Rapha Prestige Launceston 2015

As the sun set over Northern Tasmania’s Tamar Valley on Friday 13th March 2015, the Rapha Prestige Launceston began, with riders gathering on the deck of the Barrel Room Restaurant at Velo Wines. Teams huddled together, nervously discussing tactics and tyre/cog selections for the following day’s 170km adventure to the highest point of Tasmania’s only alpine region, the Ben Lomond National Park. Unbeknownst to the riders, just a week prior the summit had unseasonably received its first snow of the year. The brutality of the Tasmanian landscape and climate would be a defining feature of the weekend.

Passo Fedaia (Caprile)

Watched over by the highest peak in the Dolomites, the 3,343 metre high Marmolada, the Passo Fedaia is an enchanting journey of mystery and intrigue right from the very beginning. From Caprile, in the east, you're faced with just over 14 kilometres of climbing at an average gradient of 7.5%, not so bad you may be thinking?

Fyxation's Six Fyx Conversion Kit

Fyxation has cooked up something very intersting - Six Fyx Conversion Kit. If you feel you need more gears to climb up that hill, or an extra gear or two to go really fast on flat, then this is for you. The set gives 6 gears to your existing fixed gear bike with a 120mm rear spacing. Just build up a rear wheel with the Fyxation hub in the kit, and install the rest of the set, then you're good to go. 
Available now. Order a set with eric@rdfx.cc.

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HUNT 5

Inspired by the sport of professional rally car racing, Deux North took a special group of riders to the Rally de Catalunya in Spain for Hunt 5. In Salou, they met one of the world's best drivers, Kris Meeke, and recorded his story of passion and adventure. Traveling along the route of the World Rally Championship, from Barcelona to Valencia, Deux North ran into some of the most beautiful places on earth as well as some interesting surprises and setbacks. It was Kris' story that inspired Deux North's hunters over their four day trip and to this day. This is Hunt 5, as told by World Rally Championship driver, Kris Meeke, and Deux North's Hunters.

Kappstein Lock Ring

Kappstein supplies cogs for Kristina Vogel who won the Sprint race in the World Championships in 2015. Kappstein's cogs are made of stainless steel and have always impressed me. They now also come up with stainless steel lock rings which are in Italian thread. If you have either a Campagnolo or Phil Wood track hub that you want to get a lock ring for, Kappstein is a bling new option.