Posts in the category Road Bike

2016 Merida Scultura claims to be “lightest production road bike in the world”

2016 Merida Scultura worlds lightest road bike contender

First teased at the Amstel Gold Race earlier this year, the all-new 2016 Merida Scultura becomes their premium road race offering for Team Lampre Merida. It also puts up a good fight as the world’s lightest production road frame, with a claimed frameset weight of under 1,000g and frame weight of just 740g for a small/medium. By the numbers, that puts it within spittin’ distance of the top level Trek Emonda SLR with a frameset weight of 970g total.

Compared to the existing Scultura, this frame saw plenty of changes, but not all were done to save weight. They also wanted to make it more comfortable and more aerodynamic while retaining all of the stiffness and performance that makes this their team rider’s choice for the big races…


Phil Gaimon Bites into ATOC With Custom Diamondback Cookie Bike for UHCCF

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Admit it. Like a lot of us, you too probably ride so you can allow yourself a few more tacos, pizza, or beer. The concept of “earning your cookies” isn’t exclusive to the amateur ranks as even the pros are known to have their weaknesses. For Optum Pro KBS team rider Phil Gaimon, he is literally earning his cookies as the rider has outgrown an unhealthy, overweight childhood but still allows himself a sweet treat when his training warrants it.

As part of an initiative to promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle, Gaimon and the Optum Pro Cycling team presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies (KBS) have teamed up with UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) to create a one of a kind “milk and cookies” themed bike with the all new Diamondback Podium Equipe as the canvas. The bicycle will be raced by Gaimon at the Amgen Tour of California and then it will be donated to UHCCF for a charity aution to be held in the future… READ MORE ->

Limited Edition Silca Martini Racing Super Pista Ultimate Pumps Painted by Corby Concepts Available Today

SILCA_pump_Corby-1On the heels of their High Fashion custom Super Pista Ultimate pump collection at NAHBS this March, Silca is making available a super limited number of Martini Racing themed pumps painted by this year’s “Best Paint” award winner, Michael Corby of Corby Concepts. With only 25 pumps available beginning at noon EST, today, expect them to go as fast as they look. Details on how to speed to your custom painted masterpiece after the break…


Diamondback Enlists Optum Pro Cycling Team to Help Redesign Podium Road Bike

Diamondback Podium, full shot Way back in 1978, Diamondback Bicycles was born into the early days of BMX racing. While the brand stuck with 20” bikes for some time, they have more recently pushed into road, hybrid and full-suspension MTB territory. This year, their Podium competition road bike has been completely redesigned from the ground up, resulting in additional stiffness, significant weight savings and greatly improved aerodynamic efficiency.

Extensive computer modelling, wind tunnel testing and real-world ride testing with the Optum Pro Cycling team were all employed to find areas for improvements. Opportunities were discovered and Diamondback ran with whatever produced the best results, even when their findings were contrary to prevailing industry opinions…

Get Your Piece of History with Limited Release 2015 Red Hook Crit Champion Colorway Cinelli Vigorelli


The Red Hook Crit, The Premier Track Bike Criterium Of All Track Bike Criteriums, wrapped up just over a week ago in Brooklyn. Each year since 2011, Cinelli has given away a Vigorelli frameset to the champions of the race and, for a very limited time, you have the opportunity to purchase your very own replica colorway of this year’s prize frame set. Learn how to get your sweet piece of the magic after the jump. READ MORE ->

SOC15: Jamis unleashes the Dragonslayer 27.5+ and loads up the Renegade steel roadies


Jamis reserves the “Dragon” moniker for it’s premium steel mountain bikes, so it says something that they’ve attached it to this new model. The Dragonslayer brings modern steel tubing in contact with the latest axle, wheel and tire standards to create a bike made for equal parts fun, exploration and shredding.

On the other side of the tent were their new steel adventure road bikes, the Renegade Expat and Exploit, and a fully loaded carbon fiber Renegade Expert just to show what that bike’s capable of…


Ride Like an Italian Stallion with Velocio’s Stripes Jersey and Nalini’s Black Label Collection

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Road riders in need of some new clothes are in luck, as a few of Italy’s garment gurus have recently released some nice looking pieces for your cycling wardrobe. Velocio has just come out with a new lightweight jersey, and Nalini has announced a whole new two sided line of pro-level clothing for warm and cold weather riding.

Both brands are Italian companies whose products are actually made in Italy, where quality and style are typically top priorities. To check out photos and more details, click past the break…

Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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Mother’s Day

  • Culprit Bicycles is Having a Mother’s Day Sale – Culprit is offering their Arrow one and bullet for $1,900 USD plus shipping and handling. This is their steepest discount that they have ever offered to date. Visit Culprit’s Facebook Page for details.


  • Looking for a new Road Bike?  – Franco Bicycles wants to see more Repsol Balcom S bikes on the road. To that end, for the next two weeks, we’re offering a free Repsol Edition upgrade on any Balcom S complete bike. The Repsol offer ends May 20th. Check out their road bikes here.


  • Bell Built Grant – Eastern Region Voting Goes Live May 11th – Is your local trail one of the candidates to receive the grant from Bell Helmets? The project with the most votes will be awarded the grant on May 25th. Visit to place your vote.

More news after the break.


Interview / Factory Tour: Zen Fabrications with David Woronets

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David Woronets joined the industry in a way a lot of ex-elite racers have: he needed a winter job. But unlike a lot of those ex-racers, David found himself compelled by manufacturing and development of the physical product. After moving around the industry and after working for Elsworth for several years, David saw an opportunity for a job shop model of domestic manufacturing and jumped at it.

Five years after purchasing equipment from Elsworth, David and his team have established Zen as a viable alternative to overseas manufacturing. At NAHBS this year, Zen released their full line of house product, realizing a long desire of David’s to produce his own product… READ MORE ->