So in a world dominated by carbon, there are a few Genius bike builders out there who are making true works of art. Rob English of English cycles is one of them.
There is a waiting list of 22 months for 1 of his bikes and I can see why, this is a think of beauty.
For more info and more pics go to www.slowtwitch.com
Cannondale just slipped right down to the bottom of the list for me this weekend. Ivan Basso debut this “thing” this weekend and I must say my first thoughts were WTF ? That seatpost is possibly the worst thing I have ever seen. Sure it might be fast but i wouldn’t ride it even if you paid me. We might see a lot of riders moving away from Cannondale this season. The front end isn’t all bad and the colour is ok, but not pretty to look at.
What do you think ? Is it just me ?
So I love tech. Zips, clips and pockets some call it. Technical gear gives me goosebumps and makes me giggle like a little school kid. So here are a few of my Favourite bits of equipment used by the Pro’s from this years Tour de France.
Firstly is my favourite TT bike as a complete bike, this was a hard choice as I love the TIME bike, the new BMC which has been the bike at the top of my list for years and if I had the money would still buy it. But this bike was my choice for a few reasons: Firstly Fabian rides it, he is a super cool guy and always a powerhouse. Secondly the spray job is insane, then he uses Lightweight wheels for maximum advantage but rebrands them which always makes me smile…
This stem got me very excited, firstly because its negative and then cause its carbon and very pretty.
This TT bar was my favourite, cause its matt black with minimum branding and because its custom.
This little trick bit, prob does nothing but looks cool. So its my favourite piece of ” Because I can, Bitch “
My last is exciting because its a system integration which I believe will be the next big thing in cycling, cannondale with its own cranks and BB system but also integrating SRM into it, so functional and super light too and also very sexy.
The boys at TREK have the most talked about TT bike this season and unlike a few other brands, these guys know how to spray a bicycle too. So not only will you be fast but you will look super cool while you doing it.
Here are 3 custom jobs that have been done for their super stars. Which i am sure you will see at the front of the race at one point. You to can get a custom spray job with their Project one programme
Fraser Cartmell :
Julie Dibens :
So its starting to take Leaps and Bounds.
Black Spade Racing launched this month and its been a long time coming, for those of you close to me you know i have been working on this for about 5 years. Everyday we get closer and closer to being fully launched, today i received the artwork design for the TT Bike which i think is super hot.
I’m taking orders if you want. Watch this space, lots more cool stuff happening soon
I found this article on cycling news and loved it, i have been a fan of Jeannie for ages, by the way she also came 3rd in the road race and was older than the age of the first and second girl put together.
Age hasn’t slowed down the incredible career of Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (Rhône-Alpes), who will spend another season in the French Time Trial Champion jersey after today’s victory. The title takes the 51-year-old’s title tally in the discipline to nine, complemented nicely by the 15 road race champion titles she’s picked up along the way.
Longo-Ciprelli finished way ahead of her nearest rival on today’s 24.7 kilometre title race. Her nearest rival was Edwige Pitel (Michela), who finished 1:19 minutes behind, while Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Vienne Futur) was just a further 12 seconds behind.
Longo-Ciprelli’s age is increasingly outweighed by the titles she has won, having claimed 57 national championships across the disciplines and levels she’s competed in.
(Waterloo, WI) – This summer, Trek Bicycle, the world leader in bicycle technology and innovation, and LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong to inspire and empower people affected by cancer, are teaming up to fight cancer on a global scale. This time, it’s personal.
Throughout 2010, Armstrong and his Team RadioShack colleagues will be riding with the names of cancer survivors emblazoned on their team-issued Trek Madone bicycles as part of the “I Ride For” campaign. The campaign is designed to raise public awareness of the very personal nature of the fight against cancer and pay tribute to these everyday heroes.
The same customizable “I Ride For” decals that appear on Team RadioShack’s bikes throughout competition in 2010 will be made available to non-professional riders as well, making it easy for anyone to support the cancer survivors in their life. Customizable stickers ($10 USD), waterbottles ($15 USD), and posters ($20 USD) will be made available at www.trekbikes.com/unity. Proceeds from the sale of all “I Ride For” items will benefit LIVESTRONG’s anti-cancer initiatives.
I RIDE FOR LIVESTRONG is a virtual race running in tandem with the 2010 Tour of California that will live online at www.livestrongaction.org/rideforlivestrong. Supporters can create their own bike, and encourage their friends to “cheer” them on by joining the global fight against cancer. The virtual riders who collect the most online support will be featured on a Team RadioShack riders’ race rig in competition. The game will launch on May 12 just ahead of the Tour of California and conclude when the race ends on May 23. All names entered will be eligible, but not guaranteed, to appear on Team RadioShack bikes throughout the 2010 season, including the Tour de France.
“My return to cycling has been about spreading awareness of the global cancer burden,” said Armstrong. “’I Ride For’ is another way to spread the word and raise awareness of the personal nature of battling this terrible disease. We all know someone impacted by cancer, and we will be riding for those individuals. Who will you ride for?”
In addition to “I Ride For” decals, Armstrong will be racing special UNITY-themed Trek Madone and Speed Concept bikes throughout the 2010 race season. Bike enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase UNITY-themed Trek Madones through Project One, Trek’s custom bike program. For each UNITY-themed Project One bicycle sold, Trek will donate $500 to aid LIVESTRONG in the fight against cancer.
This summer, tell the world who you ride for. Visit www.trekbikes.com/unity.
I saw this on a international website and thought it was pretty cool, look at how well it is finished and i think if you had to throw a nice set of wheels on it and get down and dirty it would be pretty fast.
Not to mention everybody looking at you, so its just my kind of Bike, because if you can’t be first be on TV.