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Johan van Seijen

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Johan van Seijen has been riding bicycles since before he could walk. He’s been riding road bikes since before he left school, and half of his ever-expanding collection of bicycles consists of mountain bikes.

He’s is an experienced roadie who’s been riding road bikes for over two decades, and finished several well-known races like the Amstel Gold Race and Liege Bastogne Liege. 

From fast road bikes, to gravel rides, to XC and technical trails, he loves everything bicycle-related. He’s a member of the TFC Weesp road cycling club, and lives near one of the most beautiful trails in the Netherlands in Schoorl for which he happily donates yearly to MTB Noordwest.

His passion for bicycles extend towards both building and restoring bikes, which is why he’s the go-to person for bicycles in general and bike components specifically, and the perfect person to review the latest bike tech the industry has to offer, both for road bikes, mountain bikes, and everything in between.

Besides being the founder of Restoration.bike he’s also created a compagnion YouTube channel. The channel mostly focuses on DIY bike repair tutorials.

He’s also the administrator and creator of a Facebook group for bike builders and restorers with over 2000 members.

Recent articles by Johan van Seijen

best puncture resistant road bike tires
road bike tires

The top 6 best puncture resistant road bike tires

In this article I’m going to give you my list of the best puncture resistant road bike tires.

You know, it’s very nice to go very fast, but I’ve always dreaded that jarring feeling as the irregularit

best 26 inch gravel tires
26 inch tires

The top 9 best 26 inch gravel tires

In this article I’m going to cover my list of the very best 26 inch gravel tires of 2022.

In its never-ending search for new innovation, the cycling industry decided to dust off the age-old concept o

29 inch slick mountain bike tires
29 inch tires

The top 5 best 29 inch slick mountain bike tires

In this article I’m going to give a number of options for the best 29 inch slick mountain bike tires.

The tires in this list represent a category of unique examples that can be used for urban, commut

best cycling gloves for hand numbness
cycling gloves

The top 13 best cycling gloves for hand numbness

In this article I’m going to give you my top picks for the best cycling gloves for hand numbness.

I’m sure anyone who’s ever been on a bike for an extensive period of time knows the feeling of your