Author Archives: "Kevin Rouse"

The New Road: Giro Looks To Change The Face of Cycling Apparel

11.23.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse Cycling’s regalia has changed relatively little in the past several decades. Sure we’ve seen the switch from wool to the likes of Lycra, Spandex and other decidedly higher-tech fabrics, but the stalwart combo of the standard close-fitting bib short and jersey has just about always been cycling’s costume de rigueur. And it’s

Video: Adventure Awaits

11.19.2012 //

Here’s what looks like a great way to spend the day in L.A. trying out a new pair of kicks. Unfortunately, it’s also perfect for serving as that little Monday reminder that the weekend is decidedly over, and going out to play unfortunately isn’t an option. Consider yourself warned…

Call to Action: Restore Red Hook

11.08.2012 //

Source: Red Hook Crit, Gage + DeSoto, Castelli Cycling WHAT HAPPENED? Our neigborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn (Home to the famed Red Hook Crit) has been left flooded and in shambles following Hurricane Sandy. Countless homes, shops, artist studios, restaurants, bars, and workshops have been devastated. Despite this recent hardship, the heart of this vibrant

Fresh: 2013 Knog Lights and Locks

11.08.2012 //

Knog gives some industrial-design love to their smart, new line of locks and commuter lights. By Stephanie Nitsch Design plays a big part in this little bike industry of ours. Multi tools and helmets are, from an industrial-design standpoint, nearly as tricked out as frames and wheelsets. By comparison, little thought ever goes into beautifying

Open Letter: Greg LeMond Launches a Salvo at UCI President Pat McQuaid

10.24.2012 //

Photo: Greg LeMond, three-time Tour de France winner and cycling legend in his own right, has just launched a damning missive aimed at cycling’s international governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and more specifically its current president, Pat McQuaid, and former president and current honorary member Hein Verbruggen. While specifically targeting the UCI’s

Finessing The Fondo: Finding The Flow At The 4th Annual Levi’s Gran Fondo

10.03.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse It wasn’t destined to be your standard Saturday ride. The fact that the start line was positioned in front of nearly 7500 people basically guaranteed that. But, if there were any room for doubt, it was quickly erased when just about 60 miles into the day’s route, Tom Ritchey and his wife

Fresh: Scrappers DVD

09.28.2012 //

Paved contributor Michael DiGregorio is a man of many facets. In between covering World Cup cyclocross events and interviewing the likes of Daniel Mangeas for Paved, DiGregorio works on a multitude of different projects, whether it be writing for other publications such as Hustler (they really do publish interesting stories…) or writing and producing for

Serotta Celebrates 40 Years With Its Ultimate Ride Contest

09.26.2012 //

As Serotta celebrates it’s 40th year of making hand-crafted bikes, in lieu of commemorating four decades with a few platters of cold cuts and a DJ, they’ve elected to give away a brand new Serotta. How does one get one’s hands on said Serotta? Simple. Just upload a story of your favorite ride, trip, or

Spotlight: BMC timemachine TMR01

09.24.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse Photos: Anthony Smith and JP Van Swae Halfway through the presentation of the TMRO1 at the BMC booth at this year’s Interbike trade show, I’d made up my mind. This thing was sexy. And, as Andrew James, Road Product Manager from BMC, extolled the bike’s technical virtues, I’d also decided that this

Tales From The Road, Part One: Specialized Bicycles’ #ridetovegas

09.14.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse It started as most of my trips do—catching a cab, and hopping on a plane. Where it started to diverge from ‘most trips’, however, was when I arrived at the Specialized Salt Lake City Distribution Center and learned that, over the course of the next six days, we’d be riding farther than

Spotlight: UBC Composites Coren

09.08.2012 //

Sure at around 25,000 euros, the Coren, an urban bike from Formula 1 composite-wizards UBC, may be just a smidge outside of the realm of affordability. But aside from the astronomical price tag, it’s hard not to appreciate the bike’s rather striking form. The bike’s unique, industrial-looking frame is constructed from T1000 high-modulus carbon fiber,

Theater Thursday

09.06.2012 //

Despite the fact that the mercury is still riding rather high in the thermometer in many places around the U.S., cyclocross season is officially upon us. So as we finish out these last days of warm weather, sit back and get amped for this year’s season with Kona Bicycles’ latest edit, which details why, exactly,

Gran Fondo Hincapie To Commemorate George’s Epochal Career

09.05.2012 //

George Hincapie bid farewell to the professional peloton at the conclusion of this year’s America’s Pro Cycling Challenge after a 19-year career. He did do as one of the most accomplished elder statesmen ever to grace the sport’s ranks. He also did it in a style that spoke to the ever-constant qualities that defined his

Theater Thursday

08.30.2012 //

We’ve always enjoyed the idea behind the Artcrank poster show series and have even graced our walls a poster or two ourselves, so for this week’s Theater Thursday, we’re excited to present an inside look at the creation process behind each and every Artcrank poster. Filmed by Royal Antler for the REELS X WHEELS film

Paved Magazine Reader Survey

08.29.2012 //

We are giving two randomly-chosen (and very fortunate) people who fill out our Reader Survey these limited-edition Paved road kits, courtesy of the nice folks at Castelli. Why a reader survey? We want to hear your thoughts so that we can make the best damn cycling magazine possible. Fill out the survey, and you could

Spotlight: Faraday Porteur

08.09.2012 //

Upstart company Faraday has already made a big splash with its Porteur townie. Originally conceived as an entry in the Oregon Manifest competition the newly formed San Francisco-based company has launched the production version of the Porteur on the crowd-raising site, Fully funded just a week into the campaign, we’re not exactly surprised.Why? It’s

Theater Thursday

08.09.2012 //

Sure, we’re all about sharp-witted dialogue and multi-layered plot development. Well, this week’s edition of Theater Thursday has none of that. What it does have is frame after frame of mindblowingly idyllic scenery that’s guaranteed to inspire you to get out and ride. Many thanks to Prolly (if you don’t follow his site, you should)

Pizza, Bikes And Music: A Ruota Libera

07.30.2012 //

Folks in Northern California will be treated to an afternoon with some of the finest craftsmen in the country at the second annual A Ruota Libera, or ‘freewheel’, in Italian.

Chrome Industries Introduces the Fixed Free Series

07.25.2012 //

Be it a 12-pack or a semester’s load of three-ring binders, Chrome’s new Fixed Free series should have no problem encompassing the load. Chrome’s two newest bags feature extra-wide mouths for easy stowage of a surprising array of…stuff.

Theater Thursday

07.05.2012 //

This week, here’s a look at one of London’s biggest cycling events, the Nocturne, which took place last month. With a nighttime criterium featuring Europe’s best and penny-farthing and folding-bike races, what’s not to love? London Nocturne 2012: Behind the Scenes

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