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Sage and Lucky Reach the Beach


Phil getting after it

Drifting with the tide, then close to shore, Sage Cycles and Lucky Envelope Brewing reached the beach at the first MFG Cross race of the 15/16 season.


Ti, disc, spec’d to race

Raymond, a cofounder of Lucky was out taking photos of the racers and bikes. See the rest of the shots on Facebook and G+.


Sage Lucky Envelope MFG

Sage Cycles and Lucky Envelope Brewing reached the beach today at the first MFG race. Read about the team when it was announced and more photos to follow after recovery beers at Lucky’s tasting room in Ballard.

A photo posted by Sage Cycles (@sagetitanium) on

Cross Country and Cross with ENVE

What an edit…and reminded me of the ENVE cross-country wheelset set up for Cross on the Crux, and the story about them in Issue 18.


…the wheel is rad for CX. It’s superlight, but built for offroad use. The other mega benefit is that although the original design was for use with MTB tires, as the trend towards wider rims/tire beds arrived, we ended up with a rim that was somewhat obsolete for MTB use, but ideal for CX tires. It’s a sweet combo.

Really is and that’s for Cross Country or Cyclocross.

2015/16 CX Season


Cross season starts for us this weekend, then CrossVegas next week, and a bit after that SSCX Worlds in Vancouver looks fun. Despite the creepy branch logo in that photo….

For more on CrossVegas, see the post organized by tag, and an interview with the promoter in Issue 15 from last year.

No question the course features create a great show for the spectators but the real attraction is the quality of the fields. In both the women’s and men’s fields I have the #1 and #2 ranked riders internationally: Katie Compton and Helen Wyman on the women’s side and Lars Van der Haar and Sven Nys on the men’s side. Plus you’ve got the rest of the riders from 14 nations - it’s an international field surpassed only by the world championships.

And this year it’s been better as a World Cup.

Sage Lucky Envelope Cyclocross Team


Sage Titanium, CX

Today the Sage/Lucky Envelope Brewing cyclocross team was announced for the 2015/16 season. As you can see on the back of the jersey, Bike Hugger is involved as a media partner. The Sage/Lucky team will focus on strong race results in the Pacific Northwest, Single Speed Worlds, and Nationals, but more importantly connecting with, and contributing to the cycling community. “Sage is extremely proud and excited to partner with Lucky Envelope Brewing,” said Sage Cycles owner David Rosen. “Sage has been a feature on the Portland cross scene for the past couple of seasons, and by partnering with Lucky Envelope Brewing we are able to expand our racing schedule throughout the Northwest. Lucky Envelope Brewing is a true supporter of cycling and an ideal partner.”

“After meeting with Sage and hearing about the vision for their quality-crafted cycles, we saw many similarities with our business goals here at Lucky Envelope Brewing,” said Raymond Kwan of Lucky Envelope Brewing. “Our decision was largely driven by Sage’s desire to build a relationship between their brand and the CX community, both on and off the course.


Pint of Lucky Envelope Beer

That meeting took place at Lucky Envelope’s brewery in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. As Raymond told me, “Cyclists are a major part of our customer base and of interest to our staff, so this sponsorship extends the Lucky Envelope family beyond the tasting room and into the growing cycling community in the Pacific Northwest.

tasting room

The tasting room

Sage and Lucky are excited about the new team and so am I with the rest of the story to follow. It’ll start at CrossVegas later this month with events at Lucky’s tasting room to follow; and, of course, at the races too.

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