1×13 groupset by Rotor – honest preview

Honest preview of Rotor 1x13 groupset

Updated: 25/03/2019. Reading a local (Serbian) Facebook group Bicikliramo, I came across a post showing a new 1×13 bicycle groupset. That got me interested. After some googling, looking into it, it turned out that a Spanish company called Rotor is “the culprit”, so I wrote them an e-mail, explaining who I am, and said that … Read more1×13 groupset by Rotor – honest preview

Shimano XTR M9100 – (honest) overview of a new 12 speed MTB groupset

Shimano XTR M9100 new Shimano MTB groupset - review, technical specifications etc.

Updated: 25/03/2019. In the summer of 2018, a new MTB groupset Shimano XTR M9100 saw the ligth of day. What are the first impressions? What do the technical specifications look like? What has changed? In this post I’ll give an overview of the new XTR M9100 groupset. Rear chainrings are often referred to by a … Read moreShimano XTR M9100 – (honest) overview of a new 12 speed MTB groupset

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle

Painting a bicycle

Updated: 25/04/2019. Previous posts from this test: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02 After the first 300 kilometres there were no more problems – all was working perfectly. It was the time for the first chain lubing – since the factory grease was done after 300 km. However, … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 03 – 300 km – painting the bicycle

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 02

New cheap BSO-bicycle long term test

Updated: 25/04/2019. Previous part: Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01 First 100 km and first problems. 1st problem – all the left original bolts started loosening All the bolts that weren’t replaced, or “reinforced” with nylon locking nuts, during the first service, got loose and it all started rattling. During the first service, the … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 02

Capriolo Sunrise – long term test 01

Long term test of a cheap new bicycle (BSO)

Updated: 25/04/2019. 1. How it all began A friend decided to buy a bicycle to go to work and back. It’s about 15 km one way. With a 500 meter steep and about 500 meter gradual climb. He opted for a rather cheap, new bicycle – Capriolo Sunrise – costing about 160 euros. He consulted … Read moreCapriolo Sunrise – long term test 01