Skip to main content

Get well Tim Jackson

I caught wind early this morning that the Masiguy, Tim Jackson had hid the wall hard during a race at the San Diego Velodrome. The details of the accident are ugly and the injuries that have been sustained by Jackson probably would have killed a pencil neck rider like myself.

This is my favorite picture of me and Jackson at Interbike 2006. Since the launch of the bike shop in which I have been managing since 2005, Masi Bicycles has been a huge staple of bike sales. Why, let explain with a few simple bullet points as to why Masi has been top dog in the shop. (note: road lines sold in the shop: Masi, Merckx, Pinarello, Bianchi none of the big 4 thank you!)

1- Eye appeal equals Buy appeal.
The Masi paint jobs and floor presence are beautiful. The parts spec is well rounded and in return is backed by great handling dynamics on the pavement.

2- Tim has done a hell of a job blogging and cultivating the Masi brand to where it is today. Communication is key today. And most people researching Masi Bicycles online come across Jackson where Tim has done a great job with his personal character development as a Brand Manager; he's likeable, down to earth, approachable, has aligned the brand and himself with Cyclingnews.com add buttons, podcasts on Spokesman/Interbike vidcasts to boot.

3- Masi Bicycles are competitively priced...from a retailer perspective. The bikes are easy to get the shop guys on them and in return gets them out there on our group rides and social events. Exposure is key!

Thanks Tim and best of recovery!
----------------------------------
s.b.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Getting the most out of your SRAM GXP bottom bracket.

This maintenance session is geared towards the SRAM GXP external bearing bottom bracket. I've been running the GXP bottom brackets since 2011 and have been really impressed by the ease of installation, and smoothness of the bearings after a few dozen rides after first installation. Bottom brackets seem to be on the love/hate list of items that cyclist have to deal with during their lifetime in sport. The 'bb' remains out of sight, out of mind until their first warm weather ride and halfway up a climb, the clicking starts, typically at the 2 o'clock position in their crank stroke. You can either endure the noise or take it to your LBS and have them deal with it which could set you back $65 for a new BB and almost that much in labor. At the end of the 2011 cyclocross season, I did my final bucket cleaning of the bike and then hung it up until the end of the winter. Around March 2012, I pulled the group off the Cavaria, minus the compact cx geared crank and swapped t

2009 Bianchi D2 Super Pista frame

There is no doubt the Pista Concept frameset is one of the most requested items from dealers nationally. The PC has developed a large amount of street cred to the point that making enough to sell has been at times tough. But, when you're given lemons, time to make lemonade right? Fortunately our UK family has the solution for us Yanks. The D2 Super Pista frame. So the million dollar question is, why this and not the Pista Concept? Well, for starters this frame is stiffer than the PC. Secondly, it is stronger than the PC. The PC is solely a track bike, or at least that is the intended purpose of it. This new frame track ready but the D2 SP frame will hold up to the rigors of non-track riding , if you get my drift. Urban use, non track use, commuting use, enough said . Yes. That is a big frame. It's celeste paint despite looking more like light blue. That's the magic of the pearl based Bianchi paint. Depending on the lighting, it will look historically celeste(green), or in b

In loving memory of Jonathan Gantz

I was looking forward to posting the bits on the Rollin's spoken word show that I saw this Friday. Instead in respect for an old friend that is no longer with us, I will tell of last Friday night sometime this week. The friend that I speak of today lost his life one year ago to this date. Jon was a fellow rider and employee of a former bicycle shop that I wrenched at. I will tell of some good memories in this post. Some are tid bits of memories that I still hold dear to my heart. I had first met Jon on a group moutainbike ride at Lake Redman circa 1994. I was on a KHS Montana Pro that I had bought that year from the shop he worked at. My first real bike, first real bike purchase, first bike with full XT and with a Rock Shox. Enough about the bike. I think Jon was about 14. I do know that he wasn't old enough to drive 'cause his dad dropped him off driving a 2wd S-10 pick up. Jon was riding a GT LTS. Some of you may remember this full suspension bike, some not. It was pr