Made in Colombia: Tinno Cycles

We at aguapanela.cc are suckers for classic steel bikes, so when we first came across Tinno Cycles we were directly in love! The custom frames from Tinno have been around already for a long time in Colombia, but is now picking up international attention as well. If you're not yet familiar with the brand, here's a little background information in our category "Made in Colombia" Connect with nature It all started back in 1977, when Tinno Cycles was founded. At that time, road cycling in Colombia was already a popular sport, but the big boom was yet to come. We…

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Bogotá’s toughest climbs

Bogotá is surrounded by mountains on all sides of the city, so it isn't hard to find a good climb. Patios, Canicas, La Cuchilla and El Vino our some of the most known climbs in the Sabana area, but today we wanted to take a closer look at the toughest climbs in the Bogotá area. We are talking about short walls, or endless climbs in double digits. The climbs in Colombia are mostly long climbs that will go over a complete Cordillera, anything between 15 and 40 kilometers long. If you compare them with the climbs in Europe they are…

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Crowning the Alto de La Cuchilla

It has been on my list of climbs in the Bogotá area for a while now, and I finally found the time and guts to crown it, La Cuchilla. I am not talking about the 11.5km climb from Guasca to the Paramo top, as I’ve done that one too many times already. No, I am talking about the 35 kilometer long climb starting at the town of Gachetá, down in the valley. Cold to warm, and back... La Cuchilla is a known name for cyclists in Bogota, or even in Colombia. The climb can be categorized as Hors Categorie, thanks…

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