Zipp Speed Weaponry and Wheeltags announced a partnership today that allows Zipp’s ZEDTECH customers the ability to create fully custom decals for their custom wheels. Wheeltags will handle the creation of custom ZEDTECH decals, as well as the unique flash feature within Zipp’s completely re-designed ZEDTECH website – www.zipp.com/zedtech.
“We couldn’t be more pleased about this partnership and the chance to provide the most respected wheel manufacturer, and their customers, with truly unique, customer designed decals,” said Kevin Koval, Director of Sales and one of the three owners of Wheeltags. “It is the perfect mix of our decal expertise and Zipp’s legendary customer service.”
The new custom decal feature within the ZEDTECH website provides each customer their own “Co-Design Tool Kit” to select different colors within the Zipp ZEDTECH decal, view them on their chosen wheel sizes and even “spin” the wheels. Information about the decals, along with the other specifics of a customer’s ZEDTECH custom wheel order, will be stored in a unique user ID. This allows for a streamlined transfer of vital information from Zipp dealers directly to the Zipp World Headquarters.
To get the most of Zipp’s custom decal options, ZEDTECH customers using the website can select from two different pricing levels. The first pricing level, $160 (US) for one wheel, includes complete color customization within the CMYK spectrum. The second pricing level, $220 (US) for one wheel, allows ZEDTECH customers to choose between complete color customization as well as a lighter/thinner OR reflective material.
“ZEDTECH represents the absolute pinnacle in custom performance race wheels. With options for Si3N4 silicon nitride ceramic bearings, rim laminates, spoke nipple colors, flange cap colors, and end cap colors, adding custom decals was the next logical step to meet the demands of the most discerning cyclist and triathletes on earth. With all of these options available ZEDTECH customers can truly have a one-of-a-kind wheelset.” said Andy Paskins, Marketing Manager for Zipp Speed Weaponry in Speedway, IN.
Wheeltags is a manufacturer and marketer of graphic treatments for bike wheels. With bold colors and designs, Wheeltags lets you tag your ride with the ultimate statement of individuality and Roll with Style™. Visit www.wheeltags.com for more information.
Zipp Speed Weaponry was founded in 1988 with the sole mission of making athletes faster on their bikes. Over the course of the last twenty years, Zipp has done exactly that, by drawing on its core competencies of design engineering, composites knowledge, and wind tunnel development. It is these competencies that have allowed Zipp to deliver a series of firsts in the cycling industry. From the first carbon disc wheel to the first carbon crank to the first wheel to achieve negative drag in the wind tunnel. These firsts have helped Zipp athletes to become champions in the toughest races in the world, on the fiercest roads in the world, from the cobbled roads of Belgium to the Queen K in Kona.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
The Evotri Iron Challenge has officially begun ladies and gentlemen!
If you haven't already signed up at www.Plus3Network.com to join us, please do so now in order to get in on the first week's contest. The person who swims the most yardage this week will win a custom designed Evotri race hat from Headsweats!
Remember, after creating your free account, simply choose the charity of your choice, then do a friend search for "Evotri". Once you've found us, do a friend request to be added to the Iron Challenge. The clock started this morning at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends next Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PST, so get signed up today!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The 2008 off season is officially here, but who says the races are over? Team Evotri has a brand new program on tap to keep you tri-primed all winter long, complete with exclusive team opportunities and prizes for your efforts. In fact, we have quite a bit of news to report as we round out the year and get the ball rolling for 2009!
With all of our sponsors returning for another stellar season, and with brand new sponsor, Headsweats joining the team, we're looking forward to giving back to the community in an even bigger way. In addition to our current grassroots endeavors - Simply Stu's World Wide Triathlon, Trisaratops's Youth Initiative, along with RobbyB and Iron Wil's Wisconsin Brick Adventure - just to name a few - we're now planning to reach across borders and oceans in order to do our part to change the world, and we want you to be part of the movement.
Do you have what it takes to fulfill the Evotri Iron Challenge?
This winter, we challenge you to complete an Iron distance race every month. 140.6 miles of swimming, cycling and running at 2.4 miles, 112 miles, and 26.2 miles respectively. You have 30 days, and countless ways to break it down to fit your schedules. Feeling especially elite? Why not try two, even three Iron distances per month? Not only will the top performers receive sweet swag and high honors, they'll also be raising money and awareness for charity JUST by logging miles! Also, complete at least one Iron distance each month and be entered in our grand prize drawing. Here's how to get involved:
Start by joining the Plus3 Network at http://www.plus3network.com, it's free for you, and priceless for so many more. Log your miles over the next several months and watch them turn to dollars for charities all over the world. Team Evotri sponosr SRAM, among other industry leading companies like Pedros have partnered with Plus3 and pledged to donate cash to the charity of your choice for every swim, ride, and run you do - charities like World Bicycle Relief, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Safe Routes (ensuring kids' safe passage to school), and The Environmental Defense Fund, among many more. Once you've created your account at www.plus3network.com, follow the next three steps to not only keep yourself motivated over the coming months, win cool prizes and meet awesome people, but also to have your mileage make a difference all over the world. After you've created your free account:
1: Select a sponsor and a charity of your choice
2: Under PEOPLE, search for "Evotri" and do a "friend request"
3: You will then receive a request to join the Challenge
And that's it. Let the base training begin!
In addition to our Evotri Iron Challenge, we're preparing for top performance in 2009 in other ways. Join the team as one of our honored Ambassadors and be eligible for exclusive opportunities throughout the year, as well as receive periodic training advice from top pros and industry insiders like the unstoppable up and comer, CycleOps's Will Smith, and the legendary Robbie Ventura! Just click the "Become an Ambassador" tab at the top of this page to get started.
Also, stay tuned to Evotri.com for the official 2009 press release, featuring more details on how you can even become a fully-sponsored member of the team. That's right, we're adding TWO to the crew near the start of the year, so get involved early and stay ahead of the pack!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Photo by Jay Prashun
Big news from one of Evotri's stellar sponsors!
ZIPP Speed Weaponry
"Zipp Speed Weaponry and Scott Fairchild, owner of Fairchild Management Group, announced today a new partnership between World and 11-time Ironman Champion Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack and Zipp Speed Weaponry.For more information on Zipp, please click here.
Asked of his new partnership with Zipp Speed Weaponry, McCormack stated, 'To be working with Zipp for the rest of my competitive career is just a blessing. My focus now is about aligning with companies that make the best product. To be working with Zipp is a perfect synergy for myself. The fastest wheel set in the world and the range of products to choose from allows me to focus simply on winning races. I know the product underneath me is the fastest and most reliable in the sport and this gives me peace of mind.'
'Throughout the past twenty years, Zipp Speed Weaponry has developed a rich history and proud tradition in Triathlon, from ITU to Ironman World Championships. Our commitment to technology, innovation and performance has allowed Zipp to have great success with many of the best Triathletes in history. We are proud to add 2-time World Champion Chris McCormack to our team. We feel that Zipp’s commitment to excellence and Macca’s desire to win is a great match.' Brian Gavette – Director of Sales and Marketing.
Zipp Speed Weaponry was founded in 1988 with the sole mission of making athletes faster on their bikes. Over the course of the last twenty years, Zipp has done exactly that, by drawing on its core competencies of design engineering, composites knowledge, and wind tunnel development. It is these competencies that have allowed Zipp to deliver a series of firsts in the cycling industry. From the first carbon disc wheel to the first carbon crank to the first wheel to achieve negative drag in the wind tunnel. These firsts have helped Zipp athletes to become champions in the toughest races in the world, on the fiercest roads in the world, from the cobbled roads of Belgium to the Queen K in Kona."
For more information on Chris McCormack, please click here.
Also, check out the The Zipp Store for their latest holiday promotions.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Our resident rock star Rural-Girl is braving the headwinds at the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater right now, cranking out an average of 21 mph! She's about to put the bike in the bag and start hammering the run. Stay tuned for updates here on Twitter -------------------------->
Thursday, November 6, 2008
OK, OK... Athlete of the Year.
Worried because you're strung out on CNN and now the election is over? Fear not Politico junkies, we have your civic fix. Our very own Chris Sweet is stepping up to stump for the greater good. Chris, who has just returned from Kona with a blistering sub 10-hour finish has not only been chosen by the endurance powers that be as Athlete of the Month by Chicago Athlete Magazine, but has now also been nominated as candidate for Athlete of the Year!
We caught up with Chris amongst a flurry of reporters, and quote...
"If elected, I will mandate that all employers consider travel to races a regular part of the work week as well as provide all employees who did a morning workout with a nap. Bicyles, wetsuits, running shoes and energy gels will all be tax-deductible. The week before Kona shall be considered a national holiday.Such eloquence. Such grace.
I will mandate that deep-tissue massage be covered by all insurance companies (but not those nancy-pancy spa massages). My alternative energy plan is simple: everyone needs to eat more carbs. My healthcare plan entitled HTFU will save countless billions. Break your arm? Duct tape and R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). Bronchitis? 5X1 mile. Hard."
Let's get out the vote ladies and gentlemen, click here to view the candidates. Look in the lower right hand corner for Chris, and then also pick a FEMALE for Athlete of the Year (you have to pick a guy and a girl for your vote to count).
Once you've decided, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your picks. Please write "Vote 2008" into the subject line of your email as well.
Thanks to one and all who do their athletic civic duty!
Voting Rules: Limit one ballot per person. Each ballot must have one male and one female athlete selected to be counted. Voting ends December 1st.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
All eyes are on Ironman Florida today as our very own Tri-Cajun heats up the course. He's out of the water now, posting an impressive 1:23, and a good 82 miles into the infamous Florida headwinds, feeling fine!
Be sure to stay tuned for our Twitter updates on his progress all day long right here ----------------------------------------------------------------------->