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2014 CyclePassion Calendar

November 25th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

2014 Cyclepassion Cover

Many of you probably have noticed that the 2014 Cyclepassion calendar has been delayed in its release.  We’ve heard that the producer of the calendar had been involved in a scooter accident near her home and had to postpone all the photo shoots.  Not to worry though, the 2014 calendar has been printed and is going to be available for sale on December 10th.

This year the calendar is a vertically hanging double sided affair, similar to the 2013 and 2012 years.  The photo shoots are more traditional compared to 2013 and have the athletes posing with their race bikes, all of which have knobbies.  The second photo is a race shot with a short bio on each girl. I would have to say this years looks really good, and has a lot of new faces.

2014 Cyclepassion Athletes

  • Angie Hohenwarter (Austria)
    • September, December
  • Dana Elena Schweika (Germany)
    • April, August
  • Hannah Barnes (Scotland)
    • March, June
  • Helen Grobert (Germany)
    • May, October
  • Nadine Rieder (Germany)
    • February, July
  • Miki Iibata (Japan)
    • January, November

2014 Model / Athlete Image Gallery

ENVE 8.9 Clinchers on Tune Hubs

November 20th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

ENVE 8.9 Clincher Wheelset

These rims aren’t new but with their limited availability not many of them have been seen so I thought I’d share these.  They’re the 8.9 rims laced up into our Tune Mig/Mag hubs using Sapim’s CX Ray spokes.  I’ve always been a fan of deep wheels, being 180 and 6’2″ I had to give up being fast up mountains a bit ago, and wouldn’t mind a set for myself soon.  Either with Tune hubs or maybe a DT-Swiss build.  Final weight was 1665g.

Parlee’s new aero ESX frameset

November 13th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

 

The new Parlee ESX frame is out and more specs, including aero data, will be available in the next couple days.  For now I know that the weight will be mid 800 to mid 900 depending on sizing.  Obviously it’s going to be a bit more than the Z5 but surprisingly as much as I would have thought.  Sizing is going to be more modular now.  Gone will be tall / short sizing and there will be different aero headset spacer kits for different effective head tube lengths.  Pictured is the tall frame.

Aero English Road

October 21st, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

This build is bound to ruffle a few feathers, especially the deep section rims on a thin-tubed steel road frame. Rob English has applied his unique vision of what an aero road bike should be. Small, but complicated touches like the inverted fork/stem arrangement and integrated skewer ends reduce drag in little ways that add up to make a big difference. The steerer tube extends down from the stem, and is clamped at the fork crown. The top cap applies pressure to the headset from underneath. This allows the cables and wiring to be routed through the headtube for a super clean front end. You can find the junction box tucked under the saddle. A carbon tube takes the place of a normal seatpost. Even though its such a polarizing build, I think the contrast makes this one gorgeous bike.

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Ashima Product Sneak Peak

October 18th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

We got our hands on a few upcoming products from Ashima back at Interbike. Namely, these floating rotors (white inner) which weigh in at a feathery 105 grams.

 

Check out this other set of rotors (gold inner) geared towards cyclocross, with a new mud shedding design. These come in at only 95grams per rotor. Keep an eye out for these on our webstore  soon.

Parlee Pair

October 15th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

The foundation for this build is a pair of Parlee Z5SLi’s, sturdy and stiff but still a comfortable frameset. There are a few small differences in the build list to better fit each rider, tubulars here and clinchers there. Two high performance machines, hidden under a tasteful matte black color scheme. Both bikes are built up with strong, lightweight components that will stand up to daily riding.

Pair of Parlee Z5SLi Frames Built Up

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“Rootbeer” Clear Crumpton Road

October 7th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

Rootbeer Crumpton
The unorthodox finish on this Crumpton really is something you have to see for yourself. There’s a depth to the paint that you can only see in direct sunlight, the photographs really don’t do it justice. Contrasting colors and finishes don’t usually work together as well as they do here, matte carbon and leather combined with copper anodized aluminum make this look like a cowboy’s steed.

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Custom “Rootbeer” Crumpton Image Gallery

Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Parlee Z0

August 14th, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

I don’t entirely know what to say about this bike that the photos don’t already.  The build just came together nicely, and with the parts list it’s impossible to imagine that it wouldn’t.  The Parlee Z0 is the modern road frame with the right classic look to match a Record EPS groupo perfectly.  The Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer wheelset completes one of the best hand built carbon frames and maintains the modern yet classic feel.  The only thing I wish is that I’d been able to at least put one ride on this bike.

Build List (12.48 lbs)

ENVE 25 Clincher Wheelsets

August 1st, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

ENVE 25 Clincher Wheelset

We’ve received our first shipment of ENVE 25 clinchers. The rims weigh in slightly over 400 grams at an average of 406. The brake track and sidewall are thick and look up to the task of dissipating heat during long descents. The ERD is slightly smaller at 601mm and shows the ground up redesign ENVE went through.

Complete Wheels

We’ve built two wheelsets so far and the weights are respectful and show the effort ENVE went through to maintain reliability and performance.  The first wheelset was built with Sapim CX-Ray spokes and  Tune Mig 70 / Mag 170 hubs which weighed in at 1278g.  The second was very similar but with a Mig 45 hub and came in at 1248g.

Interbike Sneak Peak: Tune / ENVE 8.9

July 22nd, 2013

Emiliano Jordan

I would have to say that these wheels turned out amazing. It’s hard to capture the effect of the spokes on camera but they’re a great effect once spun up.  The depth of the rim is going to be a contrast for the small tubed English aero road bike that they’re going on.