May 26, 2015 by

BP4 Design Handlebars-Fixing A Century Old Problem

You know when you see the same thing over and over and you know there is an answer to the problem? I see it on the roads. I see that in these photos. Do you see it? I made it real easy. Just look for the arrows. Do you recognize what’s going on here? If not, let me lay it out for you. There are over 7 billion people on this planet and we all have the same basic body. When you stand with your arms next to our sides, what do you see? What you see is your hands rotated in at about a 45 degree angle. Now look at the arrows again. What is plainly obvious is the riders hands are naturally rotating to our anatomically correct position, but the bars are straight and do not support a natural hand position. All 3 photos were taken on various climbs to demonstrate when working hard on any climb, the body wants to be in it’s most effective and natural position. Up until the beginning of 2015, cyclists did not have a remedy for this apparent over sight in handlebar design. Well, fortunately for all cyclists the world over, there is finally an answer to a very old problem. The answer is the BP4 Handlebar designed and manufactured by BP4 Design. I’m really going to connect the dots for you now. Scroll down to the 4th photo(sans arrows) and you can easily see what we did to the shape. Yes,…

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May 26, 2015 by

BP4 Design Rider of the Month-Stan Achey

There are those out there in the world of sports that are always looking for equipment, supplements and training methods that can make them perform better. When it comes to equipment, I find that cyclists are what you might call “traditionalists”. It can be a hard nut to crack to get riders to adopt something that looks a little different from what they are used to, even though that change can create so much added benefit to performance that looking a little “different” can be a real mental hurdle to over come. This month we would like to give our first ever “rider of the month” shout out to Stan Achey of Vermont. Stan found BP4 online and called to see if we could ship as soon as possible. It didn’t matter to Stan that there were 4 feet of snow in his front yard and a full 8 weeks before he would be able to take them out for some great riding. It took him a few tries to get them dialed in to suit his style, but once he did the KOM’s started coming fast and furious. Did I forget to mention that Stan is 75 years old and a masters criterium champion? Here is a little note he sent to tell us how things are going with his BP4 handlebars. Hi Rich, It is now beautiful here in Vt. It’s taken me awhile to adjust the new bars. I finally installed a Ritchey adjustable stem and raised…

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May 18, 2015 by

BP4 Wins First Race With Timmy Z

Timmy Z takes the win in his very first Criterium at the Sea Otter Classic Tim has been riding the patented BP4 Design handlebar since December of 2014. He has taken to the improved hand position like a duck takes to water, it’s just natural. This was Tim’s first criterium and ended up finishing 1st out of a field of 8 racers. This is the first “official” win for Team BP4…One of many…

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