NY Times: Feature on Track Cycling and Hold Fast Aug 6, 2012

I awoke this morning to see this article on the NY Times called How to Win: Track Cycling. No less than 30 seconds into the video, the rider slides his foot into a pair of Hold Fast FRS. How cool is that? I know the US team has been using these for some time now. Maybe it’s time for a special edition track racing pair? At any rate, check out the full article on the NY Times Interactive. It’s well worth the watch and read!

  • Spoon

    Worst media-player (loads so slowly)… I liked the different perspectives though. 

  • recur

    They’re clipped in too, aren’t they?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      Yeah, track racers typically use to forms of retention. A pedal + cleat and a strap to keep them from popping out in a sprint.

    • http://www.digicycle.net/ Tucker

      Makes me want to use two too.

      • http://theradavist.com John Watson

        Why? You’re not a 200+ sprinter racing at the track…

  • RussellPants

    I was about to order some Exustar Track pedals, seems like it’d be easier to clip/strap by yourself with the Hold Fast FRS than the double straps they come with.

    Either way, very cool to watch.

  • http://eb86oakland.com/ Snow

    Nice vid, great seeing Holdfast in the mix.

  • Michael

    I saw this too a day or two ago. Very cool! 

  • TJ

    This is so rad. I am so pumped to see guys on team USA rocking Holdfasts. How freaking rad is that!

  • Steve

    The real key to winning on the track is just to be British.

  • nik

    I took Try the Track clinic at Lehigh Valley Velodrome a week ago and saw that most of the pros had classic double straps held around a look pedal with simple zip ties.

  • Nik

    I took Try the Track clinic at Lehigh Valley Velodrome a week ago and saw that most of the pros had classic double straps held around a look pedal with simple zip ties.

    • Spoon

      Different strokes for different folks, different straps for different laps.