Tour de France is off to a start; Our Tri Swap and annual sale is officially on the books (Oct. 3rd & 4th) albeit with COVID considerations; Women's Only Flat Repair Clinic Sept. 23rd; Tri Town Closed Sept. 7th for Labor Day; Thoughts on training during smoky seasons.
- Also of significance: Alaphillippe won the stage on traditional clincher tires. Until yesterday, every stage in Tour history has been won on tubular tires (sew-up). Tubulars are beneficial in team stage racing because they can be ridden when flat- until the team support arrives to replace the entire wheel. A clincher will often require an immediate stop to prevent the tire from coming off the rim. Historically, tubulars have lower rolling resistance than clinchers- making them a clear favorite for top-tier racing. The benefits of the best clincher tires must now outweigh the risk of a flat tire to see them raced at this level.
- The Tri Swap: October 3rd and 4th from 10am-4pm @ Tri Town Bicycles. We will be hosting our popular annual store sale and swap event this year, albeit with a variety of changes to address the realities of the times. Please see our updated Tri Swap page for all details.
- Women's Only Flat Repair Clinic: September 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm @ Tri Town Bicycles. This free class is your opportunity to learn the intricacies of fixing a flat at home or on the road, in a small, friendly, women's only environment. Class size limited to five participants. Please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.