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  • From Thursday 25th June through to Sunday 28th we will be showing off our bike brands to some 150,000 people who will be visiting Goodwood for the annual Festival of Speed.

    It's a great chance for us to showcase some of our top products to a wider audience and in fact we are the only bicycle company attending so if you are going please pop along and see us on stand 52.

    We will have some great news about Orro's new 'Signature' paint programme where you can choose a colour to have your new bike painted in and also have your signature added to the chainstay for a really personalised, beautiful bike.

    We also have the top models from De Rosa and Argon 18 there so get yourself down and take a look.

     

  • After inventing the most technically-advanced road pedals, Speedplay set out to develop a state-of-the-art, off-road pedal system that is equally capable on the road. Speedplay’s new Syzr is the culmination of a multi-year R&D effort to develop the ultimate, made-to-go-anywhere clipless pedal system.
    The SYZR series is available in both titanium and stainless.

    Rider power is delivered to Syzr pedals directly through the cleats, not through the spongy rubber lugs of the shoe sole. Direct, Through-the-Cleat Power Transfer ensures that no rider energy is lost during transmission. 
    Active Cleat Stabilization Technology has also been developed to improve the precision of the pedal/cleat connection and eliminate the slop and lateral instability common to off-road pedals.

    Another first for off-road pedals is the Syzr’s patented, Micro-Adjustable Float Technology. By designing an adjustable pivot mechanism directly into the cleat, Syzr pedals are the only off-road pedal system to provide a user-customizable, 10-degree range of float. Cleat set-up is easier too since there is no need to reposition the cleat to make angular adjustments.

    Peloton Magazine took the new SYZR pedal system for a ride recently and had some great things to say:
    "Speedplay had an 'eureka' moment. Instead of steel on steel, it used steel on ceramic to give the SYZR that unmistakable Speedplay feel. The pedals are simply immune to mud, yet prodive more stable power transfer, by light years, than SPDs or two-bar pedals.
    Speedplay had just made the last 25 years of MTB- and 'cross-pedal development obsolete and it takes a single ride in the SYZR to realise it."

    Check out and read more on the SYZR series here.

  • The 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné finished in dramatic fashion at the weekend with BMC rider Tejay van Garderen narrowly missing out on the victory to Team Sky's Chris Froome. 

    Stage 7 on Saturday saw Van Garderen, using 3T components, take second place on the tough mountain stage and the yellow jersey from Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).
    Froome and van Garderen worked together until the Sky leader attacked with 1.6 kilometres to go opening up a gap, but not enough to prevent van Garderen retaking the yellow jersey. Nibali came home 3-58 behind Froome, in 24th place, and fell out of the top 10.


    Froome then took a spectacular win on the final 156.5km stage, from Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Modane Valfréjus, to dislodge the yellow jersey from van Garderen and seal the overall title after attacking on the final climb.
    The Team Sky rider began the day 18 seconds behind van Garderen and crossed the line in Modane-Valfrejus by exactly that margin over the American, who came forth as he was beaten to the line by Orica-GreenEdge’s Yates, and Lampre-Merida’s Rui Costa.

    The American came into the Dauphiné with high expectations after a strong start to the season and along with a win in the team time trial on stage 3, he battled valiantly with the best climbers. However, in Team Sky's Chris Froome, he found a rival who simply had too much and for two consecutive days van Garderen was left trailing by the eventual winner.

    The final podium was completed by Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida), with the help of his Northwave Extreme Tech Plus shoes, Prologo saddle and Fulcrum wheels. Costa finished in third on the final stage behind Simon Yates, ending his Dauphiné one minute 16 seconds down, despite his stage 6 win on Friday.