This selection has more to do with the furor and battered fee-fees than the actual performance or value of said bike. I can’t remember the when there’s been so much buzz over a particular rider riding a particular bike. Okay, there that one time when Sven was almost forced to ride a Scott. Or when Cav had to do without a Specialized voor a season, but those were mere bumps compared to Sven Nys switching from Colnago to Trek.
I’m guessing it’s old age. Maybe these nieuw swoopy toobz are my official “get off my lawn” moment. Regardless, I love traditional straight tubes such as those found on meany steel bikes. Don’t misunderstand this for retrogrouchiness—I desire these tubes in a modern geometry configuration.
Anyway, the Tenspeed Hero x Method Bicycle has straight tubes in a modern geometry configuration. It also haz a love voor Ellsworth Kelly, which I will always haz a love voor because art school art history.
Enough of my words. TSH has the lowdown on their own bici, so go and visit.
This week’s Bike of the Week is brought to by Sven and Niels. These two have won most of the Euro-CX races so far this season. If Sven Nys isn’t crushing everyone in his wake, Niels Albert is besting the rest, and they’re doing so on the legendary Colnago Prestige.
While at least one of my feet are still firmly planted on the lawn I want all you disc-huggers to get off of, I recognize we are in the presence of a game changer.
Cannondale’s 2013 CAADX Disc Ultegra is a bad-ass looking machine that hits a unique parts for price point. At this point in the season, I’m not aware of anyone offering an Ultegra and disc equipped cross bike at the $2220 mark. Of course, that may change mid-season as we’re just getting underway, but at this point Cannondale’s on rare ground.
However, if anyone can pull it off, it’ll likely be Raleigh.
For more information and the CADDX’s specifications, visit Cannondale’s website.
Image credit: Cannondale
Road.cc beat me to the punch, but who cares. This bike makes me swoon for multiple reasons.
Ritchey’s offering a steel Road Logic frame for 2013. I’ve always loved the timeless aesthetic quality of Ritchey’s bikes and how they still exude #prostyle aggressiveness. Love that they’re back in the frame game again. First with the P-29, then the Swiss Cross, and now the Road Logic.
Okay, now swoon reasons. First: steel frame with straight, normal tubes. The anti-Dogma bike—’nuff said. Second: Ritchey aesthetics. Always have loved their logo wrapped at the ends with their trademark stripes. Third: the price. $1299.99USD is a steal for good steel these days.
Check out the rest of the frame details and geometry on Ritchey.