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Category : SoCalCycling.com Elite Team

18 Aug 2018

Product Review: FSA PowerBox Carbon Crankset

The FSA PowerBox Carbon crankset is a sturdy, handsome watt-output-measuring crankset that would fit well in any build. The clear coat lets the carbon layup shine, and overall the crank has a solid build quality and a sharp look. Installation and setup were a breeze. Utilizing the new BB386 standard the crankset has a nice wide platform to support the oversized spindle. Just throw in the necessary spacers and tighten the single 10mm Allen bolt and they’re ready to pedal. Pairing […]

18 Aug 2018

Bike Profile: Bottecchia Doppia T2 Red Lab Team Edition Road Race Bike

Bottecchia is a well know brand of road bicycles that was made popular in the US in the late eighties when Greg Lemond won an epic battle against French rider Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France while riding on a Bottecchia for the ADR Cycling Team. The final individual time trial would decide the final outcome of the 1989 Tour, as the world was watching Greg Lemond make his comeback. Laurent Fignon lost the time trial and the Tour […]

15 Aug 2018

Product Review: ROKA SR-1 Cycling Sunglasses

ROKA may not be the most well-known eyewear brand on the market yet as it is relatively new to the industry. ROKA definitely has some of the best sunglasses you can get your hands on. Even with ROKA eyewear being new to the eyewear market, ROKA has years of designing and engineering from some of the top people from various eyewear companies to ensure that you’ll be extremely satisfied with how you look and perform in whatever style ROKA eyewear […]

30 May 2018

Report & Video: Barry Wolfe Grand Prix

The Barry Wolfe Grand Prix is a criterium race that is quite local to me. It’s once in a blue moon when I can commute to a race on my Bottecchia bicycle! The SoCalCycling.com Team had a total of 6 riders. Ex-Pro Sergio Hernandez (SoCalCycling.com Team), started off the 80-minute criterium with the first attack. This allowed us to see the reaction and the dynamic of the field. After almost a full lap, the attack was neutralized and a counter […]

26 May 2018

Victorville Road Race Report

Fresh off racing the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the SoCalCycling.com Team had some great fitness heading into the Victorville Road Race and Criterium. SoCalCycling.com Team member Leo Bugtai shares how the Victorville Road Race played out. The Victorville Road Race was an 84 mile Road Race that has a technical session right from the start. We would need to do 12 laps of this circuit. Heat and wind were always a factor, but perfect temperatures were in play today other than […]

23 May 2018

Completing the Redlands Bicycle Classic

The Redlands Bicycle Classic is one of the largest races in the United States that is known to have created future world tour contenders. This course is filled with experienced professional riders and riders who also wish to eventually achieve the continental level. My name is Leo Bugtai, and I am a Category 1 cyclist, and this is my reflection upon completion of my first professional stage race. Our team, the SoCalCycling.com Team, was invited to the Redlands Bicycle Classic again […]