Don't Just Glue, Glue the Right Way.

By: Brandon Oct 19

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Here at Embro HQ we've been gluing tubular tires for a bit. In fact, our previous gluing article is one of our most popular in our catalog. Of course, you can't get too much good info, so we thought sharing this video done by our friends at Butter would be a good move.

Watch this video. Take notes. Watch it again. Reflect. Read your notes. Watch again. Then let is soak in. Retain this, use it.

These guys get it, they want to make sure you get it.

Tubular tires are serious business. The added volume of a cyclocross tubular, the lower pressure, and the fit the tires have with the rim all contribute to the added stress your gluing job faces during a race. DO NOT BE 'THAT' guy and role a tire. It's the not-pro thing to do, but it's also dangerous.

 

Embrocation Tribute Socks

By: Brandon Oct 15

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A year ago the world of cycling lost a young and talented rider. Fortunately, a Foundation was created in her name so her legacy can live on. The Amy D Foundation exists in her honor to "encourage and support young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams."

A bit more about Amy:

Amy Alison Dombroski passed tragically at age 26 while training abroad in Belgium. She was a versatile cyclist with U23 National Championship titles in road, mountain, and cyclocross. Still early in her career, she was considered by many in the sport to be a rising talent and serious contender at world-class cycling events.

In her short but full life, Amy touched the hearts of communities in the United States and Europe. Amy had a passion for life that transcended the sport of cycling; she loved to share this passion with the friends and family that surrounded her. She also had an uncanny ability to transform challenges she faced in her own life into intense positive focus. The tattoo of a lighting bolt that Amy bore on her wrist served as a remembrance of her mother’s tragic death, and provided her a daily source of motivation.

In support of the Amy D. Foundation, we've created this new sock design. $4 from every pair of socks sold in the month of October will be donated to The Foundation to support their cause.

The Amy D. Foundation has also created a race program supporting Erica Zaveta for the 2014/15 season. You can also find Erica's blog here.

Socks comes in three sizes: Small fits sizes 35-39; Medium fits sizes 39-44; Large fits sizes 45-48.

$12.50/pr for a single pair, $10/pr for 2 pairs, $9.50/pr for 3 pairs or more. These socks can be combined with our other styles for the same discounts.

Socks are black with The Amy D Foundation's signature blue and orange accents. The socks have a 6" cuff.

Shipping is estimated to begin 11/10/14.

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photos and words by Brandon Elliott

 

A Tribute to Amy D.

By: Brandon Oct 3

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A year ago the world of cycling lost a young and talented rider. Fortunately, a Foundation was created in her name so her legacy can live on. The Amy D Foundation exists in her honor to "encourage and support young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams."

A bit more about Amy:

Amy Alison Dombroski passed tragically at age 26 while training abroad in Belgium. She was a versatile cyclist with U23 National Championship titles in road, mountain, and cyclocross. Still early in her career, she was considered by many in the sport to be a rising talent and serious contender at world-class cycling events.

In her short but full life, Amy touched the hearts of communities in the United States and Europe. Amy had a passion for life that transcended the sport of cycling; she loved to share this passion with the friends and family that surrounded her. She also had an uncanny ability to transform challenges she faced in her own life into intense positive focus. The tattoo of a lighting bolt that Amy bore on her wrist served as a remembrance of her mother’s tragic death, and provided her a daily source of motivation.

In support of the Amy D. Foundation, we've created a new sock design. $4 from every pair of socks sold in the month of October will be donated to The Foundation to support their cause. Keep an eye on the site for those socks to land soon!

The Amy D. Foundation has also created a race program supporting Erica Zaveta for the 2014/15 season. You can also find Erica's blog here.

photos by Gavin Gould, words by Brandon Elliott

 

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