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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Peak Season Cyclocross


Cross season isn't over yet people. Some serious road racers may say different, but that's not most people out there looking for fun and a cheap thrill. Peak Season races have a very laid back, mellow atmosphere, with incredibly well designed courses. The weather this time of year replicates the great, muddy cross conditions we all love.
here's a pic of Brian Lopes on his ibis from race #1. Check out the link below and hope to see you at the races.
http://www.cyclocross.cx
all other races can be found here:
http://ncnca.org/cyclocross/2008/calendar.html

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Manufacturers slashing prices!

Many of you have been scouring out the best deals and we keep hearing this phrase, "In today's economy,..." Some of our favorite manufacturers have responded with great offers to keep the economic ball on a roll.
Ellsworth is offering $250.00 off in stock Truth, Epiphany, Moment and Evolve models, while supplies last, during the month of December.
Litespeed is offering sales rebates, direct to the consumer on all 2008 and 2009 models, Serial number 109749 and higher, purchased between December 16th, 2008 and February 28th, 2009. Rebates range from $350.00 to $250.00.
Ventana has extended their 2008 pricing through the end of January, 2009.
Now is the best time to purchase as we only expect prices to rise over the course of 2009.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Physician to be Tried for Hitting Cyclists

Christopher Thompson to be tried in confrontations with cyclists

Physician is accused of pulling in front of bicycles, then stopping suddenly. Three sustained injuries.

By Joanna Lin (Los Angeles Times)
December 12, 2008
After slamming on his car brakes in front of two cyclists riding down a narrow stretch of Mandeville Canyon Road and injuring them, Christopher Thomas Thompson gave police the impression that the incident this summer was no accident.

The 59-year-old physician said he stopped his red Infiniti sedan in front of the cyclists to "teach them a lesson," a police officer testified Thursday at Thompson's preliminary hearing.

Thompson complained that cyclists frequently traveled down the residential street in Brentwood and that he was "tired of them," Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Rodriguez said.

After testimony from Rodriguez and two cyclists who were alleged to have been involved in separate confrontations with the doctor, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Amy. D. Hogue ordered that Thompson stand trial. He faces one felony count of reckless driving causing injury and two felony counts of battery with serious injury in the July 4 incident. He also faces one count of misdemeanor reckless driving causing injury in an incident with another cyclist on the same road in March.

Thompson, his brown hair graying and wearing a dark pinstripe suit, did not speak during the hearing at the airport branch courtroom, which several cyclists attended.

The incidents involving Thompson have outraged cyclists and underscored tension between them and motorists on the Brentwood road. In both cases, prosecutor Mary Stone alleged that Thompson slammed on the brakes of his car in front of two cyclists riding down the road. In July, the impact flung one cyclist through the car's rear window and the other to the pavement.

Ron Peterson, 40, broke his front teeth and nose; cuts left scars on his chin, above his upper lip and across the bridge of his nose. The other cyclist, Christian Stoehr, 29, had a separated shoulder that led to surgery, the insertion of metal implants and chronic arthritis and soreness, his doctor told police.

Peterson testified Thursday that he and Stoehr were riding side by side toward Sunset Boulevard about 30 mph. After a car honked behind them, Peterson said, he pulled in front of Stoehr. The car passed them, missing his handlebars by less than a foot, he said.

Peterson said Thompson yelled for the pair to "ride single-file." Peterson said he screamed an expletive at Thompson, who then swerved in front of the cyclists and "slammed on the brakes" to a complete stop.

In a split second, Peterson said, he crashed through the car window and was "bleeding profusely, laying on the trunk."

Four months earlier, another cyclist got into a scuffle with Thompson, the prosecutor alleged.

Patrick Watson testified that he and a friend were cycling down Mandeville Canyon Road in March when they heard a fast-approaching car behind them. Watson said he moved in front of his friend to get out of the way.

"The car was so close to me I had to jump the curb. I thought it was going to hit me."

Watson said he veered back onto the road to avoid a drain, and then the car's driver "slammed on his brakes . . . directly in front" of him and his friend. Both cyclists avoided running into the car.

Watson said his friend hit the car with his fist and yelled for the driver to get out. The car instead "came right at me," Watson said. Watson said he took down the car's license plate number before the driver, whom he identified in court as Thompson, took off. He sent an e-mail to his cycling group, cautioning members to beware of the driver.

Peter Swarth, Thompson's attorney, said that the incidents were an "unfortunate accident" and not a case of "road rage," as some have suggested.

"There is a whole other side to the story that will be brought out in trial," he said. "There is much, much more, and it will be developed in court."

Thompson remained free on bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 15. If convicted on all counts, he faces four to five years in state prison, authorities said.

Lin is a Times staff writer.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cavendish injures self with "Wii" game

Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia)
Photo ©: John Pierce
(Click for larger image)

Mark Cavendish is a two-time track World Champion and had the most victories of any rider in the peloton in the 2008 season, but he has come to woe in the off-season because, of all things, of a computer game.

He was playing a snowboarding game on his Nintendo Wii console when he fell from the board and hurt his calf muscle. "It's a pain, but it's a minor injury in the off-season and not a huge problem," Cavendish told eurosport.uk.

The 23-year-old sprinter still plans to join his Team Columbia teammates at a training camp on the island of Mallorca this week, where he will no doubt be the subject of jokes and comments.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Martinez cycling team member killed in hit-run

Here is an article i just read. If you have any information that could help this case please follow the instructions below.

(11-25) 13:27 PST PORT COSTA -- A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on a rural road in northern Contra Costa County was a longtime electrician for The Chronicle who had taken up riding to spend more time with his sons, relatives and colleagues said Tuesday.

Mark Pendleton, 49, of Martinez was struck around 5 p.m. Monday while riding south on McEwen Road near Highway 4 south of Port Costa. A northbound vehicle apparently crossed over the center line and hit him, said Officer Scott Yox of the California Highway Patrol.

Pendleton, an avid cyclist and a member of the Wells Fargo racing team, was returning home on the two-lane road from a training ride. Darkness had already fallen and Pendleton was not using lights or reflectors at the time of the accident. He died at the scene and his bicycle was destroyed.

From debris found at the scene, officers said the car that hit Pendleton may have been dark in color, and the crash apparently broke a headlight or turn signal. Anyone with information should call the CHP at (925) 646-4980.

From 1994 until 2007, Pendleton worked as an electrical foreman at the main Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission streets in San Francisco, as well as at outlying printing plants.

His friends remembered him as a dedicated craftsman who was an expert in the electronic devices throughout the newspaper building, particularly the microwave transmission system that connects the editorial offices to its printing plants.

"He could do anything, and he did it with gusto," recalled a friend and colleague, John Elliott. "He was good at everything around here."

Pendleton, his friend recalled, was a trim, athletic man who took his cycling seriously. He was always in training, and he ordered his morning bagel without butter or spreads and his club sandwiches without mayonnaise.

He was in the habit of drilling small holes into the chain rings of his carbon fiber bicycle to reduce their weight and lighten, even infinitesimally, his load.

Pendleton was a native of San Pablo and a graduate of Pinole Valley High School and of UC Berkeley. He was a longtime volunteer with Community Bible Church of Vallejo, leading camping trips and Bible study groups for young people.

He took up cycling to spend time with his younger son, John Mark, whose doctor recommended bicycling after a knee injury. With his older son, Paul, they competed in local amateur races.

Earlier this year, he began riding with his wife, Denise. She took a liking to the sport after picking out a heavy yellow beach cruiser - the opposite of her husband's sleek road bikes. But, she recalled, he didn't care what kind of bike she rode, or how fast she rode it.

"He'd pick out flat routes and stay right with me, the whole time," she said. "He'd never leave my side."

Pendleton is survived by his wife and his sons. Funeral arrangements are pending.

E-mail Steve Rubenstein at srubenstein@sfchronicle.com.

This article appeared on page B - 12 of the San Francisco Chronicle

RIP Mark.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

2009 Prince - Black on Black


This year at Interbike the best looking frameset at the show was the 2009 Prince Carbon in Black on Black color. You have to see this bike in person to really appreciate it.

We just receive some of these frames this last week and tried to get a good picture to show it off. It is difficult to bring out the contrast of the Black on Black color but here is a good attempt.

Every person who's design opinion I respect thought the same thing and that this was by far the best of show.

Like I said we have them in the shop now so feel free to stop on by and take a look for yourself. Just be for warned that if you have your credit card on you the power of this frameset is intoxicating and you may end up just buying one.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out and VOTE!

Did you get out and vote yet? I started early and was in line by 6:30. I've never had a line before at my voting location but today I suspected that was going to change and it did. Here is the view when I arrived bright and early.




15 minutes later here is what it looked like.




Success! We don't care who you vote for just get out and vote!


Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween or Fixie specialist?


So it is halloween and the guys put some good effort into their costumes. The best came from our data manager Drew who transformed into a fixie specialist. He looked so good Jose got on his knees to praise him.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Shimano recalls Dura-Ace WH-7850-C24-CL and WH-7850-C50-CL wheelsets

In an effort to reduce weight and ease tire installation, Shimano had been equipping its top-end Dura-Ace WH-7850-C24-CL and WH-7850-C50-CL clincher wheelsets with spoke hole plugs instead of rim tape but is now finding that some exposed edges on the outer rim wall can lead to more flat tires.

As a result, Shimano has issued a voluntary recall and is now advising all affected consumers to switch to full rim tape which will be supplied free of charge by their local dealer or distributor. All wheels currently and recently shipped will reflect the running change.

For more information, please visit the Shimano web site: http://cycle.shimano-eu.com

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BadMovieXcerpt!!!!!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder on this one. I mean how sick is the fact that these kids were doing huge drops on fully rigid BMX bikes way back then! OG-gnar!!!!! If any one knows the name of this movie I would love to rent it!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Funny Stuff

This had me laughing out loud. Good thing he was wearing his helmet.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Inventory Sale!!!!




Wrench Science has put together a sale wall of frames from 2008, the inventory of frames on sale can be viewed here Road Specials Mountain Specials Don't miss the opportunity to get your dream bike at an incredible price. Please call us at toll free 1-866-497-3624

Friday, October 3, 2008

Garrett and MASH ride with Lance


As some of you know Garrett and I have been tight like brothers since college. It all started 18 years ago with our obsession for rock climbing but the bond went much deeper than touching rock. Garrett has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to trends and this comes from being a world-class designer that is in tune with street cultures from around the globe. He has traveled extensively doing design work for some of the worlds largest companies. We have been very lucky here at Wrench Science because he is the reason we look as good as we do graphically. So it came as no surprise that his obsession with fixed gear bikes in 2005 has now captured the cycling industry by storm. Garrett started riding track bikes in Europe when he lived in Holland and would send pictures of his bike in crazy spaces like the one below.




















Another classic from Garrett's stable.


Anyway a couple years ago Garrett decided to move back to SF much to my delight and instantly got hooked up with the MASH SF crew. Two long time skateboarders Mike Martin and Gabe Morford were filming footage for a movie on fixed gear riding that would eventually become MASH the movie. Garrett would bring over short video footage of them riding their fixed gear bikes through SF in traffic like skilled mountain bikers descending a technical trail except without brakes and in ever changing traffic conditions. This footage blew me away! This is coming from someone that has been in the cycling industry for 20 years and I don’t want to sound callus but there isn’t much that surprises me any longer. Needless to say MASH the movie was a huge success, which took the crew traveling to Asia and most recently to Austin Texas to ride with none other than Lance Armstrong himself. Check out the videos on their website for some great riding footage (Austin and Garrett) and if you are psyched buy the DVD you will not be disappointed.

http://mashsf.com/videos.php


Here are the YouTube posts.








Here is good article on MASH.

Cheers, TM

Thursday, August 28, 2008

death cycle 2000



Everybody wants to be able to build there own super bad ass track bike. This fellow from the dead baby bike party in seattle shows us that not only can he build a track frame, its also got the soul of christine, the looks of mad max and the front end of a Grecian torture device. Come on car, try to hit me, I'll tear a whole in the side of your plastic suv like a hot knife through butter.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

This guy is a dick

If we don't have it hard enough to get anything done for cyclists, we have the one man show to help put us back another 50 years.

SAN FRANCISCO -- New York is wooing cyclists with chartreuse bike lanes. Chicago is spending nearly $1 million for double-decker bicycle parking.

San Francisco can't even install new bike racks.
[Rob Anderson]

Blame Rob Anderson. At a time when most other cities are encouraging biking as green transport, the 65-year-old local gadfly has stymied cycling-support efforts here by arguing that urban bicycle boosting could actually be bad for the environment. That's put the brakes on everything from new bike lanes to bike racks while the city works on an environmental-impact report.

Cyclists say the irony is killing them -- literally. At least four bikers have died and hundreds more have been injured in San Francisco since mid-2006, when Mr. Anderson helped convince a judge to halt implementation of a massive pro-bike plan.(It's unclear whether the plan's execution could have prevented the accidents.) In the past year, bike advocates have demonstrated outside City Hall, pushed the city to challenge the plan's freeze in court and proposed putting the whole mess to local voters. Nothing worked.

"We're the ones keeping emissions from the air!" shouted Leah Shahum, executive director of the 10,000-strong San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, at a July 21 protest.
WSJ's Phred Dvorak reports from a Critical Mass event in San Francisco, a monthly bike ride that draws hundreds of cyclists. She talks with bikers as well as disgruntled drivers.

Mr. Anderson disagrees. Cars always will vastly outnumber bikes, he reasons, so allotting more street space to cyclists could cause more traffic jams, more idling and more pollution. Mr. Anderson says the city has been blinded by political correctness. It's an "attempt by the anti-car fanatics to screw up our traffic on behalf of the bicycle fantasy," he wrote in his blog this month.

Mr. Anderson's fight underscores the tensions that can circulate as urban cycling, bolstered by environmental awareness and high gasoline prices, takes off across the U.S. New York City, where the number of commuter cyclists is estimated to have jumped 77% between 2000 and 2007, is adding new bike lanes despite some motorist backlash. Chicago recently elected to kick cars off stretches of big roads on two Sundays this year.

Famously progressive, San Francisco is known for being one of the most pro-bike cities in the U.S., offering more than 200 miles of lanes and requiring that big garages offer bike parking. It is also known for characters like Mr. Anderson.

A tall, serious man with a grizzled gray beard, Mr. Anderson spent 13 months in a California federal prison for resisting the draft during the Vietnam War. He later penned pieces for the Anderson Valley Advertiser, a muckraking Northern California weekly owned by his brother that's known for its savage prose and pranks.

Running for Office

In 1995, Mr. Anderson moved to San Francisco. Working odd jobs, he twice ran for a seat on the city's Board of Supervisors, pledging to tackle homelessness and the city's "tacit PC ideology." He got 332 of 34,955 votes in 2004, his second and best try.

That year Mr. Anderson, who mostly lives off a small government stipend he receives for caring for his 92-year-old mother, also started a blog, digging into local politics with gusto. One of his first targets: the city's most ambitious bike plan to date.

Unveiled in 2004, the 527-page document was filled with maps, traffic analyses and a list of roughly 240 locations where the city hoped to make cycling easier. The plan called for more bike lanes, better bike parking and a boost in cycling to 10% of the city's total trips by 2010.

The plan irked Mr. Anderson. Having not owned a car in 20 years, he says he has had several near misses with bikers roaring through crosswalks and red lights, and sees bicycles as dangerous and impractical for car-centric American cities. Mr. Anderson was also bugged by what he describes as the holier-than-thou attitude typified by Critical Mass, a monthly gathering of bikers who coast through the city, snarling traffic for hours. "The behavior of the bike people on city streets is always annoying," he says. "This 'Get out of my way, I'm not burning fossil fuels.' "

Going to Court

In February 2005, Mr. Anderson showed up at a planning commission meeting. If San Francisco was going to take away parking spaces and car lanes, he argued, it had better do an environmental-impact review first. When the Board of Supervisors voted to skip the review, Mr. Anderson sued in state court, enlisting his friend Mary Miles, a former postal worker, cartoonist and Anderson Valley Advertiser colleague.
[bike]
Rhonda Winter/San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
San Francisco cyclists protest bike-plan delays in front of City Hall.

Ms. Miles, who was admitted to the California bar in 2004 at age 57, proved a pugnacious litigator. She sought to kill the initial brief from San Francisco's lawyers after it exceeded the accepted length by a page. She objected when the city attorney described Mr. Anderson's advocacy group, the Coalition for Adequate Review, as CAR in their documents. (It's C-FAR.) She also convinced the court to review key planning documents over the city's objections.

Slow Pedaling

In November 2006, a California Superior Court judge rejected San Francisco's contention that it didn't need an environmental review and ordered San Francisco to stop all bike-plan activity until it completed the review.

Since then, San Francisco has pedaled very slowly. City planners say they're being extra careful with their environmental study, in hopes that Mr. Anderson and Ms. Miles won't challenge it. Planners don't expect the study will be done for another year.

Meanwhile, Mr. Anderson and Ms. Miles have teamed up to oppose a plan to put high-rises and additional housing in a nearby neighborhood. He continues to blog from his apartment in an old Victorian home. "Regardless of the obvious dangers, some people will ride bikes in San Francisco for the same reason Islamic fanatics will engage in suicide bombings -- because they are politically motivated to do so," he wrote in a May 21 post.

"In case anyone doubted that you were a wingnut, this statement pretty much sums things up!" one commenter retorted.

Mr. Anderson is running for supervisor again this November -- around the time the city will unveil the first draft of its bike-plan environmental review. He's already pondering a challenge of the review.


Thanks to the wall street journal for the info.

Write to Phred Dvorak at phred.dvorak@wsj.com

Cervelo Fork Recall

Time to sell the old cervelo and get yourself a nice Italian or French frame.

Cervélo SA Recalls Wolf Carbon Forks


WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cervelo SA, have issued a voluntary recall of about 5,800 Wolf SL carbon fiber bicyle forks.

The manufacturer is True Temper Composite Material Products Co. Ltd, of Guangzhou, China.

The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Cervelo has received 12 reports of forks cracking or breaking, resulting in one consumer suffering a broken wrist and another suffering minor abrasions.

The recalled forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber, with the words "Wolf Superlite" and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the letters "SL" on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT(tm) logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles.

Independent bicycle retailers sold these forks nationwide from November 2005 through July 2007 for about $475.

Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact their authorized Cervélo dealer to have a free replacement fork installed.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ride it to the wheels fall off!!!!


If thats not inspiration to get out on your bike, I don't know what is. Life is funny! How many times have you looked at your bike and thought to yourself, "Ooh I don't want to ride that ol hunk a junk. Well let this be a lesson to you!! Ride what you got till you can get some new casters!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Andreu takes the win!!!!!



The Monster Energy Slopestyle @ Kokanee Crankworx dominated the Boneyard Slopestyle course in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today. Every year this event draws the biggest crowd of the festival, watching the best athletes in the world of mountain biking compete for $30,000 in prize money.
With the live webcast on Crankworx.com keeping those watching at home glued to their screens, as well as the massive crowd seeing the action first-hand, this year's Monster Energy Slopestyle was witnessed by tens of thousands worldwide.

KONA team rider Andreu Lacondeguy of Spain took top spot and $15,000 in the finals with a score of 94.3; second place and $8,000 went to Lance Mcdermott of the UK with a score of 91.5; third place went to Whistler's own Brandon Semenuk, walking away with $4,500 and a score of 89.8. All the riders in the top eight took home cash for their amazing efforts today.

Lacondeguy's winning run consisted of a long list of impressive tricks. He started out with a double back flip off the first table, a trick that has never been seen before in competition. He followed that up with a foot plant off the Monster Snake, a back flip X-up, flat spin 360, topside nac-nac, can-can step-down, superman, and finished off with a back flip onto the final Kokanee feature and superman off into the village.

"I just kept trying the double back flip," says Lancondeguy. "It was that trick that did the job, it was gnarly you know."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Say What!!!!!! Lopes puts the whoop down!


The Jim Beam Air Downhill took over the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today with over 300 competitors racing in the one-run format on the famed A-Line course. Brian Lopes of Laguna Beach, CA was the fastest competitor for the third straight year finishing with a time of 4:22.10 - 1.32 seconds faster than the rest of the field.

The Jim Beam Air Downhill runs the length of A-Line over the GLC Drops into the village.
With nearly 100 jumps on-course, A-Line is the most celebrated and well-known downhill trail in mountain biking.

This post is for all the Carbon doubters!! Not only did Lopes win the Air DH he won it on an Full carbon Ibis Mojo!!!!! Hopefully this will inspire and encourage riders to lay aside there fears and worries about the durability of the Full carbon Ibis Mojo. It continues to impress us here at Wrench Science time and time again. If you have any questions about the Mojo feel free to call Avi Byer at toll free 1-800-497-3624 ext 210.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IronWorth

Iron Horse Licenses Ellsworth’s Suspension


HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles.

Iron Horse will introduce the four-bar fully active suspension design to its 2010 line, which will include cross-country, freeride and downhill platforms.

“The folks at Iron Horse share my vision for building bikes with real, proven suspension technology, rather then concocting some gimmick to market for another few years before the next new gimmick,” said Anthony Ellsworth, founder and patent holder of Ellsworth’s ICT technology.

The ICT system will improve efficiency, traction control, bump absorption and overall ride quality.

“Ellsworth and Iron Horse agree that the sport of mountain biking grows when folks have a fabulous ride experience on great performing frame designs. ICT-equipped full suspension designs perform better, have more energy and great comfort, traction and control then any other suspension design,” Ellsworth said. “We believe folks having that level of experience will ride more and tell a friend, and there will be more folks riding bikes, promoting health and appreciating our planet in an environmentally responsible and healthy way.”

Iron Horse’s license for the DW Link, which was used on Iron Horse’s downhill, freeride, all-mountain, trail and cross-country bikes in its 2008 line, and for several years before, expires on March 31, 2009.

Dave Weagle, the inventor of the DW Link, decided last July not to renew the license with Iron Horse. Pivot, Ibis and Independent Fabrication also hold licenses for the DW Link, and Weagle is expected to name a fourth licensee next month.

The addition of ICT’s energy-efficient suspension technology will enhance Iron Horse’s already fully loaded high-end line up, which will launch fall of 2009, said Brad Accettella, product manager of Iron Horse Bikes.

“This is a very exciting time for our product development department. We are looking forward to creating unique frame platforms that carry forward Iron Horse’s renowned ride characteristics. The goal is to incorporate the key qualities from our existing models with benefits of the ICT system.” Accettella said. “We are committed to produce well-engineered, World Cup quality performance bikes.”

Iron Horse chief executive officer Cliff Weidberg announced earlier this summer that would pull out of the independent bicycle dealer channel. As of Sept. 1, Iron Horse will sell its high-end bikes exclusively the Randall Scott Cycle Company, an online outlet with a showroom in Boulder, Colorado.

For more information on Iron Horse’s ICT license, be sure to read the October issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

—Nicole Formosa

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

De Rosa Titanio XS!


It has been made known to me that there is a single Titanio XS with a 55cm c-c seat tube and a 55cm c-c top tube. There is only this one frame in the country, there has only been one other frame brought to the states from Italy. For more information on this frame and the price call Avi Byer the sales manager at Wrench Science at toll free 1-866-497-3624 ext 210. Here is a snip it from the De Rosa website about the frame:

Titanium is truly a separate world. A fascinating and technological world, just like the material: tough but light, flexible and responsive, but also solid and reliable. It is as difficult to work as it is exciting in terms of the many results which can be achieved. Starting from the careful selection of raw materials and adopting strict checks during the production process, we have succeeded in producing a made-to measure frame of unsurpassed comfort, particularly suitable for long competitions and for those requiring the maximum reliability, safety, prestige, quality and refinement.
Weight (no fork/no head set): 1.300 gr.

Look Keo Pedal Recall

Look Cycle USA Recalls Keo Pedals


WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Look Cycle USA, have issued a voluntary recall of about 40,000 pairs of Keo pedals.

The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including seven injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain and a knee injury.

The recalled pedals are black and were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include the Keo Classic, Keo Sprint, Keo HM and Keo Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal. Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the Keo Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the Keo HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005.

These pedals were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.

The pedals were manufactured in France.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pedals and return them to the place of purchase, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grandfathers are the choosiest

Brian Lopes and Wade Simmons are Vets that have shaped the mountain bike community in there own way. Wade Simmons is called the grandfather of freeride. He may not have the jib/flip tricks that the new schoolers do, but it was Wade that paved that trail. Dropping huge lines in the mountains of BC before the word "freeride" was even coined.

Brian Lopes has more dual slalom titles and world championships than any other being on earth. Basically you race for second. So now that they have been graced to the hall of fame they get to choose what they ride and not have to worry nearly as much about the sponsership. So what do they ride, well at the colorado crankworx super d. It was brian lopes taking 2nd on an Ibis Mojo and Wade Simmons taking 9th on a Maverick Durance.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sex the Olympic sport




This might be old news, but I think it's good news. First off, sex for men decreases there ability to compete, but increases womens' abilities. Huh. Now I'm not very familiar with women's track right now, but I can tell you who I'm rooting for during the games and she's not from the U.S.

How sex could help me win Olympic glory, by the golden girl of cycling
By POLLY DUNBAR

She is one of our brightest hopes for Olympic glory after winning two golds at the recent World Cycling Championships in Manchester.

Now Victoria Pendleton has disclosed the secrets of her success ? and confided that although sex can damage men's sporting prowess, she believes it boosts a woman's.

But Victoria, 27, adds that even though she sees a man for regular dinner dates, she is so devoted to her sport that he will always be second in her life.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Victoria says she does not believe in the sex bans imposed on athletes before major competitions.

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Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Pendleton confided that although sex can damage men's sporting prowess, she believes it boosts a woman's.

"We are sensible athletes ? we know what is healthy and what is unhealthy," she says.

"I was recently speaking to someone involved with coaching athletes. He said he knows when his athletes are in a relationship because the guy's performance goes down and the girl's performance improves. It's quite funny ? the guy is thinking about it too much."

She says her dreams of winning gold in Beijing in August have made it impossible to consider settling down. "I have a guy I have an arrangement with," she says.

"He takes me out to dinner and I spend a lot of time with him when I can. He is from outside the sport. We are not allowed to have relationships with other cyclists, even if we wanted."

As she is away competing for nine months a year, Victoria, from Stotfold in Bedfordshire, says she cannot commit to a relationship like "normal" people.

"The guy I see is second on my list and he knows that," she says. "I don't want my parents to think less of me because I am not settled down with somebody ? but I am not interested in that. I've got other priorities that far, far exceed me needing Mr Right."

She says she recently posed naked for pictures on her bike because "I won't look like this for ever and I thought it was a great way to store that image for the rest of time.

"I'm not in bad nick and represent a good body image. I've worked hard for my muscles and I'm proud of the way my legs look".

She insists: "I was topless but I came into the studio in a robe and I was wearing a thong ? although that was airbrushed out." - Thanks to the Dailymail.co.uk

The Cobra is Dead : by his own viper EPO bite



Well Ricco you did it. You happened to ruin your career, your team, tarnish the tour and lie all in the same week. Now that your caught, your taking the "high" road and confessing. I guess the millions of dollars to clear your name in vein wasn't a good option anyway. It didn't work for Tyler or Floyd.

Funny how you don't seem to find many sprinters doping, other than some occasional cocaine use by Tom Boonen, which by the UCI's account doesn't count as a stimulus anyway. For some reason when anyone gets busted now adays, it isn't that shocking. It's to be expected. Cycling may be at the forefront of doping, but it's clear that every sport out there has problems.

Just recently, the Danish XC mountain bike champion, a UFC fighter, a tennis player. I would also bet that the old man Greg Norman at 53 had to take a few pills to keep his swing in check at the masters. Doping isn't cycling. Competition is Doping

Friday, July 25, 2008

Look 996


San Jose, CA - 7/22/08

Look announced the 996 Pro Team full suspension mountain bike. It is Look’s first ever entry in the mountain bike FS arena. It joins the Look 986 hardtail in their mtb line-up.

The frame features 100mm of travel and is designed for either 100 mm or 80 mm of front fork travel. At 100 mm, geometry is at 72.2 head tube angle and 69.7 seat tube angle. At 80 mm front fork, geometry is at 73 and 70.5 degrees.

The rear suspension features a stable pedaling platform called A.S.K. or Anti Squat Kinematics. This ‘virtual pivot’ type of of suspension design uses the chain tension to counter the compression forces induces by pedaling. This frame is designed to be comfortable yet be very efficient and responsive to acceleration forces.

Frame weight is at 2500 grams or 5.5 lbs with shock in size Small. The rear shock is the Rock Shox Monarch 5.2 in 165 mm length.

Two color schemes are available:

Pro team - black, white, red

Red - black and red
Thanks to MTBR.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

results L'Alpe d'Huez 2006

With 6 of the top 10 Alpe contenders out for the 08 version, there are some new and some old faces racing to the summit. Can Frank put his stamp on the Alpe 2x? Probably not, but I think he will prove that he's willing to try. Will Evan's show his dominance? I doubt it, he's saving up for the TT and eyeing the big prize at the end of the rainbow. Will The 2 dark horses Andy Schleck and Bernhard Kohl prove to be the upsetters or will Andy do all the work for his brother on the first two climbs and not have enough juice for the Alpes? Yup, Bernhard for the win, Andy for the set up for Frank. Will Christian crack and fall farther down the GC? As much as I want the underdog to do good, my feeling is that he is just trying to make it through and not trying to win, he'll lose a little bit more time to the favorites. Will the Russian Mafia rough up any riders willing to beat Menchov? No, Menchov who looks strong in every race, always seem to faulter in some way or another himself, even the Russian Mafia won't help him. Will Italy's little Prince finally show up to the Tour and show why he skipped the Giro? He'll try, but will get caught and break apart before the finish. Will Valverde suck again and lose more time? most likely, the Rogain isn't helping his receding hairline, so he should shave it and get some valuable aerodynamics. Either way tomorrow will be a big day for all in the top 10.

I'm betting on Kohl as the upset winner and yellow jersey wearer tomorrow, with Frank and Berny putting in another 30-45sec on Evans. As we saw last year with Contador, they will need at least 2+ minutes on Evans to keep the Yellow in Paris. I think Evans knows that and won't try to stick with Berny and Frank on the last ditch attacks, but will keep just enough time to beat them in the TT.

Top 10
1. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC
2. Damiano Cunego (I), Lampre, at 0:11
3. Stefano Garzelli (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 1:10 - Gone
4. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, same time - Gone
5. Andréas Klöden (G), T-Mobile, s.t. - Gone
6. Ruben Lobato (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 1:14 - Gone
7. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Cofidis, at 1:18
8. Eddy Mazzoleni (I), T-Mobile, at 1:28 - Gone
9. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, at 1:35
10. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, at 1:49 -Gone

Overall
1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak - Gone
2. Oscar Pereiro Sio (Sp), Caisse d'Epargne-I.B., at 0:10 - Gone
3. Cyril Dessel (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, at 2:02
4. Denis Menchov (Rus), Rabobank, at 2:12
5. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, at 2:17
6. Andréas Klöden (G), T-Mobile, at 2:29 - Gone
7. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, at 2:56
8. Michael Rogers (Aus), T-Mobile, at 5:01 - Gone
9. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, at 6:18 - Gone
10. Haimar Zubeldia (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 6:20 - Gone

Friday, July 18, 2008

TGIF girl on a bike

Have a good weekend and get some riding in.

Now that's some good legislature.

San Francisco law would let cyclists run stop signs.
July 18th, 2008

According to a report on www.streetsblog.org, San Francisco is considering new legislature that allows cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, and stoplights as stop signs. It’s something a lot of us do already, so this law essentially aims to decriminalize a victimless crime.

And while some people may think it seems like a totally unsafe proposition, consider how much easier it would be for cars to predict a cyclist’s next move. The state of Idaho recognizes the value of momentum to cyclists (and other human powered vehicles), and has a statute that reads, “A person operating a bicycle or human-powered vehicle approaching a steady red traffic control light shall stop before entering the intersection and shall yield to all other traffic. Once the person has yielded, he may proceed through the steady red light with caution. Provided however, that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a right-hand turn. A left-hand turn onto a one-way highway may be made on a red light after stopping and yielding to other traffic.”

Thanks Urbancyclist.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Cobra is Dead

The Cobra is dead. He spit his venom all over the GC contenders only to be snipped by the French Mongoose. Who's next? Is contador lucky he didn't ride the Tour? Did Christophe Moreau get a heads up from the Mongoose to drop out before he got caught? I think UniBet should start putting up bets on who is next to get popped.



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OG MASHERS!

I think this is an ol skool beer commercial? there bikes are pretty funny!

Monday, July 14, 2008

For Sale : Marzocchi


Word on the street is there is a good garage sale down the street and they're selling Marzocchi. Generally as most people get scared about a potential selling of their favorite manufacturer it's usually best for the company. Look at Rock Shox they have really benefited from the buy out from SRAM. Hayes now own's Manitou and you can only hope that there new product will be better. Pace is benefiting from the buyout from DT. so you would think in the - brake companies buy all shock companies - that Formula would buy Marzocchi. That's not the case, it's the automotive business.

That could bring up an interesting note in itself. Does this mean that the push for Greener vehicles from the auto industry and the buyout of some key manufacturer strong holds could produce some cool electric bikes? Full equipped Marzocchi suspension? Keep your eyes peeled for the next frame manufacturer sell out as it could be the name on the next generation of electric machines.

Tenneco reaches deal to buy suspension business
Tenneco reaches preliminary deal to buy Marzocchi suspension business for debt
July 10, 2008: 04:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Automotive parts maker Tenneco Inc. said Thursday it reached a preliminary agreement to buy the suspension business of Italy-based Gruppo Marzocchi.

The deal is the initial step and a final agreement and closing on a potential purchase of the business is dependent on a number of factors, including consultations with the labor councils representing Marzocchi employees, Tenneco said.

Under the agreement, Tenneco would assume the about $15 million in debt related to Marzocchi's suspension business.

Marzocchi supplies suspension technology for motorcycles and other vehicles.

Tenneco shares rose 15 cents to close at $13.83. Top of page

Friday, July 11, 2008

Turner MEGA BLOW OUT!!!


I have never seen Turner do such a big sale. Every frame discounted 20%. This is a sale you don't want to miss. 1.866.497.3624 x 207

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

DeRosa King 3 Racing



DeRosa just sent a few of the new King 3 Racing frames to the states. There is a 56,60,62,67 and 73 (ACF) available in this very limited color scheme. You can pick one up for $5200. Call us to place an order. 1.866.497.3624 x 207

Another satisfied customer


"Our customer Mark dorset writes about his experience with Wrench Science and his new Moots"


My Moots lives up to its billing and is a fantastic value measured against any of the other contenders. It was a pleasure working with your shop to complete this project and come up with a build to my exacting specifications. I’ve found this bike to perform flawlessly regardless of what I throw at it in terms of terrain…it’s a great ride!



Thanks for everything

Monday, July 7, 2008

Specialized loves ripping off Maverick



Yeah it's a small industry, a good design will be copied. They do say that is a form of flattery. You have something so good that others want it to. They can't have it, so they make one that functions just like yours, except it gets around your patents. You did all the work, they take the quick credit. Big box's like Gary Fisher, Trek and Specialized love ripping off the small guy. Take Gary Fisher the father of Mountain Biking. If you believe such a story your easily gullible, but yet GF loves to walk around in his custom suits like he invented the bike. Sorry Gary, you sold out to Trek and you'll probably be ofted just like Klein and Lemond after they have sucked every 29er customer in the industry. Oh and you didn't invent the 29er either, if I stand corrected that goes to Willits who happened to be building bikes at Ibis. So for those of you out there thinking 29, do something respectable. Speaking of Trek, they finally designed a full suspension. How long have you been in the industry sending unsuspecting customers out on Y-Bikes and glorified single pivots?


Good Ol Specialized, I generally like what they do. They are trend oriented and if they can't make a good fork, hell they will just buy a guy who can. Here comes...uh name just lost me...Mike someone, who happened to be one of the guys that helped Paul Turner make the DUC32. He just put the legs on in a more traditional way, made the axle a little bigger and called it his own. Now specialized has an inverted DUC32 they can call there own...


And not to out do themselves with ripping off the fork, they're going to rip off the post as well. This time they don't even care if it looks the same. They are damn close to infringing on the patent of Ellsworth as well. Hey, what can you say they can do it cheaper and they can flood the market with cool widgets too, it's just unfortunate that they can't give the guys credit who are slaving away on progressing the sport instead of ripping it off.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's not who's there it's who isn't

Well it's hard to be excited about Cadel winning the tour when you read how many people are not going to be there. Is it the winner of the losers tour? There may be a few good men to make it interesting, menchov or the schlecks, but winning this year with out duking it out against the other podium winners, contador and levi, just makes it seem less of a win to me. Call me crazy. I'm sure that Cadel after winning the tour will be more than stoked. First Aussie, improve on your last year finish, but knowing that you didn't beat the guy who beat you last year isn't nearly as satisfying. If you have an opinion add it to the comments.

Absences make the Tour ... more interesting?
By Neal Rogers
Posted Jul. 3, 2008

Pro cycling fans may find themselves unclear who to root for at this year’s Tour de France. The list of familiar faces absent from this year’s race is as long as it is top-heavy.

The exclusion of the Astana team of defending champion Alberto Contador and teammates Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Kloden means three former podium finishers will sit out this year. It's the first instance in modern history where the previous year’s Tour winner was eligible to race, yet not invited to defend his title.

This year’s Tour will be the third in a row where the previous year’s winner will not be on hand. In fact the list of race favorites heading into the last few Tours nearly doubles as a list of those who won't be contesting this year’s Tour — not one of the top seven riders from the 2005 Tour will return in 2008, while the eighth-place finisher that year, Cadel Evans, comes in as a heavy favorite.

Other favorites include Spaniards Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne) and Carlos Sastre (CSC-Saxo Bank), Italian Damiano Cunego (Lampre) and Russian Denis Menchov (Rabobank).

Three Americans in last year’s race — Leipheimer, Chris Horner and David Zabriskie — will miss the 2008 Tour. Leipheimer and Horner fell victim to ASO’s exclusion of their Astana team, while Zabriskie (Garmin-Chipotle) broke a lumbar vertebra during the second stage of the Giro d’Italia.

(Horner and Zabriskie were VeloNews.TV video diarists last year. This year VNTV will run daily video diaries with Columbia’s George Hincapie and Garmin-Chipotle’s Magnus Backstedt.)
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Tom Danielson and Canadian Michael Barry, two North Americans expected to start their first Tour this year, were not selected by their respective Garmin and Columbia teams, while American veteran Bobby Julich, who finished third overall in 1998, was not selected for CSC’s squad.

North America will be represented by just five of the 180 starters —Hincapie and Garmin-Chipotle’s Christian Vande Velde, Danny Pate, Will Frischkorn and Ryder Hesjedal. Hesjedal is the first Canadian to start the race since Gord Fraser in 1997.

Also absent from this year’s race are two riders to wear the yellow jersey in 2007.

Columbia’s Linus Gerdemann, who wore yellow for one day after winning stage 7 into Le Grand Bornand, has been sidelined since breaking his femur at Tirreno-Adriatico. Gerdemann’s teammate Michael Rogers has spent the 2008 season battling Epstein-Barr Virus.

Former Rabobank rider Michael Rasmussen has not raced professionally since he was sent home from last year’s Tour following a stage 16 victory atop the Col d’Aubisque while wearing the mailliot jaune.

The Tour’s chaotic field sprints will also be missing several marquee names. Last year’s green jersey winner Tom Boonen of Quick Step, winner of two stages, was banned this year by organizers after an out-of-competition positive test for cocaine. Last year’s double stage winner Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) is also missing due to inflammation of his left Achilles tendon.

In their absence, the sprint favorites include former green jersey winners Robbie McEwen (Silence-Lotto) and Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole), former Tour stage winners Robbie Hunter (Barloworld) and Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Columbia’s young star Mark Cavendish, winner of two stages at this year’s Giro d’Italia.

Finally, two ill-fated stars from last year — Kazakh riders Vinokourov and Andrey Kashechkin — are absent. Neither rider has competed professionally since Astana left last year’s Tour when Vinokourov tested positive for blood doping. Kashechkin tested positive for homologous blood transfusions two weeks later and is currently fighting his suspension.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

there's animals in the forest

I use to live in Boulder and we would do these epic back country rides up near Nederland. The morning would start at 8am at the Bus Depot. Put our bikes underneath in storage, pay the $2.50 and get a 30min ride from 5000' to 8000'. It was a minimum 30 mile ride back to Boulder, but we always were searching for new trails. Getting lost, doing circles, finding ourselves in gulches that the only way out was bike a hike. So it always ended up being more.

We often came across things you wouldn't expect. One of our favorite starting points was "red caboose", a trail that had a red caboose deep in the forest, over grown. How did it get there? No rails to be seen. We rode into a nudist colony at the bottom of a gulch. I remember the trail being unbelievable and high fiving the riding buddies at the bottom only realize we were being "watched". The closest I've come to an animal that was dangerous was a mountain lion and I didn't even see it. I rode past it in deep concentration of the trail that laid ahead. I stopped when I heard some yelling from behind, thinking it was a flat I stopped an waited. I could see up the trail far enough to see my buddy's bike above his head yelling into the trees. I guess the mountain lion was no more than 2' off the trail.

There was a mountain lion that attacked a couple here in california a year or so ago, but other than that in the last 15 years of mountain biking I haven't heard of any animals really attacking cyclists. I'm sure they happen, but it's rare. Less than an shark bite I would suspect. Down deep on the cyclingnews website I read this story of a girl in alaska being attacked by a bear. Our hearts our with her.


Teenage mountain biker mauled by bear

By Mark Appleton, Bikeradar.com

A teenaged girl competing in a 24-hour mountain bike event near Anchorage, Alaska has been critically injured in a bear attack. The animal, believed to have been a female Grizzly, struck in darkness at around 1.30am in the town's Bicentennial Park yesterday morning, leaving the un-named victim with bite injuries to her head, torso and thigh as well as a "sucking chest wound." The latter typically occurs when an object penetrates the body and punctures the lung cavity.

Medics, accompanied by shotgun-carrying police officers, entered the park to retrieve the rider. According to the Alaska Daily News, she was found by Peter Basinger, a fellow competitor on the Arctic Bicycle Club event which began at noon local time on Saturday, using an 8 mile loop of groomed trails. Basinger is said to have waited with the girl until rescuers trekked the half mile into the forested park to reach them before she was stretchered back to a waiting ambulance.

The teen, who according to some reports is just 14 years-old, underwent surgery at the Providence Alaska Medical Center and is expected to survive according a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Fire Department.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gettin rad!


This guy has had some time on his hands......you think?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Super Record 11

I don't speak italian, but super record is speaking to me. I can't read french, but if I could I would suspect that the site that is showing true manufacturer pictures of the Super Record Gruppo is saying they can't wait to get their hands on the new product. Here's some first glimpses. My understanding is that the difference between super record and record is that all parts will be anodized black and come with ceramic bearings. Where as the standard record will have silver. Start saving now as it will be a pretty penny I'm sure.



























and for some more good news TIME will be coming out with an RXR Ulteam road frame. Sharp lines like the RXR with the cleanliness of the Ulteam. I would suspect the combination of the Super Record 11 and RXR frame will be the must have for 2009. Time is definitely pushing the envelope with system integration and industry leading manufacturer processes. Keep your eyes on the peloton as I'm sure this frame will creep out on some big hitters. If you want to get your name on a frame we are currently taking back orders. Call 866.497.3624 x 207 ask for zach



Friday, June 13, 2008

TGIF girl on a bike


you can't go wrong with girls on bikes. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Obama supports bikes

According to the Bicycle Retailer. Obama has pledged to increase funding for cycling and pedestrian projects. I just read another article about the increase in cycling as transportation as we reach $4 a gallon for gas. According to that article they said only 1% US citizens were using the bike as transportation. Europe's average was 30%. I I think that may also have a connection with the obesity problem in the US.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Barack Obama, in a private 20-minute meeting with members of the Bikes Belong board of directors, told them if he were elected president he would increase funding for cycling and pedestrian projects. And the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also said he would support Safe Routes to Schools programs.

He also told them he seldom makes promises on what he would do if elected president, but that this was a promise he would keep. Tim Blumenthal, executive director of Bikes Belong, laid out the industry’s position on boosting funding for cycling-related projects and for Safe Routes to Schools at the meeting.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Celebrate the life of Peter Susumu Togasaki

Dear Family and Friends:

Please join us to celebrate the life of Peter Susumu Togasaki on Sunday, June 15th, at the Skyline Community Church in Oakland. The service will begin at 3:00 pm and will be followed with a reception in the courtyard.

When: Sunday, June 15th, 2008 - 3:00 pm
Where: Skyline Community Church located at 12540 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

The church is easily accessible for all wheeled vehicles and parking is aplenty. We welcome those of you who are interested to don bike jerseys and team kits to ride to the service in honor of Peter's love of bicycles. This, of course, also means motorcycles are more than welcome.

We are hoping for a beautiful, sunny day but it can get very windy and chilly in the Oakland hills, so warm clothing or layers may be called for. Please feel free to wear cheerful colors or anything you think is appropriate for a celebration for Petersaurus.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the East Bay SPCA in honor of Peter's memory: https://secure.ga3.org/02/memorial_donations

Please don't hesitate to forward this invitation to anyone who may want to join us in our celebration, but we might have missed. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me at alekist@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

Love,
Steve, Sally, Jessica, and Alekist

Colnago and Ibis



Just a pretty colnago waiting to be finished in the service department.




I'm getting a late start to the season, but a new bike will always get you excited about riding. Big Green ready to hit the trails.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Supa Light Freeride La Bruja!!!

This is by far, the coolest human ever produced in Australia! This is what he does and this is how he does it. He usually does it naked, but this bike is so fantastic, he has to wear clothes so that the wildlife does not run away from their habitat!
The bigfatadder goes huge on his sorceress!

DeRosa NEOTrack



We have been talking to the importer of DeRosa bikes for a while now about a DeRosa track bike. I spoke specifically with Christiano DeRosa at interbike about a DeRosa track bike. He said "yes, we can do." Well I guess all the pestering has paid off, as I just got the leaked photo of the new NeoTrack. There is a 56 and a 57 available today, trust me there not going to last. They have the same geometry as a NeoPrimato, same tubing, but with track drops.

Questionably it's drilled for front and rear brakes, so we'll see how the street crowd feels about that. MSRP $2200. There should be another container showing up in the near future, so if you need a different size give a shout out and we can get you a backorder in for you.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

trials equals big bunny hop

Bike Trials originated in Spain with Ot Pi. His dad was a motorcycle trials rider and built a mini trials bike for him to practice on until he got big enough to ride a motorcycle. I don't think his dad realized that he started a whole new way of riding a bicycle. It caught on and during the 90's there was a flurry of young trials riders. Trials has always been a niche riding style, but with Freeride coming into fruitation trials suffered even more. In the last few years with the infusion of Trials into the Urban street movement it's even harder to find a true trials rider. One who rides a real trials bike and has the gonads to go huge on it. I came across this video on pink bike and made me think there is still hope for the younger generation of full on trials riders.