Author Archives: "Kevin Rouse"

Francesco Moser to Participate in the Inaugural Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia

07.03.2012 //

“The Sherrif” to Police the Peloton in Pasadena Francesco Moser, the third most winningest cyclist in history, will participate in the upcoming Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia in Pasadena, California, on July 22nd. Earning the nickname “The Sherriff” for his strong presence in the peloton, he dominated the global cycling scene from the early 1970s to

Liquigas-Cannondale Gets Ready For Le Tour

06.30.2012 //

Looks like the Liquigas-Cannondale squad snuck in a little fun before the the Tour.

Theater Thursday

06.28.2012 //

For your viewing pleasure, this week we’ve rounded up Rapha’s Rapha Continental: Assynt, a film that takes us through the First-ever Rapha Continental UK ride. Riding near the shores of Scotland’s Lock Assynt, the poetic narrative channels the style of the experimental radio travel documentaries made by artist and pianist Glenn Gould in the 1960’s.

Challenge! Rapha Rising: Circle of Death

06.27.2012 //

Now we shouldn’t need excuses to ride, it’s what we love to do right? But, we’ve all been there when another cup of coffee and the Sunday New York Times presents a bit of a roadblock in terms of unearthing the motivation to get out for a ride. Well, during July 15-22, Rapha is providing

Trek Introduces the Madone 7 Series

06.27.2012 //

Get ready to drool a little. Trek’s latest Madone, the most recent in a nearly 10-year product history, sports a raft of changes over the outgoing 6-series.

By the Numbers: 2012 Tour De France

06.26.2012 //

Sure, you know there’s 22 teams, 198 riders, and 21 stages, but the rest of the figures associated with the 2012 Tour de France are simply remarkable. So here you have it, the 2012 Tour de France, by the numbers:

Spinlister: Introducing Peer-to-Peer Bike Rentals

06.26.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse In my experience, there are few better ways to experience a new place than on a bike. Fast enough to cover some serious ground, and slow enough to take it all in, if I had my druthers, I’d have a bike with me on all my travels. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible

Rapha Signs on for Innaugural Northwest Juniors Classic

06.22.2012 //

Announced today as the title sponsor for the innaugural Northwest Juniors Classic, Rapha North America has chosen to support junior’s racing in the United States in a big way.

Theater Thursday

06.21.2012 //

*Bicycle Film Festival Special Edition* The Bicycle Film Festival started 11 years ago in New York City, and has come a long way since then, growing to encompass events in 25 cities in the United States and across the globe from Helsinki to Tokyo.

2012 Race Across the West Concludes with Record-Breaking Performances

06.18.2012 //

The shorter sibling of the Race Across America (See our coverage of this year’s start here) wrapped up Monday with new race records set in three different categories. Racers set out from Oceanside, California, and rode the first 860 miles of the Race Across America route, finishing in Durango, Colorado. A rider heads up Yarnell

Katie Compton Returns to Red, Will Race for Trek in 2013

06.18.2012 //

Returning to SRAM Red after a one-year hiatus, cyclocross star Katie Compton (that’s @KatieFnCompton on Twitter—use your imagination to replace the missing characters between the F and n in her handle) will also be riding for the new Trek Cyclocross Race Team for the 2012-13 season.

Mavic Introduces It’s Fastest Wheel. Ever.

06.15.2012 //

Take a look into the development process of Mavic’s new CXR 80 aero wheel set. The new wheel is the first to be designed in conjunction with a tire to specifically to function together as a unified airfoil in the wind. The shape and profile of each is specifically designed to pair with one another,

Theater Thursday

06.14.2012 //

A fresh edit from Rapha means some quality fodder for Theater Thursday. This time, the Rapha Continental heads to Java to rediscover the lost spirit of cycling on some of the roads less traveled. Rapha Continental “Java”

The Race Across America Kicks Off in Oceanside, CA

06.14.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse It’s a gargantuan order to try and truly comprehend the enormity of the task. In fact, it’s one that may only be possible several minutes before rolling across the line, when the thought of riding 3000 miles in just 12 days finally sinks in to full effect—bringing with it crippling amounts of

Giro d’Italia To Organize Two Gran Fondo Events in the U.S.

06.11.2012 //

RCS Sport, organizer of the Giro d’Italia has just announced two gran fondo events to be held in the United States. Part of a worldwide branding mission, the events seek to offer a classic Italian gran fondo experience. Dubbed the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, the series begins with two events in the United States. Events

Clif Bar Kicks Off 6th Annual 2 Mile Challenge

06.06.2012 //

Here’s an interesting tidbit: 40-percent of all urban travel in the U.S. is less than two miles. Well familiar with this factoid, Clif Bar has based an entire philanthropy campaign around it. Calling it the 2 Mile challenge, Clif is partnering with cyclists to donate $100,000 to cycling advocacy groups across North America.

New Belgium Ramps Up for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge as Official Beer Sponsor

06.05.2012 //

With the Tour of California done and dusted, it’s about time to start looking forward to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. And, what better way to do that than crack a bottle in tribute to New Belgium’s suds support (we’re particularly fond of their Belgo IPA at the moment) and take a seat and let

Cranking it to 11: Getting Aquainted With Shimano Dura Ace 9000

06.04.2012 //

by Kevin Rouse Dura-Ace 9000 Availability: Early September, 2012 Price: $2699 Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 Availability: Dec/Jan, 2013 Price: $4140 (apporoximate) Before the perennial naysayers and retrogrouches begin to argue the merits of 11 cogs, let me just start by saying that Shimano has been in the component business longer than most of us have been

Osmo Nutrition: “Live Long and Perspire”

06.03.2012 //

by Kevin Rouse I’ve been known to receive some strange things in the mail here at the office. Still, I couldn’t help but be surprised when I received a box containing a two-page press release, a canister of ‘Whiz Wands’ and instructions for a good ‘ol fashioned experiment. For those as befuddled as I was,

Video: Behind the Scenes of Spy Optic’s Tour of California Commercial

06.01.2012 //

Source: Spy This is a brief behind the scenes look into the now famous SPY Tour of California cycling commercial featuring Matthew Bushe and Mike Montgomery. Considered to be the most unique road bike action caught on film in recent memory, this short doco features unseen,crazy footage of Montgomery doing ridiculously sick stuff on a

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