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Friday, May 27, 2011

Giro d'Italia Stage 19

WHAT A FINISH!!! Alberto Contador helping Paolo Tiralongo at the very end, allowing Tiralongo to get his first win ever! What a great display of sportsmanship!



Monaco Porsche Supercup qualifying

It's Friday, and what better way to start a great day off with some awesome footage to get that adrenalin going with some racing video? *Caution: the following video is NOT a bike race, however, it is still worth watching!*

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Look 695 Duo's

Look 695 has been so popular since their release that normally to receive one is to get your Christmas gift early. This however, was like receiving Christmas and birthday presents at the same time.

Here we have two Look 695 SR in matte black, one built with Shimano Dura Ace 7900 Grouppo and Zipp ZEDTECH wheels, and other with Sram RED Black and Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL wheels, and to top it off, both bikes were setup with Ciamillo Negative G Brakes. In case anyone was wondering, yes these frames are made in France, not anywhere else. Enjoy!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Colnago M10 Close-up

Colnago has always been a company of prestige. Everyone knows that they take huge pride in their product, and honestly, they're probably one of the most consistent bike manufactures, keeping their quality to a higher standard than most manufactures today. They never follow the trend just for the sake of popularity, they will only make changes when it's been tried and trued.

The Colnago M10 is no exception to their motto.Colnago took their successfully made monocoque frame CX-1 and made it even stiffer, more comfortable, and better performance. They went with tapered head tube, Bigger bottom bracket, rear q-stay for more vertical absorption, and it is lighter than the CX-1.

Here's some eye candy:


Giro d'Italia Stage 17 Finish

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Final sprints are always amazing to watch, and this stage finish was definitely more interesting than most.

GP lovers out there....

Here's a cool "Highlight" video of 2011 Spanish GP.


Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Walt Siegl Ducati custom

Walt Siegl Ducati custom definitely fits the definition of a "custom bike builder". Take a look at this article showing how he built this Ducati using some modern technology with classic looks.


WALT SIEGL DUCATI CUSTOM
Ducati SuperSport custom by Walt Siegl







Friday, May 20, 2011

Ben Jacques-Maynes, Jeremy Vennell, and Greg Henderson having a nice conversation...

... while climbing the final climb of 17% towards the hilltop finish at stage 4 of Amgen Tour of California! Thanks again to Glenn Mitchell of Bissell Pro Cycling Team for giving us this opportunity!





These guys are definitely enjoying their Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1 bikes, making 17% hills look effortless.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amgen Tour of California stage 4 INSIDE SPECIAL!

A lot of times, cyclists admire those who work for bike shops, often assuming that being an employee for a bike shop such as Wrench Science means tons of perks. Those who are employees of bike shops will tell those cyclists the real deal, and that is we don't get many perks.

Today however was a different story. We were fortunate enough to receive the green light for getting a chance to ride along with the team assist vehicle of Bissell Pro Cycling.We have been selling Pinarello bikes for a long time now so we're no stranger to how well they perform, but to get this opportunity and honor of riding along, being close to the action is just beyond words.

Bissell Pro Cycling Team riding a Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Team Sky does it again! Greg Henderson takes 1st place at Amgen Tour of California for stage 3

Another stellar performance by Greg Henderson and Team Sky today at the stage 3 of Amgen Tour of California. This is the second win for Team Sky as they approach their climbing stage tomorrow. Those Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1 Di2 are proving to be quite a performer for the pros.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Great picture shared from a satisfied client on a Colnago CX-1

We love to share pictures of bikes built for our clients. Here's one of a Colnago CX-1

Ben Swift of TEAM SKY WINS!

The conclusion of Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 couldn't have been more exciting. Team Sky's Ben Swift timed his finishing sprint to hold off the attacks of Peter Sagan (Liquigas) and Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) in the final meters. Team Sky had a spectacular lead-out in the final lap of the 2nd stage of Amgen Tour of California. This marks another win for Team Sky on their Pinarello Dogma Carbon 60.1 Di2.

Swift: Superb display in Sacramento

Amgen Tour of California FINALLY STARTING!

Live feed is available at the Amgen Tour of California LIVE feed!

Amgen Tour of California

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New BMW M5 TESTING

For those of you out there that are car enthusiast, here's a fun video.



Maybe it's time to turn in my 88 M5 and update it to this...?

Colnago and Yeti fun

Just some Wednesday fun at Wrench Science today. Colnago framesets and a gorgeous Yeti 303 RDH custom build with Hope V2 brakes and Chris King Hubs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Much respect for Giro d'Italia

As most of the readers already know, there was an unfortunate death yesterday during the 3rd stage of Giro d'Italia. Wouter Weylandt of team Lepord-Trek was involved in an unfortunate crash that ended in the worst possible way. Best wishes for the Weylandt family.



Cinelli + Campagnolo Super Record = SHINY XCr

Cinelli MASH is a frame that we're all familiar with. It's caught the eyes of many cyclist out there, and has proven to be one of the more popular choice for Track or Fixie riders out there. This year, Cinelli decides to show off a different bike, the Cinelli XCr. Feel free to contact Brian S. at Wrench Science or post your questions you may have here. For those of you close to us, come on in and check it out in person!



Monday, May 9, 2011

Do you know what TIME it is?

TIME for VIP! 2011 TIME RXRS VIP Di2 Ulteam Module+ to be more exact. This was definitely an exciting bike to watch as it was built. Module picked was one that included the TIME RTM Stem and TIME Ergo Force Handlebar. Being that this is a Di2 Specific frame, internal wiring is already pre-set, and of course their battery mount is nicely tucked away, keeping the flow of the bike as esthetically pleasing as they could. Finishing up the bike with ZIPP ZED TECH wheels is just like having the cherry on top.

Now.... TIME for the VIP show:

Ibis Mojo SL-R special!

Big thanks to the guys at Ibis Cycles for giving us the opportunity to check out first hand what the new 2011 Ibis Mojo SL-R is all about. Knowing that these Mojo SL-R's are SUPER limited ( we were told there are only 7 built as of this moment), getting one from Ibis was like Christmas. We will definitely be putting this thing through the trails here in the bay area, and take a nice close look at what it's all about. If you're in the area, come by and check it out in person!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Electronic version of Campagnolo's 2011 Super Record 11sp

We've been hearing about the development of an electronic version of the prestigious 2011 Campagnolo Super Record 11sp being developed for years now. Finally we're starting to see these things getting closer to production. Here's an article on what is known so far:


Relaxing Sunday

Nothing better than having some good coffee from Philz Coffee after a Sunday morning ride, building custom dream bikes on the new Wrench Science homepage.

Sunday Ride anyone?


After reading and watching the pro's race at Giro d'Italia, it may be time to go out for a nice Sunday ride. How about a nice loop in your area on a 2011 Colnago C59 Italia? This one was definitely a beaut,  custom built for Mr. McMahon. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

WRENCHSCIENCE.COM v2.1!!!!

Today marks another day in history for Wrench Science as we launch our NEW Homepage along with our FULL bike components store! Not only did we make navigation easier with building your own custom bike, we now have a full components store with UPDATED INVENTORY! Just go to www.wrenchscience.com and play around with all our new features. Feel free to comment or address us with any questions you may have, we'd love to hear from you!

Movistar Special

Received a beautiful 2011 Pinarello Graal Di2 Movistar for a loyal client. What do you think about the color?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend fun in Pacifica, CA

Great weekend ride with some Ibis Mojo HD action! Click on the link below to see it~



Brian Waugh, Avi Byer, and Mac!

2011 LOOK 695 Custom built by Wrench Science

Another beautiful custom built bike here at Wrench Science. This time, the weapon of choice was the 2011 Look 695 paired with Campagnolo's 2011 Record group and Shamal Ultra 2-Way Fit wheelset. The bike weighs in at around 14.65lbs without pedals (very impressive given the frame size is XXL)!


Cadel Evans wraps up Tour de Romandie as Ben Swift takes final stage

from Velonews.com:

Cadel Evans wraps up Tour de Romandie as Ben Swift takes final stage
GENEVA, Switzerland (VN) — Any stage race would like to have a final podium as distinctive as 1. Cadel Evans, 2. Tony Martin and 3. Alexander Vinokourov. And that result after six days of always fascinating and sometimes dramatic racing at the 65th Tour de Romandie was fully deserved. Just as distinctive was Sunday’s stage 5 into Geneva that culminated in a brilliantly executed win for Team Sky’s enormously talented British sprinter Ben Swift, 23, right next to the Swiss city’s world-renowned water-jet fountain that plumes 460 feet out of the lake.
2011 Tour de Romandie, stage 5 - Evans in yellow
Evans stayed vigilant and preserved his narrow lead. | Graham Watson photo
Swift may have ended his sprint at only one third of the enormous speed (200 kph) that the fountain’s water is jetted into the sky; but the style with which Sky launched their man toward the finish line was no less impressive. Right after crossing the line, well clear of Leopard-Trek’s Italian sprinter Davide Vigano and Rabobank’s evergreen fast man Oscar Freire, Swift had one word to describe the final kilometer: “Fast!”
Then, after hugging all his teammates as they came to join him one by one, he was asked by VeloNews who did the actual lead out. “The whole team,” he said. “It was absolutely unbelievable today. We rode before the finish after the (four-man) break, and then Sky did an absolutely perfect lead-out. We had four guys going around that final turn, so we had strength in numbers.”
All seven of his teammates contributed to a result that gave Swift his fourth victory of the year, and sets him up as an obvious future rival for his countryman Mark Cavendish — especially on stages where there are challenging climbs like those on Sunday. “And when you’ve got the horsepower with riders like Wiggo and G and CJ,” he said, referring to Great Britain’s multi-Olympic track champions Brad Wiggins and Geraint Thomas, and Aussie sprinter Chris Sutton, “it’s just brilliant.”