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VeloORANGE

VeloORANGE

Sitting outside at the cafe, comfortably staying out while the sun drips under the horizon, making sand castles at the beach – these are just a few signs that Spring has finally settled in here in Maryland. We have lots of plans this year for camping, riding, and exploring, so we’re thrilled to be on the other side of Winter.

More recently, we got a whole whack of samples including the final prototypes of the Neutrino frameset, some 31.6 seatposts for said Neutrino, and even a very cool fender finish we may do in the future. More details on that very soon, but here’s a sneak preview of Clint’s recent build. The Cool Grey Metallic paint is understated yet elegant and lends itself well to silver or black color schemes.

In the sun, the color pops with oodles of rainbow metallic flake. We’re still playing around with size and color of downtube decals, but that will be finalized soon. We’re also working on having the pre-order open in two weeks for both a frameset and complete option. The in-house built complete will be a 1×10 system with lots of VO components and more than likely Shimano Zee dangler and shifter. What do you think?


Happy Riding!

-Igor
Spoke Tales is Back!

Spoke Tales is Back!

It’s been a whole year since the GT Factory Racing team hung out together, and with 2019 season around the corner, they took the opportunity to head to beautiful New Zealand to bond over beers and bikes before racing got underway.

From New Plymouth to Rotorua, the gang explore Wyn’s old stomping grounds, surf some major waves, meet the winner of the GT Pinkbike GTFO with GTFR contest and, of course, ride and race bikes. Oh, and they finally got to find out who this George fellow is!


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Jeremy Powers announces retirement

Jeremy Powers announces retirement

‘It finally felt right’
A frank conversation with his body led Jeremy Powers to put his mind straight.The 35-year-old American cycling legend and Fuji-sponsored rider spent the winter pondering retirement while at the same pondering one more season in a cyclocross career that included more than 90 pro wins and four national championships in five years, from 2012 to 2016.Age, though, catches up. Broken ribs, a severe throat infection, recurring back pain and other ailments over the last two years limited him to just one UCI victory since September 2016. He placed fifth on his Fuji Altamira CX in at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals in December, his last race, and on Tuesday he announced his decision to step away – effective in June after several gravel events aboard his Fuji Jari.“My sigh of relief is from my body,” Powers said last week from the road, on the way to a gravel event. “It’s been talking to me. I had been preparing for [retirement] mentally; I just hadn’t gotten to that point yet. Truthfully, it’s a decision that doesn’t come overnight but when I made the decision to stop it finally felt right in my mind.”
“The past year partnering with Jeremy has been inspirational – working with a professional of his level, who is so fully dedicated to cycling and the next generation in the sport,”” said Milay Galvez, Fuji’s sponsorship manager. “His feedback on many levels has been pivotal to our work and the development of the future Fuji models.”Powers will move behind the microphone in his next role, beginning in June as a presenter for the Global Cycling Network, with whom he made this cyclocross video in February. (He presents his custom Altamira CX at the 12:05 mark.) He’s not been a stranger to video, having done his own vlog, “Behind the Barriers,” since 2010.He also will continue to promote gravel riding, competitive and recreational cycling’s next frontier. This year will mark the 10th for his annual off-road ride in Massachusetts, the Gran Fundo, which benefits his nonprofit JAM Fund to develop younger cyclists. “When we started, we were running 25c tires – the biggest you could get,” he said. “Now I look in the back of my van and I see the Jari, which has 40c tires, like what I used to ride on mountain bikes.”For gravel, he says, the Jari is the perfect companion.“I’m on the Jari Carbon now, and the ability to take bigger tires” – up to 650b x 2.2” – “just blows my mind,” he said. “It’s a bike you can ride longer distances with and it won’t be irritating to any part of your body, and it’s a bike you can do anything with. You can ride with packs, panniers, fenders … you could have Christmas light decorations on it and you still wouldn’t feel like you didn’t have room to put MORE stuff.“It’s the best bike that you can possibly get your hands on right now.”

He’ll miss pinning on a number and cranking up his Altamira CX, which he rode exclusively in his final cyclocross season.”It’s been a fantastic race machine, literally zero problems, a fantastic bike to ride,” he said. “People will probably think I’m just saying it, but I truly enjoyed the one I have had. We rode it to podiums, we trained our faces off on it, and really enjoyed being able to ride a bike that was designed and ready to go, that just needed a pilot.”And not just any pilot.

Photo: @katiebusickphotography
Photo: @katiebusickphotography
Bike Rumor Reviews the New Fuji Supreme!

Bike Rumor Reviews the New Fuji Supreme!

“The battle of women’s specific bikes continues. While some brands are ditching bikes with women’s specific geometry, others continue ahead full steam. More than just women’s specific geometry, the new Fuji Supreme is a completely new bike – not just a men’s bike with special geometry or paint. The result is what Fuji is calling their fastest, most aero bike yet and not just for women, for all of their bikes.”

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Fuji’s Supreme Aero Bike Beats the Wind and Rough Roads

Fuji’s Supreme Aero Bike Beats the Wind and Rough Roads

“Fuji’s redesigned aero road racer is stiff, aggressive, and springs forward into warp speed when asked—helped no doubt by a (claimed) sub-900-gram frame and wind-cheating shapes. It’s also made just for women.

The company designed the frame using years of fit data from its professional women’s teams and gave it a slightly shorter reach than a comparable men’s model. Fuji also tweaked the geometry, carbon layup, and tube design of each size for more consistent performance between the smaller and larger frames.”

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Velo Orange – New Frames Arrive and 650b Wavy Fender Restock

Velo Orange – New Frames Arrive and 650b Wavy Fender Restock

The frames for which you all have been waiting so patiently have made their way into our warehouse. Once they are all checked in, they will start being sent out to all of those who pre-ordered. Be on the lookout for shipment notifications in your email inbox! Again, we really appreciate your patience and are honored and proud to have such a dedicated and wonderful customer group.

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