You may have noticed a little change at Fezzari.com recently as we launched our new website. As we looked at the user experience numbers and examined the changing landscape of how humanity is shopping online for bicycles, it became apparent, rather obviously, that mobile devices are starting to rule the world of web traffic.
So we took the advice of our lovely customers and fans, as well as the almighty Google, and developed what is called a responsive website. It’s responsive because it adjusts to fit whatever device you are viewing it on from a mobile phone to a tablet like an iPad to a desktop computer. We started from the ground up with a fresh design, bigger photos, product sorting, a comparison engine, and most importantly an all-new line of road bikes and mountain bikes, including our new 27.5/650b mountain bike models.
We had no idea this was happening, but Josh Anderson and Talon Harker put together a fun little video of their morning ride featuring the Fezzari Nebo Peak.
Great work fellas. Give us a shout. We have some Fezzari schwag for you both.
The Tour de France is arguably the most famous cycling race in the world. Started in 1903, the TDF is currently celebrating it’s 100th race. There was no Tour held during World War I or World War II. With a rich history, the Tour has a ton of interesting facts that surround the storied race. The last time a Frenchman won the tour was in 1985, even though they have won 36 times. Four riders have won it five times, and the longest Tour in history was in 1926 at 3,570 miles. The current race averages more like 2200 miles.
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A Few Random Facts About the Tour de France: Did you know?
- The Tour de France was started as a publicity stunt for a newspaper wanting to grow circulation.
- Only 21 of 60 riders finished the first race.
- Riders rode single speed (fixed gear) bikes in the early days.
- Private citizens could ride in the early races.
- Riders rode through the night during the first two Tours.
- The closest race ever was 8 seconds between 1st and 2nd place.
- Only 10 riders finished the 1909 Tour.
- 3.5 billion people watch the Tour de France annualy