April 28, 2017
Some more info about the Jersey coffee cycling, and
This is the do-it-all-do-it-everywhere bike. Let’s say you find a shortcut to work. But that shortcut takes you through a winding forest road and up and down a gnarly bike track before dropping you out onto the concrete streets of downtown. This varied terrain excursion seems impossible. But not for Retrospec Bicycles’s UrbanCross Amok-16. This is the ultimate cyclocross commuter, equipped with 16 speeds, Shimano STI shifters, and cantilever brakes. The 4130 Chromoly frame is hand-built, tig-welded, and double-butted. This means you can zig and zag every single day and feel great knowing your bike is up to the challenge. The Shimano 2400 Claris 16 speed drivetrain with STI shifters is top-notch and almost exclusively on top tier bicycles because of their reputation for accuracy, control, and dependability. The shift function is integrated into the brake levers for a clean handlebar setup. Talking about handlebars, we put drop handlebars on this badass CX bicycle because we want you to be able to ride as aerodynamically as possible. The rear brake cable is routed on top of the top tube to avoid snagging fabric when carrying the bike. We’ve also stuck Kenda Small Block 8 CX tires on this beast of a bike for comfort and reliability. The unique tread disperses water so you grip the road where the road needs to be gripped. The sealed mechanism bottom bracket and hubs will keep mud and muck out of crucial bearings, keeping your bike healthy and safe so it can keep you up to speed.
The Colnago ACR Ultegra 11 Carbon Road Bike is new to 2014 and personifies everything Colnago has learned from building the best bikes on the planet for the last 60 years. Brand new for 2014 is the Colnago AC-R. Born from the now famous M10 monocoque frame, the AC-R brings legendary Colnago performance to the masses. Whether a victory in the Spring Classics or winning atop L’Alpe D’Huez in the Tour de France, the M10 has proven to be a winning design. The AC-R brings this same penchant for winning in an affordable package, with similar efficiency for the steepest climbs and comfort for the roughest roads. The AC-R brings Colnago’s nearly 30 years of carbon expertise to the AC-R with a ride quality that is uniquely Colnago. The same tuned geometry and quality manufacturing that bring Colnago riders across the finish lines of professional races worldwide can be found in the AC-R. Through smart design and world-class engineering, riders will no longer have to compromise ride quality and safety concerns on less-expensive carbon bikes.
Storck’s Visioner C Road Bike Frameset is the entry ticket to the carbon fiber world of company founder Markus Storck. This ticket affords you access to one of the Old World’s few remaining secrets: the unrivaled design philosophy that informs every frameset bearing the Storck name. Key to this philosophy is the idea that every cyclist, regardless of material, model, and size, enjoys the same stiffness-to-weight ratio. So the Visioner C shares numbers with the superlative Aernario, but with a little more weight. The secret to this ratio lies in the proportional tubing of the unidirectional carbon fiber layup, which puts a premium on front end and bottom bracket stiffness by varying the wall thickness in the top and down tubes depending on the frame size. This focus carries through on the seat tube and chainstays, whose girth minimizes lost watts due to flex in the rear triangle. The frame’s geometry features the same 73. 5-degree head and seat tube angles that are found in most sizes of the Aernario, which combine with the Stilleto fork for confident tracking on descents and punchy power on rolling hills or during sprints. Power doesn’t come at the cost of comfort, though, as the thick chainstays are paired with thin, cushy seatstays, so watts go into the road but the road doesn’t travel up the seatpost to your body. The Visioner is built for internal routing that accommodates mechanical and electronic drivetrains, so the frame’s clean lines aren’t interrupted with cables, housing, and the like. It also means that wiring to an electronic system’s battery and front derailleur is tidy and easy to route, and the battery itself has a dedicated position on the frame.