Friday, February 27, 2009

Shanna's Sweet ProjectOne 6.5 Pro

Photos: me! (Remember, I'm not a photographer...) Click for larger version.

Shanna has waited far too long for her bike and has been more than patient! (Thanks for understanding, Shanna.) We placed the order with Trek as soon as they opened up the ProjectOne program - because we wanted to get her on the bike as soon as possible. Well, we didn't expect that it would take Shimano this long to perfect the Dura Ace 7950 compact crankset. But, just look at that thing! Worth the wait, huh? Gorgeous!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What's new at PDXProRoad?

A quick update on the unique content at my other online presence; just in case you haven't made it over there in a while:

-Kelly's Dura Ace 7900 Parlee Z3

-Bontrager shoes and Parlee's Z4 & TT at Tour of Cali

Coming soon to both sites: Shanna's Dura Ace 7900 ProjectOne Madone 6.5!

Head on over to to check out those posts and other unique things not found here at RoadRage.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Beware of knock-offs!

I haven't done a consumer advocacy post in quite a while - but there hasn't been much to report on. This story even slipped my mind a few times. I first caught wind of it on the NBDA dealers e-mail list and haven't really seen it mentioned anywhere else. But a Google search turned up this article from a weekly publication in Specialized's Silicon Valley backyard:

Sleazy Riders

Morgan Hill–based Specialized Bicycles fights off wave of dangerous Chinese counterfeits
By Jessica Fromm

SPECIALIZED Bicycle Components reports that it has seen a surge in counterfeit carbon bike frames mimicking the company's top-of-the-line models circulating on the Internet. Fake framesets being sold under their the Specialized brand have gotten so prevalent that the company believes a Chinese counterfeit factory must be producing the nearly identical replicas. 


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