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09/04/2012

Ali Shanks crowned World Champion!

It was a case of history repeating itself as New Zealander Alison Shanks dispatched her Great Britain rival, Wendy Houvenaghel, into second place to take the rainbow jersey in the Individual Pursuit just like she did in 2009.

Wendy got the better start out the gate but, come the second lap, Alison had taken the lead and never relinquished it posting a time of 3:30:197 over the 3km, two seconds quicker than Wendy.

Congratulations to Alison Shanks.

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02/04/2012

Pistas at World Track Champs

Part of the Evo II project is the all new Pista track bike. Developed alongside the Chrono Evo II, the Pista Evo II has also been designed to be the best at what it sets out to do. that just happens to be powering athletes around a velodrome at phenomenal velocities. Alison Shanks, Rushlee Buchanan and the BikeNZ women's track team will be aiming to have gold hanging round their neck

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26/03/2012

Cameron Brown 2nd at inaugural Ironman Asia-Pacific Championships Melbourne

Cameron Brown secured second in a highly competitive field in Melbourne and was stoked with his result. Read his enthusiastic report here

25/03/2012

Avanti Chrono Evo II wins highly coveted Red Dot Award.

Amongst stern international competition the Chrono Evo II has come away with a highly coveted Red dot Award in the 'Product Design' category. For all the details on the Red Dot Awards click here

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05/03/2012

Cameron Third at weather affected Ironman

The competitors certainly had it tough at New Zealand Ironman in Taupo this weekend when a 'weather bomb' came in on race day and rendered conditions too extreme to be able to run the event. The decision was made to delay racing until the Sunday and to run a half Ironman. Thankfully the weather abated and the Ironman 70.3 was run

Cameron gave us his run down of the event:

The group stayed together for the entire 90km, it was a bit cool in the initial stages, but I kept warm in my 2XU arm warmers, calf-guards and compression vest. I knew the run would start fast so I made sure I was close to the lead coming off the bike. Terenzo was first to hit T2 with Marino second and myself third.

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My first kilometre was a fast 3:14km and I was getting dropped by Terenzo and Tim Reed who were absolutely smoking the run. Tim soon opened up a 300m lead on the rest of us. At the 3km mark Marino passed me and set his sights on the two guys in front. I had to settle into my own rhythm as my heart rate was going through the roof. By 13kms I managed to pass Terenzo and move into third position. Tim Reed was slowing down, but I was running out of real estate to have any chance of catching them with Marino taking the lead with 1.5km to go.

A pleasing result considering it was only a half ironman, obviously disappointed not to have raced an Ironman this weekend, but thems the brakes! I have now changed my race schedule and will have a few easy days and prepare for Ironman Melbourne, which doubles as the Asia-Pacific Championships in three weeks time.

Kind Regards

Cameron Brown

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23/02/2012

Cameron's build up to Ironman
Hi there Well it's only a matter of days now rather than weeks until the Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand in Taupo next weekend. I have had a great build up with no niggles which is always nice. The only bad thing has been the kiwi summer which hasn't been great, lot's of rain, cooler temps and plenty of wind. Hopefully we will have great weather come race day, fingers crossed! It's always hard coming off a massive amount of training and then heading into a taper, you still want to head out the door for more and more training but it's time to put the feet up and start to cruize! I will be in touch soon with how I'm going leading into next weeks race (Saturday March 3rd).

Kind Regards Cameron Brown

07/02/2012

Cameron Brown wins in Kinloss
Having secured his 9th Port of Tauranga Half Ironman, Cameron wins again

Hi there

Well I had my final blow out race before Ironman New Zealand in 4 weeks time. The beautiful town of Kinloch (25km from Taupo) hosted the 5th race in the Contact New Zealand Triathlon series. I lead the race from the start to finish in what is a very tough demanding course which features a stunning 1500m swim in lake Taupo, a hilly bike ride and finally a very undulating run.

It was great to push myself over the 2hrs and no more! So my recovery will be short and I will be back into the hard yards tomorrow. I only have another fews weeks of intense training and then it will be taper time!

I'll be in touch soon, Kind Regards Cameron

19/01/2012

Alison Shanks recently went to the track for an altogether different kind of racing, this time in a 2-seater race car. She took along her custom Pista Evo II for the ride

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Photo Credit: www.studiofifteen.co.nz

19/12/2011

Bicycling Australia has just published their review of the Chrono in their latest issue. In summary:

OVERALL
The most important thing for a TT bike is fit, much more so than a road bike. Once fit is achieved, comfort follows a close second, the rest is up to you. While this would be an expensive toy to have sitting around for the occasional TT, a rider who can utilise it as their only bike due to the versatility of the Di2 would find it easier to justify, and would not be disappointed with their purchase. In fact, they’d be elated.

Read the full review here

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12/12/2011

Cameron Brown secures second at the Nutri-Grain Taupo half Ironman. Not normally racing this early in the season, Cameron wanted to kick off the summer on familiar terrain

"I had a solid swim exciting in the lead group, I thought I would try and break up the lead pack straight away so I took off to try and gap the others and managed to hold a 30 second lead until i was caught by Callum Millward and Jamie Whyte at about the 30km mark. From there on we rode as a group back to the transition for the final 21km run. Callum took off straight from the gun and I just didn't have the speed to go with him, not surprising having had only two solid runs before this race so I was very pleased to hold the gap at 200m for the entire course coming home 2nd 27 seconds behind and running a solid 1:16hr Half"

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08/12/2011

Cameron Brown was at the Weetbix triathlon yesterday with his kids and really enjoyed sending off the thousand odd kids that took part.

If you're wondering where he'll next be aboard his Chrono Evo II check out the following dates:
December 10th Nutri-Grain Taupo Half Ironman
December 30th Mt Maunganui Sprint Triathlon
January 7th New Zealand Half Ironman Championships
February 5th Contact New Zealand Triathlon series
March 3rd Nutri-Grain New Zealand Ironman

23/11/2011

Alison Shanks smashes her own Individual Pursuit record at the Oceania Championships in Invercargill with a time of 3min 28.475sec aboard the Pista Evo II, the Chrono's track cousin

17/10/2011

The Chrono Evo II has not only been awarded the Gold pin for the consumer category within the Product category but also the Purple pin meaning the Chrono Evo II won the overall Product category beating some pretty fine looking competition in the process. Visit http://bestawards.co.nz for all the details

30/09/2011

Here is to wishing Cameron Brown all the very best at the Kona Ironman World Championships on the 8th October. Cameron has changed his usual training run in for Kona this year and has stayed in New Zealand to train in the areas he knows and loves best and to continue chowing down on home-grown food. He will, of course, be taking with him his custom Chrono Evo II (link to photos below). We will bring you news and updates as we receive them

22/09/2011

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20/09/2011

The Avanti Bikes website now contains all the information you require about the various models available for the Chrono Evo II here just to stimulate your interest that little bit more

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26/08/2011

The Avanti Chrono Evo II receives full UCI approval. As of the 19th August the governing body has approved the use of the Chrono Evo II in any UCI events. This includes the Team versions with the integrated fork. The team never had any doubt but it's great to have the official seal of approval. Let's go compete!

22/08/2011

Cameron Brown popped by the office to pick up his custom Chrono Evo II bike. To say that there were some envious glances passing his way would be a horrific understatement. Adorned with custom parts on a sultry white frame and fork, the bike looks gorgeous. And fast. Well, it certainly does with Cameron aboard. See it on our facebook page here

08/08/2011

The Chrono Evo II has been nominated as a finalist in the 2011 Best Design Awards in the Consumer Product category. This is great acknowledgement for all the work that has been pored into the aesthetics of the bike. View the page here