THE 1990s

Take a look back with us into the age of Lance-mania, After a look back at the ads of the 1980s, we decided to take another look back, but this time to the era of neon suspension and the arrival of Lance Armstrong. It 91st npntiirv human strange Z1 ceniu. y wosn t that long ago, but things have certainly changed. Rood Bike Act,on has complied a collection of ads from the 1990s to see what the industry looked like one short decade ago GT used the slogan mv b t,es ore bark n. Th'e 1990s came and...

The Bike

The monocoque-molded carbon fiber CRR is Norco's best racing frame and is sold in two SRAM builds The CRR 1 Force-equipped model runs 4375, and our CRR 2 test bike costs 3375 with a mix of SRAM's Force and Rival components. Norco's CRR has a no-nonsense profile, with a dramatically oversized downtube and bottom bracket area to ensure pedaling stiffness and an oh-so-moderately sloped top tube to raise the handlebar above the ProTour level without diminishing the CRR's competitive personality....

Pinarello Prince

Pinarello has a long history of Tour de France winners. Most recently, the likes of Delgado, Indurain, Riis, Ullrich and Pereiro all claimed Tour titles on Pinarellos. For 2009, the Caisse d'Epargne team will tackle the tour aboard Pinarello's flagship Prince. Developed using the latest CAD software and constructed with special 50HM1K carbon, the Prince, like all carbon fiber Pinarello frames, is built using monocoque construction. With its unique carbon blend and construction technique,...

Khsbicyclescom

As the sun began its daily ascent, it seemed like just another Tuesday. Little did I know that by the time I grabbed my morning cup-o-Joe, the titanium Gods had already convened a meeting and deemed this day as the one when I would get a fresh schooling in all things titanium. The first instruction began innocently enough as I stood in line at the local hardware store. My Giro d'ltalia T-shirt was all that was needed for some guy to inquire as to if I was a pro bike racer. I couldn't help but...

Ag2rla Mondiale

Star riders Sylvain Calzati, John Gadret, Cyril Dessel Title sponsors AG2r Group is a French-based professional insurance and supplementary retirement fund group. La Mondiale is a French-based international group for supplementary pension and estate planning insurance. in 1992, Vincent Lavenu, who had just retired from professional cycling, started a professional cycling team with Chazal as the main sponsor. Chazal stayed as title sponsor from 1992 to 1995. In 1996, Petit Casino, a chain of...

What We Saw On The Lido

Bill Stapleton

One of the goals of Giro promoters was for the race to act as a sort of tourist overview of all the famous and historical hot spots that the country has to offer. Since a team time trial through the narrow alleyways of Venice was impossible, the next best thing was to head across the Grand Canal to the Lido Isle. It was an odd sight to see all the teams arrive by boat. Team Milram was aboard these simple but sensational-looking bikes from Focus mounted up with the wild-looking, white spoked...

Olmo San Remo

gt Olmo celebrates 70 years of exquisite frame building gt Retro line of classic steel frames with Columbus tubing gt Traditional 1980's paint scheme gt Complete bike with Campy Centaur - 2995 gt Artisan Quality with hand ___ cut chrome head lugs gt Custom frames with color options each made 1 at a time gt Tommasini Air Chrome fork for unsurpassed ride quality gt Tradition, Quality, Italian craftsmanship gt Special Complete bike ivith Campy Chorus 11 - 4495

New Bike Of The Month

Stainless Tommasini Bikes

How about this beautiful new entry from Tommasini. The X-Fire features a gorgeous frame made from Columbus XCR stainless steel. The double triple butted tubes are specially shaped just for this bike. Like all Tommasini bikes, the X-Fire is handmade in Italy with standard and custom geometry options. A cyclocross version is in the making. The frame is yours for just 3387. www.ridetommasini.com Of ail the frame improvements, Cannondaie seemed to crow the loudest about the new deep radius head...

Action Magazine

Contributing Photographers Roberto Bettini, Yuzuru Sunada, Mitch Friedman, Ken Conley, Craig Dooley, Karl Ockert, Tom Moron, 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...