We love it when Readers' Rigs alumni come back to the column years after their first appearance on Pez so when David from New York got in contact it was easy to say 'yes' to another Readers' Rigs feature with him - especially when he sent us in some pics of his ride, a sweet, custom made titanium Seven Axiom SL fitted out with Sram etap.
It's Friday and time for another look at what's new on the cycling market: Pro Team Full Frame glasses by Rapha, fizik expands its Adaptive Line with two new options, Campagnolo new Shamal Carbon disk brake wheels, Specialized Sagan collection, the new KASK Mojito³ and Bernard Hinault Tour de France fanwear pack.
Time was first made famous by their clip-less pedals, but where the French company's artistry comes into its own, is their carbon frame construction. Brian in Folsom has a perfect example, his Time VXRs has that naked carbon weave with the bonded lug and tube system. Simply beautiful.
Lot's of new kit: Pirelli P ZERO™ Race tubeless road tyre, Campagnolo new cycling caps online, 100%® Speedcraft XS for smaller faces, fizik redesigned Tempo Overcurve R4 for wider feet, Lazer new Volante time trial helmet and a special bibs and saddle deal from Scicon.
The late 80s was a time of Classic bikes and De Rosa was making some of the nicest examples of steel artistry. De Rosa frames were something special, Eddy Merckx rode them and Ugo De Rosa gave the Belgian star some lessons on the welding torch. Scott in Washington owns a fine example of De Rosa's work in Columbus SLX... Enjoy.
First impressions are not always correct. On face value; Mark's Factor 02 looks quite plain, but after close examination... It's a work of modern art. From the one piece handlebar/stem to the Enve wheels and the Sram groupset, and let's face it, that paint job is just stunning.
Another selection of what's new and stunning. Officina Battaglin launches the first steel frame with an integrated cockpit, La Passione Cell kit for a bit of color, 100% Movistar special edition Racetrap, Cancellara and Eurosport nutrition join forces, Valverde inspires fizik new shoes and Wahoo ROAM Free: Film Premier.
Time to see what's new on the cycling market: Campagnolo summer clothing, 100% and Belgian Waffle Ride eyewear, fizik special range, VeloAngle tool, Strava Local Legends, and Sufferfest/Wahoo 20 new training plans.