Thursday, May 31, 2007

Spy Photos of Cannondale's prototype Scapel

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Billy found this spy photo of the new Shimano XT Shadow (looks a lot like sram) rear derailuer. A fixed B-position will keep the Shadow rear derailleur body from smacking into the chainstay but will retain the necessarily adjustable chain gap. In some sense, the new derailleur design wears an additional hanger… which now makes for a derailleur hanger hanger?
Photo ©: James Huang/

Di Luca Takes Stage 12, Reclaims Pink!

24 May - The jersey changes rider but remains in the Liquigas family. Today Danilo Di Luca stormed to a spectacular win in Briançon and retakes the Giro d’Italia's overall ranking, taking the pink jersey from teammate Andrea Noè. The Killer perfectly controlled stage 12, an epic 163 km from Scalenghe to Briançon.

Di Luca made numerous accelerations to measure himself against his chief rivals; namely, Cunego and Simoni. Attacking on the Col d'Izoard, Di Luca was first across the summit GPM and put in a fierce descent to try and break the lead group apart.

At the base of the final steep ascent into a beautiful finish in Briançon, Di Luca again attacked. Only Simoni and Andy Schleck were able to stay near the Abruzzese. His final kick proved too much, and Di Luca takes his third stage of this Giro (including the stage one team time trial).

"Everything went well today," comments Di Luca. "I am satisfied with the way I managed the breakaway. Attacking on the Izoard, I was able to be in front for the descent towards Briançon. Tomorrow I will try to extend my lead before the third week."

"Danilo's condition has improved since the Northern Classics," explains team manager Stefano Zanatta. "Don't forget that Di Luca can count on his experience in the last editions of the Giro d’Italia."

Friday, May 18, 2007

The RockCrusher Classic, the third race of the South Central Regional Championship Series ( will be held this Sunday, May 20th at Noxubee Trails outside of Louisville, MS. This race is a double points race.

You can pre-register at, on Saturday, and Sunday morning registration will close before the age/class goes off. For more information go to

Questions email

Sunday's weather looks perfect for cycling, and attendance will be over 100, but we have room for more. If you have not pre-registered, just show up and register, beginning at 6:30 AM at the West Feliciana Sports Park (Entrance on US-61 1.3 miles north of the LA-10/US-61 red light in St. Francisville). Routes are supported with periodic SAGs, a sweep sag, and pastalaya meal at the end. Half the net proceeds will be donated to Margaret Moran's charities, and $5 of your $25 fee will go toward annual BRBC club membership.

The route map with Q=26 miles, H=53, M=64, or C=100 is available on the BRBC yahoo group website

And late breaking news from Gary Hutchinson in Thibodaux: The Best Western in St. Francisville may have a few rooms left if you call quickly 225-635-3821.

Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate...

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Asymmetrical rear rim profiles
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Aero shaped front hub body

12K carbon fiber rim with ultra light foam core
Unidirectional carbon fiber, rim to rim molded spokes
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tifosi Alpe Featured in Outside Magazine

The Alpe has done it again! This little piece is on its way to being one of the biggest hits of the summer. Outside Magazine chose it for its crisp optics and teenie price tag. Your small-faced customers will love it for adjustable ear pads and the fact that they have finally found a pair of performance shades that actually fit thier face!

Check out the review in the news section of the Tifosi website or in the special women's section of the Outside Magazine Summer Buyer's Guide on stands now.

The weather is heating up and so is the Tifosi Optics buzz. Check out these publications for some ink on Tifosi this month:

Women's Adventure Magazine Featured the Gavia with the EC Fototec lens in their May/June Issue

Velonews and Procycling Featured the Dolomite in their May issues

Road Magazine Featured the Pave, Gavia and Dolomite in the July Issue

All of these magazines are on stands now or you can follow the link to the in the news section to download PDFs from the Tifosi website.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Road Magazine Builds The Ultimate Daily Driver

Posted on April 1, 2007 5:29:51 PM


The SystemSix gets the nod for “the perfect daily driver”

We'd all like the opportunity to surf the web taking notes on what products we'd like to get our hands on in an effort to build the ultimate Daily Driver. Well Road magazine did just that selecting durable parts that can withstand the day-day rigors of club rides, training, and racing, but still maintain a pro team look and demand for performance.

Starting with the heart and sole of the project Road magazine chose the SystemSix frame/fork to hang an incredible selection of components on including Cannondale SI carbon cranks.

When it was all said and done the only thing that really matters is how does she ride? Here’s a sample of what the test rider had to say!

“The SystemSix is a perfect machine. It’s stiffer than you know what but at the same time it’s more comfortable than the down pillow you rest your little head on”

“Taking the SystemSix principles to heart, the engineering crew has created a race machine, a daily driver, a century rig, all without sloping the thing to death or extending the wheel base”

“The SystemSix excels in all areas. It climbs well with the aforementioned stiffness, descends like it ascends, and in a straight line it roll s quickly and efficiently, while at the same time reacting to and danger in the road or on front of you”

“The strongest aspect is the Six’s comfort”

“This would make for the perfect daily driver, all the while serving multiple duties based on your personal tastes and whether you’ll be competitive or recreational or both”

Take a look at Looks hard tail mtb. Very Nice...

Shimano might have seen too many Sram derailleurs. Take a look at the new 2008 stuff...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

What do you think of these new kits from M9, Which one do you like?

THE KILLER STRIKES BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Di Luca strikes again
Italian Posts Warning to Giro Rivals
By Shane Stokes and Gregor Brown in Liège

He’s been known as The Killer for quite some time and Danilo Di Luca gave a reminder of just how fitting that name is when he mercilessly disposed of CSC’s Frank Schleck to win today’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège classic.
The Italian Liquigas rider went clear with Schleck inside the final four kilometres of the race and looked to be under more pressure as they raced hard to hold off a large chasing group of favourites.