2009 Bianchi Dolomiti: Retro Attack!


I recently snuck into Bianchi USA’s headquarters and talked to company president Rod Jewett about their new 2009 line-up and trends in the industry. One standout in the new line-up is a limited edition, lugged steel bike to be known as the Dolomite (though this pre-production example was labelled “Stelvio”). The pre-production example that I saw had chromed lugs and 1950s/60s style logos. Strangely, the bike had a carbon fork, but Jewett hinted that they might be able to offer US buyers a chromed steel fork. Of course, the bike is painted in Bianchi’s glorious sea-foam green hue, better known as celeste.

If any big bike company could mount a full-on retro attack, it would be the company with 124 years of tradition.

Pile’O Long Haul Truckers

3 Surly Pile up, locked “daisy chain” style at the end of Seattle Critical Mass.

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LOOK 2009 Launch: Part 1

For 2009, LOOK Cycle wants the world to know their mastery of carbon fibre bicycle technology. Though less than thirty years old as a bicycle manufacturer, the history of the French company is virtually that of the carbon fibre bike. From the first Tour win on a carbon frame to the mountain of Olympic medals, the iconic four-letter font has been everywhere there have been carbon bicycles. This coming year, LOOK offers three different methods of carbon construction, bringing both a new flagship and an aggressively priced competitor for the entry-level. Besides their road bike line, they also add to their triathlon/TT and mtb offerings. Throughout the line, LOOK emphasizes the practical elements of design as equal to innovation.

586%20table.jpg The new Look 586 road bike.

New socks are in

New Hugga socks arrived today and are en route to our Amazon store.


A Tikit to Ride

Urban, commuter, folding, Vélocouture all in one photo. Nice.

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