A day in the life of Madison Genesis’s Mechanic Ross Dingley. Footage from this year’s Tour Series. We are heading to the Torquay round of this, next week. Look forward to bringing you some nice imagery and coverage of the round.
The fourth film in the Saxo Cycling series presents Saxo-Tinkoff’s head chef - Hannah Grant.
In this exclusive film Hannah Alexandra Grant talks candidly about her love for preparing food for the riders. The impeccable high standards her gourmet trained eyes demand from the fresh produce delivered to the kitchen team truck every day, and how team family bonds are connected through the very thing that make the wheels spin. Real food.
The Hannah Alexandra Grant video is the latest in the series of films featuring riders and personnel from Team Saxo-Tinkoff. Riders included in the series up until the 100th. Tour de France are Michael Rogers, Nicolas Roche, Alberto Contador and Team Mechanic Faustino Munoz Cambron. The Saxo Cycling series has previously featured Matti Breschel, Daniele Bennati, Roman Kreuziger and Takashi Miyazawa.
I’m hoping that BMX Friday is slowly becoming an institution, in a good way of course! There was something missing up until this point and I hadn’t noticed. I’ve never posted a video of ladies ripping it up. Headset Press is all about inclusivity in cycling – no matter the discipline – here we have just that and to be honest some BMX radness! Check out more over at Yeah Zine, especially if you’re a lady of BMX. Click here ladies.
Always happy to get a message off these guys, VANDEYK, their latest bike is Machine for Riding and yet again it’s another stunner. This carbon machine was; built in collaboration with Formula 1 proven engineer Ralf Brand and fully handcrafted in Germany by our partner ax-lightness to deliver the very finest in carbon fibre technology. The core of this asphalt machine is the carbon fibre frame, with a frame weight of 870 gr in size 56, painted in highest grade liquid paint. Engineering and material selection is focused on an excellent stiffness to weight ratio, including a bold bottom bracket area as well as a tapered 1,5″ fork. Built for electronic shifting with fully integrated wiring. But there is a frame option for mechanical gruppos also available.
They also have this to say, which I think sets them apart really; The creative concept of the collection is all about form and function in spiritual union. “Focussing on minimalism and technical beauty, the core design vocabulary of the collection introduces a machine ‘code’ to which all key design elements are translated – going as far as the downtube logo. Art and machinery. No interruption, just a unity of machine hieroglyphic language and pure bicycle form. A pure and balanced connection between rider and road – the MACHINE FOR RIDING. Check out more here.
Locks are fairly utilitarian objects at best, with only a few exceptions, that offer aesthetics in the deal, and mostly for good reasons. The ORTRE BI5 lock seems to be a good exception – and still remain utilitarian – not an easy task for a lock. They also admit it’s not meant to be heavy duty either… “when your away from your bike for just a short time, or perfect as a supplementary lock.” I can agree with that. Check out more here and order here.
Here’s a film of the 100th Anniversary of “Subida à Glória” bicycle race in Lisbon, Portugal where entrants raced up the 265 metre, 17% incline funicular railway! Winner Ricardo Marinheiro managed the Climb to Glory in 39 seconds.
Kervy bags are designed and handmade in Bristol. Based upon a bag from the Andes, and best worn across the body. Designed with cycling in mind, they are great for all lighter travel and anyone seeking a fashionable alternative to backpacks.
Kervy also undertake personalised commissions for individuals and companies, so you can personalise your design and choose custom fabrics to suite your own style. To find out more about Kervy or to order one for yourself head to www.kervy.net
Erik Jonsson of the The 5th Floor has created a great website to showcase his photography of their road/track cycling adventures. Whether that be a group ride, local race or popping to the shops. The site already has some great snaps and serves as a nice inspiration board to get out on the bike. Go and take a look! buildriderinse.com
Late last year I made a prediction that All Road bikes would become a bigger thing. Giant seem to think so too, they made a bike called the Anyroad and it’s been available in Taiwan for some time. They are now going to trial it [tentatively sell it] in North America (somebody at Giant can see the global potential). I’m a huge fan of the All Road concept. I don’t really like the aesthetics of Giant’s bike though, it looks a little too pedestrian…
The bike pictured is from the Taipei Bike Show, it’s made by an OEM company called Asahi Bike. Unlike the Giant Anyroad, this looks a lot more aggressive – and I don’t mean the paint job. So in theory some bike company could be ordering these? I really hope this bike category grows, it has a lot of potential.