Larisa Chinces is a cyclist, writer and former multiple national speed skating champion from Romania. Larisa is a well know social media influencer too

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Designing Cycle Shoes for Women

In case you haven’t noticed it, women are built differently from men – it’s a fact. All too often, historically, brands have simply produced downsized products for women, and have failed either deliberately or otherwise, to recognise the physiological differences. Yes, the cycling world simply used a ‘Pink it & Shrink it’ mentally, failing to understand the specific needs of women as athletes.

The Benefits of a Custom Built Bike

Approximately one year ago, I got the RedChilli WR1 Bike! What a delightful memory! I have to say that I am very content and extremely grateful for the bike. What I noticed in this period of using the RedChilli, is the importance of the correct bike fitting in long term period which assures comfort and safety.

Lake CX 177 Road Cycling Shoes and Larisa Chinces

Living in the mountainous region of Transylvania, in Romania, Larisa has easy access to steep and challenging roads. Let’s find out what Larisa thinks of the new Lake Cycling CX 177 road cycling shoes in this tough terrain

Welcome Spring – Ride to the Sun with Larisa

The seaons have changed again. Time for spring spins! Last article I talked about how I prepare my RedChilli bike for riding after a long cold winter. Today I want to talk about my first rides in spring.

Ladies Cold Weather Cycle Clothing by Alé

When Alé Cycling launched their Fall-Winter collection, it was designed just for those really cold days, where style is also important, but performance is key. Cycling where I live is tough and uncompromising, which is why I’m wearing it in Transylvania.

ALE Ladies Cold Weather Accessories 2023

Once the sun is under the clouds, it’s much colder, and so, we have to dress smart. The base layer and accesories like gloves, necktube, shoe cover, socks are equally important as the main kit when choosing how to dress-up for the ride.

Romania MTB – Rasinari to Paltinis Hills

The mountains around the Paltinis resort are covered in magnificent forests, with isolated meadows and mountain tops. There’s a wealth of trails to explore, and this one is just a short distance from historic Sibiu, a World Heritage Site, and its endless accommodation options

Bike Box Alan EasyFit on Team Training Camp

It can be difficult to transport the bike abroad. It’s precious and important, our bike, and we don’t want it damaged . It’s often very difficult and inconvenient to disassemble the entire bike into pieces, and then to put it in a cardboard bike box. It’s not very well protected, and complicated to transport and takes up a lot of unnecessary space. – welcome to the Easy Fit, from Bike Box Alan

Spring into Action with Red Chilli

Late winter is a great time to carry out a full check of your bike, as you prepare for riding outsside once more. Larisa is enjoying the first signs of spring heading her way, and has some great tips for you.

Red Chilli Interactive

Christmas holidays have passed, and me and my family had a wonderful time. We all gorged ourselves with delicious food and drinks, pretty much of the time, spending time at the table with relatives and friends. New Year came with a fresh start (and 1-2kgs extra) and new resolutions plans for most of us.

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Larisa and Jelenew Shoot April 2023

These images were taken near to the mountain resort of Paltinis, with snow on the tops of the Carpathian’s and with Larisa wearing the stylish kit from Jelenew, whilst riding on the Red Chilli WR1 road bike

ALE Cold Weather Clothing modelled by Larisa

This gallery features Larisa modelling the latest cold weather clothing from ALE. Images by Cristian 🙂 FDK Photography, Sibiu

Abbeys and Climbs Bike Route

This is an unbelievably beautiful ride through rolling meadows, taking in steep climbs and fast descents on tree lined roads. History is around every corner, with abbeys and castles and country houses. Helmsley serves superb cake and coffee too, and is an ideal holiday base.

Larisa Chinces Blog

Outlining a cycling journey, Larisa writes about her cycling life, reviews, articles, routes and thoughts. Settle back and chill out then, as Larisa shares her cycling with you.

Italy Cycling & Mountain Biking

Italy has a passion for road cycling and tough mountain based cycling routes such as the Italian passes. It’s also a world class venue for mountain biking routes, with awesome trails to test the best. Take a look at our special selection of routes, and choose accommodation for the ideal bike holiday in Italy

Busteni Forests and Hills

This area is wild and beautiful, with natural rugged forest single track trails in the forests around Fetifoiu ridge, steep and tough climbs and awesome descents. It’s a real lung busting ride, but with the type of trails that will leave you smiling, with the long singletrack descent to Busteni

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Quad Lock Phone Mount

It truly is that simple. For all the multitude of phone mounts available, we’ve used quad lock on extended cycle tours, allowing us to be guided by google maps, on road bikes as we record Strava and on mountain bikes too. It’s secure and easy to fit and easy to remove on the fly, allowing you to take pictures from your phone easily.

Cycology Jersey Range

In the main, cycle jerseys are much of a muchness, as the saying goes. However, once you get into the detail, that’s where you discover the Cycology differences.

Road Safety For Cyclists