Zack Vestal

Mavic names Vestal communications manager

Former VeloNews technical editor Zack Vestal has been named Mavic’s communications and PR manager for the USA. Reporting to marketing director Sean Sullivan, Vestal will be responsible for managing Mavic Inc.’s PR, advertising and written communications for the web and print materials. “All of us are thrilled to have someone of Zack’s caliber on our […]

VeloNews Magazine – November 2010

What makes a great race? What makes a race last for 40 years? And can the Quiznos Pro Challenge replace or even exceed the Coors Classic? This questions and more are answered as VeloNews takes a look at the history of American racing, from its humble beginnings through the Amgen Tour of California and on into the future. Subscribe today!

New Gear: 2011 Shimano XTR

Hot damn! One rippin' ride on 2011 Shimano XTR has's tech editor Zack Vestal highly impressed with the venerable group's re-tooling.

Otter Tech Gallery: Lezyne, Focus, DT Swiss

SEA OTTER: Some choice bits of tech from the Otter expo. The ever-stylish line of accessories from Lezyne grows by a couple of pumps, German brand Focus unveiled a new 29er hardtail and DT Swiss is getting serious about forks.

Trail Tested: SRAM’s XX Group

Now that SRAM's XX group is available to the masses on 2010 bikes and in aftermarket catalogues, the question is does it deliver?'s Technical Editor Zack Vestal gives you the low-down in a two-part XX review.

Routine for Some, Brutal for Others: Stage 2 of the Intermontane Challenge

2009 Intermontane Challenge, day 2It wasn't this way for all of us, but for race leader Jeremiah Bishop, the 65km second stage of the Intermontane Challenge in Kamloops, British Columbia, unfolded in much the same formula as stage 1: a neutral rollout through town, followed by roughly an hour of dusty desert riding, an hour in the forest above town, and a third, final hour weaving through sagebrush on the way to the finish line back in town.