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Condor X Cadence Exclusive

Condor Cycles has let Bianchista have a sneaky peak at their new stunning collabo frameset with guru’s of the uno-cog game Cadence. Cadence recently released a hot pair of DVS shoes, the ‘Fast Fridays’ sneakers, more info here. The Condor produced ‘Fast Friday’ frameset is based upon the foundations of the Condor Classico steel frameset, creating a truly one off lugged triple butted steel beauty. I cant wait to see this frame built up, reckon its going to look amazing dressed as a classic looking track racer bike, or even pimped out as a trick bike…. I particularly love the texture of the decals and the detailing such as logo stamped upon the BB shell.

Rapha presents The Vuelta CD

Bianchista towers was very kindly delivered the latest installment in the Rapha Racing album collection, the companies musical compilations cataloging each epic grand tour and providing the tunes to take you to on a journey to the heart of ther race. This cd is entitled ‘The Vuelta’ and obviously has a very spanish theme. The album coincides with the 75th anniversary of the end of year Grand Tour. The albums are compiled by Simon Rose of Pitch & Sync, and Simon can be found online on his twitter. Obviously readers will know i waxed lyrical about the ‘Giro’ CD, so this one has a lot to live up to.

Like the last album, theres a great blend of traditional old style, with classic Catalan guitar tracks, to some Indo-European slow burning disco beats.With a distinctly Spanish flavour the high energy tracks are interspersed with extracts from extracts from the ‘Viva La Vuelta!’ book, with the extracts providing a nice narritive anchor. The tracks serve to provide listeners with a taste of the heat and passion of the race, in no less than 13 underground musical gems.

As with the last record, the packaging will feature a deluxe inlay with all the main protagonists photographed from past and present. The CD will be priced at £12 and available at Rapha. I believe a digital edition will also be avaiulable for download, presumably from Itunes.