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Kuota Kueenk

The time trial bike of Floyd Landis and the OUCH p b Maxxis professional team, the Kueen-K is dedicated to triathlons and time trials, and is named for the road in Hawaii where Norman Stadler demolished the competition on the bike during its development. The Kueen-K features an optimized aerodynamic design with a unique brake placement, which is completely invisi ble to the wind. The Kueen-K then adds optimized fiber orientation that maximizes drivetrain efficiency while maintaining comfort and...

Smith Vti Glasses

The V-Ti feature premium-grade titanium in the temple fronts and Beta-titanium in the temple ends to provide maximum comfort and flexibility. The V-Ti also feature an injected TR90 Grilamid face front, interchangeable Carbonic lens, and Smith's megol nose and temple pads. The V-Ti is a medium fit design and is backed by Smith's lifetime warranty.

Magnus The Great

Folks at Sprocket Productions are aware that Rome (or pro cycling teams) weren't built in a day. There are plans for a number of cross-promotional events and sponsorships to get brand awareness out there. Among them is the Magnus Backstedt Grand Prix in Jonkoping in August that will feature a criterium and a sportive. In addition, Maggie was very enthusiastic about their sponsorship by Viner and Miche two Italian companies that he feels have top-flight products but are slightly below the radar...

Bikepr0

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Can you explain cycling and the not-so-uncommon prostate issues Male cyclists and their saddles a problem that began when cowboys started riding horses. Some saddles feel quite right, while others just hurt. A cyclist's saddle needs to fit like a good pair of shoes that allow you to walk without pain for hours. Thus, when you find a good saddle, you keep it. Miguel Indurain was reported to always carry his saddle in hand when traveling so that it would never be lost. It makes sense why he...

Khsbicyclescom

Almost eight years into my professional road career, I realized I was never going to win the Tour de France. Although that fact had become glaringly obvious to everyone around me years before, my hubris and egotism had blinded me. My epiphany came during a seven-day stage race called the Tour of Sicily. During that race, I was dropped nearly every time the pace quickened. That season I was a last-minute addition to the new Motorola Cycling Team. I hadn't done nearly enough training in the...

The Great American Upset

By Taylor Phinney Photos Regis Gamier The morning of the U23 Paris-Roubaix, I woke up feeling sick. The days before the race, I had a bad bout of allergies due to the season. But I felt good, strong, eager. Then, the night before my race I fought with a sore throat and runny nose. I tried to avoid thinking about being sick. Just allergies, I thought hopefully. Then all the negative thoughts invaded. Well, there goes that race. Great, now you're sick. The morning of the biggest race of the year,...

Davis Phinney

With this marvelous leap over the water jump at the NORBA Nationals at Edgemont Ranch in Durango, Colorado, rookie mountain biker Rishi Grewal was doing his best to look like a seasoned dirt biker. In 1989 I'd been nursing a knee injury all summer and missed the last half of the road season. Even though my knee wasn't getting better, it wasn't made appreciably worse by the mountain bike, so on a whim, I borrowed your Yeti and decided to race Mammoth. I started the XC race and stayed with the...

Descente Slipstream

Long a name in quality cycling apparel, Descente's new Slipstream bib shorts are proving a popular choice with the RBA crew. Descente touts the short's compression and stretch modulus and high level of opacity, which must refer to their look and feel, which are standout features. Available in blue, white or black. 149. www.descente.com Component maker 3T and Bike Pure have teamed up to further promote Bike Pure's commitment to promoting drug-free cycling. You can now get a special edition Bike...

Globe Fixie Handlebars

Fixie Handlebars

E-mail your submissions and photos to rbamaili hi-torque.com For me, I started riding while stationed at Al-Asad, Iraq. I was Sergeant of the Guard for my unit, and our guard shack was a mile from our TOC Tactical Operation Center , and walking back and forth just was not working for me. So I found a mountain bike for sale and bought it. I thought I was in shape but soon learned while riding that I was not. But after a month I was zooming all over the place and discovered a Biblical site on...

The Loop Is Closed

The Ultimate wheel for the new Vision range, built with deep section 88mm Carbon tubular rims, ceramic bearings, and aero spokes. Race ready for time trials, triathlon or flat road stages. Includes carbon skewers, brake pads, valve extenders and wheel bag. Weight 1.730g w o QR The Vision TriMax Pro is the perfect TT Tri or training wheel. A 30mm alloy clincher rim assures a light and stiff ride quality suitable for all conditions. Includes skewers and rim tape. Weight 1.520g w o QR A full...

Gets Better

The most exquisitely engineered bicycle ever made. 150 grams lighter. 17 stiffer in the front end. 43 more compliant. Lance designed this one. Design yours at www.trekbikes.com proiectone. With the completely redesigned 303 tubular wlieclset, Zipp's engineers have combined bombproof durability, surefooted handling, and cutting-edge aerodynamics. Matched with Zipp's new 88 front and 188 rear hubs, the 303' advanced new rim shape offers unprecedented strength,...

The Famous Topsecret Training Ground

Steep Climbs and Ocean Views Are Just the Beginning 80 CHAMP VERSUS CHUMP Can Robbie McEwen's Sprint Tips Actually Help a Schmoe 88 DOES THE DOCTOR MAKE PELOTON CALLS The Tour of California Through Doc Edwards' Eyes 94 MAGNUS BACKSTEDT MOVES ON The Big Guy Has Found a New Calling 104 POSTCARD FROM BURMA It Came to Him in the Hills of Sicily

Action Magazine

Contributing Photographers Roberto Bettini, Yuzuru Sunada, Mitch Friedman, Ken Conley, Craig Dooley, Karl Ockert, Tom Moran, Terry Martin, Jeff Tse, Tim Tadder. Contributing Editors Philip Booth, Paolo Galloni, Chris Henry, Ryan Cleek, Bob Sutton, RaeLynn Milley Test Consultants Jon Miller, Dorothy Wong, Bari Waalk, Bob Sutton, Sean McCoy, Brian Bosse Production Coordinator Wally Deicken Prelim Coordinator William Hawley IV Advertising Director Robb Mesecher National Advertising Director Robert...