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The 5th Floor NYC: 2015 Announcement

February 10, 2015 | By | No Comments

With much anticipation of the 2015 season; The 5th Floor’s second full competitive road season, third cyclocross and track seasons in New York City, we bring you the roster of supporters and riders for the coming year

Aside from the addition of talented all-rounder Richard Soffar, we bring an unchanged line up into 2015 – reflecting firsthand the strength of culture and friendship within the team. With this in mind we will be fielding a bigger presence than ever in Mountain Bike races across the east coast, continuing our passion for documenting the story and trajectory of the our riders.

 A note of thanks to our enduring affiliates; Mad Alchemy, Muc Off, Epic, Thunderbird, Vittoria group, Grimpeur Bros, Skratch Labs and ICNY.

Endeavoring to repay their faith and generosity has proved both motivating and enriching. We look forward to further elevating these alliances in the coming year.

We’re excited to announce that 718 Cyclery, Road Runner Bags and Wolf Tooth Components have added themselves to this list of strong advocates of The 5th Floor.

718 Cyclery has been serving up their unique outlook, skill-set and stock-list to Brooklyn and beyond since 2008; we’re grateful to share a synchronicity with the stores attitude and approach that should form an exciting platform for 2015.
Road Runner Bags and Wolf Tooth both represent a dedication to their craft and the sport of cycling that has been the catalyst for our successful partnerships and we look forward to seeing what 2015 will bring having their bolstering.

We will be marking the commencement of a new season with a new aesthetic and production partner for our 2015 kits. More news and the all-important preview on this soon…

29 Jan

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London X League Round 15 : Horsham

January 29, 2015 | By | No Comments

On Sunday Reece and I (Rudy) drove to Horsham for London X League‘s last cyclocross race of the 14/15 season. It was nice to catch with our friend and photographer Jon Baines who met us there and got some amazing shots of me racing. Click read more below for the full set, which summarise the day really well. Read More

12 Jan

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Team Pizza Ride | Base Miles

January 12, 2015 | By | No Comments

Yesterday we #5thLDN went out for some good old winter base miles. To keep one of our traditional alive we finished our ride at Santa Maria‘s little brother Bravi Ragazzi. Click read more below for photos from the day.

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02 Jan

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Thank You! #5thLDN

January 2, 2015 | By | No Comments

What a great year we’ve had in 2014! And that is thanks to our riders for their hard work and effort, photographer friends and to those that have supported us during the year. And of course a special thanks to every single one of our rad sponsors; Workshop Coffee Co for the best coffee in the UK, Bulletproof for the support, Santa Maria Pizzeria for the best Pizza in London, MET Helmets for keeping our heads safe, Seabass Cycles for the best service around, Ragpicker for our accessories, Oakley for supporting us with the best glasses in the business, Vita-Coco for keeping us hydrated and Muc-Off for keeping our bikes clean and looking good.

We thank you all.

Happy New Year to everyone and here is to an amazing 2015.

Photo: Jon Baines

02 Jan

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Uncategorized No.1

January 2, 2015 | By | No Comments

A bunch of us here at 5th NYC contributed to whats the first in hopefully a series of photo journals curated and produced by Johnny Hsu and for sale over on Hsuper here.

The premise wasn’t to document the ‘team’ but to capture what cycling means to us, shared experiences that should resonate with anyone who loves what cycling offers.

23 Dec

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London X League Round 11: Redbridge

December 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

Cold, muddy and exhausting – watching cyclocross was hard work. Riding it looked even harder. Rudy and Pasquale were the ones brave enough to kit up and race in Round 11 of the London X League at Redbridge Cycling Centre.

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19 Dec

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California: Old Roads, new experiences / Don Alrey

December 19, 2014 | By | No Comments

Don recently spent a few days in California soaking up the West Coast vibes we’ve come to yearn for from our times on BKLA13 and Hunt4 #seekanddiverge This time Don would be introducing his brother to the roads and the experiences that can only be gleaned from riding them. Click Read more for his words.

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10 Dec

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South-Eastern Cyclocross Championship

December 10, 2014 | By | No Comments

Photos: Jon Baines

Some photos from the South-Eastern Cyclocross Championship in Deal, Kent. Alex is still healing from his Red Hook Crit crash and was there to support Rudy and Pasquale, while photographer Jon Baines was there behind his lenses taking some great shots. Click read more below to see rest of the set.

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06 Dec

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MUD & DOWN: Milton Keynes World Cup CX by Angus Sung

December 6, 2014 | By | No Comments

Words and Photos by : Angus Sung

The last time I was stood in a wet muddy field on a Saturday afternoon with the sun shining down was at a music festival over 6 years ago. Since then I’ve reserved my mud-balancing act exclusively for the slopes of mountain bike trails, however it’s not every day you get to photograph some of the best cyclo-cross racers in world let alone have them deep in UK mud.

On the 29th November 2014 the CX World Cup left the well-established pastures of mainland Europe and ventured across the channel for the very first time and pitched itself in the “New City” of Milton Keynes. 
As this was my first time covering of a CX race I didn’t really know what to expect apart from the obvious mud and “frites” but what I didn’t expect was a crowd of 8’000 strong spectators to be tentatively making their way up to the top of the hill in Campbell Park to watch both the women’s and men’s races unfold on an incredibly tricky and technical course.

The 2.6km course snaked it’s way down and up the rutted muddy hill of the park, with plenty of off-camber sections before making it’s way to the man-made obstacles of hurdles and stairs, where you can imagine attracted plenty of “urging” from the crowd as few riders including Jeremy Powers rode up the stairs to mud drunk cheers.

With everyone seeming to be having so much fun (barring one grumpy chap who decided to wear brand white Nike Air Max) it all seem to end far to quickly, from a spectators point of view of course, but from the competitors faces I think it’s fair to say that the course was certainly tougher than anyone had expected. Sanne Cant won the Women’s Elite and Kevin Pauawels topped the men’s board.

Before the event even made its way out of mainland Europe I had heard some chatter about why it wouldn’t be as good as the races in Europe and that their wouldn’t be as big of a crowd but I think the results certainly speak for themselves. I have been to derby day football matches with crowds that are less enthusiastic as those I witness in Milton Keynes and it’s a true testimony to the UK cycling spectators as to how amazing they seem to make every event that comes to British soil.
I’m glad I made the Milton Keynes CX World Cup my first CX race coverage, it lived up to everything I hoped for in a big CX race and I certainly hope to see it return in the future.

02 Dec

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Elixir No. 5: The 5th Floor X Mad Alchemy.

December 2, 2014 | By | No Comments

The 5th Floor with Mad Alchemy present this special formulation of Medium Strength Embrocation to see you through the winter and into those chilly spring rides.

Hand drawn artwork by the talented Krys Blakemore captures the forest pine scent inside that sets the Elixir apart.

Entirely limited to just this batch get some while the goings good.

Our Cold Weather Embrocation is ideal for use during cyclocross and riding in temperatures below 50 degrees. This product is the cornerstone of our line up, specifically engineered to provide a steady, long term feeling of warmth to your legs back and even your neck.

In addition to high quality Grapeseed and Soybean Oils, this product contains unbleached beeswax and a helping of raw, unrefined West African Shea Butter. There are a few other goodies in there to provide you with a smooth warmth and aroma.

Preservative Free
Cruelty Free
Petroleum Free
No Animal Testing
No Animal Ingredients
Not Quite Vegan (contains beeswax)
Perfume Free (all natural essential oils provide our great scents)

Worldwide shipping out of Brooklyn.
Snag it here.