The New Balance Minimus line offers an invigorating, award-winning, closer-to-barefoot experience with a dramatically lower heel-to-midfoot drop than traditional running shoes. In March NB launched the Minimus Zero consisting of a 0mm heel-to-midfoot drop. Both the Road and Trail version have been updated with new colorways and are now available at New Balance. NB Minimus Zero Road: NB Minimus Zero Trail:
Death Spray Custom / DSC is an identity that is used to front the adventures of a London-based artist in surface design. One of his stellar custom pieces is a camouflaged track bike. Cycle EXIF has put up an interesting interview with the artist.
Track and race bike criteriums are popping up more and more across the globe. One of those crits is the Criterium Gijón 2012 fore brakeless fixed gear only, which will be on 8th September 2012 in Gijón, the North of Spain. The promo video looks very promising. Find out more about the event on criteriumgijon.wordpress.com.
The North Face®, a supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor materials, equipment and footwear, is building up to its 10th edition of the The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®. From 31 August to 2 September 2012 a total of no less tha 2300 trained ultra runners will start the queen of all races in Chamonix, France. More information can be found on www.ultratrailmb.com The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® -… door UltraTrailMontBlanc
Alex Stieda is a former professional cyclist from Canada. He captured five classification jerseys of the Tour de France, the yellow jersey, the polka dot, the multi-colored, the red and the white, on the second day of the 1986 Tour de France, becoming the first North American to lead the Tour. But apart from being a great racer, Alex is also a good talker and the perfect guide as you can see yet another fine Rapha film production. Read the full report on the Rapha website.
The Levi’s® Commuter series is a multi-functional performance product designed for cyclists all over the world. Technical includes are NanoSphere protective finish and reflective 3M Scotchlite tape. Nothing wrong with looking good on the bike. The collection contains trousers, jeans, shirts and jackets and will be available for Fall 2012.
FROM SHEETS OF CARBON LAMINATE INTO TOUR-WINNING WHEELSETS Each and every Easton carbon wheels begin as a sheet of carbon laminate. It’s an elaborate, labor-intensive process that takes about seven hours from start to finish (for each wheel!). In this captivating short video, we are taken on a tour through Easton’s own factory in Tijuana, Mexico, and shows us just how much care and attention goes into these Tour-winning wheels.
The North Face Purple Label is a collaboration with Japanese brand Nanamica and explores the mixture of fashion and performance for the stylish active consumer. For Fall 2012 TNF Purple Label releases a set of Mountain Wind Parka’s and Vests for both Men’s and Women’s. The collection includes the visually strong tri-color Mountain Wind Parka and the sleeveless Mountain Wind Parka. Look for this collection in select Purple Label stockists or at Nanamica. (via Nanamica)
The iconic yellow jersey through the ages: the story of two great champions of the Tour, Bernard Hinault, Pedro Delgado and the creation of the new yellow jersey in 2012. Enjoy the sightings of this year’s jersey’s in this last week of the 2012 Tour. More at lecoqsportif.com/letour.
We have seen them last year and we will see them back at it this year in updated colorways. The North Face Back to Berkely hiking boots. The North Face brand is mostly known for its apparel collections but is gaining more and more recognition for its footwear releases. Not only in the field of trail running but hiking and outdoors as well. This year’s Back to Berkely hiking boots come in four different colorways and are available at Oki-Ni.
The North Face Back to Berkely series pays tribute to the heritage of the brand and its inception city in Berkeley, California. The series used to consist mainly out of boots but now backpacks have been added to it. This reincarnation of their classic backpack design is set to be released in October and will definitely keep you covered on your winter hikes. Via Oki-Ni
The Nocturne programme evolves each year to reinforce its reputation as the most exciting and diverse urban cycling event in the world. Last month on Saturday 9th June a packed programme of racing and entertainment around the streets of Smithfield Market in London took place. The highlight of the London Nocturne event was the night time Elite Criterium where the cream of the British pro scene raced against international World Tour and Pro Continental talent. (Seen on The Foot Down)