By Jon Hornbeck
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
John Tomac has done it all regardless of which type of bicycle he is on ranging from a BMX bike, a road bike, a downhill bike and more. Bell helmets put out a great video of him as he talked his passion for racing bicycles yet touching on the dark times in the cycling world with the emergence of drugs. John now is his sons Eli right-hand man and he seems to be doing a good job as Eli just recently wrapped up the 2017 Lucas Oil Professional Motocross Championship. Watch the video here. PC: Skylar Bishop
THE ROAD BIKE ACTION SHOW/PODCAST: INTERVIEWS FROM INTERBIKE
While out at Interbike we walked around the show and interviewed who we ran into while getting some in-depth information from Yamaha regarding their latest line of E-Bikes. Take a listen below to see who else we ran out to while at the show and be sure to check back tomorrow as we will have our next installment of The Road Bike Action Show.
TIME LAUNCHES TWO NEW PEDALS
Press Release: Building off the benchmark performance and ease-of-use of the Xpresso pedal, TIME introduces the next generation of road pedal performance: the all-new XPRO. Featuring a wider platform for more power and comfort, and a new lightweight aerodynamic design, the XPRO is packed with features aimed at high-performance riders to elite-level athletes.
XPRO 15 (MSRP $600) – The flagship model features a carbon body, hollow titanium spindle and CeramicSpeed bearings for a very lightweight top-of the line performance; 88g / per pedal.
XPRO 12 (MSRP $400) – Features a carbon body and titanium spindle; 94g / per pedal
XPRO 10 (MSRP $250) – Features a carbon body and hollow stainless-steel spindle; 113g / per pedal.
ROBIN CARPENTER SIGNS WITH RALLY CYCLING
In a surprise move Robin Carpenter of Holowesko-Ciatedael p/b Hincapie has decided to move across to fellow American team Rally Cycling. Rally and Holowesko are both applying for Pro Continental status from their respective domestic current status. Robin spent five years with the Hincapie squad and really stepped up last year with wins at the Cascade Classic, Tour of Utah and overall at the Tour of Alberta. Robin was showing great form this year during the Tour of Utah in looks to defend his Alberta title the following week but a crash resulting in a concussion ended his season there. Robin signed a two year deal with Rally Cycling.
VIDEO: CATCHING UP WITH ALISON TETRICK
While out roaming the Interbike halls we ran into the popular Alison Tetrick. Alison always seems to be up to something whether she’s racing or attending events and now getting into the Gravel scene. Watch here as we caught up with to see how she’s been.
RYNOPOWER PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ELECTROLYTES
A common products amongst cyclists are having extra electrolytes on hand. With longer rides whether your in heat or cooler temperatures your body burns through electrolytes quicker then you would think. Having some of these in your pocket can help you from cramping in those key moments of your ride, event or race.
RynoPower: Our Electrolytes are a high-performance electrolyte blend of Sodium Chloride, Tri-Sodium Phosphate, and Sodium R-Lipoate. Electrolytes use Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and antioxidants to replenish what is used when you exercise.
Electrolytes will minimize muscle cramps and heat fatigue due to excessive perspiration along with the loss of nutrients. Our product makes it easy for you to control your sodium/electrolyte intake without the excess sugars found in sports drinks.
Well that’s all for this weeks Mid-Week Report. Be sure to check back every Wednesday to see the latest news, views and products that have come our way. If you have any questions, comments or requests, let us know: [email protected]