Posts from the ‘Products’ Category
October 26th, 2010
From Kinlin, our aluminum clincher rim of choice, comes a new deeper alloy clincher, the XR-380. Finding an alloy rim deeper than 30mm isn’t the easiest task, but finding one that is still light is even harder. This one fills that void nicely. At 38mm deep and 20mm wide this non-eyeletted rim comes in at an average weight 548 grams. The retail price is $120. Read more
October 25th, 2010
Over the weekend the 2011 Giro route was announced. Pinarello took over as the official bike of the Giro and as such had a Dogma from the Pinarello Lab on display. The bike seemed to be a little overlooked as really no good pictures have surfaced as of yet (at least not that we’ve seen.) We find this strange due to the fact that the bike featured the 2011 electronic Campagnolo group. Read more
October 12th, 2010
Fresh off of interbike we placed a KMC order and “quietly added” them to our store. Let me take a second to not so quietly introduce you to the new additions. Read more
September 30th, 2010
ENVE Composites, formally EDGE until Jan. 1st 2011, didn’t bring a lot of new products to Interbike this year. Even lacking a major product release, they’d been really busy throughout 2010. It wasn’t until recently, through an announcement about their collaboration with Velo Science’s Simon Smart, that we figured out what exactly they had been up to. According to ENVE, they’re taking aerodynamic engineering as seriously as they take manufacturing and structural engineering. EDGE started in the fall of 2007 when a small team of Engineers based out of Utah shocked us with a rim that had features we weren’t expecting for years to come. Every detail was meticulously addressed, and every feature we could think of had been covered, with maybe the exception of in-depth aerodynamic testing. Read more
September 23rd, 2010
As is the current state of the Eurobike / Interbike scheduling, the cat is out of the bag and we know that Polar and Look are working in a partnership to provide a pedal-based power meter. So I took the chance at Interbike to sit down and talk to Fredirck, Look’s lead Pedal Powered Product Project Proponent. Okay, he’s actually Look’s lead on the pedal-based power meter, and he has a lot to say.
September 14th, 2010
As many of you know the beginning of September and the start of Interbike usually means we are rolling out the much anticipated Cycle Passion calendar. This year will be no different and the 2011 calendar is one to be remembered. New models such as Liz Hatch and Veronica Andreasson, both from Lotto Ladies Team, are joining calendar veterans such as Willow Koerber, Trek/Subaru and Julie Krasniak, Look. This year photographer Daniel Geiger is joined by CycleFilm’s Markus Neuert to provide a behind the scene’s look at the making of this years calendar. By the look of Markus’ work throughout the 2010 cycling season I’d say adding him to the team was a great decision and I’m looking forward to the DVD release. For now though you can browse the images, watch the three DVD teaser videos and even purchase a 2011 CyclePassion Calendar.
September 13th, 2010
This is an exciting time of the year for us as it’s the time when most companies begin to announce and show their coming products. We’ll feature new products from a whole host of companies over the coming weeks. We’ll begin with one of our favorite companies Tune. Tune has now shown some new stuff and announced availability of some previously announced items. So let’s look at what’s new and what’s changed in the line for the coming year. Read more
August 4th, 2010
I realize it’s been a little bit since our last update so I thought I’d put some random stuff out there. In this post I’ll share some pictures of custom Ee brakes including root beer colored, an update on the light bike, which includes a new sub 100 gram rear hub from Dash, as well as some skewers from Tune. We’ve got an update on one of the 29er projects which is a change in frames as well as the arrival of some 29″ tubular tires from Dugast.
July 6th, 2010
I’ve always been one who’s willing to give back to the industry my thoughts on most products. In fact I’ve done product testing for more manufacturers than I can count, so i’m always certain to take advantage of any doors that are opened from these relationships. Recently I tested a saddle from Dash, while I liked it, it still wasn’t the perfect saddle for me, but this led to a new version, a version which I got to have my hand in the design of. Read more
June 14th, 2010
The new product announcements just continue to roll. Today I get to show you a new disc brake from New Ultimate. Since this is a sneak peek and not an official announcement I don’t have great pictures or a ton of specs. Here’s what we do know. New Ultimate recently released a new stainless steel rotor which weighs in at a scant 79grams. We do know that those will be packaged with the new brakes. We also know that a set including rotors is said to weigh 584grams. If you work that backwards that would mean that a caliper, lever, tubing and fluid would be about 213grams each. Read more