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Jeremy pre-rides the UCI World Championship Course in Koksijde

Jeremy pre-rides Round 8 of the UCI World Cup series in Hoogerheide (Netherlands)

Ride along with Jeremy Powers as he pre-rides the course for Round 8 of the UCI World Cup series in Hoogerheide (Netherlands), with a stem-mounted ContourGPS camera! Also visible in the video: Zach McDonald and Chris Jones.

LeMond Revolution

The team has a new training equipment partner this year, LeMond Fitness. They make the LeMond Revolution Bike Trainer with its groundbreaking Direct Drive technology. Unlike many systems that push a roller up against the rear wheel for resistance (causing a mushy feel and worn out tires), the LeMond Revolution connects directly to a bike’s drive train, and along with a large fly wheel, provides the kind of progressive resistance that best simulates the feel of a real ride.

As the weather gets worse and worse (and better and better for cyclocross) getting a clean warmup is important. Also as we lose out on daylight, and we all move inside, the ability to be able to switch between any bike you have with minimal setup lowers the barrier between your equipment and your workout, no more squared off rear tires either!

“I’m really impressed w/ my lemond fitness trainer! I own other products that are twice and three times as expensive as these are and I can tell you, this is the best trainer I’ve ever used. As daylight gets more and more scarce a good trainer is so important.” – Jeremy Powers

“This is the first trainer I have ever been able a quality interval workout on. I have always hated riding the trainer until now.” – Chris Jones

“They are super smooth, I can throw my xc bike on them if I want, and they are stable and easy to level. Just ripped some intervals on them last night and it’s definitely a step above doing them on what I’ve done in the past.” – Zach McDonald

We’re very glad to be partnered with LeMond Fitness, providing the tools to help our team compete on the world stage!

Oakley Auction – Updated

Now’s your chance to get in on a very limited edition piece of Team Rapha Focus team issue gear. Oakley only made enough for the team and this auction, so, until Friday, October 14th, Rapha will hold a daily auction two pair of the Rapha-FOCUS Oakley Jawbone via a private email bid system. All of the money raised by the auction will go directly to support the Rapha-FOCUS professional cylocross team. The glasses come in a unique carry-bag and three sets of interchangeable lenses, with the Rapha logo etched into the primary set.

Winning bids for the first pair were $650 each!

For details and how to place your bid, go to the Oakley Auction Page at Rapha.

Update — these glasses are hot! Check out what the winning bids have been:

  • Monday, October 10, 2011 – $650, $650
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – $676, $800
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – $700, $811
  • Thursday, October 13, 2011 – $735, $751
  • Friday, October 14, 2011 – $TBD, $TBD

Cross Clash: Vengeance in Vegas

Keep Cross and Clash OnSo Long As I Beat You, I Win.

The Interbike Showdown started out with a joint press conference before going head to head, pursuit style, in the PDW Circulus. Videos of the clash after the break.

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