An incredibly fun two-week run of Belgian cobbled classics started today with Dwars door Vlaanderen, a semi-flat but challenging warm up to the hellish Ronde van Vlaanderen. However, the race almost didn’t happen after terrorist attacks ripped through the Brussels airport yesterday. Race officials considered cancelling the race, but it went on, albeit short a few riders. Giant-Alpecin couldn’t get their team into Belgium to start the race, Movistar had to field a stunted eight-man lineup, and Fabian Cancellara had to drive to the race from Switzerland.
Affinity Cycles, New York’s premiere track specific bicycle company introduced their new Anthem track bike today. The Anthem is welded using lightweight, aerospace grade air hardened True TemperOX Platinum steel. A distinct detail of the Anthem is a thin sleek integrated seat mast, and a proprietary seat post wedge codesigned with famed bicycle industry design engineer Aaron Panone of 44rn. Additional features include classic campy style dropouts, oversized downtube and a tapered head tube paired with an Enve fork. Shown in Bubble gum Blue, the frameset reatils for $1750.00 and complete builds start at $2750.00.
While track of fixed isn’t our thing, happy to share with you another USA-made and sourced bikes, like the Detroit Bikes and Shinola we’ve shared. On Medium Bicycles, we just posted about a practical bike too.
Saw this bike, a few weeks ago, that I thought would be good for the trails and inclement weather. Got a thumbs up from @bikehugger so… First ride on the #boundarybay dyke trail. Glimpse of nice light, #mtbaker through the main triangle and the moon high in the sky #giantbikes #iphone6splus #explorebc #deltabc
I was just explaining to my friend Martin how middle range bikes don’t get photographed like the high end ones do, and he shares a photo of his Giant Revolt 2. That’s a reasonably spec’d and priced trail bike at shops for under $1K. As the caption to his photo says, he bought the bike to ride the Boundary Bay Dyke Trail. Since Martin is getting back on the bike, expect to see more photos like the above. He told me he’s happy with it too. Probably going to change the saddle though.
When you get a new bike in on FRIDAY and the weather is gonna be nice…that’s right, and for a sneak peak of what that bike is, a couple photos.