Over recent days I've talked with several bike brands about how they're coping with the Covid-19 virus and balancing protecting employees' health while keeping the business rolling.
PEZ Retro: After looking at two climbers in our 'Retro Riders' series, it's time for a sprinter. The fast-finishers have a reputation for fast living and sailing a bit close to the wind when it comes to their chosen art. Marino Basso was a typical sprinter, he stabbed his teammate in the back for the 1972 rainbow jersey - but that's what sprinters do. . . Signore 10,000 Volts, a classy rider, but cunning with it.
For nearly 30 years the Astra model has been hand-made in the Basso factory in northeastern Italy. The first model, released in 1990, was constructed from CroMo and welded to perfection. From its alloy origins to its modern-day composite structure the Astra has evolved through 5 generations of exquisitely made racing frames.
Gift Guide #2: Thanksgiving has passed and we are onto Black Friday, but Christmas is only a month away. In the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #2 we have a mixed bunch of suggestions: Clothing from Assos and Danny Shane, bottle cage deal from Silca, bikes from Basso and Priority, wall mount from AIRLOK, winter shoe from Bontrager and the milKit compact kit and valve system for your tubeless.
May 25, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin has had a few ups and downs this week in the Giro d'Italia, we discuss his stage 16 'problem' - Top Story. All the results and video form Italy and the Belgium Tour. Plus daily videos from the Sunweb team, Basso bikes has their Diamante stolen and the 'Giro Film of the Day'.
You know the brands that came out of the garages... Some dazzled our eyes with all its simplicity, some made it easier with the innovation they had and others were quite successful even before we had responded to the needs we were not aware of yet.