Chronicle: Best of Velonode
This is our last editorial story before the year ends and our beloved platform and project will be put on ice. Before we go we’d like to thank our amazing contributors and highlight the ones that made it to the spotlight the most often.
Explore the story: http://velonode.cc/best-of/
Chronicle: Collect Curate Connect
The year is coming to an end. For many of us it means a time of reuniting with friends and family and the recharge of those well-drained batteries.
And it’s the same for Velonode. But this time, the end of the year will also mark the end of an other era.
Read our last story:…[Read more]
Three years of Velonode is just about to get wrapped up.
Velonode has been exciting in many ways but the most extraordinary thing about this whole project is our amazing contributors that has materialized our visions and made all incredible stories that capture action and emotion.
Our last editorial story is about them. Our beloved…[Read more]
When we first launched the Velonode Beta over two years ago our vision was to create something new and unique. Something that would bring relief to the information-flooded cyclist.
We had an idea of Velonode as a platform for distilling content, data and trends and to give it back to cyclists who wanted to find that epic local road, that unique…[Read more]
Behind the Brand: Swiss Revolution
“When DT Swiss told us they had a revolution coming, it wasn’t the first time that word was being used in relation to a product launch.
But the new ERC 1100 Dicut is something new and very interesting that truly deserves a close look. Revolution? See for yourself.”
Explore the story:…[Read more]
We got on the plane to Zürich, Switzerland to get a glance of their latest product and to experience it ourselves. The closer we got to Switzerland, the more I realized how much I like to look at mountains. It’s very liberating.
DT Swiss has many factories in Poland, France, Spain and Asia but still has a production facility for the alloy…[Read more]
New softshell winter kit from KATUSHA Sports
Russian KATUSHA Sports, closely working with Team KATUSHA has for some time been creating apparel under their own name. And recently, they released some new additions just in time for the European winter. The products that could my eye were the softshell Jacket/Pants along with the “Airtech”…[Read more]
We spent time both training and racing in the Rapha Pro Team Skinsuit, and can finally present our full review of this interesting piece.
First of all, let’s talk fabrics. Usually when it comes to skinsuits, pros get one thing, and we get another. Not what’s going on here. Rapha actually lets everyone gain from the Team Sky marginal gains…[Read more]
“When Bradley Wiggins came to Team Sky in 2010, he had signed an interesting contract but he also came to 2010 with new material; Pinarello bike, Kask helmet, Adidas clothing and those oddly shaped chainrings.
The concept of ovalized chainrings aren’t recently invented. They’ve been around for years. That being said,…[Read more]
According to Jean-Louis Talo, the inventor of the rings claims that he’s found a mechanical design that is properly made for the human body. Basically, the thinking behind the design is that normal chainrings are inefficient because we as humans are not efficient at producing power all around the pedal stroke.
That lead Jean-Louis to create…[Read more]
The making of a Fi’zi:k Saddle
Every fi’zi:k saddle starts life at fi’zi:k headquarters, in Italy. Some things deserve to be made by hand: making saddles for heroes and champions requires focus. Every stitch, seam and join is made by the hands of the dedicated. Some traditions are worth preserving.
HIA stands for Handmade in America and it’s a fresh brand that has assembled the best American talent in order to pursue the soul of making bikes a craftsmanship again. HIA Velo is about creating a tangible commitment to develop a brand that means something to people.
New BBUC collection live!
The Vienna based BBUC has finally quit the teasing and released their full, all-new collection of bike wear. With items crossing from race performance to a city silhouette they’re daring to create pieces that look good both on and off the bike.
The collection has seen the combined creativity of BBUC and Wendy Jim,…[Read more]
Merino for the city
Newly founded Olivers Apparel brand has released a couple of interesting garments that isn’t made for cycling per say, but fills a ‘casual-city-riding’ gap nonetheless. With minimal branding and high-end materials, Olivers Apparel has really started out strong.
The Porter Hoodie is made from 98% merino wool with 2% spandex…[Read more]
Discovering the best foul-weather kit
Being an advocate for training in all kinds of weathers often puts me in less pleasurable situations. And when the summer is obviously coming to an end, the foul weather sessions become more and more frequent. Until recently, I haven’t been sure of what clothing strategy to use.
The dilemma comes with the…[Read more]
Diadora x Hanon Celeste Sneaker
“Our inspiration for the Tuscan Racer was to parallel the attention to detail and craft of Italian-made road bikes from the 70’s and 80’s with Italy’s world renowned production of leather footwear. The love and care applied to the hand built steel frames is how we feel about sneakers and our approach to the shoe…[Read more]
Recap: Top Picks 022
To welcome the season of cyclocross, we’re wrappping our 22nd Issue to make room for new editorial stories.
But until then, enjoy our latest top picks from our latest issue!
Explore the story: http://velonode.cc/top-picks-022/
WEOUTDOOR Photoshoot (Photo in header)
Spanish photographer and contributor Brazo de Hiero has been doing work for apparel brand WEOUTDOOR, and it looks great!
MUD OR GLORY No. 1
“Mud or Glory” is a book that collects the best pictures of the last two editions of the Catalan Championship of CX.
Inside you will find a meticulous selection of snapshots, each and every one of them captured by the photographer specializing in cycling, Brazo de Hierro.
Its author will achieve transfer you to the context…[Read more]
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