In Observance of Independence Day

In Observance of Independence Day

In Observance of Independence Day, Tifosi Optics corporate offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, July 7.

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Team Smart Stop’s Eric Marcotte wins USA Pro Nationals!

Team Smart Stop’s Eric Marcotte wins USA Pro Nationals!

Team SmartStop have defied the odds finishing first and second at the USA Pro Road Race National Championships.

In an incredible day racing in Chattanooga, Team SmartStop played the race to perfection during the 165.5km to bring Eric Marcotte. Travis McCabe and Julian Kyer home in first, second and fifth respectively.

“We won the national championships!” said Director Michael Creed, “they were saying 115, 115, 115, we knew it was Travis, and I had to turn off the tour tracker and then the radio kept saying 114 and it took us a minute to register that it was one of our guys.”

Congratulations to Team Smart Stop!  Want to read more?  Read their race report here!

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Team Smart Stop’s Travis McCabe Wins Stage 3 at Redlands

TravisMcCabeMichael Creed talked, the team listened. The following day Team SmartStop executed the game plan to perfection. On the Beaumont Road Stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, Team SmartStop rode smart and their hard work paid off when Travis McCabe crossed the line in first place, taking the stage win, the overall general classification and the sprint classification.

The team all played their allocated roles perfectly to stay safe and take Travis to the line in perfect condition for the final bunch sprint.

The stage started with a number of riders trying to make moves and the team did a great job a defending their position and not letting threatening breaks get away from the peloton. Michael Torckler found himself in an eleven-man break, which stay away for the majority of the stage. Michael was sitting in virtual second place during the majority of the stage when they break was away.

Torckler had played his cards right and the break got a gap out to over five minutes. But on the final lap Hincapie Sportswear Development Team and Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies turned on the gas and reeled the break back to the peloton.

From there it was all about Travis and making sure he was ready for the sprint. With help from all the guys and Rob Britton being his final lead out man he was able to light up the final sprint. Michael Creed was extremely pleased with how the team rode the stage. The break Torckler was in was a smart move by the New Zealander and all the riders played key roles in the days victories.

“It is absolutely awesome, you guys were totally in control throughout the whole race and today triumphs any personal achievement I have had in my career.”

This is Travis’ second NRC win and first time he will lead an NRC race in the yellow jersey. Travis was ecstatic about taking the stage; he thanked his teammates and said he was feeling extremely good throughout the 120-mile stage.

At the finish line, local media swarmed Travis, he gave interviews and took pictures, and the huge grin that is always present was even more so then.
Click here for video of Travis talking to Michael Creed post-race

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Tifosi Introduces Tifosi Tactical, eyewear for Public Safety and Shooting Sports


Tifosi Optics, Inc., a leader in sport optics for cycling, running, and golf, has launched a new line of eyewear designed for Law Enforcement and Shooting Sports.  The collection offers ANSI Z87.1 rated lenses and frames.Tactical Dolomite 2

The Tifosi Tactical collection is available in a single lens option or an interchangeable option with 3 lenses. All meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for:
•    Impact, both frame lenses
•    Optical Clarity
•    Eye Coverage

Frames are made from Grilamid TR-90 NZZ, which has a very high degree of impact strength, and lenses are manufactured with a shatterproof polycarbonate material to meet Z87.1 safety standards.  The lenses included with the interchangeable model include:
•    Smoke, a multi-purpose lens that performs well in full sun conditions
•    HC Red, for increased contrast in sunny-to-cloudy conditions
•    Clear, for indoor, low light, and night time use

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All three models in the Tactical Collection are available in non-reflective black matte frames and come with a protective zippered case, cleaning bag, and limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.  The interchangeable models retail for $69.95 and single lens models for $49.95.

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