It’s soon time again for Hardbraker’s next Grandtour 2016 (their take off will be end of July), but in the meanwhile we finished a beautiful photo lookbook from their last year’s Grandtour 2015 “Warsaw to Helsinki” – shot and documented by Mr. Carlos Fernandez Laser. Take a click!
.. another win for Stefan Vis at the Vast Verzet Bokaal fixed crit series in NL-Nieuw-Vennep last Sunday! Bram Linnartz (Team Wit) got 2nd, supported by great work from his teammates Cornelius (6th), Maxim (7th), and Olaf (13th).. – and all of them on our NEEDLE fixed crit bikes. Congratulations! The overall result from 110 participating riders (A and B class) is currently lead by 4 NEEDLE bikes… amazing. (see more photos at the “read more” button or here)
(Photo by Mark / Team Trouble)
In today‘s world of high modulus carbon fiber and complex hyro-formed aluminum there is something about the clean and classic look of a steel frame that will always appeal, and not only to the purists:
Our rider Stefan “Fish” Vis got 16th at this year’s RAD RACEs Fixed42 World Championchips in Berlin – a brilliant result, taking into consideration not having helping teamriders in the back. See Fish’s last 90seconds before crossing the finishing line below. 500 starters were competing that day, racing this 42km round course through the main roads of Berlin with an average of slightly more than 45 km/h in the men’s race, incredible. (up to position #43 they actually all had an average of +/- 45km/h!).
STRAIGHT FROM THE FISHCAM: Fixed 42 from Bombtrack Bicycle Co. on Vimeo.
Stefan “Fish “ Vis racing the TEMPEST bike in german road crit classic “Rund um den Eigelstein”, Cologne.
Thanks RAD RACE for throwing such a nice fixed crit in our hometown Cologne last Saturday. Three NEEDLE bikes within a field of 150 starters: Stefan “Fish” Vis made it onto the podium and Bram Linnartz got 4th – even after having a small crash. Cornelius Kersten ended up at #10 after doing great work for the guys. (see the full race recap with all results at http://www.rad-race.com/postevent-radracecrit-cologne-2016). Photos by Drew Kaplan Nils Laengner and Michel Udny
… Clem Shovel and his BEYOND PLUS reached the finish of TUSCANY TRAIL at position #15 – out of 528 starters in total. This, Mr. Clem, we actually never expected, congratulations! But a fact we probably expected even less: Joachim Rosenlund (photographer from “A Journey Beyond”) originally wanted to chase Clem maximum for the first 200km to get some additional filmed material for the planned movie – he finally made it to follow him the whole race and crossed the finish line next to him! And even on 40mm tires… – a huge “wow”! OSM films captured the whole race of nearly 600km and only very few minutes of sleep. Expect a documenting video within next weeks. See all 📷 by OSM films on our Facebook page.
Our former fixed freestyle ambassador Simon “Gomok” Andraca, who had to quit that sport due to an wrist injury few years ago, just made it on the podium of “La Petit Course” fixed crit in Paris (F) last weekend. Congratulations for the 3rd! (http://www.lapetitecourse.com/)
The “A JOURNEY BEYOND” full length video is online and finally ready to watch!
If you enjoy the adventure and its breathtaking pictures from our friend Marc Maurer riding Cappadocia, the Caucasus and the Iranian countryside so much as we do: feel free to share the entertaining clip and spread the word. Let us know in case these clips won’t make you wanna ride something similar soon..