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12 Mar

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London Bike Show Photos by Angus Sung

March 12, 2014 | By | No Comments

More photos from Last month’s London Bike Show. This time from our good friend Angus Sung. Head over to his site for more.

06 Mar

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MET: We are Italians

March 6, 2014 | By | No Comments

Our LDN sponsor MET Helmets was founded in 1987 and their headquarters are located in Talamona, a small town in the heart of the Italian Alps.

Lucky for them, Madonna del Ghisallo, muro di Sormano…some of the most iconic cycling roads in the world are just a bike ride away from their headquarters. Not bad for a lunch time/staff ride.

This is a short movie showing our friends Juliet Elliott and Dave Noakes riding cycling’s true spiritual home. Get inspired.

22 Feb

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Condor Super Acciaio by Rudy Melo

February 22, 2014 | By | No Comments

For the last few months I have been riding a Condor Super Acciaio. For those of you that don’t know, the Super Acciaio is Condor’s light steel racing frameset. It is probably the only steel race frameset with oversized headtube & bottom bracket to be UCI approved according to UCI’s new system. It is the first time I properly ride a steel road bike (I know I know) and after riding just over 1,700km on this bike I was in love and convinced that I wanted one.

No wonder why the #SteelisReal hype is so big. I don’t know what it is, but steel has a bit more character, looks more classic, etc. Carbon and alloy bikes are really nice too. They can also look and ride so well, but the Super Acciaio is light enough for climbing, riding and racing (our level of racing, maybe not Grand Tour). It is really comfortable, can be made to measure, it is designed in UK and hand built in Italy. I was pretty much sold and was already thinking of how my build was gonna look like. But then a good friend of mine (more on this soon), started building steel frames in Italy and offered to build me a custom, to my size, frame. I couldn’t say no really. Otherwise I would have gone with the Supper Acciaio for my steel build.

Find out more about the frame here and on Condor’s product page.

- Rudy Melo

21 Feb

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London Bike Show by George and Rudy

February 21, 2014 | By | No Comments

Here are more photos from The London Bike Show 2014.
Day 1 – Photos by Rudy Melo

Day 2 - Photos by George Garnier

  

18 Feb

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5th at London Bike Show by Erik Jonsson

February 18, 2014 | By | No Comments

Team mate, photographer and art director Erik Jonsson came to watch and support us race on Sunday and took some killer photos. Rudy was racing on a Condor Super Acciaio, which he has been riding for a while (photos and review soon) and Leo was racing on a Aprire Vincenza, his first time on the bike and he seemed to have liked it. Click read more below to see more photos or head over to Build Ride Rinse for the full set.

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18 Feb

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The London Bike Show Crit Race

February 18, 2014 | By | One Comment

The London team raced Cat4 and Cat3 at The London Bike Show this weekend. It was a hard course (a hot dog crit) with 2 straights and 2 very sliperry hairpins. It was like a very hard interval training, sprint for 30 seconds, coast around the corner, sprint again, coast around the corner, repeat over and over again. Well done to Rudy and Leo for their effort on the Cat3 race and Matt, George and Pasquale on the Cat4 race achieving a great result with George coming 1st after breaking away with Twickenham CC’s Tim O’Rourke. Stay tuned for photos.

10 Dec

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Rapha Gentlemen’s Race: Adelaide

December 10, 2013 | By | No Comments

I was waiting for this to come out after Pikey told me about it. It is a great watch! Don’t miss it. Great work mate!!!

29 Oct

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Cyclists don’t have nine lives

October 29, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

Does anyone know what this ad is about? Nicely done though.

15 Oct

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Muc-Off – Riding Home with Rapha-Condor JLT

October 15, 2013 | By | No Comments

Muc-Off followed Rapha Condor JLT during the Tour of Britain and put together these 2 great videos. Worth a watch.

15 Oct

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The Condor Leggero – Hand crafted carbon race machine

October 15, 2013 | By | No Comments

Did you know Condor Cycles make their carbon framesets by hand in Italy?

Veneto is one of twenty regions in Italy. It is tucked into the north east of country. It boasts Venice as its capital and its borders reach right to the high peaks of the Marmolada mountain. Veneto is also the home of the factory where we build our Leggero and Baracchi carbon framesets from scratch. The race proven Leggero has been ridden to multiple wins in both international stage races and on short criterium courses. The secret to creating a thoroughbred refined frame is down to the combination of time-served craftsman and quality materials. Our craftsmen understand that meticulous attention to detail is vital to success. They hand cut and wrap the carbon fibre, which is sourced from Japan, and bond it together with superior nano resins. This film shows the process in action.” – Condor Cycles.