With the Queen of the Classics now behind us, for many the best parts of the road racing season are over – although if this was a preview of the talent pool in 2014, the Grand Tours should be quite entertaining this year as well.
Paris-Roubaix 2014 was one of the best single day races in recent memory, with numerous breaks and an insanely fast average speed (+45 kmph!) – in the final 10 km the lead group included the likes of Cancellara, Sagan, Boonen, Hushovd, and Wiggins, so you know the win was hard fought. Enjoy the always-infomative coverage of Cosmo Catalano, and next up, Amstel and Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Not really a State Bicycle supporter but we always mess w/ Macaframa, and damn can Jason Clary ride a bike! SF hammering, serious business.
Ten Speed Hero is one of the best cycling brands to emerge from the new road culture, spurned in the mainstream by Rapha, but more in the fringes by lines like MASH, Cedar and TSH. There’s a real art-academia influence to TSH designs and presentation, a cerebral approach to the simplest of pleasures (simple, but on a fresh carbon whip with Campy nawmean). Lots of great stuff in this release, cop now before your favs are gone.
Here’s a selection from Rapha‘s s/s 2014 City Collection shot by Jake Stangel in Barcelona. Love ‘em, hate ‘em or totally apathetic towards ‘em, no one can deny Rapha’s impact on contemporary cycling culture, from the dentist through to Team Sky… peep the entire lookbook fullscreen here.
Ohhhh it’s Classics season! Aka the best time of year to be a road racing enthusiast. One of the most exciting pre-Monument races is Strade Bianche, quickly becoming a favourite amongst racers and fans alike for its white gravel segments and rolling Tuscan scenery. Cosmo Catalano‘s How The Race Was Won is one of my favourite things on the internet, and it’s great to see him back in form for the 2014 season… Milan – San Remo this weekend, pop a Castello and enjoy.
Justin Morrison aka Scrappers is a man of many activities; drawing, painting, camping, surfing, moto riding and i am sure the list goes on. Born on Vancouver Island and now based in Portland, Scrappers is all about the adventure life and he wants to share and explore that with you, so much so he is looking to launch a free adventure/lifestyle mag called STAY WILD. To help get things off the ground he has started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the printing costs of the first issue. This looks like it is going to be a super rad publication, one I can fully support and if you feel the same head on over to the Kickstarter and throw down in the name of adventure…
Great preview vid for the 2014 Red Hook Crit season, kicking off in Brooklyn at the end of March. Stuckylife has been talking about sending a rider or three for a couple years now, any brand out there want to come on board as a gold-tier sponsor?
My first-gen shop kit from MASH is probably my fav in the closet, mellow grey/black combo with the sponsor logos and that amazing Capo race cut. This new release black on black 2014 shop kit is all killer, an updated murdered-out version of the OG, perfect for the forthcoming road race season (if you roll lone wolf like that), or just keeping it real on group rides and solo centuries. Hit the shop to cop , you know it’ll sell through fast.