Sometimes riding your bike entails sacrifices, like walking up at 3 AM to fit a 30 mile training ride into your schedule.

Disguised as an instructional video on fork setup, this clip from Blake Simpson is really all about shredding.

Volvo hasn’t been cool in a while. Not since they declared they wouldn’t be producing manual cars ( with the exception of the C30), moved away from the 5 cylinder engine, and stopped releasing new wagon models in the states ( although the new 2015 V60 looks good!).

Of course now that they’ve teamed up with Steve Peat, I might have to reconsider…


  1. As a long time Volvo owner I can say Volvo was never cool. Once they ditched manual transmissions, 5-cylinder engines and wagons in the US, they stopped being great. But they were never cool.

  2. @Not A Machinist

    Ha, you make an excellent point. Good to see the prancing moose fans coming out of the wood work!

  3. My 240 wagon I drove in his school was NOT cool, but the current C30 Polestar I drive is a little but closer to COOL. And is a manual.

  4. Saris,

    I happen to have a prancing moose sticker on my tool box.

    (My daily driver is a 5-cyl stick shift V70 and after the awesome seats, one of the best features of that car is I can fit any of my bikes, road or mountain, in the back with the seats up. Who needs a roof rack?)

  5. I like that the Pure fix guys are too radical to fit a brake but they do fit a Garmin. So they can know precisely where they were when……

  6. Re: Volvos being cool:
    The new Volvo V8 Supercar being raced in Australia is more than cool – it is a BEAST!! Toughest touring car series on the planet – and the car is holding its own right out of the gate. Awesome stuff.

What do you think?