Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Summoning the Power

The human spirit is fascinating. Riding 112 miles for an Ironman is enough to widen the eyes of any would-be challenger, and double the distance plus is nearly inconceivable. Add to the mix sub-freezing conditions and life-threatening related circumstances, and you have the latest test of raw power and will of one Rocky Reifenstuhl and his trusty PowerTap Disc Brake Hub.

The two set out together across the 2008 Alaskan Iditarod Trail Invitational to tackle the 350-mile and 1,000-mile race not for glory or fame, but for the reason anyone dares the seemingly impossible - to see if it could be done. Click here to read the incredible physical, mental and mechanical trials by fire, -er... or should we say ice? We're sure you'll be as awe-inspired as we are.

Friday, April 25, 2008

WIBA Registration Is Open!

Welcome to the third annual Wisconsin Brick Adventure. This event is still totally free, and will consist of clinics, cool sponsor surprises, and semi-supported brick workouts on the Ironman Wisconsin course from June 27-29.

Workouts this year will be planned by the cream of the crop coaching crew from Vision Quest Coaching, and all pace levels will be accommodated and led by veteran Ironman Wisconsin athletes. If you've ever been curious about the IMWI course, now is a great time to come and check it out.

As a note, you don't need to be signed up to race Ironman Wisconsin to participate; it's just a fun weekend of pushing all conceivable physical limits alongside old and new friends. Registration closes June 25, so sure to check out the tentative weekend itinerary and register ASAP at!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Racks That Give Back

One thing especially near and dear to Team Evotri is the concept of giving back to our communities. For this reason, we're honored to be affiliated with Saris/CycleOps as they reach out to try to make a difference on a global scale.

Saris will donate $5.00 from the sale of each Pink Bones rack to one of the most accomplished National facilities in breast cancer research, the UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center in Wisconsin, as well as $5.00 from the sale of each Purple Team in Training Bones rack to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to aid in the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Join Saris/CycleOps in the fight against cancer by learning more at the TNT web site, or the UWCCC newsroom. To find a Bones dealer near you, please click here.

Finally, if you have a Cancer story to share, either of loss, survival, or hope, please also visit, and help spread the word for the cure.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The New Zipp VumaQuad

Vuma is a word in multiple African languages, and when translated from Kiswahili, means, "to move fast, have energy, or be spirited." At 579g, including compact rings spindle and bearings cups, the new VumaQuad is the lightest and strongest carbon crank on the market, and we couldn't be more impressed with it.

Learn more about the hottest crank now on the market at, and catch it in action on the newest Team Evotri BMC TT02 Time Machines.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What Powers David Millar?

David Millar, leading the pack at the end of Stage 3 at the 2008 Tour of California. Image source.

Our very own Simply Stu recently found the only way to catch up with wickedly fast Team Slipstream-Chipotle rider, David Millar - a one-on-one interview in which Millar explains how training and racing with Power has impacted his performance.

Recently, Millar averaged a blistering 403 watts during the last hour of a Tour of California four-and-a-half-hour stage, and of this stated,

"You can suffer a lot in training; you see pretty good numbers, and it's kind of consistent, but then you get to the races, and its just a whole other world. You're talking about numbers you'd never see in training."
Click here now to listen to the rest of this fascinating exchange.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The BMC Family

With the new episodes of LOST not kicking off for another few weeks, we thought it fitting to revisit Scott Thomson, Brand Manager for BMC Bikes at Frostbike, and ask some very important questions - specifically, which bike would he bring to an island?

Get to know the charismatic man behind the brand, as well as more about the entire BMC familiy by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Vision Quest Garage Sale

Come one come all to the second annual Vision Quest garage sale! If you're in the Chicagoland area on April 19th --and even if you're not, the savings are worth the drive-- be sure to stop in to the Vision Quest headquarters between 12-4PM CST for major savings on PowerTaps, Zipp wheels, kids' bikes, tri, road, cross and track bikes, cycling shoes and even wetsuits. Recreational to high-end products will abound, and even SRAM will have items available. Get there early for the best deals of the season!

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Friday, April 4, 2008

NEW from CycleOps!

Here at camp Evotri we are absolutely ecstatic about the latest CycleOps announcement - the PowerTap SL 2.4 Disc Brake Hub System is finally available!

After rigorous testing by the CycleOps precision-minded engineering team, as well as several pro athletes like Jeremiah Bishop, Julian Absalon, Conrad Stoltz, Melanie McQuaid, Wendy Simms, Manual Prado, Danny Pate and Rocky Reifenstuhl, it’s officially time to put some Power in the dirt world-wide.

Beefed up and ready for a beating, all components of the new disc brake have been fortified to endure the rigors of off-road without sacrificing accuracy. No wires and now no limits for any mountain biker out there ready to rule the trail!

Kudos CycleOps, and thank you!

To listen to more about CycleOps’ brand new disk brake hub, stay tuned for the next Zippcast with our very own Simply Stu, coming out soon. In the meantime, click here for the latest interview with the CycleOps’ Power experts on Tap.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Congratulations and Welcome!

Once again here we are, how exciting to be at the finish line awarding another team slot for Making the Team: 2008! After many tallied votes, you, the community at large, gave us the top three candidates: Shirley, Sara, and Brian, who were interviewed by the members of Team Evotri in an effort to learn more about their visions for expanding and enriching the endurance sport community.

While all the ideas presented by the three finalists were very good, after much discussion among all the members of Team Evotri, it was unanimous which idea fit best, and which finalist would best further the Team Evotri mission.

Sara with husband, Matt, and brand new son Jackson.

Our congratulations go out to Sara Ziemnik, whom we'd like to welcome aboard as the next member of Team Evotri! Please take a moment and listen for yourselves to her outstanding ideas and feelings regarding focusing on the youth in our communities. What better way to enrich our sport than to plant the seeds for its future! Team Evotri is excited to start working in synergy with both the team sponsors and the endurance sport community to develop and deliver a youth triathlon program.

Once again, a big thanks to all those who participated in both applying and voting for the second Making the Team: 2008 slot. Your efforts have been commendable.

Details regarding the final Making the Team: 2008 position to be announced soon!