• tech

    Surly Krampus: NorCal Cycling News @ Interbike 2013

    by  • February 5, 2013 • tech

    This was a funny bike to ride in the desert behind Las Vegas. By funny I mean perfect. It floated over sand and begged for anything I could find to jump, hop, and ride over. It seemed a little specialized and the guy walking me through the spec didn’t think it would be a...

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    Keywin Pedals: The Lost Interbike Files

    by  • January 29, 2013 • tech

    Alex from Keywin gave me a run down on the Keywin Pedal system. Keywin was popular back in the day but vanished from the US market for a number of years due distribution issues. They are back and moving pedals out of an SF based office. Given the current technology and science behind bike...

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    Liscio2: The Lost Interbike Files

    by  • January 25, 2013 • tech

    I did a bunch of quick interviews on stuff that Dan Smith (Sportvelo) and I thought were cool when we hit Interbike in the fall.  I figured the January & February would a good time to release them, cause there are only unsanctioned races and earlybirds that usually don’t cause much controversy. First up...

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    Geeky Gadget: Fan Connect!

    by  • January 15, 2013 • tech, too random

    What the heck is this gadget called Fan Connect? Fan Connect is an innovative Android/iPhone App with Google Maps integration, connects spectators and fans with athletes in real-time on race courses. Fan Connect benefits marathoners and cyclists who have their phone with them during events by providing immediate feedback to their loved ones and...

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    Fan Connect Test Event: POO Ride Tuesday January 8th

    by  • January 3, 2013 • tech

    A few cycling entrepreneurs (Oscar Aguilera Jr, Kieran Cox) have a new social app in the works that might proves useful at races.  #NCCN likes to highlight folks developing products in NorCal, so show em some love and head over to the POO ride next week.   Fan Connect is a new App we have been...

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    Inside California Giant Berry/Specialized’s Minicamp

    by  • December 22, 2012 • bio, interviews, norcal scene, teams, tech, too random

    I Am Specialized - Morgan Hill

    Deep in the south of the Santa Clara Valley, in Morgan Hill, riders and staff for California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized development squad gathered beneath dissipating grey tule fog for their December 15th mini-camp.  The meeting place was located at Specialized Headquarters, where the riders would have their Squadra kits properly sized, get fitted to...

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    Project Sport Goes ‘Grand’ Fondo

    by  • December 6, 2012 • norcal scene, tech

    One of our favorite promoters, Project Sport, makers of races like the San Rafael Twilight Crit and the defunct Pitt Crit and SF Twilight Crit have acquired, another recent NorCal event promotion venture, the Echelon Gran Fondo Series.  Echelon gained popularity with some some in the US racing community due to their relationship, with...

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