Shark Victims Unite to Save Their Attackers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Last month a group of unlikely lobbyists came to Washington, DC, survivors of shark attacks — many with missing limbs and legs — to help save the very predators which attacked them, but are in danger of being hunted to extinction. They are attempting to perusade US legislators – starting in the Senate – to back a tough new US law to clamp down on the widespread killing of shark, which has steadily risen in response to Asia’s insatiable appetite for shark fin soup. (Read more in the Daily Telegraph) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

New 2010 Ritchey Carbon Tubular Wheels and Zero Offset Post

first_imgRitchey will be showing off (among other things) their new SuperLogic Carbon 46mm Road Tubular wheels and WCS Carbon 1Bolt Zero-Offset seatpost at Interbike.  The SuperLogic wheel set is entirely hand-built with carbon rims that make it one of the lightest on the market. The Zero-Offset seatpost allows riders to be “on top of” their pedals and makes saddle adjustments easy.  Descriptions below are from Ritchey:SuperLogic Carbon 46mm Road Tubular wheelsOne hundred percent hand-built, race-proven Ritchey wheel technology combined with proprietary carbon rims make this wheel set one of the lightest in the market. The rims are constructed with a unique blend of uni-directional, hi-modulus carbon and Boron with ceramic braking surface for high strength and low weight. Internal 3/16″ hex style nipples and DT bladed New Aero Light spokes are used for enhanced aerodynamics and serviceability. The cold forged WCS SL front hub has rounded flanges to support high-tension radial lacing and smooth rolling, low maintenance precision bearings. The cold forged WCS SL rear hub uses precision bearings, optimal flange design for spoke support and is available in three lightweight alloy freehub body configurations (Campy, Shimano and SRAM). 20H radial lacing (front); 24H 2x (rear). Clincher version available soon. Weight: 491g(F)/ 680g(R) (1171g / set) MSRP: $2799.90 (pair).Hit ‘more’ to see the post and specs… WCS Carbon 1Bolt Zero-Offset seatpostAs part of Ritchey Design’s commitment to its Fit Logic Philosophy, “the best performance is achieved when a bike fits the unique and individual dimensions of the rider,” Ritchey offers its Zero-Offset seat post. For riders with relatively short femurs/upper bodies, time trialists or triatletes who want to be “on top of” their pedals, the zero-offset post allows riders to sit more forward and places the knee joint more in-line with pedal axle spindles for balanced pedaling. The WCS Carbon post is constructed using Ritchey’s 3D monocoque pressure forged process, which forms the seatpost head and tube in one process for an optimized strength-to-weight ratio. The patented SideBinder one-bolt seat clamp makes for easy fore and aft and saddle tilt adjustments. Low-profile head ensures optimal saddle clearance and easy access to the SideBinder bolt. Weight: 164g (350mm/27.2) MSRP: $269.95last_img read more