The big hoo-haa about the adoption of disc brakes for road racing finally came to an end after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced its decision to recommence the trial of disc brakes on road bikes from 1 January 2017 onwards. According to UCI’s press statement, the use of disc brake is not without any caveat. The rotor disc that will be installed on the bikes shall not have 90-degree sharp edges. Also, the trial will be closely monitored and formally reviewed on a monthly basis.
In the midst of reports on reckless e-scooter riders and enforcement actions taken against them, a small group of researchers are at the other end of the ecosystem, carrying out studies on whether the proposed speed limits that will be imposed on bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMDs) are low enough to give pedestrians sufficient reaction time to avoid them.
In response to the report that there have been a marked increase in the number of errant e-scooter users who were riding recklessly at excessive speeds along footpaths and on the roads, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) issued a press release, clarifying that it is already acting on such complaints.
More people are using e-scooters. Likewise, cases involving users that rode e-scooters at high speeds on the roads are going up too. And it appears that this trend has begun sparking some worry over the internet.
There is always a fine line between displaying great skills and reckless showmanship. Tread on the unwise side and you may find yourself in the limelight for the wrong reasons. In severe cases, it can be a brush with the law. Mountain biker Izzadnaff Abdul Qusyairl probably knows this best.
Car-Free Sunday will be returning this month, marking a new season of activities after a two-month hiatus in August and September.
E-scooters have been on a rampant rise in recent times, with some shops reportedly selling hundreds of unit every month. In contrast, consumers’ interest in e-bikes has dampened drastically. Retailers put this trend down to the stricter rules that have been imposed on e-bikes since last December.
Ask some cyclists which part of the human body forms the largest contact point with the bicycle and you will probably get a mixture of responses like “hands”, “palms”, “feet” and “sole”! But the truth is, our bums is the biggest touch point with our two-wheeled gizmos! As the mainstay that supports our spine and the weight of our torso, it is no surprise that the most fleshy part of the human anatomy is the key factor that determines how enjoyable your ride can be. It doesn’t matter that you have a strong pair of legs or powerful lungs; once your backside feels sore, your ride is miserably finished!
The folks from Fabric probably kno...