A hundred meters from the beach of Ézaro, where the Galician coast at its best, there is an ominous sign with the red warning triangle: thirty percent (30%) warns the board, then you directly ride against uphill over a huge rock.Continue reading “Mirador de Ézaro, the steepest climb in bike racing history”
After winning gold in 2011 with the SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD, the new EVO Black edition featuring the EVO Nano frame brings gold to Cannondale for the second consecutive year.Continue reading “Cannondale SuperSix Evo Nano wins EuroBike 2012 Gold Award”
Alex Zanardi (Alessandro Zanardi), the former F1 driver is a gold medal contender at the London Paralympics, eleven years after losing his legs. The 45-year-old Italian knows the track inside out from his days driving around it at 320kph (200mph).Continue reading “Alex Zanardi will be on a hand bike in Paralympics 2012”
The last generation of CAAD, Cannondale Caad10 2013, Cannondale’s most popular aluminum frame series, CAAD10 has a 1,050g frame. This is even lighter than some carbon frames on the market. Compared to the 2012 edition, the 2013 frame hasn’t changed at all, but there are more build options available.
Cannondale is producing award-winning CAAD (Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design) series of road bikes since 1983. CAAD10 is the current generation of Cannondale aluminum frame.Continue reading “Cannondale Caad10 2013”
Trek Madone 2013 series are coming with improvements to aerodynamics, weight, and stiffness. 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-series are OCLV carbon, while 2 series are alloy. The top of the line model, Trek Madone 7.9, at 40 kph in a 10° crosswind, claiming to save 25 watts over the prior model (distance not specified). In addition to the aerodynamic improvements, frame weight has dropped down to 750 grams (7-series) (from 915g to 750g, a 165g savings). Compared to the previous 7 series of Trek Madone, it cuts almost 200 grams from the frame and fork without diminishing ride quality or stiffness.
Trek Madone 6 and 7 series continue to be “Made in the United States”.Continue reading “Trek Madone 2013: Stiffer, Lighter, More Aero”
2013 Dura-Ace, Shimano’s high-end road groupset will be 11 speed. The new version of the groupset is also lighter and stiffer.Continue reading “2013 Dura-Ace is 11 Speed”
Cannondale’s high-end frameset SuperSix Evo now even lighter: the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo Nano frameset has a claimed weight of 645 grams. SuperSix frames are in Cannondale’s product family since 2006. The SuperSix Evo was launched last year. And for 2013, the new SuperSix, “Evo Nano” announced.Continue reading “Cannondale SuperSix Evo Nano”
On August 6, 2012, at 05:17 UTC, NASA’s Curiosity rover has landed successfully on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on Mars. The U.S. bicycle manufacturer Litespeed has been a contractor and consultant to NASA for projects that require titanium-intensive sub-assemblies including the landing gear on the Curiosity.Continue reading “Cycling technology is on Mars”
Peter Sagan, the young Slovakian rider of team Liquigas-Cannondale has made a Tour de France debut this year and won the sprinter’s green jersey. He used a custom-design Cannondale Evo, nicknamed “Tourminator” while achieving this success.
The US-based bicycle company Cannondale supplies bikes to the world-tour team Liquigas-Cannondale. For Peter Sagan, they have pulled out the stops with an impressive rendition of the Terminator (the cyborg assassin played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the classic 1984 science-fiction film) across the front of the team’s SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod. Despite Tour de France is a race where the very latest products are usually raced, the Liquigas-Cannondale team was on the current Evo, not the new and lighter Evo Nano. The new Evo Nano cuts about 40 grams using an improved carbon-fiber layup.Continue reading “Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo Tourminator”
I went to Verona in 2009 for a one-day vacation. It was late March. Verona is the city of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The city is also home to Chesini bikes.Continue reading “Verona and Chesini”