Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gran Fondo USA in LA

What a great weekend it was in Los Angeles, the weather wasn't excruciatingly hot, the winds weren't too strong, and smiles were plentiful while everyone enjoyed the Gran Fondo event hosted by Colnago-America. We were getting some serious coverage from event participants' cameras and smart phones. Here's a couple of our own to start

Bethany Allen on the Colnago M10

BMW 1M Performance

With the release of their new BMW 1M, BMW has decided to get a bit more creative with their campaign of the car. Here's 2 videos that definitely shows how fun this little roadster can be.

Clearly the first video has CGI involved, but do you think there's CGI involved in the second one?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gran Fondo LA this weekend hosted by Colnago

For those of you that are just catching up on the news now, Colnago is hosting the Gran Fondo in LA this weekend. Tons of booths full of vendors showing off the Colnago rides. As for Wrench Science, we will walk around on Saturday looking to give away these....

and on Sunday, we'll be participating in the Gran Fondo and recording the action, huge thanks to Contour for getting the units to us in time, with the Contour GPS camera.

Thanks Contour and Luna! See everyone in Los Angeles!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Silver Oak Cellar and Lance Armstrong!

One of our excellent clients of all time from Silver Oak Cellar, Tim Duncan, was on a ride with the one and only Lance Armstrong today, while sporting the Wrench Science Jersey!

Maybe we can get Lance to wear a Wrench Science kit too one of these days.

Ellsworth Evolution SST.2 at its finest!

Here we have a great example of a full suspension 29er trail bike for everyday riding.With the Ellsworth Evolution SST.2 as frame to build on, SRAM X.O. build kit keeping the drivetrain shifting precise while staying very light, and a couple custom pieces from Chris King, Magura, and Gravity Dropper to give it that extra touch personalizing the bike for the customer.

The Ellsworth Evolution SST.2 that we see here complete with SRAM X.O. build and upgraded parts weighs in at 28 lbs without pedals.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gran Fondo LA hosted by Colnago America this weekend, June 25th and 26th!

Colnago America is hosting it's FIRST Gran Fondo Los Angeles event this year, and it looks to be close to a sold out event.

 "'Gran Fondo' means 'Big Ride' in Italian.
Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events – not races – that are immensely popular in Italy.  Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists, and tens of thousands of riders of all abilities participate."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Le Tour de France, eat your heart out!

Photo courtesy of Le Tour de France Facebook fan page.


FedEx surprised us today with a couple of goodies from Scott-Sport. We knew it was going to be exciting to see these arrive,

 but actually having it here in front of us is even more breathtaking than we had imagined!

Le Tour de France stage routes and metrics!

For those of you who are into the metrics of rides, check out this setup on This is a full layout of Le Tour de France with the metrics of each stage!

Follow this link here: Strava Tour de France Stages

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bike Crash during Criterium du Dauphine

Normally, you would think that we as cyclist would only have look out for cars, bad pavement, and other cyclist during our ride or race. Guess during Criterium du Dauphine, cows are something to look out for as well!

Winner of the Criterium du Dauphine, Brandly Wiggins of Team Sky!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time RX Instinct Black Review - BikeRadar

Time is one of the few companies left on the market right now that still manufactures their own frame in their country of origin. This means that their frames are all hand made in France, not somewhere else and packaged in France. Here's some insight from BikeRadar about Time's RX Instinct.

The RX Instinct is Time’s sportive-focused variant within its RX range.
With Time giving the range a complete revamp over the last two years, we had concerns that one of our favourite all-round race machines could be compromised by complex carbon shapes and new tube designs.