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Monday, February 1, 2016

Belgian cyclist Caught using a hidden motor in competition

Belgian cyclist, Femke Van den Driessche, cheating, cycling cheat, mechanical doping, bike doping

Belgian cyclist, Femke Van den Driessche, cheating, cycling cheat, mechanical doping, bike doping

Belgian cyclist, Femke Van den Driessche, cheating, cycling cheat, mechanical doping, bike doping

Belgian cyclist, Femke Van den Driessche, cheating, cycling cheat, mechanical doping, bike doping


This is worst than Lance Armstrong's steroid issue. Cycling authorities caught 19-year-old Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche using a bike with a concealed motor in the frame. The race she was competing in is the Cyclocross World Championships in Zolder, Belgium.

Last Sunday, Union Cycliste International confirmed the bike is loaded with a motor:

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirms that pursuant to the UCI's Regulations on technological fraud a bike has been detained for further investigation following checks at the Women's Under 23 race of the 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. This does not concern any of the riders on the podium. Further details will be shared in due course.

http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/uci-statement-174751/

It was also reported by AP that Italian bike manufacturer Wilier Triestina said they will sue Van den Driessche.

This is the first official case of "mechanical doping" or "bike doping" at a major cycling race event.

That tiny motor can be a big boost to the cyclist if it used in a strategic way.

Van den Driessche has denied that is was her bike, she said it was identical to her own but belonged to a friend and that a team mechanic had given it to her by mistake before the race




Sunday, January 24, 2016

Alchemy Atlas Carbon Fiber Road Bike

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Atlas Carbon Fiber Road Bike by Alchemy looks similar to ultra expensive Helios road bike. The fram e of the Atlas Carbon Fiber Road Bike weigh under 900g and they use a newly designed thinner 7.2mm seat-post. It gives the rider a stiff but comfortably cushioned ride.

Tube sizes are 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm. The Atlas frame-set includes an ENVE 2.0 fork and Cane Creek headset. It also has a PF86 Bottom Bracket. The Atlas is priced at $3,999.

The frame is 100% made in the USA.


For a more cheaper road bikes:
GMC Denali Road Bike, Black/Green, 22.5-Inch/Medium $219.99  
Takara Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike, 54cm/Large, Green/Blue $169.23 
Merax 21 Speed 700C Aluminum Road Bike Racing Bicycle (Green, 50CM) $199.99   

Friday, January 15, 2016

Lace-up Cycling Shoes

Velcro Straps ratchets, wire and Boa locking systems have been dominating the cycling world for some time now and lace-up shoes seems to be the thing of the past. Or so we thought, there seems to be a resurgence of lace-up cycling shoes. Some professional are now wearing them like Taylor Phinney, Sir Bradley "Wiggo" Wiggins and Alberto Contador.

Cycling shoes is essential to pro riders, it should give them comfort at the foot-to-pedal junction. According to riders who use lace-up cycling shoes, laces are advantageous since they give unmatched comfort around the whole foot. It gives the wearer flexibility in adjusting preassures around the foot. However, the downside of lace-up cycling shoes is that they cannot be adjusted while riding.


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Giro Empire SLX - $349.95  at Amazon

Lace-up Cycling Shoes, cycling shoes, cycling
Bontrager Classique
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Quoc Pham Urbanite Low
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Specialized S-Works Sub6


Check out other Cycling shoes on Amazon

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Origin8 Recalls 1,600 Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard, Weak Frame


Origin8 Recalls, folding bikes, bicycles, product recall


There are now 13 reported complaints against Origin8 about weak frame welds that cracks and fall. There are no injuries have been reported as of the moment.

Origin8 bicycles are manufactured in China and imported by J&B Importers, Inc., of Miami, Florida. The importer is not coordinating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 1,600 Origin8 folding bikes because of weak welding on the bikes' frames that can break and can result to an injury.

Included in the recall are three models: the Origin8 F1, F3 and F7 model. The bikes were sold in the United States between August 2012 and October 2015 for between $370 and $480.

If you have bought this bike, stop using the bicycle and immediately return them to the store where you purchased it for a free replacement bicycle. You can also call Origin8 at (800) 666-5000 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at origin8.bike and click "support" for more information.

The F1 model is a single-speed folding bike that came in matte black and can be identified by the "F1" on the toptube. The F3 model is a three-speed folding bike that came in white and can be identified by "F3" on the toptube. While the F7 model is a seven-speed folding bike that came in "battleship gray" and can be identified by "F7" on the top tube.

You can find the serial number on the tube that holds the crank at the bottom bracket as shown in the photo below.

Origin8 Recalls, folding bikes, bicycles, product recall

Serial number ranges included in the recall are as follows:

F1 Model serial number ranges:

B0470373-B0470459
B181460001-B181460100
B13223229 – B13223374

F3 Model serial number ranges:

B181460101 – B181460200
B0470460-B0470580
B130170001-B130170147
B181404945 – B181405079

F7 Model serial number ranges:

B181460201 – B181460320
B0470581-B0470746
B131070148-B130170279
B13223375 – B13223510
B181405080 – B181405255

More information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Origin8-Recalls-Folding-Bicycles/
http://www.origin8.bike/

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

This brand new year may you remember to say, “I love you” at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, and your siblings, but not to your secretary, your nurse, your waitress, your masseuse,
your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.


Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas to you! 2015

May the Christmas season
fill your home with joy,
your heart with love
and your life with laughter.

Merry Christmas to all !

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Tour of Costa Rica cycling Race Accident

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Costa Rica cycling Race Accident, cycling accident

The Tour of Costa Rica cycling race turned bloody when a taxi swerved in front of hundreds of cyclists taking part of the race.

The taxi driver who's probably the worst taxi driver in the world is named as Wilberth Arce, he was seen driving his red taxi down the road ahead of the cyclists.

There's a woman that was not seen in the camera saying "That is the stupidest taxi driver." Since the taxi was on the road that is closed.

Then the taxi driver due to sheer stupidity tried to turn left blocking the path of the rushing cyclists. Three cyclists failed to brake in time and was seen crashing into the car.

The organizers of the race are calling for the taxi driver to be prosecuted for his carelessness.

Costa Rican cyclist Nieves Carrasco won the first stage of the Tour of Costa Rica, an 11-stage event that traverses the country and ends on Christmas Day in Heredia.