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Post Standard Four

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehis­toric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point. Every year during the month of March a family of ragged gypsies would set up their tents near the village, and with a great uproar of pipes and kettledrums they would display new inventions.

Volagi & Instagram Photo Contest

To help promote the launch of the new and improved www.Volagi.com, we will be giving away prizes to Instagram users who use #volagi in their photos during the entire month of January. All photos with #volagi will be featured on the new website and prizes will be awarded to the photo we deem to be the tops. Here’s the details:
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1. Hashtag your pictures with #volagi. Submissions that best exemplify the spirit of Volagi and the “Will to Go” will be chosen.
2. Prizes will be awarded to the best Instagram submission each Friday during January (10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st)
3. Your image will be featured on www.volagi.com as well as on Volagi social media pages
4. One winner per week, one prize-package per user.

Winners will be based on how well the the image captures the spirit of Volagi and the “Will to Go”. Need inspiration? Check out pictures from community riders just like you: http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/tag/volagi/

FSA Afterburner, 15mm Rise Bar 31.8, 680mm wide (+15.00)

SRAM Road Hydraulic Disc Brake Recall

UPDATE (December  20, 2013) – Sram replacement plan for recalled brake systems: http://sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com/sram-road-hydraulic-brake-recall-replacement-plan/

UPDATE (December 18, 2013) –

SRAM, the maker of bicycle componentry and brakes, has issued an immediate recall for all of their hydraulic braking systems. They urge current users to stop use immediately. As a company manufacturing road bikes exclusively using disc brakes, we will cease to equip our bicycles with SRAM hydraulic products until further notice that the issues which incited the recall have been resolved. You can read more about the SRAM Recall here: http://www.sram.com/news-articles/sram-road-hydraulic-brake-recall-stop-use-immediately

Volagi Moves to Utah

We are packing up our bags and moving east!

Trading the redwoods and vineyards of Sonoma County for the mountains and rivers of Weber County, Volagi will be moving its headquarters to Ogden, Utah. The more centralized location will put us in a better position to serve both the East and West coasts. Business will continue to operate as usual and we plan on making the transition as smooth as possible.

It will remain, that all bikes shipped from our new Ogden facility will continue to be meticulously assembled and quality inspected to your specifications. This new location will allow us to operate more efficiently given its closer proximity to essential resources necessary for operation.

With a number of cycling companies already located in Ogden, and a progressive cycling culture being fostered by Mayor Mike Caldwell, we look forward to contribute to this emerging industry hotbed.

Our new address will be:

Volagi Cycles

Building 4X Bay 2

688 West Amidan Drive

Ogden, UT 84404

Phone: 801-690-7008

Viaje Ti revealed at Interbike

First reactions of the Viaje Ti frame released this past weekend at Interbike in Vegas:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/09/16/ib13-prototype-volagi-viaje-ti-adventure-bike-coming/

 

More from Interbike, Velonews’ tech editor, Lennard Zinn took to Viaje for a spin. Read what he had to say:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/09/gallery/interbike-tech-ride-2-recovery-rigs-van-dessel-cross-and-more_303340

Vote for Your Favorite Viaje Water Bottle Design!

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As you probably know, we are in the midst of a KickStarter campaign to help fund the production of our new steel adventure bike, the Viaje. There are four reward levels that will include our new Special Edition Camelbak Podium Viaje water bottle, at the $20, $50,  $120, and $230 pledge levels. When it came to designing a bottle, our graphic designer came up with a bunch of great ideas and we’ve been able to narrow it down to the three you see above. Help us chose the final bottle design and vote for your favorite! The winning bottle design will be announced at the end of the (hopefully) successful KickStarter Project!

Update: We should have mentioned to not pay any attention to the color of the actual bottle itself. The black bottles were simply mockups, and the final bottle will likely be clear! So bottle A. would probably end up printed in a color that shows up better on a clear bottle. Thanks!