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CX Fever #1 – Gluing Tubulars

Maghalie Rochette – CX Fever Racing p/b Specialized

We’re thrilled to announce our support for an athlete we’ve already been working with for a few years–Maghalie Rochette. Maghalie is amicably leaving the CLIF Pro Team to start her own cyclocross program. Why? She’s got the fever. The fever for cyclocross. 

She’ll be racing cyclocross in North America until November then Europe for 3 months to finish the season strong. Maghalie’s partner David will be the mechanic. Or as she puts it, “The mechanic and the ‘doer of everything’, like he always does… I’ll do my best to help him. At the races, you will be able to find David and I under a Specialized tent that we will be sharing with the TSH/Specialized Team crew.”

You’ll see the tent decked out with Feedback Sports products. Feel free to ask Maghalie and David about them. Get your hands on the tools. Check out our trainers and rollers. They are happy to give you the low-down on what makes our products part of their “Race Day Essentials” as well as some pro-tips on bike racing and wrenching!

And speaking of…check out David’s tried and true 8 step method of gluing tubulars. 

Gluing tubulars

Every year, it’s a long process we have to start over. Here is the step by step method that David uses to ensure our tubulars are always properly glued.

  1. Pump the tubular. Apply a layer of glue on the tubular and a layer on the rim of the wheel. Hang and let dry for 24h.
  2. The next day, apply another layer of glue on the rim. Let dry a few hours.
  3. Put some double sided glue tape on the rim. Remove the paper from the tape.
  4. Apply a second layer of glue on the tubular tire and a layer of glue over the tape.
  5. Right away, deflate the tubular. Verify the direction of the thread and carefully install the tubular on the wheel.
  6. Pump the tire and adjust the position of the tire on the wheel to make sure it is straight.
  7. Let dry for at least 24h before using.
  8. You are ready to shred!!!

**Pro tip: A few days before you start this process, it helps to stretch the tubular. You can either set it on a dry wheel for a few days, or simply stretch it with your hand.

Maghalie is in good hands with some other stellar companies.  SpecializedCLIF BarRovalSRAMTenSpeed HeroOakleyChallenge TiresGiro Cyclingand Horst Engineering are supporting Maghalie, too. We’re all going to be working together throughout the season to spread the CX Fever!

You can check out her preliminary schedule for the 2018/19 season here. Go get em’, Maghalie!

Back 2 Basics Cyclocross – Race 1

Event: Back 2 Basics Cyclocross Series

Dates: Every Wednesday starting August 23 – September 27, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Lookout Mtn. Youth Services Center. 2901 Ford Street, Golden, Colorado

Online Registration Closes: Tuesday at Noon the day before each race.  RACE DAY REGISTRATION IN NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR!

Pre-Registered Riders: Must check in 1/2 hour before their scheduled race or they will lose their spot.

Back 2 Basics Cyclocross Series 2017 Powered by Cuore of Switzerland. begins Wednesday August 23th.   Get a series pack (6 races for the price of 5).  Mark your calendar and get ready … this IS cyclocross!

  • August 23rd
  • August 30th
  • September 6th
  • September 13th
  • September 20th
  • September 27th

All riders must present a USAC annual license.  USAC 1-Day Beginner licenses WILL NOT be sold at the race site

USAC 1-Day Beginner license: $10, only for Cat 5 Men, Cat 5 Women and Juniors who have never previously held a USAC license can be purchased online during pre-registration.

USAC 1-Day Experienced license: $25, available only once/year to former USAC members-category 1,2,3,4 men/boys and category 1,2,3 women/girls and must be purchased online at USAC.  You will need to wait 5-7 days after purchasing your license before you can register for your race.

  • License. Bring receipt to race.
  • Make sure to bring your USAC license with BRAC sticker attached
  • Chief Referee: Tom Foss
  • USAC Permit #2017-2205

*Presented with the collaboration of Cuore of Switzerland, Feedback Sports, Jinji Cycles, Back to Basic Massage, White Lightning & Golden Bike Shop

Cancellation Policy. This is cyclocross. We will race: rain, snow, wind, sun, mud. UNLESS THE DECISION IS MADE THAT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE VENUE. In that case, and if you’ve registered already – you’ll receive an e-mail from us.

Cyclo-Art (Hartford)

Hartford Fine Art and Framing is partnering with the CT Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP) to host “Cyclo-Art,” a bicycle-themed art show.

This unique show presents a diverse exploration of the beauty of bicycles in landscape and competition. The “Cyclo-Art” show, which will accompany the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships at Riverside Park in Hartford from January 3-8, will feature photographers, painters and graphic artists from across the country.
January 5:  7-9 pm, Hartford Fine Art will also host a fundraising event for the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP). Admission to the fundraiser is free and is a great opportunity to meet both those from CCAP and some of the competitors from the USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships.

“The USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships is an exciting first for Connecticut, and Hartford’s selection is the result of a great partnership between the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program, Riverfront Recapture, the city of Hartford and the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau,” said Bob Murdock, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Director of Sports Marketing. “Our state capital’s Riverside Park is a prime venue for this dynamic winter sports event and offers many design options for a challenging course that will satisfy thrill-seeking competitors and spectators alike. We look forward to welcoming cycling enthusiasts from all over the country.”

For more information on the Fundraising Event to be held at Hartford Fine Art & Framing on Thursday, January 5th or the Art Show, please click here.

Intro to Cyclocross

We Want YOU to Love Cyclocross!!

Join Feedback Sports’ racers, Alan (A-Pod) Podczervinski and Jeff (Jefe) Martin at Golden Bike Shop, Thursday September 8th at 6pm for an Intro to Cyclocross Presentation!  They will be covering topics including (but not limited to):

-Basic understanding of cyclocross
-Types of courses
-Equipment
-Race day basics
-Nutrition
-Etiquette
-Local resources and races

*There are no stupid questions…but there will be a few stupid-awesome giveaways.  🙂

Click here for more info!

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GBS+logoladies warming up on Omn