Bombtrack Bikes Drops the Hook, Charges into Cross with Steel and Disc Brakes

first_imgAt this point, Bombtrack Bicycle Company is probably better known for their single speed and fixed gear options like the Limited Edition Adidas bike. If single speed culture or fixed gear freestyle isn’t your thing, Bombtrack’s latest project might have you taking a second look.Entering into uncharted territory, the brand has introduced their new cyclocross bike, the Hook. Details next… Bombtrack Hooks will be available in Europe starting in October and are hoping to ink a deal with one or two American distributors very soon. The bikes will be available to the US through European mail order companies, but Bombtrack wants to make it easier for consumers to find the bikes in the US. The second production batch will include the hydraulic cable guides and will be delivered in January. At this point there will also be availability of frame and fork only. For the Hook’s maiden voyage, Stefan ‘Fish’ Vis took one of the first production bikes and crashed the Bike Transalp – a 7 day adventure ride across the Alps from north to south. Not sure if the race organizers would allow him to compete on a CX bike while most of the riders were on full mountain bikes, Stefan ended up finishing well in the overall mountain stage results and 739th out of 1200 riders over all. Not bad for a guy with limited mountain biking experience on drop bars and a rigid carbon fork. The bike itself uses a Columbus “Cromor” double butted steel frame with a 44mm head tube and PF30 bottom bracket. Running QR axles front and rear, the Hook uses a carbon/alloy disc fork with a tapered steerer. Pictured with 10 speed components, the production bike will include the new 11 speed SRAM rival group and fittings that will accommodate hydraulic disc brakes (the hydraulic guides will be available starting with the second production run). Complete Hooks will include a SRAM Rival 22 drivetrain, BB7 Road S mechanical disc brakes, Mavic CrossOne wheels with Continental Cyclocross Race 700x35mm tires, and an assortment of BT Bikes parts for a combined build weight of 23.14 lbs.Hooks will be sold in S, M, L, and XL frame sizes in Matte Grey or Metallic Red.bombtrack.comlast_img read more

Los Alamos Jazz Project Performs At Pig+Fig Tonight!

first_imgThirty-one musicians in four student-combos from the Los Alamos Jazz Project will perform 7-9 p.m. today at Pig+Fig in White Rock on Sherwood Blvd. Everyone is invited so bring the family to Pig+Fig and enjoy a fantastic dinner and incredible desserts all while listening to jazz performed by talented young musicians. Courtesy photolast_img

Second Heroin Town Hall Addresses “Us and Them” Mentality

first_imgMassera: “So when I was standing in front of a judge, I was there on a probation violation. I had broken my probation by drinking and I had actually tried to commit suicide, and I was sitting in front of the judge and they were talking about assessing what risk I was to the community, and in my head I thought, ‘What risk to the community? I’ve only hurt myself.’ And right after that thought, he said, ‘Because you are a part of this community.’ It really just blew my mind, because in my early 30’s, here I am, and it’s the first time I’d ever been told I was a part of the community, first time I even felt like I was a part of the community, so it was a real big thing for me to understand.” Massera says he’s looking for a small victory to emerge from the town halls, a first building block towards community-wide change. Conner says the fight is far from over… Conner: “The first hope is that the community understands more about the significant problem that’s in our community. They also maybe understand some more about the process of addiction, and that these aren’t ‘these people,’ they’re our people, they’re our community members, they’re our family members and we need to come together and find a solution to help them.” Last night, break-out groups discussed various aspects of the epidemic and how it can be addressed. Conner says those suggestions are being reviewed and may be used to form working groups in the future. For more information, or to get involved, visit Change 4 the Kenai online. Conner: “There was an overwhelming support for treatment options within our community, people actually willing to volunteer and get involved. Just the sheer volume of numbers that were in the room was great.” To break down some of the walls which exist in the “us” and “them” mentality, Mark Massera shared his story of recovery… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The tables were cleared out of the Kenai Challenger Learning Center last night (Thursday) to make way for another packed town hall meeting discussing the local heroin epidemic. Shari Conner with Change 4 the Kenai says this second meeting was intended to draw people together to discuss the problem honestly…last_img read more