Rapha: Pro Team Softshell Jacket
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It’s almost time for those long, slow, cold and sometimes wet, base miles. With road season near and there being just enough time for some last minute holiday shopping, Rapha introduces their Pro Team Softshell Jacket, designed to help you brave the elements.

See more details and availability at Rapha.

Dec 14, 2014 No comments yet
Mavic 125 Ans Seven Axiom SL Auction
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Remember that Mavic 125 ANS project I covered earlier this year? Well, bike by bike, they’re hitting eBay via the Pro’s Closet.

Check out more information below!

Mavic is proud to offer this limited edition Seven Axiom SL with our Ksyrium 125th Anniversary wheel-tyre system and Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components. The Seven Cycles x Mavic 125th Anniversary Axiom SL is part of a collection of bikes designed and built to celebrate the 125th year that Mavic has been your trusted partner in cycling. This bike has a stunning gloss and matte black paint scheme with subtle touches of the famous yellow that Mavic is known for.

The winner of the auction will also receive two special edition Sportwool™ jerseys from Rapha. One autographed by Olympic medallist, American National Champion and Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney and the other by 12-time national champion, world championship medalist and an Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney. Feature story and video can be viewed here.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and their efforts to offer programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today. More information can be found here. Every Victory Counts!

Special thanks to Seven Cycles, Shimano, Rapha, The Radavist and The Pros Closet for making this bike and auction possible. All images provided by John Watson at ‘The Radavist’.

Specifications:

Frame/Fork – Seven Cycles Axiom SL Road Frame with Carbon Fork
Wheels/Tyres – Mavic Ksyrium 125th Anniversary Edition
Components – Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed (Crank – 172.5, Cassette – 11-25)
Headset – Chris King NoThreadSet
Stem – Seven Cycles Titanium (110mm)
Bar – Seven Cycles Road (42cm center-to-center)
Seatpost – Seven Titanium
Saddle – fi’zi:k Airione k:ium
Pedals – Mavic Zxellium SLR Pedals

Geometry:
Top Tube Length 54cm
Seat Tube Length (c to c) 52.5cm
Chainstay length 410mm
Head and Seat Tube Angles 73deg

Dec 12, 2014 1 comment
Fizik’s Custom Saddle Designer
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I don’t want to say this is a new feature, because I’m not sure how long it’s been out, but in the vein of Nike iD and other customizable products, Fizik has a saddle customization application on their website. Match virtually any of their saddle shapes to a spectrum of colors and tones.

See more at Fizik.

Dec 11, 2014 4 comments
I Love Berkeley Supply!

Eli, aka “extra cream cheese”, is one of the absolute nicest dudes you’ll ever meet. That is, if you happen to go to his shop in Denver, Berkeley Supply. His store sells only made in the USA apparel and even though Eli doesn’t talk about here, or show it for that matter, he’s got one of the sickest bikes from NAHBS last year too!

I hope you’re still riding your Avery County Cross dude.

Keep killing it! Nice video, Adam!

Dec 11, 2014 3 comments
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New Golden Saddle Cyclery Goods
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Los Angeles’ Golden Saddle Cyclery always kills it in the product department. They’ve just re-stocked some classics and brought in some new products. The Sean Talkington-designed DeFeet socks and Geoff McFetridge-designed shirt are my favorite and if you’re lacking on stem caps, they’ve got the full color spectrum to match your Paul or Chris King products.

Head over to Golden Saddle Cyclery to see what’s currently available.

Dec 10, 2014 No comments yet
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Save the NSC Velodrome!
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Track racing is one of the most unique forms of cycling because it requires a special venue and when said venue is threatened, the sport itself takes the hit. The NSC Velodrome is the only velodrome in Minneapolis and right now, it needs our help.

If you’re in the area, there’s a fundraiser this weekend but you don’t have to live in Minneapolis to help support track cycling. Donate at the NSC Velodrome’s Go Fund Me page and help re-pave this beautiful track. If you’d like to some some truly wonderful photos of this velodrome, check out Kyle’s photos at Tracko.

Dec 10, 2014 2 comments
The South Coast on the Specialized Diverge

I couldn’t imagine riding with a camera bag of that size, but kudos to these guys from Cycle Atlas for hauling their own load. You rarely see that these days, especially with footage like this.

New South Wales’ South Coast is captured magnificently in this video and it really matches with how everyday people would use a bike like the Diverge.

Dec 10, 2014 5 comments
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Giro’s New Footwear Comfort Guarantee
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Buying shoes isn’t easy, especially when you’re staring down the barrel of a $200 – $300 investment. In order to make your decision easy, Giro is now offering a Comfort Guarantee on all their footwear, in addition to their full-warranty against manufacturing defects. This Comfort Guarantee is good for 60 days, that’s more than enough time to ensure your investment will work for you.

View the complete Giro men’s footwear collection and Giro women’s collection for the full line.

Dec 10, 2014 4 comments
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The 2015 Cinelli Bar Tape Line
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For 2015, Cinelli has a few new tape models hitting the shelves, along with two key collaborations with Mash and Red Hook Crit. Both the Chubby and Fluo tapes look great, but you can’t go wrong with the Mash Parallax design either! All of these new tape models are currently in stock at the Cinelli Winged Store. See more information below.

Chubby Ribbon

“Chubby Ribbon is like nothing ever seen before, 30% thicker than traditional bar tape. The super comfy feel is perfect for rough terrain or long distance rides and features an innovative hi-tech dual base compound. Available in black.”

Fluo Ribbon

“Features multi-density for comfort, perforated for breathability, and neon for safety and style. Fluo caps included.”

Mash Parallax Volee Ribbon

“The super versatile and grippy volee ribbon was chosen for the new Mash Parallax bar tape collaboration. The Parallax design is the brainchild of San Francisco designer and long-time friend of Cinelli Garrett Chow drawing inspiration for this truly progressive design from charts used to check the sharpness of camera optics.”

Red Hook Crit Volee Ribbon

“We chose the super grippy volée ribbon for the first ever bartape collaboration with our friends from Red Hook New York. The new tape performs great even in the harshest conditions like the epic downpour during the 2014 Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn.”

Dec 10, 2014 2 comments
FBM Raconteur City Bikes
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FBM has been working on their Raconteur city bikes for a while now. As a small, independently owned, domestic production bicycle company, it’s hard to front all the money up front for a full size run, so they’re taking pre-orders via a Kickstarter campaign. Pricing is more than fair, at $750 for a frame and completes ranging from $1700 to $2,360 so if you want to place an order, do so now!

Expected delivery is March 2015. These look great guys!

Dec 9, 2014 No comments yet
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