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2014 WorldTour Team Bikes

In addition to the rider transfers that occur during this time of year, teams often change bike sponsors. As you might have noticed in comparison to rider’s transfers, which is a game of musical chairs due to one and two year contracts, bike sponsors don’t change too much – at least for 2014 they don’t. […]

The 2014 Shiv road bike?

If you’ve ever gone to a car trade show you’ll see prototype cars that will never make it onto the highway. Known as “concept cars,” these are a rolling laboratory for ideas that might dribble down to other projects. They are also great for marketing as it shows to the public that they are always […]

Head Badges and Soul

I picked up the January issue of Bicycling Magazine the other day. When I say, “picked up” I mean purchased it electronically. As I scrolled through one article caught my attention – Badges of Distinction by Leon Dixon. It’s a good article about the history of badges that are placed on the head tubes of […]

Is the new SRAM Red group now black?

Spied under an Easy-Up tent at the Hincapie Spring series race was a new group from SRAM. The Black group is allegedly aligned with their Red components at the top of their groupo food chain. Obviously SRAM is staying with a color theme to denote their top of the line parts. Structurally the SRAM Black derailleur, Power Glide cogs and […]

Craig Lewis’ Specialized Tarmac SL3

Craig Lewis of HTC-Highroad has been amassing training miles on a new bike during his team’s training camp on the Spanish island of Mallorca. For 2011 the Greenville, South Carolina resident is aboard the Specialized Tarmac SL3 and for efforts against the clock, the Specialized Shiv. The Tarmac SL3 has seen a couple of modifications […]

Chris Butler’s BMC impec

Second year professional cyclist and Greenville resident Chris Butler is in Spain preparing for the 2011 racing season. As a member of the BMC team, Butler is lucky enough to have at his disposal the new impec model bike. In the recent VeloNews Buyer’s Guide, BMC discloses that the impec is made entirely by robots, […]