News Archive: October, 2013

  • Sponsor Spotlight: Lazer Optics

    MFG Sponsor:   Lazer Optics


    Twitter:  @lazerhelmets

    What Lazer Optics does:

    Lazer Optics is the newest line of the Lazer Sport family.   The optic line includes six profiles for maximum fit, function, and style.   Magneto technology allows for the Magneto product to integrate via magnet directly to a Lazer Helmet.

    Why we like Lazer Optics:

    Lazer Optics, like their helmet line, clearly focuses on fit of the product first and foremost.   Additionally the intelligent design utilizing magnets to mate eyewear with helmet is genius!

    Five things you should know about Lazer Optics:

    1. The six models available from Lazer Optics include:  Magneto, Solid State, Argon, Electron, Xenon, and Quantum.
    2. The Electron EC1 comes in a very fresh Gloss Green colorway.
    3. Ultragrip nosepieces and temples keep the eyewear in place no matter what conditions Mother Nature stirs up.
    4. The Argon is one of the wider profiles in the line, and sits approximately 144mm wide.
    5. The Quantum is Lazer Optic’s street wear glass.

    • Posted October 30, 2013 by Zac
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  • SCCA/Starbucks GP Results Now Posted

    Results are now posted for the SCCA/Starbucks GP. All requests for a review of a result must be submitted by 10/29/13 at 9:00 AM following this Protocol. Thank you for coming out yesterday.

    • Posted October 28, 2013 by Terry B
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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Deschutes Brewery

    MFG Sponsor: Deschutes


    Twitter:   Deschutes

    Facebook: Deschutes

    What Deschutes does:

    Deschutes Brewery, located in Central Oregon along the banks of the wild and scenic Deschutes River, has brewed a family of handcrafted ales since 1988. Starting out as a small brewpub in the heart of downtown Bend, Deschutes’ first beers were Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter and Cascade Golden Ale.

    Now Deschutes offers six year-round offerings:

    • Black Butte Porter
    • Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Inversion IPA
    • Obsidian Stout
    • Green Lakes Organic Ale
    • Chainbreaker White IPA

    Why we like Deschutes:

    Firs off their amazing support of the Beer Garden at StarCrossed last week. Deschutes provides the support from top to bottom: cups, beer, serving equipment and technical staff.

    When you visit Bend, OR., it seems super likely that you’d stop by the brew pub to have a meal and a drink.  If you stop by for the Cross Crusade finals in Bend in December, be sure to sample the Ultimate Pub Fries and the House-Baked Pretzel to get things started.    The atmosphere is uniquely Bend at the Public House:  laid back, friendly, with most patrons having a lower heart than yours.

    Deschutes has been extremely generous to MFG and to StarCrossed, and to cyclocross in general.   Even after being a major sponsor and host to a national caliber event like CX Nats in 2009 and in 2010, Deschutes still dedicates time, effort, and money to other cyclocross events on the national, regional and local level.

    Deschutes clearly loves cyclocross and has been so supportive of MFG.


    • Posted October 28, 2013 by Terry B
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  • Garmin Hot Spot Winners from MFG #3 & #4

    GP Robert Trombley
    Hot Spot #1 – Dan Hoeppner
    Hot Spot #2 – Toby Swanson

    Magnuson Park Cross
    Hot Spot #1 – Bad Data – No Winner
    Hot Spot #2 – Todd Davis

    Fellas stop by Customer Service to pick up your Garmin prizes. Thanks.

    • Posted October 26, 2013 by Terry B
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  • Introducing the MFG High Viz Kit

    From time to time, we decide to offer limited edition MFG Goods.   For 2013, we are pleased to introduce our MFG Cyclocross Supporters Kit, proudly made by Castelli Team Division.   We took inspiration from the tried-and-true construction safety vest, and literally answered the question, “What does MFG stand for?”   The answer….well, we’ll let you decide.  The kit design comes in Neon Black, with hints of HIGH-VIZ MFG Green #1 and MFG Green #2.

    Full details on how to order are listed here.


    • Posted October 26, 2013 by Terry B
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