What is a 1 x drivetrain and why should you do it?
A 1x drivetrain can be 1x9, 1x10 or 1x11. The number in front of the `x` is the number of your front cogs attached to your cranks, in this case 1 meaning that you only have 1 chainring attached to your cranks. The number after the `x` is the number of cogs on your rear wheel, the latest tech is at 11 cogs, for example 1x10 is a system that consits of one chainring and 10 cogs on your cassette.
Cleaning your bicycle can be harder than cleaning your car as bicycles have a lot more hard to reach places and are full of exposed cogs, chain and spokes. For cars you just use a sponge, hose and a bucket and you are set. I have been using the bucket and sponge for a long time, while this can get the job done, it can be time consuming if you are pedantic about the job done, wanting every available space cleaned!
If you are an avid cyclist you are going to end up with a lot of lube, for your bike that is. Here we are with another chain lube review. This time it is the Squirt, a dry lube from South Africa. The lube is wax based and 100% biodegradable, sounds very good but lets see how well it works.
In this how to I will be showing you how to replace your Pressfit Bottom Bracket. This method can be used on most of the pressfit from Shimano to BB30. Please note that this is not the recommend method from Shimano or any manufacturer in a sense, it's more of a home mechanic style so please take care when working and again I can't be liable for any of your damages. I could have taken this to the bike shop and get it done but what fun would that be and then I won't be publishing this post for you to read.
Ironman Western Sydney 70.3 is a brand new course for 2014. Since this is the one and only 70.3 Ironman in Sydney, I signed up for it. All the other Ironman are hosted on other stats or at least 4 hour drive from Sydney. At the time that I signed up for it, I have never raced any Ironman before and the longest triathlon that I have done is an Olympic distance