Franco's Year In Ti

Franco's Year In Ti

March 05, 2021

Star of our recent video, friend of G!RO and Curve convert Franco gives us the rundown on his year with the Belgie, Curve's fun and fast, Road Centric Frameset. A bike designed by our mates at Curve to race, ride and fear nothing. Grab a brew and let Franco transport you through his experiences of the last year riding his Curve - and be sure to catch the video if you haven't already, where we join Franco for a dawn raid of London, catch the city stillness and stunning sunrise recently. For those of you keen to learn more about the bikes, for reference, Franco rides the complete spec SRAM Force Belgie Disc V3 with Red Powermeter upgrade and Curve's own G4T wheels! Enjoy!

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DownRock Diaries - Part 2

DownRock Diaries - Part 2

February 11, 2021

Here at G!RO we continue to share our ways of beating the global pandemic and keeping morale high! Jamie tells us how his year sampling a new style of riding on his Downrock has been a godsend in this unprecedented year!

Wow! It’s been nearly a year since that giant box, containing my new favourite bike arrived! It was March 2020, things were starting to head south globally and the UK was a few short days away from Lockdown 1.0, but spirits were high as me and head mechanic Danny tore into the box containing all the parts, and the beautiful Downrock frame Curve had just shipped us. Days were getting longer, weather was getting warmer, riding was getting easier and ignoring the global pandemic things were looking up… Except, how can you ignore a global pandemic... That’s right, you can’t!!! 

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THE SIMPLICITY & SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BELGIE & BREW

THE SIMPLICITY & SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BELGIE & BREW

February 01, 2021

With the backdrop of Covid & the global pandemic, 2020 has been a period of time like no other. Navigating from lockdown to lockdown, restrictions to restrictions, following the science or not following the science, our day to day interactions & activities as we used to know them quickly became a thing of the past. In the weeks & months that followed that initial lockdown period, it was clear that many people were trying to adjust to this new way of doing things.

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Downrock Diaries - PART 1

Downrock Diaries - PART 1

June 15, 2020

The Curve Downrock honourably lives up to the press Curve give it on their website, not that I’ve seen a frill neck lizard fanging around on hot sand before, but riding this beast has given me fairly clear picture of exactly what this looks like. Look out for me on the dusty hillside of Ranmore this summer, and you’ll never need to watch a nature documentary about a frill neck lizard again.

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Diaries from the Virtual Road Part 2 - G!RO is Still Here, Zwifting Away

Diaries from the Virtual Road Part 2 - G!RO is Still Here, Zwifting Away

April 27, 2020

As hopefully some of you will have seen in part 1, we’ve been doing regular Zwift meet-ups for you guys, the G!RO community. A great way to ride socially, with mates without disregarding the incredibly important lockdown measures we are still living under here in the UK. It goes without saying, this offers an incredible tool to ride responsibly and protect the NHS as they admirably negotiate this difficult time. We have been championing the need to ride responsibly since day 1 of the lockdown here in the UK, and our Zwift rides are one of the many ways we are doing this, hopefully boosting morale and helping everyone keep pedalling despite the ongoing situation.

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Diaries from the Virtual Road - G!RO Grapples Lockdown Zwifting Part 1

Diaries from the Virtual Road - G!RO Grapples Lockdown Zwifting Part 1

March 30, 2020

Resident ride leader Jamie, has written a little piece on his indoor riding experience in this first week of lockdown - Jamie has been leading our Zwift meetups alongside another of our ride leaders Tom. The guys have been enjoying regular virtual rides and had many of you join us already. We're looking forward to more in the coming weeks as we find ways to #RideWithMates during this difficult time. Join the crew for a free G!RO group morale boost on your nexrt indoor session..

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G!RO x WORKSHOP FLASHPACKING WEEKEND

G!RO x WORKSHOP FLASHPACKING WEEKEND

July 17, 2019 18 Comments

At the heart of G!RO, and even in the very early planning stages before we opened for business, we have celebrated and championed the synergy between coffee and cycling. In order to create a local hub for local riders, of course, coffee had to be an integral part of that. It seems so synonymous now that cycling and coffee are all part of the same experience. And beyond cycling, coffee has found its way into the very core of our everyday. This luxurious, exotic, rich dark liquid that is the centre point for meetings, catch-ups, dates, working from home, and more to the point - the start and end of a cycle ride. G!RO has based its very being around a cup of coffee. 

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South Africa, Kevin & Me

South Africa, Kevin & Me

July 01, 2019 8 Comments

Here it is, the next blog and a truly special one at that. The big cheese was fortunate enough to be invited to join @curvecycling on the second week of their South Africa trip, hosted by Benky Rides (@benkyrides), this truly epic adventure perfectly encapsulates what the Curve brand is all about and reading this has the rest of us desperate to go! So grab yourself a brew and tuck into this epic tale about a magnificent week of riding bikes.

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G!RO STORM GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE CRIT - Race Report

G!RO STORM GUILDFORD TOWN CENTRE CRIT - Race Report

June 19, 2019 8 Comments

Last week saw the Guildford Crit, a 0.6km town centre crit that uses the infamous cobbled high street of Guildford as a large part of the circuit and the toughest finishing straight in Surrey. Every year Charlotteville CC put on this awesome race, featuring all different level racing, all raced at full gas. The nature of the circuit leaves you nowhere to hide, technical, tough, fast and short, this course will beat you up and spit you out whether you’re off the front leading comfortably or at the back struggling to keep up. There’s no easy race at Guildford. Whilst the short, technical course is brutal it also offers a spectacle that allows spectators to get immersed in the action and always turns out a big crowd, with the G!RO support crew definitely being the loudest!

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Zero Neuf – Experts in Escapism

Zero Neuf – Experts in Escapism

January 24, 2019

Cloudy, gloomey winter got those feelings of wanderlust way above threshold?! Well, maybe stories of escape and adventure are what you desire. We can’t offer a solution but we certainly love to hear about destinations and people that can help to inspire your next adventure. Recently, our man @jmeolssn had the chance to visit the gorgeous Ariége region of France, staying in the foothills of the Pyrénées with friends of G!RO @zeroneufcycling. From the sounds of it, Jamie had an awesome week sampling the best France has to offer with the help of the brilliant Mike and Joss, so have a read as these guys may hold the key to the next escapade you were craving.

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My First Week on the Curve Belgie Disc – A Homage to Titanium

My First Week on the Curve Belgie Disc – A Homage to Titanium

December 10, 2018

As part of my recent EPIC trip to Thailand with Attaquer and Union 71, thanks to Jordan and Curve Cycling, I was able to take our very special custom painted G!RO Curve Belgie Disc to give it a proper road test. To coincide with my first trip to Asia, I was to be logging my heavy mileage week on a titanium bike for the first time. A week of pretty exciting firsts lie ahead and I was keen to find out more about the fabled material that is titanium.

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Doi Inthanon - Thailand's Highest Peak with Attaquer & Union 71

Doi Inthanon - Thailand's Highest Peak with Attaquer & Union 71

December 04, 2018

Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited by our good friends Attaquer to Thailand to sample some of the riding with their crew from Australia and friends in Chiang Mai. Here’s a little piece I wrote about day 4 of the trip, an unexpectedly brutal day on the bike that featured the biggest climb I’d ever done. This little excursion up was up Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak that featured the incredibly challenging combo of savage gradients and altitude. The result being one of the most rewarding rides I’ve ever had the pleasure of undertaking, as well as banking some serious winter training.

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