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Muc-Off

June 3, 2014 | By | No Comments

We (LDN and NYC) are proud to announce our partnership with Muc-Off for 2014 cycling season. Muc-Off are always looking to work with new and exciting cycling brands and they thought we fit this perfectly.

LDN: ‘We are super excited to be teaming up with Muc-Off. The whole team is familiar with their products and we are all extremely happy have the support of the most innovative care products in the business, making sure our bikes look and run like new.’

NYC: ‘The 5th Floor NYC is proud to establish its relationship with Muc Off. With both The 5th Floor and Muc off hailing from the UK we look forward to not only bombarding the US peloton’s and parc ferme with green but now also pink. With a (hopefully muddy) East Coast CX season almost upon us this partnership couldn’t be better timed.’

12 Jan

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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.