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Posted on: March 18, 2013 5am

See the above basic instructions- You will need a few basic tools to get the job done: VP Replacement Pin Pack 3mm Allen Key 2mm Allen Key If your pins are damaged: Metal File- use this to clean up damaged pins that may destroy the threads as you back them out Needle Nose Pliers- use these to grab hold of and unscrew grub screw pins that can’t accept the 2mm allen key    

Posted on: March 16, 2013 1pm

We are proud to be represented at the world’s top BMX comps this year. AJ Anaya on VP-69 is ready to shred this insane indoor course in Tallinn, Estonia March 16 & 17 against an international field. AJ will have 8 minutes to kill the game… it will be awesome to watch.

Posted on: March 11, 2013 12pm

Opening Weekend: This past weekend marked the start of the NCC and USA Criterium series racing season at the Old Pueblo Classic in Tucson, Arizona. We sent Thomas Brown, Ben Chaddock, Isaac Howe, Shane Kline, Jackie Simes and Frank Travieso out to represent the team, and they pulled off a strong result with Shane in 5th place on the day, right up amongst it with the top sprinters in the country. We all enjoyed watching the Livestream feed made possible by our friends at Smartstop. It’s incredibly exciting to watch the surge in viewership this year. Here is a video race report from the Tucson squad, telling us how it all went down. Good work, lads! Meanwhile…: The rest of the team, most of whom are headed for the San Dimas stage race and the Redlands Classic in California in a couple of weeks, were ripping it up back homeView More>>

Posted on: March 09, 2013 2pm

Since 2005, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) has been consistently dedicated to showcasing the talents of individuals around the world whose art form is the bicycle. It continues to aim to be a meeting point-online and in person-for frame builders and cycling enthusiasts, for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a special industry with a rich history dating back to 1819. Every year VP partners with a few custom frame builders to supply special pedals, headsets and bottom brackets to these beautiful show pieces that represent the zenith of artisanship in our industry.  For the second year in a row, we are happy to say that our partners have been chosen as the best of the best and bestowed with some prestigious awards! BOO GLISSANDO TOWNIE CONCEPT (AWARD FOR: BEST ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL) With VP-Blade Ti pedals   TI CYCLES (AWARD FOR: GATES CARBON DRIVE MOST INNOVATIVE) With VP-001 PedalsView More>>

Posted on: March 01, 2013 7pm

 “A bicycle is an industrial revolution in an individual’s life.” F.K. Day | President, Co-Founder, World Bicycle Relief   Since 2008, VP has supported World Bicycle Relief by providing high quality, durable, and long-lasting pedals .  The impact to the lives in Africa’s developing nations has been undeniable. Simple, sustainable transportation in the form of a bicycle multiplies an individual’s efficiency.Compared to walking, bicycles improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity by increasing carrying capacity and accessible travel distance while decreasing the time it takes to commute to and from schools, clinics and markets.     Component Focus – The Power of Pedals: A key component to World Bicycle Relief’s success in the field is the quality of our suppliers. Since 2008, we have been working with VP Components, to supply the super sturdy pedals used on our bicycles. Pedals in Africa tend to be extremely poor quality. Riders often have toView More>>

Posted on: February 27, 2013 1am
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In Our Travels Curtis Winsor, of Charlottesville, VA, one of our new signings for 2013, just dipped his toe in for his first race of the year and finished a strong second from a long breakaway with former Team Mountain Khakis and Time Development rider, Mike Stoop. It’s always nice to know what our alumni are up to, and always good to see our current guys on the podium. Here’s Curtis’s report: Yesterday was my first race of the season at the William and Mary road race in Williamsburg, VA. It was 40ish, with a light rain, and a mostly flat course with one big kicker, and 59 miles to race. 3 miles in I attacked, went over the existing break and got a gap. Former MK rider mile stoop was coming across, so I sat up a bit and he bridged. We two man TT’d the whole day andView More>>

Posted on: February 26, 2013 12am

Canberra, Australia-   First race of the season and what a start! The least that we can say is that Tracey is back, 7 months after she broke her femur she wins the Australian national title. We are so proud of her. 4 days of sunny practice and it all came down to a (really) stormy Sunday  The track was completely soaked but surprisingly grippy. It was a pretty intense race for Tracey. She finished 2nd after her seeding run on Saturday by only 0.3. She crossed the line with a good time but with still with Caroline Buchanan to go everything was still possible. A little bit more than 1 minute later Caroline came through 0.4 seconds late. 30 minutes later it was the Elites men’s turn. Guillaume went down the track and despite some good speed in practice ended up in 21th. Fabien finished in 15th position with a big mistake !   AtView More>>

Posted on: February 20, 2013 8pm

After a great 2012 year during which the team made it on to more than 34 podiums throughout the season, Hutchinson UR has some important goals for 2013. The team has chosen VP Headsets and Polygon as frames sponsor and welcomes the recently crowned female junior world champion, Holly Feniak. Fabien, the team owner and also rider for Hutchinson UR says : “I’m very excited to have all the riders here together for the first time. It’s essential for us to be able to meet here in Indonesia to set up the Polygon bikes and have a look at the new Hutchinson tires we will be riding this season. I’m eager to get the racing started, from now my goal it’s to be more a rider than a manager, i’m so happy to have found a good staff to help all the riders and myself focus on racing.” The teamView More>>

Posted on: February 19, 2013 7pm
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This is pretty cool. Our mechanic, Chris Kreidl, just built a super functional and totally custom sliding bike rack in the back of our team van. Team mechanics are woefully under-appreciated, and if you didn’t know, they’re responsible for a lot more than just bikes. Chris is responsible for our small fleet of vehicles, and he’s been doing an incredible job making sure we’re ready to roll on four wheels as well as two. Here’s what he had to say about his little innovation: “The system as a whole is a full-width base platform that’s bolted to the vehicle. On top of that is the sliding platform that’s just wide enough to fit through the rear door, and on the sliding platform are mounts for 7 bikes.”

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