Category Archives: road bike
Morvelo’s Doorstep Epic – Tour de France

With the Tour underway (which has been a crazy year!), Morvelo continues their Doorstep Epic video series with George’s 284km and 4,000m ride. Which unlike the Tour was all happenstance.

Jul 7, 2015 Comments are OFF
Velo News: Not All Frames are Created Equal
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No, that $700 S-Works frame is not from the same overseas factory as the $3,500 original. Not even close. To partially prove a point and also educate internet consumers, Velo News took a look at a bootleg frame by comparing it to an actual frame in their laboratory. The results are interesting to say the least. Head over to Velo News to check it out…

Jul 1, 2015 23 comments
Strava Says Ride With Us

To the pizza shop! Or maybe the coffee shop? Kidding, of course. Here’s a nice video from Strava featuring some unique views from around the globe.

Jun 30, 2015 4 comments
Tyler’s Icarus All-Road Disc
Tyler's Icarus All-Road Disc

It’s not a cross bike, it’s a road bike with clearances for bigger tires. Sure it uses an ENVE disc cross fork, but the bottom bracket drop, chainstay length and angles are more in line with what many would categorize as a road bike. A road bike that likes to gobble up rugged and rutted roads.

The Bruce Gordon Rock n Road tires were the starting point for Ian at Icarus Frames to build Tyler his new all-road machine. He wanted hydro disc brakes and road gearing, which he may or may not swap out in the forthcoming months for a clutch and a wider range cassette. With a burnt orange paint and subtle Icarus branding on the downtube, Tyler’s bike has a confident stance without being overly gaudy. Keep it clean with the paint and get it nice and dirty…

Truth told, I’ve been wanting a bike like this for some time now and it was a pleasure being able to document it both for Icarus Frames and Tyler.

Thanks to Jonathan from Mellow Johnny’s for the build!

Jun 30, 2015 45 comments
Foundry Brings Us the Chilkoot Titanium Road
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These days, I feel like road bikes aren’t getting the love they deserve. Everything’s either “all-road” or cyclocross spefic, with disc brakes and massive tire clearances but there’s something to be said about a solid, race-inspired road bike with clearance for a 28mm tire.

That’s where Foundry’s new Chilkoot titanium road bike comes into play. Built using Foundry’s proprietary 3Al/2.5V titanium double-butted tubing the Chilkoot is both a road racing machine and a bike that will last for years on end.

Because a lot of people prefer Di2 compatibility on their bikes, Foundry added hidden ports to the frame and a clean, removable cable stop to the downtube. A 1 1/4” tapered ENVE road fork adds a bit of front-end stiffness for quick accelerations and the english threaded BB will ensure a creak-free ride.

Personally, I’m impressed with the Chilkoot. Road bikes are fun and this one in particular looks like a lot of thought went into addressing a much-needed market. $4,695.00 for the complete as shown with Ultegra 6800 or as a frame for $2495.

See more photos below and more at Foundry.
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Jun 30, 2015 2 comments
Rapha: the Longest Day Trailer

Here’s an interesting concept from Rapha:

“Rapha asked some of its riders to ride from sunrise to sunset across the reaches of the world, from France to the United States to Japan. One film crew flew from point to point to document the rides and learned that no matter where a long ride takes place there are common elements that unite.”

From the looks of this trailer, one of those common elements are insane landscapes. I can’t wait to see the full-length.

Jun 30, 2015 Comments are OFF
This is What Road Cycling Looks Like
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… in Central Texas, early-summer. I hope you all made use of the long days and open roads. We did a fun little century on Sunday, which took us by my favorite mid-ride dip. Josh had the right idea. Hopefully the trails are dry this week because I’ve got some shredding to do.

Jun 29, 2015 Comments are OFF
Riding in the Tetons with Mavic – Ryan Wilson
As far as bike paths go... this one is up there.

Riding in the Tetons with Mavic
Photos and words by Ryan Wilson

A couple weeks ago Mavic invited a group of journalists, athletes, and myself to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to put a few pieces from their revamped Ksyrium lineup through their paces in and around Grand Teton National Park. This was my first time in Wyoming and really my first time riding in the Rockies at all, so it goes without saying I was excited to see what the riding was like.

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Jun 24, 2015 15 comments