01 Sep 2017: East Meets West
Celebrating the two cultures of Italy and Japan: a mint Colnago Master Krono time trial frame dressed with a Campagnolo C Record gruppo, intricately engraved with traditional Japanese motifs, like the ryū or tatsu dragon on the rear derailleur. Interestingly, the work was completed by two non-Japanese craftsmen: Madrid’s Pedro Villarrubia and the UK’s Shaun Hughes, but both have extensive experience applying the wabori style to metal using traditional techniques. A 700c and 650c Campagnolo Khamsin tubular wheelset were also emblazoned with nishikigoi brocaded carp — symbols of love and friendship in Japan, and it is with that spirit that the Japanese and Italian cultures were combined in this amazing machine. via Cycleexif
16 Aug 2017: “Mad Max” Super E-Bike
A one-off, custom e-bike powered by a 5000W Cromotor hub motor, dubbed “HUBZILLA.” Yes, the motor is rated at 5000W at 72 volts and weighs 27 lbs with a top-speed somewhere between 50 and 60 MPH. With speeds like that, the dual-disc brake front end is definitely warranted. This massive beast uses a Raspberry Pi controller allowing for custom settings and modes. Risse Racing is designing and fabricating the "Mad Max" completely in-house, and will also be making a custom rear shock that will handle the load while still offering 6-inches of travel to match the front end.
11 Aug 2017: The infographic book of cycling | Velopedia by Robert Dineen
From detailed portraits of the icons of the sport, to statistical breakdowns of the greatest road races and potted histories of its most enduring records, this collection of superbly entertaining infographics includes everything you need to know about professional cycling.
Whether it is the tallest and shortest champions, oldest and youngest Tour riders, or the richest in the peloton, Velopedia has it covered. Examining nearly all of the sport’s most intriguing stories, it also includes the most memorable rivalries, heroic losers, most controversial stars and biggest scandals, not to mention the best punch-ups and mid-race mishaps. The eccentric side of the sport is here too, with kitsch kits, the strangest superstitions and most elaborate facial hair.
Charting every generation from the Victorian age to the present day, Velopedia is the perfect book for both the most devoted amateur cyclist and the armchair fan.
10 Aug 2017: RadMini
The RadMini is the first and only electric folding fat bike with heavy duty front and rear cargo racks and a powerful 750W, 48V power system. Equipped with comfortable but compact 4’’ wide and 20’’ tall tires, the RadMini can be conveniently folded in order to store and transport the bike more easily.
via Rad Power Bikes
28 Jul 2017: Avionics V1 \\\ A distinctive & massively powerful retro-styled e-bike
With everyone from legacy bike manufacturers to crowdfunded startups getting in on the electric bike action, It's getting harder and harder to stand out in the e-bike sector. However, as Avionics demonstrates with its forthcoming V1 model, there's still plenty of room in the market for unique electric bikes that don't compromise on power or style.