Monday, July 31, 2006

Spy photos from Saratoga Springs

Some hot new photos appeared in my mailbox the other day. Ben and the kids have been hard at work.

Fierte CX


Sunday, July 30, 2006

New Arrival: Livestrong Atmos

Hot off the truck, the new Giro Livestrong helmets have arrived. These custom Atmos helmets carry the Livestrong badge and money from the purchase goes towards the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Come in and check'em out. $199.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Trek and Fisher Win at Nationals

Trek and Fisher mounted riders took home 3 National Championships last weekend in Sonoma California. The weekend began with Melissa Thomas winning the women's Marathon event aboard here brand spankin' new Gary Fisher Supercaliber. Shortly after, Travis Brown streaked through the finish line to win the men's category aboard his Trek Top Fuel 110. Sue Haywood rounded out the weekend by winning the women's short track on her Trek 9.8 hardtail machine. 3 bikes, 3 wins, pick your poison.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

New Arrival: Nike 10/2 Gear

Come in and check out Nike's latest 10/2 workout gear. In stock are women's tanks, capri's and shorts as well as men's knit pants. Prices range from $40-$50. All pieces are made using Nike's Dry Fit material and $1 from each piece is donated to the Lance Armstrong Fondation.

Tilly Wins!

Trek Bicycle Store sponsored rider Steve Tilford of Topeka won stage 7 of the Superweek cycling classic. Tilford broke away with fellow Kansas rider Brian Jensen and two others and took the win in the final sprint. Jensen is leading in the overall competition.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What's new at Fisher?

Fisher unvieled yet another new design. Enter the HiFi. Desinged as the successor to Fisher's popular Cake all mountain bike, it features 4.6" of travel and is said to be lighter than the Cake as well. The HiFi is packed with new designs. Not only is the suspension design significantly different, but the frame all sports an all new Genesis 2.0 geometry. For the full run down visit Cycling News.

Aaron Mock, head engineer at Fisher, adopted a design that visually is very similar to the immensely popular Sugar design. The swing link uses sealed bearings throughout and is spec'd with Fox's RP23 shock.

The HiFi uses a dropout mounted, sealed bearing pivot to make for buttery smooth suspension movement. The highly scuplted dropout has been optimized for strength and weight.

What's new at Trek?

The engineers at Trek have been working overtime. Last week they showcased some new dirt designs to the press. Trek's popular Fuel EX gets a slight revamp with a revised rear end on the flagship 9.5 model. The front triangle is still a OCLV carbon design, but now uses Trek's wide stance main pivot and asymetric chainstay/swingarm. Fox Shox and Forx handle the job of smoothing out the ride front and rear.

The most noticeable addition is a new above dropout mounted pivot. The previous design used the flex of the carbon fiber tube to accomodate the slight movement incured at the dropout. This designed caused a slight springy feel which effected the rear shocks spring rate slightly. So gone is the springy flex tube, replaced by a nicely placed dropout pivot.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

New Arrival: GF Caliber 29

We've been waiting for one of these little beautys for almost a year. Gary Fisher is making two models of this bike, the Caliber and Supercaliber. The caliber features 80mm of travel in the front and back. A Rock Shox Reba handles the duties up front. Avid mechanical disc brakes gets you stopped in time and SRAM shifters and rear derailluer make for easy gear changes. After a quick test ride around the parking lot and over the speed bumps it feels like quite the bike. Supercalibers should be close behing.

The suspension design is identical to the 26 version visually. A Manitou shock controls the boingy part on the rear. Trek/Fishers hydroformed tubing is seen throughout.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

New Gear and George in yellow

George Hincapie took a late in the day time bonus sprint to move into yellow.

The new Madone 6.9 SSL, oh this looks quite nice. The first frame made of ture aerospace/military grade high modulus carbon fiber. This is the first sub 900 gram flat top tube frame. A flat top tube means shorter lighter seatpost. This model is Yaroslav Popovych's climbing machine. It's so light the mechanices will have to bolt lead weights onto the downtube so the bike meets the UCI's minimum weight requirement!

Giro also launched it's new Ionos helmet which can be seen on the melons of all the Discovery team riders. Posted by Picasa

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