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The 2020 Nukeproof Digger is More Dialed Than Ever! When mountain bike brands design cyclocross or gravel bikes, you never know what you're going to get. Some brands make controversial models, others play it safe, and while it's not an easy task to expand into new markets, we are lucky to have such diversity within the gravel bike offerings.
Pearl Izumi’s BLVD Merino Vest Pearl Izumi makes some of the most bomb-proof cycling outerwear. From thermal bibs to balaclavas, the brand knows how to keep you warm during the cold winter months. This year, they released the BLVD, a merino vest meant to keep your core warm. -Thermal Merino wool/Nylon fabric for comfort, odor control and natural body temperature management.
Soma's Take on Road Racing Tires: Crit King Soma, known for their city and touring tires, have entered the world of crit and road racing with their Crit King gum tread race tire. Unlike Soma's other offerings, this is a "race day" only tire, not a training or daily ride tire.
Flemish Hospitality: CX Style – Drew Liano & Balint Hamvas I was hardly surprised when he turned us away. After three seasons battling these neon-vested, parking fascists at Belgian cyclocross races, I'd come to expect rejection. Max and I were racing today, and we'd just tried to enter the Renner's Parking, the exact place for people like us.
Team Dream Holiday Drop For those looking for some fresh threads from Team Dream this winter, wait no longer for their entire holiday drop is live on their webshop now, featuring jerseys, vests, base layers, tees, hats, caps, and more. Head on over to Team Dream to check it all out!
Go Fast Camper's Truck and SUV Pop Up Rooftop Tents are Perfect for Car Camping I know this is a cycling site but over the years, we've covered so many events where car camping is a theme and have spent many a weekend in the wilds of the Southwest with MTBs in tow. I get a lot of questions about our setup, so I'm tackling a big part of it with this article.
Outer Shell’s New Hip Slinger It's the week of hip pack drops! Outer Shell just announced their new Hip Slinger hip packs, with a unique roll-top and hook design, as well as two zippered outer pockets, adjustable waist strap and a plethora of colors. These are made in the Bay Area and are in stock now for $90 at Outer Shell!
The 2020 Ruta Del Jefe Registration Opens December 13th! My favorite event last year returns for 2020 with a plethora of new activities. Rural Del Jefe takes place on Tohono O'odham and Hohokam lands, in the Sky Islands region of the Sonoran Desert and the US/Mexico borderlands in Southern Arizona.
Inside the Ultradynamico Pop Up at Blue Lug Kamiuma After a helluva a time getting through all the Tsunami craziness at Grinduro Japan this past fall me and the Salsa crew finally got back to Tokyo. The rest of the posse had to take off around 4 am the next day, leaving me with about half a day in Tokyo to myself!
ORNOT and Mission Workshop: Axis Hip Pack For Ornot's latest drop, they teamed up with SF's premier bag manufacturer, Mission Workshop to c0-brand their Axis hip packs in Ornot signature colors. These bags are made using a rugged, weatherproof 500d Nylon exterior and nylon coated interior floating liner, designed to protect gear from morning showers to afternoon thunderstorms.
Watch the Trailer for Onboard the Transcontinental Race Here! "The Transcontinental Race is rarely a race against fellow competitors, nor against oneself. It is, primarily, a race for oneself." Onboard is a film that has.
Curve Cycling's Walmer Drop Bar is Wide! With an overall width of 750mm the Curve Cycling Walmer drop bar is the widest in the world. Luckily for those of us that don't want to go that wide, there are other widths as well. The Walmer is available in 46, 50, 55, 60cm widths, with overall widths coming in at 61, 65, 70, 75cm.
Pru Life UK brings high-octane races to Clark in March PRU Life UK is set to launch another edition of PRURide PH, the countrys biggest cycling festival.
GMBN Interviews Starling Cycles Joe from Starling, the maker of that steel full suspension bike I loved so much, just got interviewed by Global Mountain Bike Network. They ask a simple question: is boutique best?
Philly Bike Expo: Engin Cycles Gilded Ti Hardtail Drew from Engin Cycles is a master of the craft that is designing, engineering, and fabricating titanium bicycles. At this year's Philly Bike Expo, Engin's hardtails commanded attention with this one, in particular, bringing the bling. Its incredible anodization and design work was done by Jake Beadenkopf.
E thirteen Announces New Lightweight XCX Race Wheels @vjunior21: Hey, they are trying desperately to squeeze into Enve's niche of the market… I also just want to point out that these are more expensive than Weareonecomposites wheels with a poorer reputation and insignificant weight savings. For 1555USD you can pick up a wheelset built with I9 Hydras and CX-Ray spokes.
LAST ONE STANDING 2020! Register now! Already for the 3rd time we organize the "8bar Last One Standing" during the Six Day Berlin in January 2020! Register now!
Best bike workstands for the home mechanic Scroll down to see Cyclingnews' roundup of the best bike workstands for the home mechanic available for 2020. The euro-style or race-style, bottom-bracket-supported workstands look good and put zero unwanted stress on areas of carbon frame tube or seatpost.
Prospective Saddleback buyer nears deadline to raise $2 million to close the deal Arctaris Impact Investors has given itself until Dec. 16 to raise the money through a nonprofit.
WATCHABACK Behind The Scenes FOAD posted up this raw behing the scenes vid from Jimmy’s latest edit, WATCHABACK. Reminded me how wild that edit was and makes you appreciate everything that went into it, good watch!
Ritchey Bicycles: Road Logic Disc Now Available in EU, US in January Ritchey stirred up quite the storm when they unveiled the Road Logic Disc this year at Eurobike. We teased the bike last week and today, Ritchey announced the Road Logic Disc is now available in the EU, with US stock arriving January 2020. Check out more photos and specifications below.
Dress up the Rigd Ultraswing with a Camp Table The Rigd Ultraswing, a spare tire carrier, and bicycle rack swingout system, just got a little more versatile as a car camping accessory with a camp table mount. Now when you finish a ride and return to camp, cooking on a camp stove just became easier.
Alt Camp AKA Camp EF in Northwest Arkansas Our friends at Education First Pro Cycling, aka that cool team in pink, sent over a whole grip of images shot by Jordan Haggard from their team camp in Arkansas this past weekend. We were supposed to head out to experience this first hand but had prior engagements.
The World’s Fastest Human is Naked – Morgan Taylor Over the years Stephanie and I have visited some out-of-the-way frame builders, but Sam Whittingham's Naked Bicycles is one of the more out-there.
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