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Berkeley Lab: U.S. PV contract prices fall to at or below $50/MWh in 2015

first_imgBerkeley Lab: U.S. PV contract prices fall to at or below $50/MWh in 2015The national lab’s latest report finds ongoing declines in PV system prices, with residential system prices falling to $4 per watt in 2015. August 24, 2016 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is one of the most respected research organizations in the United States for solar research. For years the lab has been the definitive source of information on solar PV costs through their reports, both at the utility-scale and distributed levels. Today LBNL released its ninth annual version of its Tracking the Sun report, which looks at pricing trends for distributed PV, as well as its Utility-Scale Solar 2015 report. Both of these reports look at 2015 pricing trends, and document ongoing progress at both scales.According to Tracking the Sun 9, average installed prices for distributed PV fell $0.20 per watt in 2015, 5% year-over-year for residential systems to around $4.00 per watt and by $0.30 per watt for “non-residential” systems, which includes the commercial and industrial market. Since Tracking the Sun looks at “non-residential” systems at two scales, the average price declines were slightly different, with the larger systems falling 9% to around $2.50 per watt and the smaller systems falling 7% to around $3.50 per watt. LBNL also notes preliminary data for the first six months of 2016 shows continuing price declines in most states and market segments.Even larger price declines are being seen in the utility-scale segment, where prices have fallen 12% to an average of just over $2 per watt. However, this average conceals a wide range of actual prices, with the cheapest 20% coming in at under $1.60 per watt and the most expensive 20% at over $2.60 per watt. LBNL also documents the collapse in solar contract pricing which has been widely reported in pv magazine and elsewhere. Due to both lower installed project costs and higher capacity factors, the reports estimate that levelized power purchase agreement (PPA) prices for utility-scale projects have fallen by $20-30 annually on average from 2006 through 2013.The result is that in 2015 most PPAs were priced at or below $50 per megawatt-hour, with a few at around $30/MWh. Researchers say this is enabling the geographic spread of solar PV. “Falling PPA prices have enabled the utility-scale market to expand beyond the traditional strongholds of California and the Southwest into up-and-coming regions like Texas, the Southeast, and even the Midwest,” stated Berkeley Lab’s Mark Bolinger. Along with this fall in price, capacity factors (CF) – the ratio of actual output to stated capacity – are rising for utility-scale solar. LBNL estimates a 21% CF for projects built in 2010, but a 27% CF for projects built in 2014. Part of this is the increased use of tracking systems. Only 12% of the systems built in 2010 utilized tracking, but this number had risen to 61% in 2014.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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An elephant’s death and the crocodile’s tears

first_imgElephants have always been part of Kerala’s cultural, religious and social life. There are no festivities in temples without the participation of elephants. In fact, temples like Guruvayoor houses stables for many elephants to live in elephant processions of Kerala are very famous and much to mention of the Thrisoor pooram. Domesticated elephants were once part of wealthy households and they lived,  one in one with humans. Elephants being intelligent animals like apes and dolphins, were able to communicate emotion with humans. The relationship between an elephant and its mahout was always filled with an emotional interdependence. These pachyderms were also great heroes in life, Names like Guruvayoor Kesavan and Guruvayoor Padmanaban are few among them. If you ever had a chance to go to the Guruvayoor temple, the tusk of Keshavan is adored there in the temple premises plated in gold. The recent death of Padmanaban was such that a huge procession accompanied him in his final journey for cremation. Life thus among people in Kerala is not complete without elephants.Now here comes a new set of torchbearers of wildlife conservation. The international acclaim to Kerala of its way of handling the corona epidemic, as well as its robust public health care system and health conscientiousness have been a subject of discussion,  popularly called as the Kerala model and widely acclaimed by economists like Amartya Sen as an apt developmental model for progress in education and health. The political grouping who have their share of elephantine prejudices were first to rebuke the State on the elephant’s death. The second was the communal elements trying to caricature the incident as a deliberate attempt by Muslims in the Malappuram district ( A Muslim majority district) trying to kill animals representing Hindu gods. In Kerala, news flashed about a wild female elephant being killed by locals, by feeding it with a pineapple filled with explosives. The pregnant elephant died. This was the news that created a nationwide uproar of condemnation with celebrities and mass media joining in. This incidence, I tweeted was bloat in the Asmita (pride) of Kerala State which hitherto has shown its concerns on environment and wildlife conservation. Later in the day, the news became more clear that the pachyderm was not intentionally fed but she accidentally ate the trap kept to kill wild boars. Moreover, it happened not in the Malappuram district but in Palghat.While this news hit the social media besides the genuine concerns expressed by people,  some crocodiles started coming in with their bout of tears. The questions they raised were, Is this the ”Kerala model” being spoken off ?  or is it what means by being a literate State? Series of tweets came from people who can’t even pronounce the state’s name properly with one of our ”wildlife” minister proclaiming that it is a common feature in Kerala. The unfortunate incidence of the death of this pregnant elephant is as painful to Kerala as like anyone in the world concerned with the wildlife. However, using the incident to shed tears by some crocodiles are highly shameful. Somehow the strict action being contemplated by the government of Kerala has sent the crocodiles back to their shallow waters…..last_img read more

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McLain Ward Tops Longines Rankings

first_img SIGN UP Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! McLain Ward (USA), the newly crowned Longines FEI World Cup™ champion and two-time Olympic team gold medallist, has reclaimed the world number one spot in the Longines Rankings.Ward and his 2016 Olympic mount HH Azur clinched victory at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha (USA) last Sunday, bringing the 2016/17 season to a fairytale close and boosting Ward up from fourth to the number one spot in the Longines Rankings.He replaces Germany’s Daniel Deusser, who has held pole position since January and now drops back to third. Fellow US Olympic teammate, Kent Farrington, remains in second, with Christian Ahlmann (GER) dropping from third to fourth and Eric Lamaze (CAN) holding onto fifth place.Ward made his Olympic debut at Athens 2004 when he was a member of the US gold medal-winning team. He earned a second Olympic team gold at the Beijing 2008 Games, and finished sixth individually at London 2012. Ward also won individual gold and team bronze at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games with Rothchild.Despite announcing his retirement in April 2016, two months later Ward took over as world number one from French Olympian, Simon Delestre. Heading into the Rio Olympic Games in incredible form, Ward and HH Azur were foot-perfect throughout to help the US to team silver. Tags: McLain Ward, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Authorities: Pediatrician who killed himself may have forged patients’ vaccination records

first_imgMarianVejcik/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois pediatrician who died by suicide last year may have forged patient’s vaccination medical records, according to investigators.The Cook County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the vaccinations provided by Dr. Van Koinis, 58, who died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound in September, after a suicide note left behind “raised questions” about the record-keeping of vaccinations at his medical practice in Evergreen Park, about 15 miles south of Chicago, the sheriff’s office said in a statement provided to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV.During the investigation into Koinis’ death, authorities found it was unclear who did and did not receive vaccinations due to record-keeping issues, according to the statement.Investigators also found that Koinis, in some cases, did not provide vaccinations to children at their parent’s request. It is unclear how many patients may have been affected.Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told the Chicago Sun-Times that Koinis “regretted his conduct with immunizations,” which he had been “adverse” to during the last decade of work at his practice.Dart told the local newspaper Koinis may have forged vaccination documents at the request of parents.Authorities are now recommending that former patients of Koinis discuss this possibility with their current physicians and inquire about methods to test for prior vaccinations, “out of an abundance of caution.”Koinis had been licensed to practice in Illinois since 1991, authorities said. He mostly served patients on Chicago’s southwest side and near southwest suburbs, according to the sheriff’s office.Alzein Pediatrics, the pediatric group that received Koinis’ records, posted a tribute to him following the news of his death last year.The practice has now posted an option on its website for former patients of Koinis to download a medical records release form.The investigation is ongoing, and the Illinois Department of Public Health has been notified.If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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A brief history of having cake and eating it

first_imgCake is a recurring theme of Brexit, chiefly thanks to Boris Johnson claiming that the U.K. could “have our cake and eat it” as it leaves the European Union. He’s also given the phrase a slight twist, saying, “My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.”Cake is very much a national obsession for Brits. Last year’s announcement that the hugely popular TV show “The Great British Bake Off” was moving from the BBC to Channel 4 (that’s three clicks on the remote) dominated the news agenda for days. The show returned last week and was basically the same but with adverts, prompting a collective sigh of relief.When Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson nailed her colors to the Remain mast in the run-up to the Brexit vote last year, she described the U.K. as “a cake-filled misery-laden gray old island.” Many other nations have their own variety of the phrase. In Russian, it’s “You can’t sit on two chairs,” and in German, “You can’t dance at two weddings.”More colorful are “You cannot please both the goat and the cabbage,” as used by the French and Romanians; and the Italians’ marvelous “Volere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca” — “to want the barrel full and the wife drunk.”It’s also a phrase with a long history.The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs quotes a 1546 compendium by John Heywood that says, “Wolde ye bothe eate your cake, and haue your cake?” and it pops up in Jonathan Swift’s 1738 satire “Polite Conversation” when the character Lady Answerall says “she cannot eat her cake and have her cake.”Cherry cake, anyone?The standard response from the EU and the leaders of its member countries is to warn Britain that a “have cake, eat cake” scenario isn’t going to happen. They tend to prefer the phrase “cherry-picking” (the Germans say Rosinenpicken — “raisin picking” — but the sentiment is the same), with the occasional “no Europe à la carte” thrown in for good measure.That is, however, exactly what many Brits want: to pick the bits of EU membership that they like (free trade, cheap mobile phone calls) and discard the things that they aren’t keen on (foreigners, chiefly). Foreign Secretary Johnson was roundly mocked for his have-cake-and-eat-it claim. Speaking to business leaders in Berlin in June, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond quoted former German leader Ludwig Erhard, who said, “compromise is the art of dividing a cake in a such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.”Hammond added that these were “wise words with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations, although I try to discourage talk of cake amongst my colleagues.”Bank of England chief Mark Carney weighed in by saying: “Before long, we will all begin to find out the extent to which Brexit is a gentle stroll along a smooth path to a land of cake and consumption.”That is, however, exactly what many Brits want: to pick the bits of EU membership that they like and discard the things that they aren’t keen on.The phrase that Johnson used, as the linguistic historian Ben Zimmer wrote in the New York Times Magazine, makes more sense when you reverse the construction, so it goes: “You can’t eat your cake and have it, too.”That makes the meaning clearer: Once you eat your cake, you have no cake left. The point is that sometimes you have to make a choice between two options that cannot be reconciled.center_img A report earlier this year from the National Centre for Social Research found that Leave and Remain voters have similar views on the kind of Brexit they would like.“For the most part, Remain and Leave voters are not at loggerheads on the kind of Brexit they would like to see,” John Curtice, the author of the report and the éminence grise of British pollsters, said in his notes accompanying the findings.“Many Remain voters would like to see an end to the less popular parts of Britain’s current membership of the EU, while many Leave voters would like to retain the seemingly more desirable parts.”It’s not just the British public taking such a view. The words “have cake and eat it” were written on a Brexit memo carried out of No. 10 Downing Street by a government aide and snapped by an eagle-eyed photographer (the same document also contained the words “very French negotiating team”).In response, Xavier Bettel, the prime minister of Luxembourg, said of the Brits: “They want to have their cake, eat it, and get a smile from the baker.” Also On POLITICO Juncker grades UK’s Brexit papers an F By Jacopo Barigazzi UK wants to copy and paste EU trade deals after Brexit By Simon Markslast_img read more

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Weisbrod’s 19 leads to Cards’ sweep of Chants

first_img “I’m very proud of these guys tonight,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “Things didn’t always go our way but when it came down to crunch time our guys found a way to win. Coastal is a very good rebounding team, but despite that advantage on the glass we got the stat that matters.“We pride ourselves on being able to make stops. Tonight we faced several times where our offense was struggling but our defense kept us in the game until we could get going. This was a hard fought effort.”Big Red started the game cold hitting just three of its first 10 shots. The Cardinals didn’t take their first lead of the game until the 9:34 mark when freshman Avery Sullivan hit a layup to give LU a one-point advantage. The Cardinals didn’t surrender the lead for the rest of the half and pushed their advantage to as many as eight before the Chanticleers rallied to trim the deficit to one, 26-25. The Cardinals pushed their lead to as many as eight before Weisbrod hit a three in the corner as time expired to give LU a four-point lead, 29-25, heading into the locker room.LU was able to hold its lead for the majority of the second half despite the Chanticleers trimming the deficit to one possession on numerous occasions. Leading by three with just over nine minutes remaining, the Cards went on a 14-6 run to push their lead to 11, 56-45, with less than three to play. The Chanticleers responded to the deficit by recording their biggest run of the night. CCU outscored the Cards, 11-0, in the game’s final 2:54 forcing overtime.Coastal took the first lead of overtime with two free throws from Artur Labinowicz. After the Cardinals tied the game on the ensuing possession, Labinowicz gave Chanticleers back the lead with two more free throws.The Cardinals finally took their first lead of the overtime on a made free throw from sophomore T.J. Atwood with 1:58 remaining. The Red and White still had a one-point lead and the ball with 53 seconds remaining. LU elected to run the shot clock down under five seconds when senior Joey Frenchwood banked a three-pointer from the top of the key giving LU a four-point lead with 25 seconds remaining. After a quick Coastal basket, CCU fouled Nick Garth on the inbound sending him to the line to shoot two. Garth made both to put the lead back to four points. The Chanticleers responded with a three-pointer from Labinowicz with 9.8 seconds to trim the lead back to a point. CCU fouled Zjori Bosha on the inbound with seven seconds remaining. Bosha hit one of two free throws to give LU a two-point lead. The Chanticleers ended the game with a rushed three-point attempt from Zac Cuthbertson but it glanced off the side of rim and LU grabbed the board as the horn sounded.Weisbrod was joined in double figures by Frenchwood and Bosha. Frenchwood ended the night with 16 points and five assists, while Bosha chipped in 12. CCU was led by 19 points from Cuthbertson.The Cardinals will be back in action Tuesday when they return home to host St. Thomas. The game against the Celts will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Montagne Center. The Cardinals were nearly perfect in the overtime period knocking down 4-of-5 attempts, finishing the game 22-of-56 (.393), including nine three-pointers. The Cardinals knocked down the nine triples despite the fact junior Nick Garth was held without a field goal.Coastal Carolina finished the night 23-of-63 (.365) from the field, but closed the game converting just 13 of their final 37 attempts from the field, including a 3-of-8 performance in overtime. Coastal never found its rhythm from long range finishing the night 5-of-28 (.179) on threes.The Chanticleers found an advantage on the glass outrebounding LU, 47-29, including 20 offensive rebounds. Their advantage on the glass led to a 25-6 difference in second chance points.center_img Lamar sports informationCONWAY, S.C. – Senior Colton Weisbrod scored 19 points to guide Lamar to a thrilling 69-67 overtime victory over Coastal Carolina Saturday evening at the HTC Center. The victory equals the Cardinals (6-1) best start since the 2008-09 season.It was also the second time this season the Cardinals have recorded a thrilling victory over Coastal Carolina (4-4) in the final minutes of the contest. In the first meeting, the Cardinals trailed by as many as 12 points in Beaumont before rallying for the six-point win. Saturday, the Cardinals built an 11-point lead with less than three to play before CCU closed regulation on an 11-0 run to send the game into overtime.last_img read more

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Lamar ex Josh Nzeakor signs contract with German team

first_img As a senior, Nzeakor played in and started all 32 games averaging 15 points per game while finishing third in the Southland Conference with 7.8 rebounds. He also ended the season ranked among the league leaders with eight double-doubles.Nzeakor saved one of his best games for the end of his collegiate career. The Cardinals opened the conference tournament against Houston Baptist, and Nzeakor put the team on his back by scoring 25 points and pulling down 15 rebounds as Big Red advanced to the second round of the playoffs. In addition to keeping the season alive, Nzeakor’s efforts also secured LU’s 20th win of the season – the program’s first 20-win campaign since 2011-12.Nzeakor guided the Cardinals to three consecutive seasons of at least 19 wins – the program’s longest run of success since the 1982-83 through 1984-85 seasons. The Cardinals won 69 games during his four seasons on campus and made two trips to the postseason. BEAUMONT – A former member of the Lamar men’s basketball team has signed a contract to play overseas. Former All-Southland Conference selection Josh Nzeakor will take his talents to Germany to play for PS Karlsruhe.The PS Karlsruhe Lions are located in Karlsruhe, Germany, and compete in the Pro A league. The Pro A is considered the country’s second division. The franchise was promoted from the third tier Pro B league in 2017. The team is part of the multi-sports club Post Sudstadt.Nzeakor wrapped up his four-year career in Beaumont as one of the best players to walk to step on the court. He became just the 21st player in program history to score 1,000 points in his career and graduated ninth all-time at LU in terms of rebounds. In a career that consisted of 129 games played Nzeakor recorded 117 starters while averaging 10.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He also shot 56 percent from the field (525-of-937, .560) and recorded 18 double-doubles during his time. •Lamar sports informationlast_img read more

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Wicked Turns 10, Bobby Cannavale Plays Charades & After Midnight Swings in This Week’s Datebook

first_imgGreen is the new black! Yes, it’s Halloween week (and nobody loves Halloween as much as Broadway fans), but the real party is the day before, when the beloved blockbuster musical Wicked celebrates a decade on the Great White Way. So, get out your brooms and tiaras, and let’s party like it’s 2003 in this week’s Datebook! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1A SWINGING NIGHT WITH MONTEGO GLOVERGot an itch to hear Benny Goodman-style big band music? Head to Carnegie Hall to see Tony nominee Montego Glover (Memphis) headline “Sing Sing Swing” with the New York Pops. Music director Steven Reineke welcomes Glover and clarinet player Dave Bennett for a tribute to Goodman’s live recording at the Hall 75 years ago.ALSO: The 2013 Carols for a Cure CD gives fans a jump on the holidays; Mama Rose’s Turn: The True Story of America’s Most Notorious Stage Mother by Carolyn Quinn is released. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29GOOD SEX, AND A LOT MOREThere’s a lot more to Dr. Ruth Westheimer than her career as a sex therapist, and actress Debra Jo Rupp is bringing history to life in Becoming Dr. Ruth, which opens at the Westside Theatre. Hear the inspiring story of how young Ruth Siegel escaped the Nazis, became a sniper in Jerusalem and found happiness and fame in America.ALSO: Sexy variety show La Soiree begins previews at the Union Square Theatre; cast recordings of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! are released. Star Files WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30ELPHIE & GLINDA TURN 10It’s going to be an incredible night at the Gershwin Theatre, as original cast members and starry alums (think Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Julia Murney & Annaleigh Ashford) return for the 10th anniversary performance of Wicked. It’s a milestone only 10 other Broadway shows have reached, so the Citizens of Oz will definitely be partying.ALSO: The comic thriller Small Engine Repair begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, produced by MCC Theater. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHTHarlem comes to Broadway as After Midnight celebrates its opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill, Adriane Lenox and a cast of fantastic singers and dancers join the incredible Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars for an evening that blends the songs of Duke Ellington with the prose of Langston Hughes. Fabulous!ALSO: Jarrod Spector in concert and Martin Charnin’s Something Funny’s Going On revue play 54 Below. MONDAY, OCTOBER 28FIRST WORD, FOUR LETTERS, SOUNDS LIKE…The annual LAByrinth Theater Company Celebrity Charades benefit is starry, silly and lots of fun.This year’s gala,  with a “Disco Fever” theme, will held at Capitale, featuring killer charades players Bobby Cannavale, Billy Crudup, Josh Charles, Padma Lakshmi, Chris Rock and more. Careful: They’re competitive!ALSO: Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart gets a starry reading on Theatre Row benefitting The New Group, featuring Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams of Girls; Michael Mayer discusses the film Broadway Idiot at the Jacob Burns Film Center; Florence Henderson looks back her brilliant career at 54 Below. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31BOO! HALLOWEEN, BROADWAY-STYLEHalloween is the perfect night to see a show—you can get a bloody scare at Macbeth with Ethan Hawke or give yourself a completely different kind of fright at First Date. If you prefer dressing up, do some Broadway-style trick-or-treating in costume as Kinky Boots’ Lola, Cinderella, Matilda’s Miss Trunchbull or—taking a tip from The Glass Menagerie’s Celia Keenan-Bolger, above—Annie. Have a frightfully good evening!ALSO: Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods, with special guest Len Cariou, is the perfect Halloween treat at 54 Below; the McKittrick Hotel, home to spooky interactive hit Sleep No More, hosts a Halloween bash.  View Comments Bobby Cannavale SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2MY, MY! MAMMA MIA! HAS A NEW HOMEBroadway’s Dancing Queens will have their first dance party in a new Broadway home as Mamma Mia! gives its first performance at the Broadhurst Theatre. The smash-hit musical, which is heading toward its 5,000th performance, should look great in a slightly smaller house, so hitch up your Spandex and head to West 44th Street to sing along with ABBA hits.ALSO: Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, Christime Pedi & Kristine Zbornik are Silly Witches at 54 Below; The Preacher and the Shrink, starring Dee Hoty, begins at the Beckett Theatre; The Awesome ‘80s Prom ends at The Wall; Every Day a Visitor begins at the Clurman Theatre.last_img read more

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SOC18: Bontrager shows killer one-off steel road bike, plus affordable carbon wheels

first_imgAcross the range of regular and X X X models, they have depths from 20mm to 90mm, offering something for everyone from climbers to time trialists. The rims are all OCLV carbon, but the highest end models receive a new brake track treatment (among other upgrades).Bontrager’s Aeolus carbon road rims are tubeless, and you can set them up with regular tubeless tape, but they include their rim strip inserts that make it easier and quicker, but add a few more grams.Retail is $1,200 for either rim or disc brake sets. Ample tire clearance means it could double as a light-duty gravel bike running cyclocross tires. And what about those tires?They’re 700×28 Bontrager R4 Classics Tubular with a high grip compound. They’re $99.99 each. There’s a 320tpi clincher version, too, if you just want that look, but with a slightly different tread (or lack of) pattern.Finishing off the build was their 68g full carbon saddle, which is also available for a mere $380.Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 Carbon WheelsAnd now for things that are really new. Earlier this year, they released the top level X X X Aeolus wheels, and we’ve reviewed them here. Now, there’s a more affordable Pro 5 version that comes with many of the same features, with a new 50mm depth. Our man at Bontrager, Alex Applegate, runs through the details real quick and shows off a few other goodies in this video: Keith Bontrager’s name may not be on production bikes anymore, but that doesn’t mean the folks inside Trek’s Waterloo, Wisconsin, headquarters can’t have a little fun with their project builds now and then. This Bontrager steel disc brake road road bike is thoroughly modern, and one of a kind.It’s 1x, and pairs a Dura-Ace road crank with an XTR Di2 rear derailleur and cassette.Thru axles and flat mount brakes, of course.center_img A few other things worth looking at include their Portal road helmet and Rally mountain bike helmets use their Blendr mounts that attach magnetically. Quick, easy integration that’ll break away if you wreck.Their Velocis road shoe now comes in a bright orange, day-glow orange color to catch drivers’ eyes.The Flatline MTB shoe gets a new sole and style updates.Bontrager.comlast_img read more

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