Pipped GIF from Dwars door Vlaanderen

See the full video on YouTube and read the humorous recap on Deadspin.

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.

Good to see Belgium get back to the business of bike racing. For another take on Belgium, also shared a story on Medium from Issue 23 of of our magazine.

Affinity Anthem Track Bike: Made In NYC


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.

How the Race Was Won: Milan San-Remo

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Cosmo’s popular, How the Raw was Won is back and this time for Milan San-Remo, a Spring Classic that ended in controversy with accusations of cheating. With CyclingTips as a sponsor, the recap show is on Vimeo now and they’ve blocked embedding, but click on through. Welcome back Cosmo.

A Trail Bike for Boundary Bay


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.

Friday Spring Time and a New Ride

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.

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