How many kms will you ride this year and what will be your longest ride?
Dave rode his custom Moots Psychlo X YBB 12000km from Jan to May to win the 2014 Tour D’Afrique….to me an unfathomable effort. This is the bike as it started.
I look forward to having a chat about his adventure when he returns and checking out the bike.
His total elapsed competitive time 423 hr 15m and 59s and his winning margin was in excess of 61 hours!
Cycling Edge customer Dave Grosshans as of the current available information is lying 3rd in the 2014 Tour D’Afrique. This amazing event which started from Khartoum on Jan 10 will finish in Capetown on May 10. Hmmm…. a long time on a bike over just about every type of terrain.
David’s weapon of choice is a custom MOOTS PsychloX YBB similar to that which has been used to win this event before and built around a very thorough bike fit.
Kyle Rickard, latest addition to our “Team” had a busy couple of weeks. Here is his summary of his first race on the electric shift MootoX RSL. As they say on Little Britain – “Dust anyone, Dust…?”
“Dusty tracks were the daily special for the Bicycle Superstore Bright 12 hour with over 250 teams coming from around the nation to take part in the classic bike race. The race took place just outside the centre of town with a 16.5km track testing everyones technical and mental strength. With fast pine decents and some of the most free flowing track I’ve ever ridden – the race had it all and the Le Mans start certainly didn’t disappoint. The 200m sprint for the bikes left most riders clutching their hamstrings while others struggled once on the bike. A brutal start to a challenging race.
With the boys from Torq quickly setting the pace I felt like I only had to follow – tailing the wheel of world series rider Jack Haig for a lap, only to be out done on the final climb by a slight mechanical problem. The Moots MOOTO X RSL seemed to catch the eye of all riders as the customised Di2 shifted flawlessly – even in the rockiest bits of track.
Team Cycling edge (Elite male pairs) got off to a bright start with the Moots mastering a 45 minute first lap – the third fastest lap in Male pairs. My partner and I then took it in turns until lap four when the competitive instinct took over and pushed the Moots out for back to back laps – a hard ask for the sweltering conditions. With the sun bearing down on the second lap and sapping the life out of me, I made a crucial mistake, miss judging a berm and peeling the tyre off the Easton Haven carbon rim, a small price to pay when compared to the advantages of running tubeless with low Psi for exceptional rolling grip from the Pair of Maxxis tyres.
By lap six the Titanium established a rhythm, punching out consistent 53 to 54 minute laps of the 16.5km mountain circuit. Nearing the final hours of the completion I was pushing hard using the swift shifting derailleur to my advantage through the undulating terrain, riding Cycling edge home in 8th (out of 28) position in Male pairs.
On the bright side, a brilliant first race on the Moots – despite the loss of a few inches of skin.”
A few days earlier Kyle took the bike out for a run and set a new record on Strava for the Wombat Loop. You can follow the link here.
The Otway Odyssey is next.
Here are some of the remaining frames ripe the taking at 248 Coventry Street South Melbourne
As the Canned Heat song says “goin’ up the county thought maybe you’ wanna go”.
We are relocating Cycling Edge to Woodend as of November 1.
A very popular base for racing and recreational riding, Woodend is nestled at the foot of Mount Macedon and is only 55 minutes by car or train from central Melbourne and 35 minutes from Melbourne Airport.
With some of Victoria’s best riding at our door, our new location will offer unrivalled opportunity to test Moots and Parlee road, MTB and ‘Cross bikes as well as the restaurants and wineries that abound in the Macedonia Ranges Shire.
To make the move simpler, from October 1st we will be selling all current inventory at not to be repeated pricing.
Our goal is to sell every frameset, bike, wheel and component currently in stock will be sold rather moved!
Drop by or call for pricing!
Parlee has just taken the game up several notches with today’s release of the their new range topping, full custom Z-Zero frame set.
With custom moulded uni directional tubes for each customer built combined with Parlee’s unique jointing wrap methodology the result is an enhancement in every attribute attribute of the previous top of the line Z1 custom.
On display at the show are a road bike and a disc equipped cyclocross CX both of which feature Parlee’s own new fork design.
There is a much stiffer bob unit which features greater chain stay spacing all in lifetime warranties frames that start from around 750gms!!!
Clearly there is no one left in the country based on the flights here and the accents prevailing at the Outdoor demo day yesterday.
The Moots team was flat out in the heat and dust but it was worth it with exceptional rider response across the range.