Grinding down flights of stairs isn’t always easy when you are on a skateboard, so Po-Chih Lai decided that skateboards could be improved so that they would have no problem going down steps.
Read more @ Technabob
reflections in the rain about a dream
At Asterisk*Cycles, we can offer you a full range of components, from SRAM, Zipp, Enve, to more esoteric manufacturers like AX-Lightness. Here are a few package deals we’ve put together, perfect for upgrading your bike for the coming season.
Campagnolo Super Record 11 + Campagnolo Bora Utlra Two $5,000 USD
SRAM Red + Fulcrum Racing Zero 2-Way Fit $3,000 USD
Shimano Dura Ace 7900 + Zipp 404 FCC $4,400 USD
Zipp Vuma Quad crank + Zipp 404 FCC $3,300 USD
Zipp SL2 bar + Zipp 145 stem $500 USD
SRAM Force + Fulcrum Racing 3 2-Way Fit $2,000 USD
Send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to order your parts, wheels, framesets or complete bikes
It came as a surprise when I checked up the specs on the Taiwanese Giant TCR Advanced 1; it comes with SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing 0 2-Way Fit wheels, which is an unusual combo. I expected the bike to have Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels, but that isn’t the case.
At $4,100 USD, that makes this bike a great deal, especially since it comes with wheels that sell for $1,550 USD. The other bike from Giant that used to come with these wheels was the TCR Advanced SL 1 ISP from 2010, one of our best sellers. Send us an email to order your Giant TCR Advanced 1 at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com
Ever since I started road biking again last year, I’ve wanted a pair of Fulcrum Racing 0s. I don’t know what it exactly was. It was probably because I had never seen red Fulcrums before, and in my mind, they would look stunning with a matte black frame. For 2010, the rims changed colors. The initial appeal for these hoops is the look. Hoops that are completely red are rare. This is the start of a long term review on these wheels.
At Asterisk*Cycles, we’ve got access to not only great bikes from Giant to Pinarello, but also great components, from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. This includes full gruppos, from Campy Super Record 11 to Shimano Dura Ace Di2.
Here are some parts, bikes and frames that I would like to get for myself. My list gets updated every few weeks, as I get to know more and more manufacturers and dealers.
AX SRT 42 Premium wheelset[Tune Mig45/Mag150 hubs] (905g)
AX 24 Premium wheelset [Tune Mig45/Mag150 hubs] (820g)
AX Zeus stem (60g)
AX 4000 handlebars (125g)
AX Phoenix saddle (55g)
AX Morpheus crank (375g)
AX 6000 fork (225g)
Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 (6.2kg)
SPIN Gato or Ruegamer Ultralight frame (~700g)
Although I’d like to get a TIME RXR Ulteam VIP frame, I’ll wait until next year when a BB30 version is released. Also, I’d like to have a Di2-compatible frame for the RXR, and they have yet to release one. The reps have told me that it will be coming for the next year. It’s logical, since Colnago has released their Di2-compatible EPS. I’ve had confirmation that the Giant frames will stay the same for the 2011 model year. I’ve been toying with the idea of ordering a Scott Addict RC frame and transferring some parts over to it, but I don’t think that will happen.
What parts, bikes and frames are you planning on getting? Send us an email at email@example.com to find out more.
I got some great news today. Asterisk*Cycles has become an official dealer for AX Lightness parts. AX Lightness makes ultra-lightweight parts for road and MTB bikes, from the 60-gram Zeus stem to the 195-gram rims.
TD’s bike arrived a little more than a week ago and he finally sent me a few photos of the assembled and finished bike. As you know, we don’t fully assemble the bikes, we check that everything is accounted for and pre-assemble them. All that you have to do when you receive a bike from us is to put the handlebar onto the stem and mount the front wheel.
I took these photos for a client. It’s a combination that you don’t see that often, but I think that it works pretty well. The Bora Ultra Twos are a great set of aero wheels, that look darn sexy on any bike that they are put on. Since this frame has already got some nice-looking decals, I think that the wheels fit very nicely onto it. Continue reading ‘Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two On Giant TCR Advanced SL Team Giro ISP’