The 2017 Red Hook Crit season is about to begin and for the past few years, Alvise Zanasca has shown he’s a force to be reckoned with.
Chas is an amazing human. One that can translate his optimistic attitude directly to his bike handling. Stoked to be spending a few days with this guy in the mountains this week!
Stefan “Fish” Vis takes on the Berliner Fahrradschau’s “Last Man Standing” race.
Eric Baar is a man of many talents. He can wield both welder and a paint brush to many forms of materials. At NAHBS this year, he brought his 2016 creation: the Steel Aluminum and Titanium track bike. You should be able to guess which part of the bike is which, but I’ll give you the information anyway. Eric made the rear triangle of this track from machined titanium, down to the track ends. This is then bolted to the aluminum front triangle, using cleverly located and designed hardware. From there, he left it up to a bladed steel track fork to complete the tryptic of materials.
The final touch was a series of one-touch paint experimentations, all of which Eric lays down by hand. Follow Ground Up’s work at their Facebook.
Watch two of Mash’s most stylish riders rip the road.
Behind the Scenes at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Los Angeles
Photos by Eugene Kim, words by John Watson
Track cycling’s draw is massive in Europe, so you never know what you’re going to get when a UCI event rolls into the US, much less, Los Angeles. This year’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup took place at the on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills in their VELO Sports Center at the StubHub Center, drawing crowds that surprised. Eugene was there, in the pits so to speak, covering the events of the two-day World Cup. The most notable conquests that weekend were the United States’ own Chloe Dygert Individual Pursuit, the New Zealand team took home the event trophy, and French took home the 2016-2017 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup title.
While track cycling in the United States has yet to reach “Six Days” status, seeing an event like this land in Los Angeles is a win / win.
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Tioga Pass in the morning and a track bike. Rainier is a beast!
Our buddy Zo got tailed by Chrome in his hometown of LA and in Brooklyn while in town for the Red Hook Crit.
The 8Bar Bikes team made it to Milan for the Red Hook Criterium in the second installment of their video story. You can see the first half of the video in the related column on the left.