Giro D’Italia 2019 Bikes, Teams & Stages Details

The elevator speech to present the 102nd edition of the mythical Giro D’Italia is 3 weeks of racing across Italia beautiful landscape with 18 teams composed of 8 riders starting the race and hoping to cover a total of 3,518.5 km and 21 stages which are 3 Individual Time Trial (TT) stages, 6 low difficulties stages, 7 medium difficulties stages, 5 high difficulties stages.

The Giro D’Italia is the first of the three “Grand Tours” of the season. The Giro is exciting to watch as the scenery is fantastic and the roads style makes it “nervous” and filled with action racing.

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DMCX Rodeo (650B Ti Trail MTB)

Aya’s 650B Trail Ti MTB

For this trail MTB the objective was to create a simple bike that roll up and down the single tracks and gravel roads of Japan Alps.

Sketch of 650B wheel sized MTB
Rodeo Ti Trail MTB

As the bike is aimed at rolling on smooth trails it was designed with a rigid fork, the addition of low pressure wide section tires ensure a bit of comfort and extra grip on rugged surface. Read more

Tour de Sicily (Il Giro di Sicilia)

– As I was watching the winner of the final stage of the Tour of Sicily (Giro di Sicilia) crossing the Finish line on top of Mount Etna I was wondering why on earth I never heard about this exciting 4 days stage race across the beautiful Sicilian island?
Then after a quick search I discovered the reason I never heard of it was because 42 years have passed since the last time the Sicilian race was held. Read more

Tour de France is in The Air

On a recent flight from Osaka to Paris I got delighted by the selection of the Video On Demand aboard the plane.

The Flight AF0291 from Air France had the Tour de France 2018 3 weeks highlights video available on board. Read more

DMCX Spartacus: All Roads in Comfort

26 inches ain’t dead!

Today I will introduce you to my favorite bike: The Spartacus

It is a 26 inches “All Roads” Full titanium bike I envisioned first while riding Japan Alpine roads around Takayama (高山市), Gifu Prefecture when living in that area more than 10 years ago.

I wanted to build a totally versatile bike that is equally at ease on roads and off roads, able to be climb up Alpine roads and enjoying the snaking, hair pin cornering exhilarating down hill roads in total comfort.

Demonchaux Titanium bicycle sketch
26 inches Spartacus

I started the concept of designing 26″ wheeled road bikes in 2009 by building a first Beta version. Back then Disc brakes where not yet in full bloom for drop bar bikes so the 1st version was equipped with V-Brakes.

Now a decade passed since my first 26″ All Road bike iteration and along with some frame geometry fine tuning and the emergence of various standard helping me to create the perfect all mighty 26″ road bike. Read more