August 2013

Spy Gets Happy With The Cutter

by editors on August 27, 2013

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Our favorite riding glasses, the Spy Cutter have been upgraded and we couldn’t be more stoked. Few sunglasses that we’ve worn recently have given us the coverage, protection, and lack of hassle that the Cutters have over the past year. And, it appears that Spy President and CEO Michael Marckx is even more excited about it.

“We’re breaking away now. With its squared-off silhouette and sweptback edges, the Cutter is a performance sunglass unlike anything else out there: ‹a uniquely SPY style in direct contrast to the robotic look that’s been foisted upon the cycling world for decades,” says Marckx. “We set out to design a sunglass that would perform as the ultimate cycling piece and yet have the style and artistic sensibilities of a fashion frame, without sacrificing any of SPY’s patented technologies. We not only achieved our goal but raised the bar, literally, by adding the Fast Track lens system and our innovative Happy Lens in one beautiful, but hard working piece of art.”

Yeah, all that, but we just like the way the Cutters keep our sweat off the lenses and are so light we don’t even know they’re on. For the official word from Spy, follow the jump, or click here to buy a pair. [click to continue…]


Have You Seen The Pivot Vault CX?

by editors on August 21, 2013

Pivot Vault
Pivot Cycles has taken their LES technology and built a disc-braked cyclocross ruler that they’re calling the Pivot Vault.

It features new school cyclocross geometry with a lower bottom bracket height, slightly shorter chain stays and an overall fit and finish that will make a Pivot fan out of even the most diehard traditional cross bike fans. The Vault has it all! We started with a clean slate to design the most highly optimized, race tuned cyclocross bike ever created.

Oh man. This thing looks like a crusher. For the official word from Pivot, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Garmin Launches An Action Camera

by editors on August 20, 2013

Garmin, the company that lets most of us know where we are and how fast we’re going, today (August 20, 2013) announced the launch of an action POV camera that is set to go head to head with the ubiquitious Go Pro. It’s called the VIRB and it features ANT+ connectivity that will allow for live sensor data recording right on the video. The VIRB is on sale today on the Garmin website for $299. Click the link for the official word.

[Link: Garmin]


Photographer Jeff Curtes Bridges The Gap

by editors on August 8, 2013

It’s always nice too see a good crossover act. For years Jeff Curtes was the photographer responsible for creating the images that told Burton Snowboard’s story. Now, Curtes has moved to Australia and is beginning to shoot cycling. It’s something he thought he’d never do. Like many of us cycling was Curtes’ escape from his other life. Now he’s beginning to mix the two. Check out this Life In Focus edit from F-Stop for the rest of the story.

[Link: F-Stop]