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MFS: Human Athlete

January 12, 2014 | By | No Comments

Just in time for CX nats Manual For Speed put out this awesome Gallery of the one and only Evan Murphy. Certainly made my day. Check out the rest here.

12 Jan

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Phil’s Somec

January 12, 2014 | By | No Comments

Phil is amongst our riders with his own blog he uses to regularly communicate his journey with cycling, he had a challenging 2013 especially with a shoulder injury that wiped out most of his cross season prohibiting him riding the Rosko we featured here. Thankfully he channeled his energies into building up this awesome Somec. More here.

09 Jan

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Rapha Cycle Club London & Workshop Coffee Co.

January 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

Read more about our London sponsor Workshop Coffee Co. over at Rapha. Photos by Jonny Hines.

13 Dec

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Condor : How to guides for the home mechanic

December 13, 2013 | By | One Comment

Some really nice tips and illustrations from Condor with 6 quick tasks how you can carry out to keep an eye on the condition of the vital running parts of your bike. Head over to Condor’s site to read more.

12 Nov

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sphyke C3N

November 12, 2013 | By | No Comments

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Good idea or totally pointless compared to Pinhead?! What do you think? I am quite curious of trying it!

More info here.

17 Sep

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Chabanov: Peloton: Sachs

September 17, 2013 | By | No Comments

You’ve no doubt seen the new Richard Sachs / House makeover. If you haven’t check it here. Its a beautiful reinvention of a classic and iconic colorway and branding.

What you might not be so acutely aware of is that team rider Dan Chabanov is contributing an online column to Peloton magazine.
This is a really frank and insightful look into the east coast Cyclocross scene and indeed Dan’s season as a Sachs rider. With this year being my first endeavors into CX i’ll be following it closely.

 

04 Sep

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Cyclr: Interview

September 4, 2013 | By | No Comments

Some time back Cyclr approached me to interview for their forthcoming site.

 

Our mission is to bring people the best in cycle lifestyle, design, and culture.

Cyclr is for everyday cyclists to discover the world’s trendiest brands, obsess over lifestyle content, and buy stylish products.

Everything featured on Cyclr is handpicked by bike-lovers just like you. We don’t just sell stuff. We support the brands we love.

 

I was more than happy to get involved and I’m now pleased to say that it’s published. Check out the piece here. It may answer some questions you had about The 5th. Such as why we’re The 5th Floor!

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27 Aug

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Pristine Cover RHC Barcelona.

August 27, 2013 | By | No Comments

Our friends over at Pristine have been quick on the draw at posting up their photo coverage from RHC Barcelona.
Check it here.

26 Jul

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MFS: Philly Part 1

July 26, 2013 | By | No Comments

A month or so back myself and Chris headed out to watch the Philly Cycling Classic. Knowing that local boys Evan and Dan we’re in the newly formed invitational Century racing team for the event that draws in Pro Continental teams really added to the event for us. As well of course as ‘The Wall’, Manual for speed were there and of course managed to capture the build up to the race in their typical insightful and voyeur way. This is a great read and really hits home some of the feelings I go through with my approach to racing. Can’t wait for part 2.



If you make one mistake you’re gonna be fucked because in races like this, you can’t use your fitness to overcome mistakes. If you do, then you don’t have any fitness left to race the bike race.


I don’t have a scheme but I don’t want to turn around in my late thirties and wish that I had done more with bike racing. Right now I want to do as much racing as I can and if thats leads somewhere, great, I won’t have any regrets. If it doesn’t, I still won’t have any regrets. I just turned 26. There’s no time limit on getting a real job, settling down, putting some money into a bank. Theres no ticking clock for that.

I’m enjoying the opportunities I get and have currently, I’m not looking too far ahead, I’m not preoccupied with what’s next, I’m focused on the present, the here and now, I’m taking it all in.

11 Jul

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Condor to supply London’s New Velopark

July 11, 2013 | By | No Comments

Condor Cycles announced today that they will supply a range of track, road and mountain bicycles for use in the new Lee Valley VeloPark, site of the 2012 London games and velodrome, which is planned to open in early 2014. This is perfect match, a legendary bike brand and shop from London supplying the Olympic velodrome in London.

The Olympic Park in Stratford is currently under transformation, with the London Velodrome, nicknamed the Pringle, set at the heart of a new venue to be known as the Velopark. It is intended the Velopark will be used by the local community, clubs and elite athletes and run by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The site will include a reconfigured BMX track, mountain bike trial, new road cycle circuit, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities.

Condor won a three year contract to supply bicycles to the Velopark. The bicycle frames for use in the velodrome will all be made by hand in Italy and built in London by Condor mechanics. The VeloPark users will also ride Condor road bikes and like all the bicycle frames made by Condor, the product will be made by hand in Italy before being turned into a ride-able machine at Condor’s build facility in East London. The bicycles have been designed in-house by Condor’s design team and use specially selected Columbus aluminium triple butted tubing, heat treated for additional tensile strength.

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