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2012 GEAR GUIDE: SWRVE FULL FINGERED GLOVES
Those already familiar with Swrve Cycling know that they produce some of the best urban cycling apparel available. One of their latest offerings is this pair of full-fingered gloves inspired by gloves worn by professional Keirin racers. The gloves are primarily designed for riding in city traffic but we know these badass bitches are just right for the intensity of track racing. Features include a Kevlar skid patch, passive venting to keep the fingers cool, conductive fingertips (for touchscreen junkies who can’t wait a few extra seconds to remove the gloves before checking their F’book) and of course the carbon knuckle guard to protect your hands.
The gloves are available in two different materials — classic leather ($75) or vegan-friendly synthetic leather ($35) — and are available at Swrve Cycling.
NJS BIKE SHOW: BROADCASTING LIVE FROM ENCINO
If you aren’t HERE right now, then you’re missing out.
GRAND PRIZE FOR THE NJS KEIRIN TOURNAMENT
Check it out! City Grounds is hooking up a huge prize pack for the winner of the Japanese Keirin tournament at the NJS Bike Show this Sunday at Encino Velodrome.
Here’s the track program for Sunday. It will be split into two parts:
NJS TRACK SESH PART I ($5) — Group warm-up, motorpaced paceline, Encino-style Flying 200m TT’s.
NJS TRACK SESH PART II ($5) — NJS Keirn Tournament, Non-NJS Keirin tournament, Women’s Keirin Tournament, Riser Bar Chariot Races.
Encino-style Flying 200m TT — A 200-meter solo time trial with a flying start. All riders ride around the top of the track at a slow pace and one by one, each rider takes off from the group for one warm-up lap followed by the 200-meter effort. Make sure to get off the track as soon you’ve finished your effort!
Keirin — An 8-lap race between 4-9 riders. The first 5.5 laps are paced by a motorcycle or bicycle and the last 2.5 laps are all-out sprints. Winners from each heat will advance to the final round.
Chariot Race — A one-lap sprint between 2-4 riders from a standing start. The chariot races on Sunday will be open to bikes with risers, or flat bars ONLY.
I don’t know what any of this means but it’s still pretty rad. Nice short documentary about Japanese Keirin racing in the 80s.
Get stoked for the NJS Bike Show — less than two weeks away!