Christian Alburez: Rumble Strip Project | BRANDT-SORENSON

Young eye cancer survivor and hard man cyclist Christian Alburez trains and races with monocular vision. Chris can be found on group rides across Los Angeles taking long pulls at the front. In races, he is frequently towing the field and driving breakaways. 


We came up with the Rumble Strip jersey for Chris. The concept is based on the rumble strips used on Formula 1 racing circuits. The modified Scout Jersey functions as a safety reminder to other riders in the peloton to watch their front wheel when in the 'danger zone'. As most cyclists know, the common cause of crashes is front wheel clipping by another rider's rear wheel. The rumble strip is placed where Chris's monocular peripheral vision differs from that of ordinary binocular vision. The pattern gives a visual alert to anyone who may be in his draft droning, bonking, half-wheeling or just not paying attention.


Congratulations to Christian Alburez for winning a recent California climbing road race while sporting his unique handcrafted BRANDT-SORENSON™ Rumble Strip Jersey!


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