LOOK CYCLE | NEW 875 MADISON

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Taking its name from Madison Square Garden, which itself was named after the 4th American President, James Madison, who organized the first 24-hour « indoor » races for teams of two,

the 875 is available in the four emblematic colors of the LOOK Mondrian logo (yellow, red, blue and grey).

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September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on LOOK CYCLE | NEW 875 MADISON

CINELLI TUTTO

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September 21st, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on CINELLI TUTTO

AFFINITY | 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION CHAMPAGNE MONEY LO PRO COMPLETE

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Champagne money & highlighter orange… tig welded, iridescent paint and blaring graphics.

It’s street to the core, og Affinity graphics, original butted tube set, new 1″ crown fork. ⠀

*Note: this is a full deposit for Prebook… read all info below.

Say hi and fall in love with our new crown lugged 1″ fork with tight clearances, so tight it barely fits 25c tires… file it down if you want a tire any bigger than 23c. Remember that sick vintage fork you could never get, here it is.

Bred in the streets and tested to death by the fastest messengers of NYC, the Affinity Lo Pro is the industry standard pursuit track frame set.  The Lo Pro is an original take on pursuit geometry, by creating a steep lo pro frame which is fast and aero yet comfortable to ride. A sick race, or street track bike, the Lo Pro has its distinctive sloping top tube and our classic Affinity 1 inch fork.

Our 10th anniversary complete features H Plus Son Archtype wheels, laced to Phil Wood high flange hubs and wrapped to Vittoria Open Corsa G 700×25 anthracite tires.  For the drive train you get the SRAM Omnium cranks (165/48T), SRAM GXP BB, KMC Kool chain and a Dura Ace 16T cog. The cockpit is complete with a Thomson Elite seat post, Thomson X4 stem, alloy Thomson risers bars wrapped with Fizik bar tape, Chris King Sotto Voce headset and a Prologo saddle.

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September 18th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on AFFINITY | 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION CHAMPAGNE MONEY LO PRO COMPLETE

AFFINITY CYCLES | 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION FILET BRAZED LO PRO FRAME SET

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Affinity is proud to offer our 10th anniversary limited edition filet brazed Lo Pro frame set.

The shiny filet brazing glares through our clear keirin sparkle paint with white decals and old school flare.

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STATE BICYCLE Co. | UNDEFEATED II BLACK & WHITE EDITION

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“The Undefeated II comes stock premium SRAM Omnium Cranks, Michelin Tires and Ritchey Components stock while featuring new and lighter rounded 7005 Aluminum Double Butted Tubes. The stiffened front end features a newly oversized-tapered head tube and matching Essor USA full carbon fork for superior handling and responsiveness. These new features make The Undefeated II the perfect tool for mastering fixed-gear crits. The Essor USA Bolt 31 wheelset is an added bonus – being both lightweight enough to race (1736 g) while still being durable to take a beating on the street.”

STATE BICYCLE Co. 

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August 28th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on STATE BICYCLE Co. | UNDEFEATED II BLACK & WHITE EDITION

Tornanti x Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.10

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Official photographers Tornanti.cc (Eloise Mavian – Francesco Rachello), have created a limited edition magazine with a series of publications based on cycling races.

With this issue No.05, they have created a magazine full of incredible images capturing their experience at the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.10 as well as a retrospective on the previous Red Hook Crits that they have photographed through the years.

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August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on Tornanti x Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.10

AVENTON CORDOBA COMPLETE BIKE

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The New Cordoba is here in brand new colorways featuring fresh graphics paired with proven Aventon components!

We took our popular Cordoba frameset and supercharged it with some awesome new technology features:

  • Tapered head tube for improved front-end stiffness and control
  • Hydroformed seat tube that flares out at the bottom bracket for maximum power transmission and no watt-wasting flex
  • Updated forged dropout allows a wider range of horizontal adjustment (chain tension)

As before, Cordoba is double-butted 6061 aluminum alloy, with the buttery-smooth welds you’ve come to expect from Aventon.

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SPECIALIZED FOR THE 5th FLOOR

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July 1st, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on SPECIALIZED FOR THE 5th FLOOR

CAMILLE UDNY | SPOTLIGHT

CAMILLE UDNY SPOTLIGHT

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You certainly remember this beautiful tiny girl who impressed us last season with her 3rd place at the NMC, winning Tourn’Us crit and making a top 20 at the RHC Barcelona!!!

Here’s a few words from our sweet Camille Udny.

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Can you introduce yourself? ASL you know ahah!!! And what are you doing for a living…

 Camille, I’m 23, I live in Romans-sur-Isère in the Drôme (France), I’m working as a designer in the research department. 

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When did you start riding Fixed Gear bike? When was your 1st Fixed Gear Crit?

I’ve been riding fixed gear bikes since I was 17.

My first crit was in 2014 with the NMC (National Moutarde Crit).

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Last season you were riding for Beastie Bike beside Domitien and Julien, how did it go? We all know that Julien can be a little difficult . (I’m being a jerk ahah sorry)

It went well, I can’t complain. I didn’t have much time to see my teammates, only catching 2 or 3 of the races.

I don’t live in Paris so it’s kinda tricky to create a good relationship between us, but they were there for me if I needed it.

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How did you end up racing your 1st crit?

I ran my first crit at the NMC thanks to the ride group in Grenoble.

Those guys were racing and told me there was a women’s race and that I should come.

 

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You took  3rd place at the 2016 NMC, you won Tourn’Us crit the week after and made a really good finale at the RHC Barcelona. Will you shine for us this year?!

I especially hope to reach the same level I was at last July/August!! Ahaha yes, those races still mean a lot to me!!!

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2017  New adventures!!!

You have joined the Team Look Criterium, happy about it?!

I’m really happy indeed, I’ve created a great bond with Félix, Thibaud and François, I couldn’t expect anything  better than getting into this lil’ family.

 

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As well as joining this winning trio for conquering the fixed gear crits, you also started riding road bike and joined a club!!! What are your goals in this new discipline?

I can’t pretend i have any goals for those road races. I’m constantly discovering new things. I’ve got a lot to learn, strategy, etc….

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The season has already started with Lyon crit, RHC Brooklyn where you had a tremendous crash but were more shaken than injured!!

You also raced two road races the Feminin GP in Ceignes and the French Cup in Pujols, how did you feel about yourself on those races?! How’s your training going, are you feeling ok or still feeling like a little something is missing?!

At the start of this new season, I’ve done 6 road races to be honest. I’ve started with the French cup of Chambéry where I ended up in the 2nd pack, in Ceignes the same, 2nd pack and in Pujols I gave up because of a fall,and  once again more shaken than injured.

I’ve done a few other races with the pass and cadets category.

I’ve gota really good  feeling about the races, I mostly miss technic but it’s in doing races that you’ll get that. About training, I let my coach take care of this for me.

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After all this waiting for you this year, we can just wish you the best because you deserve it!

 Now it’s your turn, you can say anything you want, thanks, arrivederci or maybe a massive argument 

I’d love to thank all the «French Corner» who’s always supporting me on every race, François also Look and Mavic and the other sponsors giving us the chance to ride with great equipments. Then my family who support me.

And thanks to FHTN for this interview.

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INTERVIEW

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FLORIANE FERRERO 

 FHTN REPORTER

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May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on CAMILLE UDNY | SPOTLIGHT

FRANCOIS FEVRIER | SPOTLIGHT

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François Février

You certainly know this team called “Team Look Criterium” that showed up last season with the L’Henry brothers !!!

I’ve spoken with François Février, the one who built this team from scratch with the renowned Thibaud L’Henry In’bo and former rider for Cinelli Chrome.

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Can you introduce yourself ? 

François Février, 32 years old, leaving in Annecy-Le-Vieux, working in Geneva (Swiss) where I hold a technical manager post in a 5* hôtel.

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It seems like you started riding Fixed Gear bike in 2013. Did you do anything else before, and how did you end up riding this kind of bike ?

During 2000-2005, I used to descend a lot of mountain passes on street-luge, in France and abroad for the world tour’s stage.

At the time, I used to go to work with my skateboard. Every morning, my heart was skyrocking at 170 bpm when arrived. The day had not even begun and I was already exhausted, so I decided to change my mean of transport to relax a bit.

Huge mistake, 2 days after buying my Specialized Langster, I was already racing cars, doing 30/30 with the red lights.

A real passion was born.

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Thibaud and you created the team while dining together at the Barcelona 2015 RHC, how did the 2016 season go ?

Yes, in 2015, we used to meet up with Thibaud for the qualifications and the Redhook Final. In Barcelona, we decided to combine our skills and create a team.

The idea : I find the sponsors, and he brings his noteriety.

His brother, Félix, seemed to be an asset to recruit. I apologize to the DMC…
2016 was a year of establishment, but it was wonderful. So many new friends made, discoveries and pleasure. Exactly what we were looking for.
Felix’s two victories in Paris accentuated our excitement for riding. It was very beautiful year, 2016.

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A new season means new recruits! Can you tell us more about choosing our lovely Camille ?

I went to see her at the Red Hook last year. Aside from her great results, she had all the qualities to join us. She is an extraordinary person.

This team is also hers. Each of us bring his vision of the things, and even though I have the part of coordinating all this, we are 4 to share our point of view.

We are doing good and having Camille by our sides is very important for us. We are proud of her.

 

 

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You, Felix and Camille already started this season, but in which  race will you all compete together ?

2017 started well. Felix had a victory in Lyon, and a very nice 4th place in The Netherlands.

This year, we will or present for all of the Red Hooks, also in London for the London Nocture, Geneva for the Classic Crit, and in Dijon obviously for the NMC, and the Tournus Crit.

Then there is the NLcritseries in The Netherlands where the atmosphere is incredible. It is always pleasure to ride there.

 

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Thibaud and Félix Lhenry are from the mountain bike word, with quite a nice palmarès. Any other activities than Fixed Gear crit for you ?

No, I only ride Fixed gear crit. By the way, I never ride a road bike before.
This year, Look provide us with magnificient road bike frames for our trainings.
I am so excited to assemble it to go down the mountain passes near my home.

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Look and Mavic is a dream for alot of us, having these 2 French giants as sponsors. How did you do it?

These two sponsors are extremely valuable to me and now for the team. Without them, 3 years ago, nothing would have been possible. It all started with Mavic. I reached the right person and the right time.

The CEO of Mavic liked my approach, and the idea of sponsoring a Crit team came from him. Since then, we built a solid and trustworthy relationship between.

It’s a brand that I respect a lot, I am always like a kid in a candy store when I help them in the “race department”.

As for LOOK my journey with them started with a financial audit at work.

The guy had nothing to do with the bike world, and he saw my bike in my office.
I told him that it’s a bit heavy, and would like to get a new one.

And he replied and told mr that he was friends with Thierry Bourguignon, the sales manager for LOOK Sud Est.

I presented him with my project, and paf ! Just like with Mavic, “It really pleased them”.

I ended up with LOOK and Mavic as sponsors “without even racing once. ”
This year, both of these brands are our main sponsors, and the work we do with them is remarkable.

The relationship that our team has with these 2 awesome French brands is incredible.

I was really moved to see the CEO of Mavic at our Team Introduction in March.

It was a nice friendly gesture between Mavic and the team.

He even allowed himself to ride around the Annecy Lake with us in fixed gear. Brakeless of course.

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How do you train in the off season and during Crit season ? Do you watch what you eat ?

I absolutly don’t care about my nutrition, but as long as I’m not a part of the Fat Belly Team, I’ll keep going like this.

It’s tough to reconcile my trainings with my new job in Switzerland. I’m used to riding my bike daily, and it helps me to keep a certain constistency.

Now, I ride after my work. Means during night, and weekends.

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Now, speak for yourself ! Thanks, Dedication, declaration of love, whatever you want ! 

My passion for fixed gear has allowed me to meet so many people, and this is wonderful.

Thanks to Camille, Félix and Thibaud for sharing this passion with me. I want to also thank our sponsors, without them, nothing would be possible :

Look Cycle, Mavic Cycling, Deda Elementi, Selle San Marco, Triangle SAS, Sram, Nikevision, Sider, Slicy, Vélosophe, Till-Start. So much respect for what you do.

Also thanks to all our roadtrip mates!! But big up to our DMC friends.

Thanks to my wife Anaïs I love her more than anything. I’m sorry for all of this moments I’m away from home, I’ll make it up to you!!

 

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INTERVIEW

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 FHTN REPORTER

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FRED MACHABERT 

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May 12th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on FRANCOIS FEVRIER | SPOTLIGHT

FHTN LEADER BIKES OFFICIAL SKINSUIT BY CATELLA CYCLING

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FHTN LEADER BIKES CATELLA ...

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FHTN LEADER BIKES CATELLA

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DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED BY CRISTIANO CIATTONI FHTN
MANUFACTURED BY CATELLA CYCLING

2017 Leader-FHTN -Catella Speed Suit!  Made with premium textured “dimple” Italian fabric and Elastic Interface Pads.

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April 29th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on FHTN LEADER BIKES OFFICIAL SKINSUIT BY CATELLA CYCLING

Brooklyn No.10 | Castelli Aero Race Jersey

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The Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.10 aero jersey kindly modeled by Dan Chabanov

Design by Jonah Birns

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April 28th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on Brooklyn No.10 | Castelli Aero Race Jersey

HARTLEY CYCLES | JULIET ELLIOTT RED HOOK CRIT TRACK BIKE

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Image Credit: Sebastien Klein

“All Hartley Cycles custom frame builds and bespoke bicycles are handmade in London with great care and attention by frame builder Caren Hartley.”

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Specialized Bicycles Langster | 10th year anniversary Red Hook Criterium

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The Specialized Bicycles Langster  for the 10th year anniversary of the Red Hook Criterium

Featuring custom FFWD Wheels F6 Carbon Clincher track wheels.

Design by Jonah Birns

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April 25th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on Specialized Bicycles Langster | 10th year anniversary Red Hook Criterium

Pacific and Co. | CYCLING LEGENDS

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Pacific and Co. presents CYCLING LEGENDS,
A piece of cycling history now on your feet

Cycling Legends is a collection of three socks carefully designed as a tribute to the history of cycling. Within the innovative and aesthetic line of Pacific and Co, marked by nature, elegance and design, offers a transversal vision of something more than a sport: a way of life.

The colour and design connect the modernity with three historical times of this sport, through big icons, relating essential not only for their many victories but also for their personality and attitude: Eddy Merckx in the 1970s, Miguel Induráin in the 90s and Bradley Wiggins more recently.

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The Cycling Legends socks allow users to feel part of a legendary experience. Combining three different bicycle models into one, the presentation of the Gift Box (Limited Edition) merges values representing the cycling: courage and effort. The colours Orange, yellow and blue identify the images of each of these great cyclists, designed in collaboration with Illustrator Jota Erre.
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The socks of Pacific and Co. are entirely manufactured in Barcelona with materials of first quality natural cotton and CoolMax®, to offer a higher quality and comfort.
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Brazo de Hierro © 2016
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Now available online > www.pacificandco.com
and selected stores in Europe, Asia and Oceania

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April 20th, 2017|Categories: Spotlight, Wheel notes|Comments Off on Pacific and Co. | CYCLING LEGENDS