Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rides: Sierra Madre Loop

On a fine Saturday morning, the supposed long ride of at least 10 riders narrowed down to 5. We're ready to face a new road route which is just beside Manila. I personally been on this place a lot of times but with my motorcycle and not with a bike. So as the ride started, I thought it would be an easy one as I'm a bit familiar with the corners and climbs. Too bad, it was so different and rather hell for all of us. We've completed the 92kms ride (from my GPS app btw the guys from Manila probably got 100kms) with an 889m gain and 641m Max Elevation along with the sun, rain, storm and mud.

Check out the some pictures and details after the cut

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Franco's Colossi Al Colossione

 Franco Borromeo's Colossi Al Colossione


Colossi Al Colossione 59cm ST, 56TT


Lugged Chromoly, Round tubing / Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:

Sugino Messenger / Tange 103


MKS Sylvan w/ Cinelli toe clips


Dia Compe 17t / Messenger Chainring 48t / KMC Chain


Unknown Risers / Sakae 80mm


Cinelli Unicantor / La Bici

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:

Alesa 36h, Novatec 36h, Vittoria Randonneur 700x28c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:

Mavic 36h, Novatec 36h, Vittoria Randonneur 700x28c


OURY grips
Giant fender

One of the first Colossi builds from Tryon, Franco showcased a simple but mean build of his Al Colossione. This frame is a beauty showcasing a standard headtube and comes out as a classy build for the city. Cranks are of course Sugino Messenger to match up the lightness of the frameset and risers for commuting. I should say that this is one clean build for the latest drops of Colossi framesets here in Manila and deserves a bike check for my blog. Good vibes, Good rides! Have a nice wednesday ride.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bisik'tela Manila

Bisik'tela is getting the hype recently and probably one of the best-looking and comfortable cycling caps locally made and locally available. Made by MFG partners Jzn and I, All of their products are handcrafted with all care and with prime materials. They recently made and released some limited colorways and designs to keep their products fresh and different. Check out this bicycle pattern design I just bought from them. 

I find the cap comfortable for it's material and snug fit for me. This one doesn't have the usual garter at the back like the usual cycling cap does but I haven't check their newer models if it does. The cotton makes it cool even if you wear it under your helmet plus it keeps absorbing the sweat on my hair. The bill is a bit longer but it has it's own design on the side so if you turn the bill upwards, it prevents the usual tear on the sides that it will cause on the traditional cycling cap. Bisik'tela now has 5 panel designs and I'm sure they'll go with the dome in the future. I give this a 4/5 for it's comfort, material and it's design.

Check out the Bisik'tela facebook page for more products and info.

Photo Credit: Mickie Carbonell
Model: Tim Bartolome

Saturday, June 08, 2013

ULTRAMAN 2 Highlights

Here are the highlights of the second ULTRAMAN Uphill Fixed Gear Race. With more than 70 riders showed up for this event at the famous ULTRA uphill spot in Pasig City. Riders from all over the metro came together for this event and also riders from Batangas City showed up to support and watch this awesome uphill race organized by WeFXD. 

This Dog Tag will be given to the winner of the monthly Ultraman Race and can keep it for the month and will be surrendered on the next round.


Congratulations Soc!!!
Winner of ULTRAMAN 2 Uphill Fixed Gear Race

Friday, June 07, 2013

Team Manila X Manila Fixed Gear x WeFXD Shirt Release

Last April, Team Manila released their collaboration shirts with Manila Fixed Gear and Wednesday Fixed. We organized an alleycat race on the usual Wednesday WeFXD route going to BGC. Here's a video of Team Manila's take on the event. Good Vibes, Good Rides.

Checkout more details of the ride and the shirts on Team Manila site

Muralla Lagarista

Details are there! Watch out for the teams that will mash this race. 

Monday, June 03, 2013


Get ready for tomorrow's ULTRAMAN race! 

50PHP Entry = Winner Takes ALL! + ULTRAMAN Dog Tag
Kindly use front & back Blinkers
Race starts at 11PM.