For the adventure seeking, trailblazing, bikepacking enthusiasts, the Rocky Mountain Sherpa is, undoubtedly, the perfect companion. Equipped to endure various terrains and comfortably carry your gear, the Sherpa debuted at Sea Otter 2014 sporting a gold Tibetan Snow Lion paint scheme.
At Big Ring Cycles, we're all about custom bikes. We love the process, from the initial consultation, to the build, and finally the point in which we deliver an person's dream bike. Our latest fully custom build is for one of our favorite customers, and one of the most pleasant individuals to be around out there, Miss Prilla.
Our very first 2015 Cannondale Slice made its way out to the floor recently, and we couldn't be more excited about how it turned out. As with every Cannondale bike, the Slice maintains a perfect blend of comfort and performance. Spec'd with the new Shimano 105 11-speed drive train (which includes the new direct-mount caliper brakes), a FSA Gossamer crankset, with a Vision cockpit, and only coming in at $2700, the Slice 105 is a great deal. Better yet, its low price point allows for easy upgrades, such as that new set of Mavic Cosmic CXR 80 tubular wheels you saw Cannondale Pro Cycling rider Ted King ripping on at the Tour de San Luis in January.
I recently came across an article floating around Facebook discussing an interesting list of 7 races that are no longer running, but should be. The article can be found here for your reading pleasure. Races discussed in the article ranged from the seemingly reasonable, such as the Classique des Alpes, to the utterly absurd and audacious, the Bordeaux - Paris, a 560km ultra-endurance race.
As the UCI World Tour kicks off, we're reminded of exactly why pros are pros. Tasmanian Richie Porte (SKY) demonstrates this with his incredible performance on the final kilometer of Willunga Hill during Stage 5 of the Santos Tour Down Under. With two successive attacks, Porte successfully dropped his opponents like they were amateurs, taking the stage victory and placing himself in second in the GC.
The entire 2014 road racing season seemed to be the "Jens Voigt Farewell Season," with every major race featuring the lovable German. He had several big moments this season, including wearing the coveted Polkadot Jersey at this years Tour, being in the break nearly every day at the Pro Challenge, and finally, taking the world record for the Hour. Here's to you Jens, we tip our hats. Courtesy of UCI.ch
2014 was a big year for the young OmegaPharma (Now Etixx) Quickstep rider, with several big one-day wins, as well as arguably the biggest of them all, the World Championships. His season had many noteworthy moments, but there is something fantastic about his victory over Peter Sagan at Strade Bianchi. Courtesy of PelotonMagazine.com
Sir Bradley Wiggins
Sir Bradley Wiggins had a stellar 2014 season. Most astonishing was his exemplary performance at the Paris-Roubaix, finishing in the lead group. Something worth noting as a former track star turned Tour de France victor. In addition, one cannot forget his dethroning of Tony Martin at the Time Trial World Championships in Ponferrada. Courtesy of RoadCyclingUK.com
2014 seemed so promising. Three prolific riders competing head to head over three weeks. It was going to be amazing. Would Team Sky continue their reign, or would Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) or Nibali (Astana) snatch the coveted yellow jersey off the British team's back? It was supposed to be a battle all the way to Paris. But alas, it was never meant to be. Froome (Team Sky) crashed out in stage 5, followed by Contador in stage 10, leaving Nibali to take the 2014 GC with relative ease, as well as leaving the rest of us with a relatively boring Tour de France to watch.