Ben is TORQ's research specialist. He holds a 1st class honours degree in Sports Science and is currently completing the highly regarded IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition.
Tifosi Optics is a US eyewear brand, predominantly producing optics for cyclists. Originally formed in April 2003 by Jo and Elizabeth Early, Tifos focus on producing high quality, value oriented eyeware for cyclists...
Tifosi is an Italian word, referring to a super-fan/an enthusiast, and that is exactly who they are and who they make their eyewear for. Their mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiasts of all sports and outdoor activities. They design, test and torture their product to enhance your sport, whether you’re running a 5k or riding your first century.
For 2014, The TORQ Performance MTB and Trail Running Teams have been lucky enough to have been provided with the top model Tifosi Podium Glasses in Neon Orange, perfectly colour coordinating with their team kits. The glasses have gone down a storm with the teams, thanks to their mouldable fit, stunning optical clarity, interchanged lenses and lack of blind spots. They are incredibly light too and look striking when matched with the full team bike and clothing.
The podiums are made of Grilamid TR-90, a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density and high resistance to chemical and UV damage. Hydrophilic rubber ear and nose pieces are utilised for a no-slip fit, whilst adjustable nose pieces are available for a custom fit. Vented lenses improve air circulation to prevent fogging and at a retail price of £59.99 the glasses come provided with a hard case and 3 sets of interchanged lenses for any conditions. A winning combination all round!
A huge thank you to Tifosi for their support of our teams and we look forward to showing off the glasses at all the major races this season. For more info on Tifosi glasses see here.
A huge thank you to Rob Barker www.robbarkerimages.com (1st image) and Joolze Dymond www.joolzedymond.com (2nd image)
As always, a big thank you to all the team sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do:
Whyte Bikes - Frames
Schwalbe – Tyres
Exposure Lights - Advanced Lighting
Easton – Wheels and Finishing Kits
SR Suntour – Suspension Forks
Altura - Team Clothing
Limar – Helmets
Lake – Shoes
Magura – Braking
Jagwire - Cables & Housing
Lezyne - Pumps, Tools & Bottle Cages
Fenwicks Bike – Cleaning and Lubrication
Shimano – Drivetrain
Max Media - Team PR
Tifosi – Optics
Raceware – Custom Mounts
Camelbak – Race Bottles
Kapz Guru – Custom Top Caps
Odd Designs – Bike Racks
Joolze Dymond - Photography
© Ben Price TORQ 2014