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.