Improve US Track Cycling w/Grass Roots Development
US track cycling is an absolute mess outside of Women's Pursuit and we firmly believe that issue goes all the way back to USA Cycling not showing any interest in developing a strong grassroots program for the track. To build a tall tower you must first have a strong base.
The more people you have at the grass roots level of the sport, the better your chances of finding talent that is capable and interested in pursuing the sport at its highest levels.
This video is directed specifically towards the track but it can be applied to any disciple of the sport.
Hope you are listening USA Cycling....
Custom Painted 3T Dream Build
This was a fun build for Vlad, one of our regulars. Another one of our regulars, Stephan from Stefooseo Studios did a great job on the paint for this one!
Colombia UCI Track Race
A little while back the Performance United crew headed down to Colombia to race one of the few UCI track races of the year. Good times were had, riders went fast and they got a little sense of normalcy with the event. Huge thanks to Robert Mayfield for dragging the camera around and getting some footage while down there!
Custom Wheel Building Tools
We are always looking for our next thing to help work more efficiently and have some fun while doing it so we went down the rabbit hole of 3d printing tools for bike mechanics. The one we are most excited about is the nipple shuffle box that drastically speeds up lacing time. This isn't a new idea but we feel ours is the best on the market. We can even customize them with things like shop names, random text, different colors, etc! If this is something you are interested in be sure to check the tools page on our website to order your own.
Other tools we are working on are a speed driver for square drive or ENVE style spoke nipples. We have our prototype finished up and the production run is currently in queue at the machine shop here in town. We may offer one for traditional slotted spoke nipples as well that can reach deeper section rims but that one is still up in the air. We have the drawings finished on it and are just trying to decide if there is enough demand for a production run.
If there is any tool you wish you had as a bike mechanic, be sure to reach out and let us know as we are always open to building new tools if it is within our capabilities!
Robert Mayfield heads to St. Louis in search of a velodrome he can ride.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!