Dan’s been one of my favorite people to watch from afar as he takes on his dreams. One of which was to race for Richard Sachs. He recently acquired his race bike from this year as his new ride and I can’t be more stoked for him. Head over to Bonedeth to find out the back-story.
Don’t do drills, shred the hills!
I love seeing photos like this, especially of Richard Sachs team racer Dan Chabanov. Follow BoneDeth if you don’t!
Here’s a video from last weekend’s Bubblecross, a cross race in New Jersey… Congrats to Dan Chabanov for winning the pro division (with a guitar solo). Also, make sure you check out Dan’s column on Peloton’s blog!
Photos by Dan Chabanov
I’ve always wanted to hang out with Richard Sachs at his home in Warwick, but it’d have to be before cross season, ATMO. Dan Chabanov has been racing under this legend’s name for a few years now and last week, he got to see ATMO’s digs. Check out the full photoset here!
“We’re gonna go race bikes for 120 miles and we’re gonna go up a wall and people are gonna yell. It’ll be good. There’s no point waxing poetics about it.”
Manual for Speed takes a look at Dan Chabanov’s first Philly Pro Race in a very informal piece, written by, you guessed it: Dan himself. I love MFS’ unique approach to cycling journalism, if for only pulling quotes like this:
“That’s kind of a stupidly large statement, but it’s true, and here I am. And I don’t care that it’s not the same promoter, and its a different Philly race and its a different course—that doesn’t fucking matter. It’s a pro bike race, it’s going up the Manayunk wall, it’s fucking Philly. For all intents and purposes, if it walks like Philly, if it smells like Philly, if it goes up the Wall, it’s Philly.”
Check out more Phillyness from the mouth of Dan at Manual for Speed.
Dan posted this photo up on his Tumblr earlier today. It’s of the new Stanridge Speed prototype track frame. Adam and Dan worked together on what I would call a much more practical geometry. The early name for this prototype is the “Highstreet Compact”. We’ll see if that one sticks. Personally, I’m more into compact lines on a track bike, rather than a low pro and this bike looks like a beast. We’ll see how it performs tonight at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard!
Photos by Emiliano Bronado
Everyone has their pick for the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn Navy Yard tonight but Dan Chabanov is always my go-to guy. Why? Because he’s humble, yet confident, motivated and driven. He’s also living the dream of racing bikes in NYC. Check out the latest from Manual For Speed, a profile on Dan Chabanov right here!
Photo by Dan Chabanov
Give me a street-thrashed track bike over a wiped and polished wall hanger anyday. Dan’s 2012 Red Hook Crit Brooklyn-winning Stanridge Speed track bike has seen some time on the NYC streets. Love this photo Dan, dead rat and all.
I’ve known Dan for many years and before he was a road or cross racer, he was a bike messenger and a photography student. This “shoot as you go” mentality has done him well and with a recent purchase, he’s been keeping his blog up to date with candid photography like this. You should really follow him on Tumblr and make sure you Ask him all the tough questions like “how can I win the Red Hook Crit next year?”.
Dan Chabanov will always get love here on the site. He’s a stand up guy, that enjoys beating up on other racers in the Red Hook Crit, as much as he enjoys a good split 7″. This shot from Manual For Speed is too good.