Category Archives: road bike
Going Just Because: Three Months of the Sierra Nevada – Ryan Wilson
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Going Just Because: Three Months of the Sierra Nevada
Photos and words by Ryan Wilson

Every year fall rolls around and the itch hits me. I know the days of many of the high mountain passes throughout California’s Sierra Nevada mountains are numbered. If we’re lucky they’d be buried in feet of snow for almost half of the year. It turned out this year was yet another unlucky one, but still I feel that push to go and explore the roads in my favorite mountain range while I know I can…

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Apr 3, 2015 30 comments
Kona Four Corners Teaser

Kona’s newest campaign takes you along for a ride through the Four Corners on four different bikes. From north to south, east to west, on isolated roads through one of the most scenic areas in North America. Stay tuned for more, with the first video launch being the Rove AL (north) on April 7th.

Apr 3, 2015 3 comments
The Col Collective: Col de Peyresourde

Michael from the Col Collective has continuously tackled some of Europe’s most difficult climbs, with this episode being the Col de Peyresourde. Still, when I saw that Crepe shack in this video, I wanted to see him eat something because I don’t believe he’s human! Keep climbing Michael, keep climbing.

Apr 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
Specialized’s New Zertz Command Cockpit
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Once in a while, a company like Specialized makes a truly innovative product, well before anyone else. I was both in awe and extremely jealous when I saw this contraption. Only compatible with the Zertz road bike, the Command Cockpit keeps the data where it needs to be, in your face. Smoother is faster, remember? But weight is most important. Specialized has won the “gram game” with this ultralight component.

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Apr 1, 2015 17 comments
I Wanna Go to Tassie

With all the trips to Melbourne I’ve made, I still can’t believe that Tassie wasn’t in the agenda. Next time for sure.

Mar 27, 2015 3 comments
Bell Helmets at the Spring Classics E3 Harelbeke

Bell continues their coverage of the Spring Classics with E3 Harelbeke, a race often described as a warm up for Flanders. Don’t be mistaken, this is far from a walk in the park. See more information at Bell!

Mar 24, 2015 Comments are OFF
The Col Collective: Col d’Izoard – Briançon

Here’s another video from the Col Collective, featuring yet another one of Europe’s most fabled road climbs, the Col d’Izoard. The climbing data is there, sure but the landscapes are what these videos are all about, in my opinion.

Mar 23, 2015 Comments are OFF
The 2015 Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge: Breadwinner
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Breadwinner Cycles was one of the brands that took up the torch, or tig welder rather, for the Rouge Roubaix Builder Challenge. Ira Ryan came out to St. Francisville with a stacked team, including Bicycling Magazine’s head editor Bill Strickland and a loyal customer Jake Rosenbloum from Asheville. Their selection was pretty much a shoe-in. When Ira began sifting through the applicants, he selected Hurl Everstone from Minneapolis.

With the Rouge Roubaix’s 40-ish miles of gravel and horrible road conditions, Ira and Hurl began discussing which bike would make the most sense for the race. Truthfully, both the Lolo and the B-Road would be ideal steeds for such an undertaking with their bigger tire clearances and geometries dialed in for all-road terrain.

Hurl selected a disc B-Road with Shimano Ultegra, Mavic Ksyrium Pro disc wheels, Pasela 28mm tires and Thomson bits.

… and as demonstrated, the bike shreds just fine.

The guys had an exceptional placement in the 3/4s, with Jake finishing 6th on his Lolo and Ira Ryan coming in 20th on his Lolo.

Team Breadwinner would like to thank Castelli, Mavic, Bikeflights, Hifi Wheels and Challenge Tires.

Mar 18, 2015 10 comments
No Plan B

While I was in the throughs of NAHBS and the Rouge Roubaix, this one slipped past me. See more at Rapha.

Mar 18, 2015 11 comments