• Package Deals: SRAM, Dura Ace, Campy, and Zipp

    At Asterisk*Cycles, we can offer you a full range of components, from SRAM, Zipp, Enve, to more esoteric manufacturers like AX-Lightness. Here are a few package deals we’ve put together, perfect for upgrading your bike for the coming season. Campagnolo Super Record 11 + Campagnolo Bora Utlra Two  $5,000 USD SRAM Red +  Fulcrum Racing…

  • Velocite Millennium & Nikon 135mm F/2 Defocus Lens

    The 135mm F/2 Defocus lens is a hard animal to tame. It does take great pictures, but focus is a struggle. I’ve found that it’s best to operate this lens manually, as the autofocus is slow and unprecise. However, it does lead some great photos, like this one of my compact SRAM Red crank.

  • Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit Long Term Review

    Ever since I started road biking again last year, I’ve wanted a pair of Fulcrum Racing 0s. I don’t know what it exactly was. It was probably because I had never seen red Fulcrums before, and in my mind, they would look stunning with a matte black frame. For 2010, the rims changed colors. The…

  • Shimano WH7850 C24 Tubular Wheels & Components

    At Asterisk*Cycles, we’ve got access to not only great bikes from Giant to Pinarello, but also great components, from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. This includes full gruppos, from Campy Super Record 11 to Shimano Dura Ace Di2.

  • Velocite Flux Pro Build

    Victor from Velocite built up a Flux for himself. It’s a carbon fiber hardtail that the company is offering. It looks pretty interesting. The lines and geometry are standard for hardtails. I find the slope of the tubes interesting.

  • Asterisk*Cycles

    I’ve set up a blog for all the posts concerning bicycle purchases from Taiwan. It will serve as a focus for all of the bicycle-related posts from Taiwan. Asterisk*Cycles specializes in high-end bikes. It is my opinion that to save money, the best thing is to actually purchase bikes or components that are worth more…

  • 2010 Pinarello Dogma

    I went to check up on some prices on Christmas Day and on NYE. It wasn’t really planned out that way, but I had some spare time so I decided to visit a few dealers. It turns out that it was a good thing that I did because I spotted some killer deals on the…

  • Velocite Price List

    Velocite Bikes has just released their updated price list. Now that they offer SRAM, I’ll deck out my Magnus with Red. It will be followed by a Millennium shortly after.

  • Rest Day

    After riding 170 km over the last three days, I felt like a rest. It wasn’t planned, but in the end, I decided to rest. I ended up teaching from 6-8PM, so that cut into my usual work out time.

  • 50 KM Bike Ride

    After yesterday’s ride, I wanted to go out and do about 100 km, but I got started too late and didn’t want to exhaust myself as I plan on going out again tomorrow. Monday won’t be a  rest day. I felt pretty good and started to pace myself, even though I rode the first 25…