James Huang, aka the AngryAsian, concludes his long run at BikeRadar today. Rather than let the guy go quietly into the matrix as he’s emailed onto his next role, we thought we’d give him a proper sign off. Here’s a look back at some of his greatest work of the past 11 years, first at our sister site Cyclingnews, and then BikeRadar.
To begin with, his AngryAsian column gave a medium for James to vent. Most of the time it was truly useful information; other times it was the literacy equivalent of spanners and cats flying everywhere.
In addition to the monthly rants, James brought us all gems from the past with the Throwback Thursday series. From race-winning steel road machines to extremely rare mountain bikes, the series would commonly highlight how so much innovation is just coming back around.
Travelling the world, James took us behind the scenes of how our-beloved cycling products are made. A key highlight was his three-part series that went inside Giant’s factories.
James’ article on bottom bracket standards, or lack thereof, has long been a hugely popular article at BikeRadar, giving thousands an explanation as to that black hole within their frame. Yep, now you know the difference between BB30, PF30 and BB30A.
Many an April Fools have been spent giggling at the absurdity of James’ ideas, although possibly even more absurd is just how close to the truth some of them are.
Here are our top 10 articles from the James of recent memory:
- Complete guide to bottom brackets
- Things you should never say to your mechanic
- Inside Giant Bicycles’ factory tour series
- James Huang’s carbon componentry company (April 1st)
- Making Mavic alloy rims
- James dribbling about an Ibis he ended up buying
- Carbon fibre performance for everyone (April 1st)
- Sponsorship is not about you
- Missy Giove’s 1993 Yeti ARC ASLT
- Enough with the logos
With a pack of Haribo gummy bears in one hand and a Mexican coke in the other, James, we salute you.