Team Pursuit with On-Board Camera

They get going really fast at 1:11 when the lead pulls off. Hope we’ll see more of this during the Olympics. They won’t allow cameras on bikes or helmets in competition, but this training ride gives you an indication of how fast they’re going on a banked, wooden track.

Really fast.

Hat Tip: crosssports

Handpresso at Press Camp 12

This video shows me pouring a cup of espresso from a mini bicycle pump that gets 16 bar attached to a portafilter with a water reservoir and it works! First thing I noticed was wait, a mini pump that pushes 16 bars? Whoa! And it makes good coffee, even better. As long-time readers know, I’m a coffee snob and travel everywhere with a bike AND coffee. I made my own travel press and it’s admittedly as messy as a dirty chain. So for the trip to Deer Valley to attend Press Camp 12, I brought this with me and it totally works. Posted a photo into Facebook about the Handpresso and fans replied that they’ve been using them for years.

Handpresso are available from for $129.00. The brewing process is

  1. Pump up the volume to 16 awesome bars
  2. Fill the reservoir from the in-room coffee maker or a carafe.
  3. Insert the Illy ESP coffee pod
  4. Release the pressure value
  5. Hot water is forced through the pod and into your cup with a nice creme.

Note: this is NOT as good as a Rancilio at home, but way better than in-room coffee or a burnt cup from the Starbucks in the hotel lobby.

Where’s the presto valve attachment?

Cannondale Evo Womens Photos

sharp-looking bike

Pops on a camera, bike path, and race

High-rez photos from the launch of the newest high-end bike for women from Cannondale at Press Camp. This is the first bike made for women that men will want. For the looks, build, and crank. Women start talking to your LBS now. Men, you could just sharpie that flower off the top tube and no one will know you’re riding a bike built for the ladies that want to race and ride fast…

flower power

The flower accent is the reveal that this bike is made for women

Details are sparse on the bike while Cannodale shows the Evo to their dealers this week. As I first posted, the Reve tour is riding these and expect more media to cover it soon with follow-on marketing. It comes in 5 sizes up to 56 and priced above 5K, depending on the build.

small bars

One of 5 sizes up to 56

Tablet users are seeing high-rez photos here and phones with Retina displays. On the desktop, see a lighboxed gallery of photos from Press Camp on G+ and Flickr.


In this video, Lyriel Jordan. Sr. Global Product Manager, Women’s Bicycles at Cannondale introduces us to the Evo.

Home by Nightfall in Deer Valley


Took this photo as the sunset near the Silver Baron resort in Deer Valley. The riders came in for the night from the mountain in time for dinner. The cyclist is wearing a new CX helmet from Kali Protectives and was testing it during Press Camp 12.

Hayes Ball and Ramp Disc Brake at Press Camp 12


Never met a mechanical disc brake I’ve liked or thought worked well, until maybe now. Hayes Components insists their ball and ramp system works the best and patented them in 06.

After manufactured a batch, they sat on them for a few years until the UCI approved discs for Cross. They’re shipping now with an MSRP of $70.00. Ridley is spec’ing them on 3 bikes this year with more expected soon from other manufacturers.

We’ll have them on test soon with a follow-up post.

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