Welcome to the January 13th, Mid-Week Report! PHOTO OF THE WEEK: ENGLISH STYLE
We preview some of the highlights from our upcoming story on Rob English founder of English Cycles . MORE INFO
FIRST LOOK: QUINTANA ROO SRFIVE
ZAP’S COLUMN: TUBELESS TRAVAILS
Year after year, month after month and day after day, between the magazine, website, and social sites, we pump out a lot of words about bikes and bike riding. And between all the bike and product tests, feature stories, tech tips and personalities, there are a lot of different topics to cover—some that entertain, some that humor and, hopefully, some that can make a difference.
Every once in a while, though, a story comes along that can actually make a difference by “moving the needle” in the sport. In this issue you will find such a story—“Tubeless Gone Wrong”—that I feel is one of the more important stories we’ve published, because what we learned from it can make for a safer ride for all of us. SOMETHING IS FISHY It all started when Troy, minding the tech details as he always does, became curious as to why Specialized was suddenly backtracking on the tubeless capabilities of their newly released Roval wheels. It was right around the time that they were touting Julian Alaphilippe’s Tour de France stage win using clinchers with—gasp—inner tubes!Quickly, one thing led to another, and Troy was soon onto something. Knowing Specialized’s crafty sense of marketing savvy […]