Want To Climb Faster? Watch This. . .

by editors on April 17, 2014

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Geoff Gulevich’s Rampage Line

by editors on April 16, 2014

Just for fun check out Geoff Gulevich’s Rampage line. Wonder if those Dakine gloves will help us ride like that? Guess it’s worth a try. . .

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Journeymen: Racing The 2014 Cape Epic

by editors on April 15, 2014

Three-time World Champion MTB racer Nino Schurter, Former South African Springbok Rugby Captain John Smit, and photographer Craig Kolesky set out to complete the 2014 Absa Cape Epic. Follow them as they struggle to get through in Oakley’s Journeymen. Follow the jump for the rest of the videos. . . [click to continue…]

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Pinkham Dies Of Accidental Overdose

by editors on April 15, 2014

PinkhamWhen ever we see someone offering condolences to the family of a cyclist our first thought it that they’ve been hit by a car. When news went out today that former Jamis-Hagen Berman rider and the Trek-Livstrong development team member Chase Pinkham had died it was because of an accidental overdose, according to a story on VeloNews. Pinkham had already survived being hit by a car:

According to Alex Kim, a close friend of the Pinkham family, Chase underwent dozens of surgeries related to his 2008 crash and suffered from chronic pain. Pinkham was eliminating his use of narcotic painkillers, according to Kim, earlier this year when he suffered a broken leg at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Arizona in February. Following the crash, doctors again prescribed narcotic painkillers for Pinkham. He was house-sitting last weekend in Salt Lake City when friends discovered Pinkham’s body.

Our thoughts are with Pinkham’s family and friends.

[Link: VeloNews]

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How To Change A Flat Like An Asshole

by editors on April 15, 2014

We’ve been hard on the BLOAT (Biggest Liar Of All Time) for a while now. After watching this little edit, however, we’ve finally found enlightenment on the subject. The BLOAT is not some evil force in the world of cycling. He’s not an ogre, or a monster, or someone who will live out his days in infamy. No, he’s just a common, ordinary asshole who happens to be very good at cycling. . . and assholing.

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Niki Terpstra Wins Paris-Roubaix

by editors on April 13, 2014

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With 6.5 kilometers to go Niki Terpstra decided he didn’t want to ride with anyone else on the road to Roubaix and so he left some of the biggest names in Roubaix in the dust by 20 seconds and powered his way to the track, according to a story on Inrng.

As the group watched each other Terpsta went. What was more astonishing is that nobody went with him. In a lead group of 11 with three from the same team the moment the dominant squad goes everyone has to jump on otherwise it’s too late. But easy to say now, hard to do after 250km. So it was that Terpstra took five, 10 and then 15 seconds as behind Cancellara eased up, Sagan reached for a gel and Wiggins took a drink. Game over.

Seems that’s often how it’s done. Nice to see a new face on the top box.

[Link: Inrng]

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Smith’s Great Days Enduroing The Andes

by editors on April 9, 2014

Yeah, there are probably worse days than ripping the mountains of Chile with friends in the Andes Pacifico Enduro. If you’re suffering one of those, then please, let this be your distraction. Even if it is only for a few minutes.

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Belgian Waffle Ride Countdown Continues

by editors on April 3, 2014

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Want to know what we’re talking about when we say “BWR Recon Rides? Click here for more information (you can still get on the wait list), or if you’re already in the Southern California area, stop by Ride Cyclery Saturday morning, April 5, 2014 at 7 AM and take a practice roll on the whole 130 mile course (if you’re hard enough). Ride Cyclery is located at 449 South Coast Highway 101, in Encinitas, California.

[Link: Spy Belgian Waffle Ride]

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Smith Launches Great Days Series

by editors on April 2, 2014

Smith Optics is heading out on a celebration of 50 years of eyewear with a new year-long web series featuring their ambassadors. The project is titled Great Days, and looks like it will be including some amazing footage of Smith cycling athletes in action. Stay tuned.
[Link: Smith Optics]

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WTB Becomes WTF

by editors on April 1, 2014

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April 1, 2014 — The latest from Mill Valley, Calfiornia is that Wilderness Trail Bikes and its urban counterpart, Freedom have joined together to be rebranded as Wilderness Trail & Freedom, or WTF.

“We’ve asked for WTF for quite some time now,” elaborated Justin Kirkwood, WTF’s creative director. “The ThickSlick tire’s overwhelming success is irrefutable. Now under one roof, WTF will offer a staggering portfolio. From 16 versions of the WTF ThickSlick to 11 different WTF Vigilantes spanning 26, 27.5, and 29”, WTF has augmented its reach. The future is bright for WTF.”

What the freedom? For the official word from WTF, follow the jump. (We’re just glad people still have the energy to create this stuff. April 1st used to be our favorite day in publishing. . . ) [click to continue…]

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