Meanwhile, back at the 2014 Vuelta a España, GC leader Nairo Quintana went down pretty hard in the Stage 10 individual time trial and turned the lead over to two-time Vuelta winner Alberto Contador.
He hit the side of the road off the pavement alongside a guard rail on a downhill which caused him to flip over his bicycle. (:24) After being tended to, Quintana got back on his bike to finish the stage. . . Prior to today’s crash, Quintana led the overall General Classification standings by 3 seconds. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) now leads the overall GC by 27 seconds ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). Quintana dropped out of the GC top ten and now trails Contador by 3:25. Germany’s Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) won the TT — a 36.7 kilometer time trial from Real Monasterio de Santa María de Veruela to Borja.
Industry Nine’s new PillarCarbon mountain bike wheels will feature rims manufactured by Reynolds Cycling.
“We evaluated everything we have learned about rim performance, made improvements wherever possible and then put the wheels to test in the Pisgah National Forest, the ultimate proving ground for mountain bike equipment,” said Jacob McGahey, Industry Nine director of operations. “And with over 25 years of composites experience, Reynolds possesses the resources, experience, technology and manufacturing ability to build rims that complement Industry Nine’s quality hubs and spokes.”
The PillarCarbon series features four new wheel models — “the Ultralite Carbon 24H 29, Trail Carbon 29, Trail Carbon 24H 27.5 and Enduro Carbon 27.5—for which Reynolds produced rims with hookless rim channel design, optimized inner rim widths and directional rim stiffness around Industry Nine Torch series hubs and spokes.”
Those who’ve actually used the GoPro camera that their mom’s got them last Christmas know what a nightmare it can be keeping all the pieces together. There’s the cords, the cases, the mounts. Never having the right piece was enough to make us mothball our camera for weeks at a time. But incase has a solution with their new Mono Kit.
The Mono Kit, an innovative silicone travel case that serves as a protective container for one GoPro® camera as well as batteries and accessories; the Dual Kit, which holds two GoPro® cameras and the Accessory Cartridge, the ideal travel bag for camera cords, batteries, mounts, housings and back doors.
Hear that mom? If you bought the camera, looks like you’re going to need to buy the case as well. They go on sale at Best Buy and Goincase.com on August 31, 2014. For the official word from incase, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
People For Bikes, the organization dedicated to improving bicycling in the United States, has a new partner in the form of our favorite on-bike food, Clif Bar.
The mission of PeopleForBikes is to improve bicycling in the U.S. by collaborating with individuals, businesses and communities. CLIF Bar recognizes that safety on American roadways needs to be improved in order to further encourage bicycling as a more popular mode of transportation. One key solution is developing protected bike lanes that provide physical separation between cars and bikes on the roadway. According to the Chicago Department of Transportation, cities around the U.S. have found that protected bike lanes increase bicycle ridership, reduce motor vehicle speeding, reduce crashes and improve people’s feelings of safety on those streets. CLIF Bar and PeopleForBikes have a long-term interest in working to bring new opportunities for safer, accessible biking in communities across the nation.
What’s it like to make 700 rice cakes a day, chase down the 2014 Amgen Tour of California riders and hand them out as “neutral human support”? Skratch Labs knows and they’re join to show you a little of it right here.
RydeSafe makes all kinds of cool stuff that reflects. The idea help cyclist show up better at night. Their stuff looks cool during the day time and reflects up during the night to make cyclists more visible. They’re currently trying to raise money (and sell buttons) with a funding campaign on Kickstarter. Check it out and if you want some cool buttons, that reflect, buy some.
We’re all kind of hoping the snow melts and the single track dries up a little so we can get out and hit all the high lines this time of year, but when the snow flies next fall, we might not be as bummed as usual thanks to Nism Snow Bikes. With the right set up you could keep riding all those trails all winter long. Want to help founder Royce McDaniel keep his ski bike dreams rolling click here for his Fundable project.
Want to see what it’s like battling with Mark Cavendish for a win in Stage 8 of the Amgen Tour of California? Shimano has provided just that with up close and personal footage from their Shimano Sport Cameras mounted under Koen de Kort’s saddle and on John Degenkolb’s bars. Nice to see that the pros dice around just as much as the Cat 3 racers at your local crit. They’re just better at it . . . and way, way faster.