New Trek Gravel Bikes
Trek has broadened their gravel bike line of products by releasing three new platforms: the Boone Race Shop Limited, Boone 7 Disc, and Crockett 7 Disc. The Boone 7 Disc and Crockett 7 Disc allow gravel enthusiasts to experience the benefits of a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain with the stopping advantage of disc brakes. For riders that prefer cantilever brakes, the Boone Race Shop Limited is a lightning-fast carbon fiber gravel bike ready for whatever the rider throws at it.
Both the Boone and Crockett series have proven themselves time and time again as fast, durable gravel machines, and now gravel riders have even more options to choose from when finding the perfect gravel bike.
For more information or to check out the whole Boone and Crockett line, check out Trek's cyclocross page.
Is drawing attention to yourself egotistical or is it a way to save the species?
You see it in almost every sport. Clothing that is so bright that the ghosts of 1982 are putting on sunglasses. Bright-colored clothing makes sense in some sports but not in all of them. In soccer for example, I do not think that having day-glow orange shoes will save your life or let your team mate know that you are open to make that winning shot. No, those kicks are pretty much a fashion statement. "I am good and I know it. Take a look." Whatever.
In sports where being seen can be a matter of life and death, I think this return to obnoxious colors is well-founded. Bright is safe. Loud is smart. Runners find that bright colored clothing helps them to stand out and be seen as they do their daily routine on the road or even on paths and sidewalks. Cycling is no different. In fact, it is more important to us to be seen as we ride in traffic, long urban roads, or even in the woods. I once had an old farmer come up to our road riding group and say, "That guy in the yellow is the smartest of all of you. He's the only one I saw." Sadly it was not me who stood out.
If you don't already own some visible clothing, Lee's Bike Shop can definitely help you out. We have high-visibility jerseys, jackets, warmers, gloves, shoes, and lights to help you be seen.
So break out the old Trek with the day-glow green paint job or get some of those high visibility yellow arm warmers and booties. Wear something bright. Turn on the brightest lights possible, day or night. Become a distraction in a world of distractions. It may save your life.