Friday, February 27, 2015

The Flash-Mob London Commute

How was your ride this morning?

We can't all ride le Tour de France, but every cyclist deserves a little celebration, Done!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Best just got better

Rim brake or disc, the new Aeolus line cuts weight and adds width, all while bringing TLR to the fastest wheels on the planet.

  • The New Aeolus D3 TLR clinchers internal width is increased to 19.5mm while keeping the same proven D3 Dual Directional Design profile that makes them the fastest wheels available. The wider profile better supports wider tires and offers a more comfortable, compliant ride.
  • Aeolus wheels are lighter, up to 110 grams lighter for the Aeolus 5 D3 TLR. Much of the weight savings is seen in the rim through design and further refinement of the layup but additional savings are had in the carbon wrapped hub shell.
  • Disc brake options for the 3’s bring the power and confidence of disc brakes to the Aeolus line. Interchangeable axles future-proof these wheels as they are adaptable to fit almost any bike. The rim brake models have been approved for Swiss Stop Black Prince Carbon pads under approved conditions to aid with braking performance in difficult conditions
  • The Aeolus TLR clinchers are tubeless ready making them even more versatile. The puncture protection offered by running a tubeless setup, coupled with the performance and confidence gains by being able to run lower pressures and increase traction and cornering capabilities make the Aeolus D3 TLR wheels all the more versatile. The Aeolus D3 TLR brings the safety and confidence of TLR puncture protection to performance carbon race wheels.
  • Carbon shell hubs, DT Swiss internals, and a 36 tooth star ratchet keep these wheels rolling smooth and precise, and at the ready with 36 points of engagement.
  • Made in Waterloo, Wisconsin- All of the Aeolus wheels are made at the headquarters in Waterloo, WI. A short walk through a single hallway takes you from the product conception to the finished product. All Aeolus wheels are designed, manufactured, drilled, and laced under one roof, here in Waterloo, WI.
  • Aeolus D3 TLR – available in 3,5,7,9
  • Aeolus D3 Tubular – available in 3,5,7,9
  • Aeolus D3 TLR Disc – available in 3

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The PM rides a Baum

The Prime Minister of Australia rides a bike made by Darren Baum of Baum Cycles.

Tony Abbott rides a Baum in Cadel Evans Peoples Ride
Tony Abbott rides the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Peoples Ride on his Baum

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The 'Curley Bar' Trek Domane Koppenburg from TDU

This third ranking World XC rider chose the Trek Domane Koppenburg for the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under World Tour...

...apparently Australia's roads are a bit rough?

This Aussie rider (of the dirt) took it to the road with a fervour, and placed well over all stages. It's almost laughable and embarrasing that the Trek Factory Racing website hardly mentions McConnell, and went as far as to not even acknowledge his name in the final placings or in the lineup .... SHAME! Dan placed highly and consistently and highest of TFR overall in 26th place.
Dan's result from his first ride in a World Tour event - Not Too Shabby!
You're an Australian Champion Dan McConnell. Read about his Trek Domane Koppenberg here...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mick Rolls through the feed zone in the Peleton

The 2015 Australian Road Nationals | Michael England

Michael England

Local Gladstone Cyclist has unfinished business, a notch missing from his cycling career top tube:

The Australian Road Cycling National Championships.

Mick is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, but put him on a bike in a competitive setting and he is transformed into a ferocious competitor; his nickname Turbo, has something to with his incredible athletic ability; he'll just keep winding it up to decimate the opposition. Amazingly he does this in the friendliest way, and it's almost as though he's done you a favour in winning. 
Sunday, January 11, 2015, he'll line up with the international cycling elite to test his mettle. When I spoke to him about it, he just said, "It's just something that I haven't done." When you take into account he'll be on the start line in Ballarat with the likes of Cadel Evans, Richie Porte (recently touted as the strongest cyclist in the world right now), and Michael Rogers, et al, you get a feeling for how humble Mick is.

After 183.6km and 18 Laps over Bunningyong.... Who knows? He just may surprise everyone.

Michael England will contest the 2015 Road National Championships on Sunday. Read more...
Packed and ready....
The Mens Elite Start list is here....
The Television coverage can be found here....  TV Guide here....
Tomalaris and Vogels preview the race here....
Bunninyong weather is here....
Live tracking here....
Cadel Evans signs on....

Richie Porte, Michael Rogers et al, Big Names sign on....

10 mins to go....

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Mick will be ably supported by Paul Andrews.
He will ride a


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