Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

festka bikes to be distributed by cycleast bike shop in austin texas
  • Festka, a Czech bicycle manufacturer, has announced that it has partnered with Cycleast bike shop out of Austin, TX, to distribute it’s bikes in the US. Models will include the carbon road frame ZERO (photo above), track frame Motol Chrom and the limited edition Pablo.
  • The WNC Trips For Kids group has 41 tickets left for their I9 Wheelset raffle. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $20 apiece to benefit this worthy organization. You can’t beat a 1 in 100 chance to win! Wheel specs to whet your appetite: 650b, Enduro gold hubs, Black spokes with 2 Gold at the valve , Flow EX black rims.
  • Team Topeak-Ergon racers Namrita and Eddie O’Dea are looking for 3 experienced High School mountain bike racers to join them on a 4 person team at the 12 Hours of Tsali Mountain Bike Relay RaceClick here for more information on how to apply.
  • IMBA needs your input in their online survey. Please remember to write in Bikerumor.com for the question about which online news media you read regularly!
  • Raleigh Bikes has expanded their “Get Out & Ride” consumer rebate program on select aluminum and carbon bikes through the end of May.
  • Bespoked Bristol‘s handmade bike show is next weekend. Check it out as they have a custom bike made at the show for one lucky raffle winner. Raffle for the bike to be held opening day.
  • Registration for Dealer Camp 2013 is now open. Bring your race face as Dealer Camp organizers and Eleven Event Services join to host the 2013 Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cyclo-cross race to be  held Thursday evening, July 25.
  • LifeProof, maker of iPhone and iPad cases, has announced their Total Water Protection Program: if a device protected by one of their cases falls victim to water damage, they will repair or replace it. See their website for terms and conditions.
  • Here’s a Sea Otter Special from crankbrothers: upgrade your wheels with a new set of cobalt 11′s (and a free pair of black eggbeater 3 pedals) for $1100. Turn-in your old wheels at the Sea Otter crankbrothers booth (booth #126), and they’ll have your new wheels waiting for you. They’ll even get them setup for you. Purchase here, and use discount code COBALT11 at checkout.
  • The Kenda/Felt Pro Mountain Bike Team is inviting two paying clients to join them in racing this year’s Trans-Sylvania Epic mountain bike stage race. Price to live the life of a pro cyclist for this event is $2,495 and includes race entry, team kit, meals and lodging with the team, daily massage, bike maintenance, team strategy, and more! Email team manager Chris Magerl for more info.
  • Hybris, a software provider based in Munich, Germany, is looking for IT professionals for their Boulder, CO, team. Understanding the importance of work/life balance, they are offering this

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