A few weeks back the women of Canyon//SRAM racing Speedmax CF SLX bikes to a Team Time Trial World Championship. The always colorful team was decked out in even more cyan, magenta, yellow & white than normal thanks to a special 30th anniversary edition of Zipp’s Super 9 disc wheels. For a limited time, now you tool can get the special edition CMYK & White carbon clinchers too.Zipp 30th Anniversary Super-9 Carbon Clincher Disc wheelCalling back to the late 80s color scheme offered on the original Zipp Disc wheel, the much more modern, light & aero Super-9 recreates the same look with an eye towards being just as visible. No hiding out on the course when you are rocking one of these super bright rear wheels in your next race against the clock!courtesy Canyon//SRAM, Worlds photos by VélofocusThe same wheels have been ridden to many individual & team time trail victories, plus their fair share of triathlons.They feature a light but stiff carbon over foam core construction, with a wide aero profile and relatively flat dimpled sides, plus a tapered brake track that smooths the transition to the tire.Zipp 30th Anniversary Super-9 rim brake DiscThe $2875/2429€ rim brake disc rear wheels weigh 1155g and are available in white, yellow, magenta, blue & a stealth printed NSW black to match your NSW front wheel. They use the latest ABLC dimple patter, the 188 hubs and have a 27.5mm max rim width, 17.25mm internal.Zipp 30th Anniversary Super-9 disc brake DiscThe $2875/2429€ disc brake disc rear wheels weigh 1175g, but are only available in the stealth NSW black, unfortunately no bright colors for some reason. The disc disc wheel has the same rim shape (not tubeless-ready) and a centerlock rotor interface on the 177DD hub.All of the new disc wheels, in all colors, should be available through regular Zipp retail channels this month, including on Zipp.com to US riders. And if you want to personalize your super expensive rear wheel (why not?) Zipp will also print your name, nickname or some motivational message up to 35 characters long on the special edition wheels too if you order through their website.Zipp.com
Share Tweet From right: CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, US Ambassador to CARICOM Perry Holloway, and Mission Director, USAID, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Christopher Cushing sign off on the multimillion-dollar deal.GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Tuesday signed several agreements totalling US$165 million.“These agreements are rendering assistance in areas that have been identified as critical to the well-being of our citizens. Combating the challenges posed by climate change, HIV/AIDS, and crime and violence, with reference to youth participation, is right at the forefront of the issues facing our Community today,” Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said.La Roque, and USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Mission Director, Christopher Cushing, initialled the five-year Development Objective Agreements (DOAGs) during the brief ceremony.The agreements will spearhead USAID’s 2015-2019 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy that covers youth, HIV/AIDS, and climate change programming in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Kitts–Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and Guyana.Washington is providing an estimated US$89 million towards reducing youth crime and violence in target communities; US$52 million is earmarked for achieving epidemic control of HIV/AIDS among key populations while US$31 million will support initiatives that reduce the risks to human and natural assets resulting from climate vulnerability.“The United States Government and USAID are pleased to partner with Caricom in these initiatives which will improve the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable groups, including youth and socially marginalized populations,” said US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Halloway.“Our success over the years has been possible largely due to the support of our partners, without whom implementation would not be possible. Caricom, by virtue of its commitment to improving the economic, social, cultural, and technological advancement of Caribbean people remains a beacon in this regard,” he added. Sharing is caring! NewsRegional USAID, Caricom sign multimillion-dollar aid package by: Caribbean Media Corporation – November 24, 2015 Share 192 Views no discussions Share
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 STOCKHOLM – Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima, world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke, set a short-course national record of 58.64 seconds in finishing second in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at a World Cup meet in Sweden on Wednesday.“This time has really done wonders for my confidence,” said Kitajima, who shaved 0.12 seconds of the 58.76 time he set in Paris last week. Wednesday’s race was won by Russian Roman Sloudnov in 57.97 while Oleg Lisogor of Ukraine came home in third in 58.78. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Elsewhere for Japan, Atsushi Nishikori was third in the men’s 50 meters backstroke in 24.63 while in women’s action, Noriko Inada finished second in the 100 meters backstroke in 59.62, as did Yurie Yano in the 200 meters butterfly in 2:08.00.