Seeing a show bike in a booth, at a convention center is one thing but bumping into it on the street is another treat. While I was in LA, I met Andy, the owner of this beautiful robin’s egg blue Signal Cycles commuter. I had seen this bike before, at the 2012 NAHBS but being able to actually take it for a spin around the block, as I looked for a photo spot, was an honor. It really did ride like a dream and it’s been everything Andy asked for, and more.
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For 2013, Cinelli has many new offerings but the one release I’m most impressed with is the collaboration with Mash on a new SSCX frameset. I know a lot of work went into this bike, so expect these frames to be a great option for race season next year. Or just some off-road fun.
Giro‘s newest helmet design looks like the cross between a TT helmet and a road helmet. That’s exactly what the Air Attack helmet is. Read up:
“Giro, the cycling world’s design leader since 1985, announced today the Air AttackTM, defining the next generation of cycling helmets. With a systematic approach to design and wind tunnel–tested performance, the Air AttackTM offers reduced aerodynamic drag, light weight and tremendous cooling power. Taken together, these factors can help riders to use their power more efficiently, creating what Giro calls “Free Speed”. The Air Attack will be available in two versions – including one with a magnetically-anchored optical shield, with MSRP of $200 USD and $240 USD respectively. The helmet will be available in Spring 2013.”
Shown above is the helmet without the Carl Zeiss Vision shield, to see more, check out a video below.
Photos by Rick Anderson
All of Rick’s photos from this trip look great, including these two. I already commented on Rick’s Flickr that the second photo would be even better if the horizon and the shadow edge aligned. Regardless, these are great photos.
Here’s the full video from that teaser I posted a few weeks back. If you recall, 397,27 is the length of the Velodromo Maspes-Vigorelli. Thanks for sharing Marco!
While it’s not directly cycling related, Poler’s new product line is now available. Just in time for summer fun, the collection has something for everyone. Although the Mountain Tote is pretty clever, I like the Camera Cooler bag the most. See the full line here.
This photo was so good that I had to save it for Monday morning. Ezra from Fast Boy Cycles had the fortunate experience of watching his nephew for a week. To help time pass, he built him a bike frame, you know, because there aren’t many offerings for 8 years. Check out the full story at Fast Boy Cycles.
The 5th Floor guys just posted this new video:
“‘Hame’ is the fruits of a great few days spent with Angus Sung in my hometown and the surrounding Glasgow area. Hame follows myself and James Wright as we track out of Glasgow and into the Campsie glens climbing for the majority of the ride. The filming of it had a little more poignancy since its likely to be my last time at hame or in the UK for a while and I really appreciate Angus capturing that. It’s also a great opportunity to introduce James Wright who will be repping the 5th in Scotland. I did a brief bike check on his Kagero some time ago but you can expect to see and hear more and more on James as he flys the banner for us. Big shout out to Chris for being the driver on this one!”
While he’s no Lucas Brunelle, Crihs‘ race videos are always entertaining. I love the dark, grittiness of this 2011 Mash Vegas Drag Race footage.
Fame and Spear‘s photos from the 2012 Melburn Roobaix are looking great. They’re the first shots I’ve found online of the event, so head over to their Flickr to check the rest out.