Journal

What’s in my bag?

February 19th, 2019 - Joao Correia

I own a travel company, so it won’t surprise you to learn than I spend a lot of time away from home. Packing efficiently is key if you travel a lot, and I stick to a few of my favorite items whenever I’m on the road. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, once you prioritize quality and versatility.

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SRAM goes 12-speed with new groupset

February 6th, 2019 - Jim Merithew

SRAM has just unveiled what the media is calling “the worst kept secret in cycling”. It’s 12-speed, it’s called SRAM AXS, and we are busily equipping all of our 2019 Pinarello F10 team bikes with it. We couldn’t be more excited.

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Ten Dam’s Top Tips

February 4th, 2019 - Staff Writer

Laurens ten Dam is a top-10 finisher at the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, and in 2017 he was the road captain for Tom Dumoulin’s historic Giro d’Italia victory. He’s also a big fan of camping, barbecue, and beer, so he knows a thing or two about creating a lifestyle that combines elite performance with plenty of fun. We caught up with him to learn more about the secret to his success and to grab some advice on balancing work and play. 

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Poli Ponders Ventoux 25 years on

January 7th, 2019 - Jim Merithew

“You’re right, Jim,” said Eros Poli, as we rounded another switchback into another blistering headwind. “This climb is stupido.” It was a vindication for my long-held theory that Mont Ventoux is in fact one of the stupidest climbs in all of professional cycling.

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New year, new you, new FTP

January 1st, 2019 - Jim Merithew

It seems simple enough, I just want to go faster and further with less effort. I want to climb like Pantani, descend like Nibali and hammer the flats like Poli. I also want chat with my riding partners, while climbing 14 percent grades, about the weather or the foliage or the price of organic coffee beans.

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Ted King as poet, who would have known it

December 20th, 2018 - Ted King

T’was my first season in Europe, having signed with Cervelo TestTeam,
I’d made the next step in my career, this was living the dream!
With victories already dancing in my head, it all quickly hit a wall,
On Tour of California’s stage three, where my arm broke my fall.

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Going from f***ed to fit

December 18th, 2018 - Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again. The time when we look back, look forward … and look down, at that ever growing belly bulge.

“The end of the season is a mental test as much as anything,” says Ted King, former pro rider turned coach and unofficial King of Gravel. “You’re either operating somewhere on the spectrum of peak fitness after a year of diligent hard work, or are frustrated with how the previous nine months went and want nothing more than to double down going into the next year.”

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