

It is no surprise that some of the most exciting cycling innovations are reaching us courtesy of crowd funding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo; if you have a cool […]

The ATEC Expo – Better than expected

After a few “meh” cycling expos in Sydney in recent years, I didn’t hold out much hope for the inaugural ATEC (Australian Triathlon, Endurance and Cycling) expo, held on the […]

Interview – Shimano Steps is Ripe for Australian E-Bikes

Following my first-hand look at the new Shimano Australia warehouse and office facility in Sydney’s south, I took the opportunity to quiz Shimano on their e-bike system called Steps. The […]

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