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Champion System

Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities.

 

Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world's top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.

 

Our goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand and we are known far and wide for our solid commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. Along the way we have revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process.  With offices in 22 countries Champion System continues to set the standard in the custom apparel industry.

Stan's NoTubes

Stan's NoTubes was established to offer a better tubeless tire system. Using his exceptional ingenuity, Stan devised the original NoTubes sealing system in 2001, the same system that today has become the preferred tubeless conversion system around the world. Before anyone in the industry had even considered the concept, Stan had seen the future and was already innovating again, developing tubeless rims with short side walls and his patented Bead Socket Technology. Yet to be equaled by the competition, BST marks a huge step forward in tubeless technology, allowing for lighter rims, lower sidewall heights, improved durability, increased traction, and decreased chances of pinch flatting. Utilizing the same genius that helped him develop the tubeless system, Stan has developed a superior line of tubeless ready rims and wheelsets that offer all new levels of performance. All NoTubes rims share Stan's race-proven designs, designs found only in a company built by riders, for riders, and constantly dedicated to innovation.

 

Originally known as the secret weapons of elite mountain bike racers, NoTubes products are now the choice of riders worldwide. From Olympic Champions to weekend warriors, those searching for better durability, lighter weight, and unsurpassed performance choose NoTubes, and we continue to be inspired by all of you! We love what we do, and Stan is constantly tinkering with new ideas and looking for better solutions. When you buy a NoTubes product, you know the concept and design came directly from the inventor himself.

Argon 18

At Argon 18, we believe in the genuine value of cycling’s traditions, but based as we are in Montréal, Canada, a New World country, we have developed a tradition of our own, brimming with new ideas, creativity and a constant questioning of the status quo. From the outset in 1989, the company was driven by what was a new and radical idea at the time: designing bicycles as they truly should be, rather than as industry standards would have them be.

 

Presently, Argon 18 is alive and very well in its headquarters in midtown Montréal, occupying a newly renovated space in an old red brick industrial building.

Lenox Advisors

Driven by the notion of what is best for you, we build custom solutions that integrate the financial needs of high net worth individuals, their families and corporate clients. As your advocate, we take the time to deeply understand your goals and values and then develop strategies to help protect and preserve your wealth.

Backed by a team of highly trained professionals, our advisors have access to a broad range of financial solutions to assist you:

 

  • Financial Planning

  • Asset Management

  • Insurance & Risk Management

  • Employee Benefits

  • Executive Benefits

 

By building comprehensive plans where all the elements are working in unison, we can help you achieve what matters most — a strong financial future for you and your family.

Fifth Avenue Financial

Fifth Avenue Financial is a largest general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). We are an award-winning company comprised of industry-leading financial service professionals who excel in a wide variety of areas in order to help their clients establish the financial security they want for themselves, their families and their businesses.

 

Fifth Avenue Financial Brokerage makes available to insurance brokers the portfolio of MassMutual products including: Whole Life and Term Insurance, Disability Income Insurance products, Long Term Care Insurance and Fixed Annuities. The company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals help their clients' make good financial decisions for the long term.

 

We look for successful, independent brokers who are interested in offering MassMutual products to their clients. In turn, you can expect one-on-one support for all your clients needs including: case consultations, Estate and Business Planning knowledge, marketing and illustration support, plan design plus product positioning strategies and presentations.

Ambient Communities

We are an opportunistic real estate development company with a forte in in-fill and suburban land planning & entitlement, land development and construction of multifamily, attached & detached for-sale residential, mixed-use and commercial. As development becomes increasingly more complex with environmental, legal and financial challenges, we are focused on resolving property issues and enhancing communities. In addition to our seven decades of combined experience, we utilize our extensive network of relationships with domestic & international financial partners, lenders, architects, engineers, contractors, brokers, public financing experts, bonding companies and sales & marketing professionals to assemble and complete mutually beneficial projects. Prior to forming Ambient Communities, we have acquired, executed and sold over one billion dollars of real estate. We are flexible and creative in our approach to various opportunities and may utilize our strategic team in many facets including all-cash purchases, options, joint ventures, asset management and brokerage for both real estate and capital. Being geographically focused in the western US we have established our Southern California corporate office in San Diego and our Central Coast division office in San Luis Obispo.

DG Capital Management

DG Capital Management is a value oriented investment firm focusing on event driven and special situation opportunities. We manage capital for accredited investors and qualified purchasers that include high net worth individuals, foundations, pensions, and family offices.

Arundel Bicycle Company

Arundel Bicycle Company was formed in 2000 after returning from a trip to the Milan bike show. Although the Italian show had a great selection of very cool bikes and parts, we left Milan with the idea that we should design and make our own stuff rather than buying and selling someone else's stuff. Our first product, the Dave-O carbon cage, was drawn on paper while on the air flight back to Texas. It was David's idea, so against his wishes we named it the Dave-O (his nickname). The first 500 were made by Dave-O personally here in Fort Worth, in our buddy's carbon plant. He let us loose in his shop, working along side the parts for the Space Shuttle and the Joint Strike Fighter.

 

Of these first 500, we lost money on every one. Dave-O joked that each one was "like a little black snowflake; perfect yet different". By then it had occurred to us that we weren't so good at manufacturing and needed help. Through an old industry friend, Mark Hubble, we were introduced to a Taiwanese guy named Race and one of his engineers, Beer. We hired them on the spot. How could you not hire Race and Beer? FYI, the cages are made in China near Hong Kong.

Dave-O was good at making handmade cages, but these guys are better. Not to mention, we can sell a cage for less than $129.95...

 

The goal of the Arundel Bike Company (as grandiose as it is…) is simple: come up with some cool bike equipment that people want to buy.

 

Sidebar: How Dave-O got his nickname - For a time in our crowd, there were several guys named David. This one bleached his hair, going for the Billy Idol look (one has to remember this was a few years ago…). We nicknamed him Dave-O after Wendy O. Williams, a now deceased punk rock singer of The Plasmatics fame, who got her start in adult films. It seemed apropos. He's cleaned up now but the nickname stuck.

Bont Cycling Shoes

Bont was founded in 1975 by Mrs. Sara Bont and Mr. Inze Bont in Sydney, Australia. Bont has been a pioneer in the construction of thermo moldable shoes and specializes in hand made ultra light, ultra stiff shoes.

Clif Bar

Committed to creating delicious, healthy food made in a way that respects and protects the places where people live, work and play; we use organic ingredients in all of our products. In addition to using only the highest quality ingredients available, we do not use artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or ingredients sourced from genetically-modified organisms. On a journey towards sustainability, we work diligently to reduce our environmental footprint in all areas of the business from the field to the final product. We are guided by five equally-weighted bottom lines to sustain our people, brands, business, community and planet.

Doc's Skincare

At Doc’s Skincare, we’re committed to making the highest quality and longest lasting natural skincare products for serious athletes who demand the most from their bodies. We have specialty products for cyclists, triathletes, runners, intense fitness enthusiasts, and athletes focused on strength training. You’ll only find the most essential and natural ingredients in Doc’s Skincare products. Whether you’ve got issues with chafing, need protection from skin breakdown, or are looking to enhance recovery from sore and overused muscles, Doc’s has you covered.

 

Doc’s Skincare, LLC was founded by Joshua Barton, MD, a practicing physician, competitive cyclist, and all-around lover of endurance sports. In 2006 Dr. Barton, dissatisfied with the expensive and ineffective cycling creams on the market, decided to create better natural skincare products to help prevent the chafing and skin breakdown commonly encountered during triathlons as well as cycling and running events.

 

It took four years. But with the help of formulation chemists, "Doc” Barton developed the ideal cream to form a protective, anti-friction barrier between the skin and the modern chamois pad of the cyclist’s shorts. Doc’s All-Natural Chamois Cream™ was born in 2010 and sales were initiated that year. The chamois cream was the company’s first commercially available product and remains the company’s best-seller. The success of Doc’s All Natural Chamois Cream lead to other products not only for cyclists but also for triathletes, runners, and serious fitness and strength-training enthusiasts.

Feedback Sports

Based in Golden, Colorado, Feedback Sports was founded by avid cyclist/racer Doug Hudson in 2004 with his development of the Alpine Digital Scale to weigh bicycles.  Early on, the scales were successfully distributed through another Colorado company named Ultimate Bike Support, which Feedback Sports acquired in 2008 to add bicycle work stands and storage stands to the Feedback product mix. We have since refined these proven, award winning designs and continue to develop new and innovative products.

 

Our mission is to create products that we are proud of and believe in, while forging long-lasting relationships with our customers. Our passion for cycling led to an appreciation for high-performing, well-tuned machines and this flows into the products we make. Our company's namesake (Feedback Sports) comes from an engineer's use of feedback loops and cycles to improve and stabilize systems. 

 

This is the goal of our company and our products….using Feedback for improvement. 

ISM

Ideal Saddle Modification™ is the brainchild of Steve Toll, an avid cyclist and swimmer living in Tampa, Florida. In the winter of 1997, following yet another painful bike ride with his wife, Laura, Steve sketched out a design for a seat he thought could eliminate, or at least reduce, the discomfort most riders experience on a traditional bike saddle. By 1999, with some assistance from his family, the concept was patented. That patent marks a significant milestone for an industry that hasn’t seen a major saddle change in years.

 

Over the years, ISM's™ seats have helped propel Ironman wins, Olympic medals, Road Racing podium appearances, and countless age group victories. Pros and amateurs alike are finding riding and competing enjoyable again due in large part to riding the world's most comfortable bike seat.

 

Flash forward to present day — through hard work and tenacity, Steve has not only created a state-of-the-art bike saddle, he is also being sought out by experts in the cycling industry who want the opportunity to test and ride the ISM™.

 

Ask anyone of our staff, and they'd tell you that they live for cycling. If we aren’t working an expo on the weekends or on the phones taking orders, chances are you’ll see us mixing it up at local road rides, terrorizing the trails, or training for our next triathlon. Or perhaps you just might find us in a wind tunnel working with athletes' positions or testing new products. If you see us at an event, come by and chat - chances are you’ll even get a free t-shirt or transition towel for test-riding a saddle.

 

ISM™ saddles are available through all local bike shops. If you can’t find one locally, check out our dealer locator for a shop near you. If that doesn’t work, contact one of our fine online dealers. And if you still can’t find a seat, contact us and we’ll gladly find a dealer for you. We're always here to answer questions.

 

Take one for a ride, and discover why ISM™ is revolutionizing the bicycle industry, one comfortable saddle at a time. Your body will thank you.

IRC Tire

Everyone dreams of founding a humble business and setting out to create a best-in- category product. Expand that dream a bit to think about what would happen if that same company grew at a dramatic rate because everyone wanted its superior product. Take a look to the future and see that business today,85 years later, still producing that same great product, developing new products, and growing at a very rapid clip. You have just read the short history of the IRC tire business.

K-Edge

K-EDGE was born from necessity, is driven by innovation, and delivers precision manufacturing in its quest to meet the needs of today’s cycling market.

 

In 2008, Joe Savola had one last technical detail to account for on his wife’s bike – ensuring that a dropped chain during the Beijing Olympic Time Trial wouldn’t derail her chances of a Gold Medal. Joe turned to his good friend Eric Jensen for help making his concept a reality. Eric, General Manager of AceCo Precision Manufacturing, was eager to help. Two weeks later Joe’s wife, Kristin Armstrong, made the fateful front chain ring shift and raced away with the Gold Medal in Beijing.

 

The following spring, Pro Tour Team Garmin-Slipstream called asking for 45 of “Kristin’s Edge Chain Catchers” for Paris Roubaix. Velonews.com ran a tech story following the race and AceCo’s phone lit up with eager customers – a simple need became a product. In May of 2009, Eric and Joe launched the company, shortened the name to K-EDGE, and started production.

 

Since then K-EDGE has become the go-to chain catcher for champions at the Tour de France, World Cups, Ironman, and the Olympics. Trickling down to the consumer level, bike shop owners and mechanics are ensuring success on all bikes by adding the simple, yet professional grade, K-EDGE Chain Catcher.

 

K-EDGE continues to meet the demands of the market with innovative and functional designs. Most recently we introduced our GO BIG Mounts for GoPro™ Hero cameras and our Garmin Edge® computer mounts. Coming full circle in 2012, Kristin Armstrong returned to the Olympics in London to defend her Olympic Gold. And of course we sent Kristin with our new version of her original K-EDGE, the Pro Braze-on Chain Catcher. With the latest and greatest K-EDGE, Kristin successfully defended her Gold Medal.

 

We are proud to design and build all K-EDGE products right here in Boise, Idaho, USA.

KASK

KASK, based in Italy, specializes in developing, designing, and manufacturing of safety helmets
of the highest quality. In every field of application KASK helmets are at the forefront, be it cycling, downhill skiing, ski touring, mountaineering, climbing, rescue or work safety.
Born in 2004, KASK is a relatively young company, but thanks to a talented team of expert engineers and partnerships with Italy's market-leading factories, in this short time the company has gone through a tremendous evolution marked by success all along the way. KASK has been awarded with prices like ISPO and Eurobike. 
 
KASK's mission is to maintain a perfect balance between technological excellence, functionality, safety, and attractive design in their products. KASK is constantly researching and looking for ways to go beyond and improve the quality of KASK helmets even further. Now among the top brands in the sports and outdoors, KASK is committed to maintaining the highest standards in safety helmet production in order to ensure the highest quality and offer the best protective helmets for the most demanding customers.
 
Beyond the sheer quality of the materials and the unique elegance of KASK design, KASK safety helmets for outdoor sports grant athletes the priceless freedom in knowing that they are protected. KASK's perfectly ergonomic helmets, produced entirely in Italy, were developed to fit the needs of world's top athletes, and therefore they ensure the wearer unparalleled comfort even in the most rigorous circumstances.
KASK helmets owe their unique qualities to the genius of the integrated structure system developed by KASK team, which combines the greatest level of protection with the lightest possible mass of the helmet to ensure comfort and safety for the wearer. KASK quality is a guarantee as a result of many carefully monitored safety tests and innovative technologies used in the designing of the helmets.
All KASK products are 100% made in Italy and passed through the most rigorous safety and quality tests of the KASK’s distinctive CSD Project – ComfortSafetyDesign.
 
All KASK’s exclusive designs and product features implemented in the helmet collections are absolutely innovative, proprietary and protected by numerous patents.
KASK does not compromise when it comes to quality and safety. Every KASK product you purchase will ensure your satisfaction and safety.
 
Let KASK accompany you on your next adventure!

Speedplay Pedals

At Speedplay – we only make pedals. We think and act with one goal in mind – make the world’s best pedal systems.

 

Mission

High Performance Pedals

 

Company Overview

Founded in San Diego, California, Speedplay embraces a nontraditional approach to product development resulting in an exceptional line of pedals which are reflective of the shared passion cyclists have for the sport. Through partnerships with the sport's top professional teams and by incorporating feedback from the most demanding riders in the world, after thousands of miles, under the harshest conditions, Speedplay creates the pedals that have helped cyclists around the world win the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, the Olympics, the World Road and Time Trial Championships, Paris-Roubaix and the Hawaii Ironman World Championship. Even with this in mind, Speedplay's ultimate goal is to satisfy the daily demands of all riders.

Tifosi Optics

In 2003, we set out to create an eyewear brand that stood for quality, style, function, and value. With the support and passion of our partners and customers, Tifosi has grown to become a recognized, relevant, and trusted brand in cycling, running, outdoor and golf. We would like to take a moment to thank you, our loyal customers, without whom we could not have succeeded. Thank you for helping to make Tifosi the #1 selling brand of eyewear in specialty cycling and running stores.* We look forward to the future, and as always, we welcome your feedback and input in helping Tifosi to be the best brand of sports optics in the world.

 

- Joe & Elizabeth Earley

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