September 2012

We Recommend Girls Every Day

by editors on September 29, 2012

Casey Brown and Micayla Gatto show the world some serious girl action in this Shimano Saint edit from Anthill Films titled Every Day Girls. “That girl kicks my boyfriend’s butt. . . “

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Fashion Doping With 2XU

by editors on September 29, 2012

We’ve been hearing about compression for a while, but never had it spelled out as quickly and effectively as when we spoke to 2XU’s Brand and Sports Marketing Director Johnny West. He explained how the calf is improved with compression socks and went on to tell us that 2XU’s cycling kit (seen here) is currently illegal according to UCI rules (fashion doping?) That must mean it’s good, right?

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Season Three Of Behind The Barriers

by editors on September 28, 2012

Dive into Las Vegas with national cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers and Rapha Focus as he “prepares” for CrossVegas and races it kicking off season three of Behind The Barriers in style and victory.

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Trucker Who Killed Cyclist Not Charged

by editors on September 27, 2012

610775DaWayne Eacret, a truck driver who hit and killed cyclist Kathryn Rickson (pictured right) last May (2012) in Portland, Oregon will not face any criminal charges, according to a story on KXL.com.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office talked to witnesses and looked at surveillance cameras. They concluded there was nothing that Eacret could have done to avoid the collision and it was not clear if he could have seen her before he turned.

Another reminder to be careful around big trucks, because it doesn’t seem they’re required to be careful of cyclists.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance Oregon has a list of changes they believe should be made to help make sure this kind of accident never happens again.

[Link: KXL.com and BTA Oregon]

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Cycling In The UK Getting More Dangerous

by editors on September 27, 2012

113437683 338302CThe British government says cycling in the UK is getting more and more dangerous each year, according to a story in The Times.

The rate of cyclists killed and seriously injured measured as a proportion of distance travelled rose by 9 per cent in 2011. It was the third consecutive year in which the rate of death and serious injury amongst cyclists had increased. . . . The data undermined Government claims that it is becoming ever-more safe to cycle as increased numbers of cyclists take to the roads in Britain. The figures also provoked calls for an urgent inquiry into the apparent decline of road safety.

The most dangerous time to ride a bike? During rush hour. In other words, bike commuters in the UK are in even greater danger. Something needs to be done.

[Link: The Times]

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Cyclist Hit & Killed By Truck In Montreal

by editors on September 27, 2012

7268506Montreal, Quebec, Canada Police are investigating the death of a cyclist who was run over by a truck at what has been described as a “dangerous intersection,” but rather than looking into why the truck ran Tyrell Sterling over, they have announced that the 18-year-old’s bike “did not have brakes,” according to a story in the Montreal Gazette.

Montreal police Inspector André Durocher confirmed that Tyrell’s bike did not have any brakes, but said they haven’t been able to determine whether that contributed to the accident. Tyrell was killed when he was run over by a truck near the Lachine Canal.

According to the Calgary Herald, Sterling was riding in a bike line last week when a truck made a right hand turn directly into him. We don’t know the intersection, and weren’t there, but we’d say the cause of the accident was the truck turning right directly in front him with no warning.

In an even crazier move the local government “briefly considered removing the bike path that runs over the bridge.” Now there’s a solution. Have bike safety issues? Remove the bike lane.

[Link: Montreal Gazette and Calgary Herald]

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Perfect Bike Filmer Cam: Canon 6D

by editors on September 27, 2012

Want to make some of those cool “tracking through the trees with a shallow depth of field” freeriding edits? This newly announced Canon 6D may be the affordable way to make it happen, according to a post on Gizmag.com.

On the video side of things, the EOS 6D builds on the capabilities of the EOS 5D-series and offers full manual control over exposure and audio levels while recording video. Video options include 1080p at 30, 24 and 25 fps along with 720p at 60, 50, 30 and 25 fps. Continuous recording time is the usual 29 minutes and 59 seconds, and there’s 4GB automatic file partitioning.

The camera also featured built in Wi-Fi, GPS, and works with iPhone and Android app remotes. What more could you ask for in a camera that will sell for only $2,100. The 6D goes on sale in December. Save your pennies.

[Link: Gizmag]

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Knog Blinders Light You Up

by editors on September 27, 2012

Looking for USB rechargeable lights for morning/evening rides or commutes now that fall has descended on the Northern Hemi? Knog Blinders are a great way to go. Click the link to check them out.

[Link: Knog Blinders]

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Reynolds Launches New Pricing Policy

by editors on September 26, 2012

ReynoldsIn an effort to level the indy bike shop vs. Internet sales price war Reynolds is launching a new Minimum Advetise Price Policy.

“MAP is our way of extending support to independent bike dealers and creating healthy competition among Internet retailers.” Under the policy, all Reynolds products offered for resale are advertised at 10% off MSRP. . . “As the landscape of bicycle, bicycle component and bicycle accessory distribution changes, it’s important to adjust and pay attention to what our customers are telling us. With these new programs we hope to show our customers we truly support and listen to their needs. Reynolds plans to remain a mainstay in the bicycle industry through not only technology and name, but as a partner to our IBDs,” says Aguero.

Yeah, we don’t know what that means exactly either. For the official word from Reynolds, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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World’s Smoothest, Fastest Bike Change

by editors on September 24, 2012

Who what? According to the Inner Ring this is Quentin Jauregui switching bikes during a race. You may have to watch the edit a couple times. We didn’t even see it the first time.

[Link: Inrng via DC Rainmaker]

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