Archive for May, 2012


HOW DO YOU MAKE A CARBON-SPOKED WHEEL EVEN FASTER AND EVEN MORE PERFECT?

Well, we make pretty light work of it!

But what we do find difficult is to describe AUTOBAHN. Let’s start with a few keywords: propulsion, speed, aerodynamics, lightness, toughness and agility. The word “compromise”, however, does not feature at all in this list. In fact, we should remember that AUTOBAHN is more than just a round disc. AUTOBAHN is an uncompromising weapon – a weapon to be used in the fight against the clock. When armed with this wheel you will understand what we mean when we say, you’ll need to use this carbon wheel to find out how much faster you can go and feel the incredible, high-speed thrill it instills.” To put it another way, when armed with AUTOBAHN there will be no letup as you fly like a bullet towards your destination. But once you get there, be fair and give everyone else a chance to catch up!


HOW DO YOU MAKE A CARBON-SPOKED WHEEL EVEN FASTER AND EVEN MORE PERFECT?

Well, we make pretty light work of it!

But what we do find difficult is to describe AUTOBAHN. Let’s start with a few keywords: propulsion, speed, aerodynamics, lightness, toughness and agility. The word “compromise”, however, does not feature at all in this list. In fact, we should remember that AUTOBAHN is more than just a round disc. AUTOBAHN is an uncompromising weapon – a weapon to be used in the fight against the clock. When armed with this wheel you will understand what we mean when we say, you’ll need to use this carbon wheel to find out how much faster you can go and feel the incredible, high-speed thrill it instills.” To put it another way, when armed with AUTOBAHN there will be no letup as you fly like a bullet towards your destination. But once you get there, be fair and give everyone else a chance to catch up!

The debut journey for the Continental UK riders took them to northwest Scotland around a mysterious and enchanting region known as Assynt.
The debut journey for the Continental UK riders took them to northwest Scotland around a mysterious and enchanting region known as Assynt.
Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha) did indeed go to war with himself in the time trial turning in a credible performance but it wasn’t enough to not lose the Maglia Rosa by a mere 16 second to Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin – Barracuda) who rode a superb TT. Sixteen seconds after 91 hours 39 minutes and 2 seconds of racing. Rodriguez’s 2nd place is the narrowest margin in the history of the Giro since Fiorenzo Magni’s victory of 64 years ago.

Marco Pinotti (BMC) was the stage winner in 33’06″ at an average speed of 51.117 km/h

Ryder Hesjedal becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro d’Italia. Joaquin Rodriguez finishes 2nd and a very strong TT performance byThomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) moved him into 3rd ahead of Michele Scarponi. For the fifth time in Giro history, and for the first time in the last 17 years, since 1995, there are no Italians on the podium.

Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha) did indeed go to war with himself in the time trial turning in a credible performance but it wasn’t enough to not lose the Maglia Rosa by a mere 16 second to Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin – Barracuda) who rode a superb TT. Sixteen seconds after 91 hours 39 minutes and 2 seconds of racing. Rodriguez’s 2nd place is the narrowest margin in the history of the Giro since Fiorenzo Magni’s victory of 64 years ago.

Marco Pinotti (BMC) was the stage winner in 33’06″ at an average speed of 51.117 km/h

Ryder Hesjedal becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro d’Italia. Joaquin Rodriguez finishes 2nd and a very strong TT performance byThomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) moved him into 3rd ahead of Michele Scarponi. For the fifth time in Giro history, and for the first time in the last 17 years, since 1995, there are no Italians on the podium.