In the Pinkbike comments everyone seems upset about the fact that Levi Leipheimer, a former roadie doper, was featured in the video as a representative of our industry.
Me personally, I’m more worried that everyone involved seems to think Levi’s cornering form (as featured above) is acceptable for use in mass media. Riding as pictured above could set the entire industry back 10-20 years, back to the days of highposting with Johnny T in “ReTread.”
I’ll give it to Levi, though, his form is certainly “dynamic.”
He’s also a leading member of the Peter Verdone school of stem sizing:
My favorite thing about Peter Verdone articles is that he likes to juxtapose his lengthy expositions with one-word follow-up sentences for emphasis. Sweet.
Because that format will never get old. Period.
If you want to know why the look on his face screams “holding on for dear life” it’s because he is, and on that bike you’d be holding on for dear life too. Crazy.