National titles and special saddles
After Kristian Houses epic win to claim the 2009 National Road Race Championship. Chris Newton stepped up to take titles on the track in the points race and the scratch. Great wins and congratulations to the Chris. In honour of the victories of both Kristian and Chris we have produced a limited run of 100 saddles with National Champ bands (£99.99).
We locked ourselves in our makeshift studio at the Condor warehouse in Hatton Garden today. After a long day we've shot half the Condor Cycles range. Next onto the titanium road bikes and then its the tough Heritage touring bike and everyone's favourite the orange Fratello. Rouleur photographer Gerard Brown is the man behind the Pixel gun and the range can be found on our Flickr.
Return of a classic
The very classic Selle Italia Turbo is now back in stock. Available in White or Black it was the saddle to have during the eighties and early nineties. The Turbo in it's many variations has probably been the most used saddle by the professional racing community. The shape of the saddle follows classic styling. It's lightweight, durable and enduring. The saddle is made in Italy, using a resilient anatomically designed nylon shell. Breathe easy everyone because its back.
Lion of Flanders
He's not everyone's cup of tea due to doping offences. But hey, if you can crash at the worlds hardest one day race (Paris-Roubaix) completely oblitterate your knee cap. To add insult to injury a dangerous infection means you nearly loose that leg. Then life is pretty tough. Johan Museuw returned to the race just 2 years after the crash to win the Paris-Roubaix in 2000. His dogged determination and powerful riding style won him legions of fans all over the world, but he is especially popular in his native Flanders, and was nicknamed Lion of Flanders.
Respected commentator Anthony McCrosson singled out head designer Ben for a quick chat about the 2010 Condor Leggero road bike. The choice bike of the Rapha Condor Pro team. On stage McCrosson gave Ben a drilling in front of the Cycle Show crowd. The Leggero has had to tweaks to improve the compliancy of the rear end, making it a comfortable but race ready choice. The new style frame was tested at the Tour of Britain and Dean Downing, Chris Newton and Kristian House who all provided valuable feedback in the on going process of development.
Show Stoppers Part 2
It was great to have Alberto Contador on the stand but he wasn't the only famous face lurking around Earls Court. Eddy Merckx happen to pay a visit to the Condor stand. We had to get a singature and a snap of the five time Tour de France legend.
Over the weekend it got pretty busy at the stand. No one bike was more popular than another, as everyone found something to their liking.
Elbow GreaseThe 2009 Cycle Show starts on the 9th October. Its a great event where we can meet up with old friends see latest accessories and clothing plus show everyone what we've been working on for the past year on so. This year our stand is displaying all 42 peices the bike range. We've even been support by Giro and Sharp and will be giving away a goody bag each day during the Cycle Show. But for now we better get building the stand arranging the bikes and their signage before we get excited about the weekend.
Bringing home the bacon
Thank-you to everyone who voted. Condor Cycles were named Best Independent Retailer at the Bike Biz awards for the second year running. Josh Young accepted the award on behalf of Condor. He commented "It's a great but tough year, we've all worked really hard and we're pleased our refurbished store is now open. This award really tops everything off". Josh Young is from the third generation of the Young family who are the founders of Condor Cycles. Looks like 2010 will be an exciting year!
Show Stoppers We welcomed Alberto onto the stand. If you don't know him he's the chap with a penchant for yellow jerseys and firing a gun across the finish line. The true that he is he signed countless autographs and brought out a winning smile for all the Cycle Show visitors who took a trip over to our stand at E33 to catch a glimpse of the famous Spainard.