Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Fresh thinking and big ideas: Stan Day and the SRAM success story

Monday, August 1st, 2016

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We’ve all had those moments, mid-ride, when we annoyed at our bike or our kit not working quite right and think: “there has to be a better way.” Most of us never get past the complaining phase of that thought process, but Stan Day isn’t like most people. Frustrated at having to reach for downtube shifters, he did something about it and with a group of friends and family, he set about revolutionizing the bicycle industry. The Grip Shift was born in 1987 and 29 years later, SRAM is still at the cutting edge of cycling technology.

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etap – shifting the paradigm

Monday, June 6th, 2016

We’re a forward-thinking bunch at inGamba. And while we’d never just jump on a bandwagon for the sake of it, we like to embrace the new whenever we can. Sometimes, that means taking the sommelier’s advice and trying a new wine from little-known producer, and sometimes it means equipping our fleet of Pinarello Dogma F8s with red-hot new tech.

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#FitbySpring: Put yourself out there

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

It all started about 10 years ago, when I was racing long distance triathlons. There was a humanitarian crisis in Uganda that I couldn’t shake from my mind, until one day I had the realization that I could use my athletic platform to raise awareness and funds for the cause at an upcoming event. (more…)

#fitbyspring: the beginning

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Regular readers of this blog will know that inGamba has just launched it’s own battle of the bulge in a bid to be a team full of lean, lightning-quick riders by the start of our 2016 season. We’re calling it #Fitbyspring, and you can read about what we have planned, here. (more…)

#Fitbyspring

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Cycling is more fun when you’re fit. And thin. Anyone who’s been on a ride lately with our boss will know that despite being an ex-pro, right now, he is neither fit nor thin. And he hates this. It makes him grumpy and, dare we say, not much fun to ride with. (more…)

Fizik: Proven in the peloton

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

We’re proud of the equipment we use. There’s no shortage of great choices these days when it comes to components and frames, but we believe our partners offer something extra. (more…)

Winter is coming: Time to get ready

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Ask any cyclist worth their salt and they’ll tell you the same thing: the secret to race season fitness is found in the cold, dark winter months. There’s no shortcut to success when it comes to being a bike rider, and anyone who thinks they can put their legs up and wait for spring is fooling themselves. Take time off now, and your riding buddies will be taking minutes out of you on the climbs come April. (more…)