January 2013

Treasure Cycles: The New Old

by editors on January 28, 2013

Treasure Cycles
Looking for a brand newish original Chiementin-Cinelli Pista? How about a Masi 3V Volumetrica? Look no more. The crafts people (family) at Treasure Cycles have rebuilt these classic bikes and are now selling them on their website.

Once again, instinct and passion took over, and one frame at a time, one bike at a time, slowly at first and then very rapidly we started collecting a PK Ripper bike here, a Ciocc frame there, and finally some time later deciding that the cycling bug never really did leave us after all. And in this brave new world of Internet and treasure hunting and collecting, what better way to combine the two than to allow one to feed the passion of the other.

The bikes aren’t cheap. The Pista is currently listed at $5,750 and the Masi is $5,685, but they certainly are fun to look at.

[Link: Treasure Cycles]

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Specialized Recalls Four Road Forks

by editors on January 25, 2013

1359126364712-1Gq06J4Tf66Pq-670-75Specialized is recalling the forks on their “2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Discs” according to a story on Bike Radar.

All riders with one of these bicycles are asked to stop riding them immediately and bring them to a Specialized dealer, who will remove the fork and ship it to Specialized’s facility in Salt Lake City for inspection. Specialized spokesperson Sean Estes said most forks will not need to replaced, but some may have a 40g carbon sleeve installed inside the steerer tube.

Bike owners will get the fix if they need it and a $100 store credit for Specialized merchandise. Sounds like Specialized continues to do things right, except for the forks, that is.

[Link: Bike Radar]


Santa Cruz’s New Blur Aluminum

by editors on January 21, 2013

We still think the Brits say “aluminum” the right way. But either way you say it, Santa Cruz’s new “more economical” Blur looks pretty good in the hands of Josh Bryceland.

[Link: Santa Cruz Bicycles]


The Bloat Says Yes On Dope

by editors on January 18, 2013


Lance Armstrong Signature Skateboard?

by editors on January 15, 2013

Livejuiced-Deck-Mockup2-2Just in time for Oprah Winfrey’s two-part confessional interview with the Biggest Liar Of All Time former competitive cyclist but now banned for life Lance Armstrong comes World Industries Live Juiced deck. According to Oprah:

Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career. Winfrey speaks with Armstrong in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renowned cyclist of doping throughout his career. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer.

Wonder if he will mention this new Live Juiced skateboard? The graphic, created by artist Ron Lemen, features what appears to be a man in cycling shoes, surrounded by bottles of urine, with a syringe in his mouth, tying himself off to shoot up with EPO, baby. Saying you don’t skateboard anymore? Well, just think of it as a great wall hanger.

For a closer look at the Juiced graphic, follow the jump. It’s good. [click to continue…]


Interbike Hires New Marketing Director

by editors on January 14, 2013

SarahInterbike, today announced the hiring of Sarah Timleck to the position of director of marketing for the bicycle industry tradeshow. Timleck replaces Elayna Caldwell recently took a brand management position at SRAM.

“Sarah should be a great addition to our team,” said Pat Hus, Interbike’s Managing Director. “She has proven herself as an innovative thinker in the motorcycle industry and she brings a tremendous track record of putting on world-class events. There are many similarities between the moto and bike industries, and I think she will bring a fresh new perspective and really add to the momentum we’ve started here at Interbike.”

For the official word from Interbike, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Empire Club Downhill

by editors on January 9, 2013

This Empire Club Downhill edit almost makes downhill look fun. . .

[Link via VitalMTB]


Will The BLOAT Confess To Oprah?

by editors on January 8, 2013

20050920 103-318X408That former Tour de France winner we’ve renamed the BLOAT (biggest liar of all time) will reportedly sit with Oprah Winfrey for a 90 minute interview airing on Thursday, January 17, 2013 on the OWN Network.

In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career.

The good news is that the BLOAT may come clean on his past, the bad news is no one is watching the OWN network.

[Link: Oprah via Paved Mag]


Outside Magazine Explains Strava

by editors on January 8, 2013

Strava-Main FeWe all know how Strava has changed our riding (and the lives of those who love us) and turned us into temper tantrum throwing babies when we get a dreaded “Uh Oh” email, but in this Outside Magazine story, Tom Vanderbilt explains our obsession to the civilians in a story titled, How Strava Is Changing The Way We Ride. Here’s the sub-head:

A new social-media app for cycling has more than a million riders racing, cheating, and even dying for virtual supremacy over the world’s roads and trails. A recent convert to the cult explains how Strava is changing the way we ride.

And we’re all guilty.

[Link: Outside Online]


The Santa Cruz Factory Experience

by editors on January 7, 2013

We’re always interested to see how thing look at some of our favorite bike companies. Here’s a little look behind the walls of the Santa Cruz Bicycles Factory. Enjoy.

[Link via VitalMTB]