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The Podia Journal

Explore the world of cycling with us

  • Pyrenees Tour Chasing

    When I explain to people that I went to see Le Tour, everyone assumes that I have been in the Alps. Maybe because it’s closer to Poland, where I live. Maybe it’s because for the less than fanatical cycling fan, the Alps are where they imagine key Tour de France…

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  • Silk Road Mountain Race Machine

    This gravel-touring machine was made using Reynolds 921 stainless steel tubes by the frame builder Lisiecki who has featured on this blog before. It will be raced at the upcoming Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan. How did it all start? Maybe it was the impeccable attention to detail of…

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  • Gramm, Fern & Meerglass

    On the east side of Berlin, in an old factory building there is a space lovingly called ‘WERKSTATT’ with three amazing companies doing interesting things on the German cycling scene. We went to meet Fern, Gramm and Meerglass and find out more. For the past few years Podia has been…

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  • Kajak Custom

    This steel beauty was created for Podia by Polish frame maker Kajak Custom who we featured on the Podia blog some time ago. The project came about after we met with Kamil, the owner of Kajak Custom, to learn more about him and his workshop.  It was also the first…

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  • The Inaugural Gravelventures

    Gravelventures Expedition Report. Six intrepid gravel explorers joined the Podia guides on an adventure in the wild terrain of Beskid Niski, Poland. A region known for it’s varied terrain, numerous river crossings, steep hills, exhilarating descents, rocks, dust and a healthy dose of mud. The one constant during the trip was…

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  • Genesis Fugio 1x

    The Genesis Fugio made it’s (reincarnated) debut in 2018 as the British brand’s entry into the 650b adventure/gravel bike market. Initially it came as a frameset or fully built with Shimano 105 Hydro groupset. Now the bike is available with a new paintjob and a SRAM Apex 1x offering. We…

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  • The Julian Alps

    The Julian Alps in Slovenia might just be the cycling paradise that nobody knows about. This is what makes it the perfect destination for Podia Roadventures; long weekends of cycling, designed around exploring locations that are off the beaten track.

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  • Berliner Fahrradschau 2018

    This was the second year Podia exhibited at the Berliner Fahrradschau, the perfect chance to meet new and old friends, ride bikes and see what’s the latest in the industry.

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  • Reynolds Technology

    Most bicycle lovers will recognise the iconic three-digit logos that differentiate the products of Reynolds Technology, but how many will know what they really mean? We went along to meet the fine folk at one of the oldest companies in the cycling business.

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  • Great Roads: Velické Pleso, Slovakia

    What are the great roads to cycle on in Hidden Europe? In this series, we take you through some of our favourites. A stunning ride into the heart of the High Tatra’s forms this edition; let’s ride to Velické Pleso.

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