What Nike and Lance Armstrong Had in Common
Being the best means you have to be on top. You have to be undisputed and unchallenged. Even more words describe the best of the best. For these two characters, being the best is not something; cycling superstar Neil Armstrong and the biggest, most successful sporting gear company, Nike.
After winning the prestigious Tour De France seven consecutive times, Neil Armstrong became a cycling legend that will go down in the history books. He broke several cycling records in history. On the other side, Nike has been the leader in sports equipment innovation, providing athletes and non athletes alike, with quality sporting gear since 1964.
To be the best, you need to be paired with the best. This was solidified and embodied not only with the flow of Armstrong’s career through Nike, but with his life story too. He was a testicular cancer survivor, and to survive that ride, he also had the best; the best doctors, treatments, and support system.
It’s like the same exact thing that happened to his career. Nike has been accompanying Armstrong throughout his seven tour de France championships and other biking achievements he acquired.
Nike and Lance Armstrong have been working together testing a line of cycling apparel and gear to make cyclists excel. All the hard work paid off sweetly, leading them to 6 tour de France trophies. Infusing comfort with performance, Nike has been successful producing cycling products that make the loyal customers perform like pros.
Now we do a run through of what the Nike – Armstrong team has to offer to aspiring cyclists and hobby cyclists as well. For shoes, the Nike Lance, which was especially designed for Lance Armstrong (and you, of course.), is the lightest buckle road shoes in the market today. It has a special kind of leather that reduces stretching and water absorption while maintaining durability.
For apparel, the Nike Swift Spin Time Trial, tried and tested by Armstrong himself. It has a good fit with seams all aligned to the airflow for good ventilation. It also has zoned aerodynamics to reduce unwanted air impacts for the smooth flowing ride.
For equipment, only the state of the art cycling watch, the Lance 4, made in cooperation with Armstrong. This watch is lightweight for comfort, and has a titanium case for durability. It also has a built in barometer, altimeter and digital weather compass.
The best thing about the Lance 4 is the 100 hour chronograph which is enough for a month’s worth of racing. Lastly, is the V. Carbon Max, again, extra durable and lightweight, with a good ventilation system to avoid fogging, and interchangeable lenses for dynamic use through any weather.
The cycling world has been enthralled by the efficient tag team of Lance Armstrong and Nike. With the help of Nike’s cycling line you will all set to capture your own cycling track.