Mike Giant for Cinelli

Mike Giant was commissioned by Cinelli to design a limited run of RAM bars a few years back. Cinelli has a longstanding appreciation for artists like Giant, so it was only natural that Winged Store would meet up with Mike at his home in Boulder to talk about this collaboration.

Jan 15, 2015 2 comments
Do You Have Your Death Before Discs T-Shirt?
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Tired of the industry always switching technology up on you? Sick of hearing those squealing disc brakes on the cross course behind you? Or hearing people talk about how “cantis suck?” Don’t like the added weight? Or having to bleed them? Or maybe you just don’t need ‘em. “Cross bikes look so great with cantis!” What’s next? Dropper posts? Suspension? Full face helmets? Baggies? Where does it end? Downhill crossie races? Is it just too much? Why don’t the Europeans use them? Don’t fondo my crossie, bro!

Whatever the reason, I couldn’t help but be stoked on these new Death Before Discs shirts, even if, yeah, disc brakes aren’t so bad. Scoop up a shirt or a sticker pack at Death Before Discs and remember guys, it’s all in good fun…

Jan 14, 2015 14 comments
Baum Cycles: 2015 Rapha Tour Down Under Corretto Road
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For the 2015 Tour Down Under, Baum Cycles cooked up something delicious for Rapha Australia. A titanium Corretto road with Campagnolo Super Record 11 and Lightweight wheels. Along with the signature Rapha color bands, the head badge has a unique inlay. The complete bike is sophisticated, yet sporty with one of the cleanest profiles I’ve seen from this pairing over the years. Personally, this is one of my favorite Baum and Rapha collaborations.

See more below.

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Jan 14, 2015 7 comments
Wetness at Warp Speed

Winter in coastal BC looks incredible. Curtis Robinson hits warp speed with arguably the best soundtrack to any ride: tires on dirt.

Jan 14, 2015 6 comments
Gevenalle’s New Dirt-Ready GX Shifters
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Got a MTB you want to convert to a dirt drop machine? Genenalle’s new GX Shifters are a new component setup option for that. They’re compatible with Shimano’s 10 speed Dyna-sis and Shadow Plus MTB derailleurs, so you can now get cassette coverage up to 36T.

I’m seriously considering these for my Indy Fab. See more at Gevenalle.

Jan 13, 2015 22 comments
The 2015 Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge
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With the success of last year’s event, a bunch of us got talking and cooked up this idea:

Argonaut Cycles, Mosiac Bespoke Bicycles and Breadwinner Cycles are proud to announce The 2015 Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge. Each builder will bring a team of 4 to race in this years Rouge Roubaix. One slot on each Builder Team is up for grabs, and we want you to come ride with us! We are looking for a motivated, experienced racer to join each team. We could not think of a better way to highlight these special bikes than putting them to the test on a 106 mile grueling gravel race. Come ride with us!

Each builder will select one applicant and build them a complete Custom Dream Bike, and fly them down to race the Rouge Roubaix which takes place on Sunday March 15th in St. Francisville Louisiana. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and live in the USA. Applicants must also hold valid USA Cycling license for the category of the Builder Team they select and be able to travel to the race. Submission Deadline is Monday Jan 19th with the winners being announced publicly on Friday Jan 23rd.

John Watson from The Radavist will be on hand documenting the teams, the bikes and the race as well as other media outlets. In addition, Chris King is sending head chef Chris Diminno along to keep racers and media well fed during the weekend.”

Learn more at the Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge webpage!

Jan 13, 2015 11 comments
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Cyclocross Nationals Cancelled Because of Mud
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… well, not because of mud, but because of damage to Zilker park and its trees.

Although USAC’s site says the races today are delayed, sources at the course have reported it’s cancelled due to damage to the park.

Straight out of an Onion article, the irony here is that music festivals like ACL and SxSW cause more damage to the parks here in Austin, expedite erosion and in general, thrash the town, yet a bike race in a small part of a park that no one uses gets shut down by Parks and Rec.

… or we can just say it’s cancelled because of mud. Check out a BTB TV report going live in a few.

Stay tuned on Twitter for news, because I’m going riding.

UPDATED: the race has been postponed for tomorrow at noon!

Jan 11, 2015 15 comments
Thanks to Everyone Who Came out to Crash Nationals
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Last night was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout, or a better crowd, or a better afterparty. It was sleeting, freezing and people showed up, bombed singletrack, crossed streams and raced their asses off.

Beat the Clock Cycling and The Radavist are grateful would like to say thank you so much for everyone who opted out of the norm and came to a fun evening of racing!

Hugs and kisses and more photos to come.

Jan 9, 2015 No comments yet
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Mission Workshop LA is Open Today!
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Jan 9, 2015 No comments yet
SRAM’s XX1 MTB Group Goes Black
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Things are just better blackened. Case in point, the new SRAM XX1 black group. All that tonal range, minus the red and white accents. Sure to bring a reign of darkness to your most sinister steed, or something. Also as a new addition to the XX1 line, SRAM has a neat little plate that takes the place of your old front mechanism, as well as carbon crank boots to protect the ends of your crank arms.

See more in-depth specs and information at SRAM.

Jan 8, 2015 2 comments
Rapha’s To the Sun Capsule Collection
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Releases like these always make me miss the warm and sunny rides we have here in Texas, almost year round. Even as the temperatures are freezing currently now. The To the Sun Collection is Rapha’s latest capsule. Including sun sleeves, which are a summer staple ’round these parts, a lightweight cap and a lightweight, race cut jersey.

See the entire To the Sun Collection at Rapha and more information from the press-release below. Also, what’s up Tao!?

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Jan 8, 2015 5 comments
Tonight! Crash Nationals Trail Race
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Don’t miss it! It’ll be cold so dress warm, bring a good lamp for night riding and $5! If you have questions, leave them in the comments. We are leaving promptly at 6pm from the provided address, so don’t be late.

Jan 8, 2015 Comments are OFF
Stay Tuned for CX Nats Coverage
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Apologies for the silence over here today. With Nats here in Austin, I was out racing and shooting photos all day. I think it’s safe to say that everyone enjoyed this course. It had a little bit of everything and yes, it was damn tough!

I’ll post more once the dust settles, for now, here are a few…

Jan 8, 2015 3 comments
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CX Hairs: LIKEAVOS 2.3

If this doesn’t get you stoked for this weekend’s Nationals race, then you should check your pulse! CX Hairs delivers!

Jan 6, 2015 Comments are OFF
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