Archive for March, 2011

If not just for the looks,
consider the technology behind the manufacturing of Oakley’s,
and check out the Oakley line-up at Precision Bikes.

And yet again……..
another beautiful speed demon at the shop!!!
This time she won’t leave the shop,
other than with Mark Miller….


The invaluable experience gained with DOGMA coupled with the grand tradition of Pinarello time trial bikes, and the new Pinarello Lab construction techniques SOE System (Simulation Optimize Evolution) contributed to the design of the new forms and the advanced technology employed in this extraordinary project. Compared to its predecessor, FM1, Graal has completely new geometries, steeper seat tube angles and a vertical seat post.

The new tube sections are created with computer, including the waves on the down tube, designed to minimize weight and maximize performance. The front brake is situated behind the fork, to further increase the aerodynamic coeffificient. GRAAL is available in two versions: one specififically designed for Shimano Di2 electronic shifting with cables run fully inside the frame and battery perfectly integrated into the rear chainstay. The second version, for mechanical drive trains, also has internal cables but no battery housing thus the chainstays are thinner.

To complete the project, we created a handlebar that perfectly integrates with the frame and forms a single body with it. The ANURA handlebar has internal passage for both electronic and mechanical cables to achieve clean forms and aerodynamics. Width 410 mm C/C and handlebar coupling equivalent 120 mm, 105 mm, 90 mm. Interchangeable extensions (various widths and tilt angles), adjustable in height and length. Adjustable pads. The GRAAL frame and ANURA handlebar are made of Torayca 60HM carbon fifibre with 1K fifinish and Nanoalloy technology.

Again, another gorgeous bike left the shop..

This beautiful film was shot by Jonathan de Villiers, a fashion and portrait photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wallpaper* and other places.

It gives a real insight into the life of a keirin racer in Japan, and the difference between the international sport and the Japanese version, which is one of the only state-sanctioned betting activities and therefore less about ‘pure’ atheleticism.

It looks like Villiers got some great access behind the scenes at races (which is very unusual, as they are very tightly controlled due to the amounts of money being bet) and at the state keirin school, where all prospective riders must go for a year’s training.

We’ll be riding tomorrow,

Saturday 03-19-2011

Roll out from
Red’s at

7:00 AM

Winds: 3 MPH SW

Temperatures: Mid 60′s

Chances of rain: 0-10%

Formula One-inspired machine launched at McLaren HQ

Specialized today unveiled the jewel in their road bike crown – the McLaren Venge.

The bike is the result of a nine month collaboration with the Formula One racing giants McLaren. It will be used in competition for the first time at Milan-San Remo this weekend by a select group of riders from Specialized-sponsored teams, including Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia).

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William Jones of 4th Dimension in action during Rouge Roubaix 13

(Photo credit: Adam & Erin Falgout Photography)

elite corsa italia biodegradable water bottle with italian themed graphics to celebrate italy's 150th birthday Italy celebrates 150 years of unity, and to mark this important milestone Elite has come up with Italia Corsa, a 100% biodegradable water bottle with enhanced graphics of the Italian flag on its 150th birthday. Elite has chosen the Corsa model to produce this special-edition water bottle, the same water bottle used during races by Elite – sponsored teams in the 2011 season.

This sincere tribute to the Italian colours really means a lot. Elite is an Italian company with headquarters in Fontaniva (PD), in the Veneto region, and it has always been a leading exporter of the charm and practicality associated with the made in Italy label around the world.

The Corsa Italia conforms to UCI guidelines. In fact, it has two types of openings, a screw top or pull top. This means that the top screws on like a normal water bottle, but if it accidentally falls to the ground and gets hit by a bike wheel, there’s a safety valve that lets the liquid out, and the rider can keep riding without fall. The valve is made from thermo-plastic rubber and the bottle itself has a low density which makes it “squeezable”, simplifying grip and irrigation. Like all Elite water bottles, the Corsa Italia is BPA free, without traces of Bisphenyl A, which is harmful to health.

Pictured above are Brian Lejune 1st and J.T. Winders 2nd and Sean Schnur (SS) 3rd in the Cat. 4′s. Sorry for the late pic but just received it. Again our thanks to Mitch Evans and Delta Racing for putting on a first class event so close to home.