Author Archives: Swift Sports

Swift Sports distributes North Shore Billet Cycling Products in Australia

North Shore Billet is a CNC manufacturing company which turns out high-quality CNC machined products for the bicycle industry. All of their parts are made in-house using aerospace grade aluminium on their own CNC milling machines.  Utilizing the latest metal cutting technologies, high-speed machining centres, and manufacturing cell techniques they are able to efficiently manufacture […]

CYCLINGTIPS Recommends Swiftwick

The Cyclingtips staff recently discussed their favourite socks. Check out what they had to say about our Aspire Sevens. My vote goes to the Swiftwick Aspire Seven (US$19 / AU$35), a sock with a features list so long it has to be good. Of course, I’m kidding, but these wonderfully thought-out socks easily overcome the relative lack […]

How to Choose the Best Hiking Socks

How to Choose the Best Hiking Socks

If you’re headed out on any hiking excursion from local day hikes in the Blue Mountains to mountaineering expeditions in the Appalachians, the gear you choose will be put to the test. One mistake no hiker wants to make on the trail is wearing the wrong socks. Why? It’s the most common reason hikers experience blisters on […]

Swift Sports Distributes Prestacycle Tools in Australia

Prestacycle TorqRatchet Deluxe – Pocket Multi-tool & 2~10Nm Torque Ratchet

  Prestacycle Bicycle Products Company Prestacycle is a bicycle products company dedicated to putting new ideas and innovations in the hands of cyclists. Their company is located in Rexford, New York, USA. As life-long cyclists, they understand it’s about riding and actually being on the ride. The word ‘Presta’ is most associated with the words […]

Courtney Atkinson Reviews Swiftwick Socks

  10 pairs of Swiftwick Socks. Over a year of torture, and still going strong! In full disclosure, I get given these Swiftwick socks but it’s me who is doing the asking. My first introduction to Swiftwick was when I was riding for Enve Carbon Bike Wheels. Enve sent a few pairs of their branded […]

The Science of Cycling Socks: Six Things to Know

The article was originally published by BikeExchange, you can check it out here. There are a number of factors that contribute to your overall comfort on the bike, such as your position, kit and contact points. Add to those the often overlooked socks on your feet, an item that can play just as important a […]

Courtney Atkinson Places Second at the Six Foot Track

Courtney Atkinson Places Second at the Six Foot Track

It’s 45kms of pure, hard, unadulterated endurance racing.   The Sixfoot Track Marathon is no joke. Held since 1984 in the Blue Mountains, the 45km race has been described as “the toughest marathon in Australia”. And I can attest to that. Here’s a yarn published on RedBull Adventure about my experience at six foot track marathon […]

Gemma Maini gains selection for IAAF World Cross Country Championships in March 2017

Gemma Maini Gains selection

It was a feeling of pure elation as I crossed the line in third place and broke down in tears. This third place automatically earning me a position to represent Australia in the World Cross Country Championships to be held in Uganda on March 26th, a goal I’d had since I competed at the same […]