Wend Wax Goes Day-Glo

by editors on July 12, 2018

Second to the silky smoothness we get from a well waxed chain, we love the smell of Wend Wax. Rubbing it on our chains is like getting a fresh blasting breeze of speed. But now, our olfactory isn’t the only sense getting tickeled. Nope. Wend Wax is serving up their rub-on chain lube in six new day-glo shades of bling: blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and pink.

“Our mission at WEND is to follow suit with the legacy of Wax Research—which means we’re all about creating unconventional formulas that work along with bringing products to market that no one has ever created before,” says company co-founder Ryan Dahl. “This collection isn’t just big for us at WEND, it’s exciting for the entire cycling community and we’re happy to introduce something unique and fun that works even better than it looks.”

Isn’t it about time you got waxed in matchy-matchy colors? We think so. Click here to buy some or follow the jump for all the official details.

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Vista Outdoor Selling Giro & Guns?

by editors on May 29, 2018

The Giro and Blackburn boycott may not need continue much longer if their parent company Vista Outdoor is successful in unloading all these brands along with their gun business. They’re apparently, trying according to a story on The Motley Fool.

Between outdoor products and shooting sports, Vista has grown to a company with some 50 brands in its portfolio, and when times were good, they helped create a diversified business that boosted its stock to record highs. But the past year-plus has not been kind to the gun market and supporting businesses, and Vista felt firearms no longer fit into its core strengths, because they will require large investments to turn them into a growth business.

Hmmm, who would want their cycling brands? Maybe Pon Holdings? They have BBB, but a little Giro/Blackburn/Bell, couldn’t hurt, right? Would be nice if someone could breathe some new life into them.

[Link: Motley Fool]

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Checkout Pivot’s New Trail 429

by editors on May 17, 2018

The semantic progression goes something like this. Mach429, Mach429 Trail, and now Pivot is putting Trail first with the Trail 429. Here’s what Pivot has to say about it:

We took the original Mach 429 Trail, completely reshaped the chassis and gave the bike a truly progressive geometry. The new Trail 429 is even more capable on technical terrain than its predecessor yet doesn’t sacrifice a thing in the quick and nimble departments. . . Effortless handling, incredible power transfer and blazing acceleration are what set the Trail 429 apart from so many other trail bikes.

Okay. We get it. It’s a 429 Trail. Exactly what most of the MTB riders we know are looking for. For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Pivot Cycles]

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Interbike Names “Interim” Show Director

by editors on April 24, 2018

The short version is that former Interbike Show Director Pat Hus is leaving to “pursue other opportunities” and Justin Gottlieb, the former Interbike communications and PR director is moving in to be the “interim show director.” Guess that’s means Emerald Expositions is still leaving the door open for a new hire. 

Justin joined Emerald in 2012 and has been serving as Communications & PR Director for Interbike, and Corporate Communications Director for Emerald Expositions. In addition to his involvement in strategy development on Interbike, Justin also managed Interbike features and activations, retail education development, and projects such as the Interbike Mechanics Challenge. Most of his more than 20-year career has been in the cycling/sporting goods industries, on the retail, wholesale and events side of the business. He earned a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the cycling team, and later an MBA from Averett University.

So let see, new “interim” show director, new location. Wonder what other surprises Emerald has in store for us. We’re not even sure what this means, but you can get the official word from Interbike by f0llowing the jump.

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Landis Gets $1 Million From The BLOAT

by editors on April 21, 2018

In the continuing saga of the Biggest Liar Of All Time and his doping cluster bluster, the US Government has just landed a $5 million settlement from the BLOAT and whistle-blower (and now weed businessman) Floyd Landis got $1 million. The Atlantic has all the details. We’re not interested in much of this story. If you are, please click the link.

[Link: The Atlantic]

 

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The Ride For Rwanda Needs Volunteers

by editors on April 19, 2018

Orange County, California’s annual Ride For Rwanda mountain bike epic (April 28, 2018) can’t be done without hundreds of volunteers and organizers still need need more volunteers. That’s where you come in.

Ride for Rwanda is a Earth Moving experience delivering life through bike to African communities. An Army of Amazing Volunteers make it happen! You literally change the world by volunteering, or have family members and friends come join the fun. . . . Each of our volunteers gets the opportunity to impact the world, serve local cycling community, plus get free food, event t-shirt, and beer! (If you are 21 or older)

Currently needed are crossing guards, course guides, and a long list of other options for various times and locations. Seriously, free food, T-shirt, and beverages? Sounds like a deal you shouldn’t pass up not to mention the thrill you get helping out a great cause. For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Ride For Rwanda]

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All For One: The Greenedge Team Docco

by editors on April 17, 2018

Cyclists and cycling fans around the world will have to chance to see the story of the first five years of Australia’s own Greenedge pro cycling team when a new film All For One shows in theaters for one night on May 2, 2018.

ALL FOR ONE follows the first five years of the GreenEDGE cycling journey. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit. The film offers unique insights into the first five years of their journey, bearing witness to the ethos of the team as embodied by all – from the strongest to most embattled members. Out of a culture that embraces a deeply human approach to sport, unlikely champions are born, and seemingly improbable team and personal goals are achieved.

The film gets off to a slow start and it’s a little “inside cycling,” but once it gets rolling it is well worth the ride for anyone who loves cycling. Click the link to find a theater near you.

[Link: All For One]

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Rasputitsa: Ah, Vermont In The Spring

by editors on April 12, 2018

Held in Burke, Vermont the Rasputitsa Spring Classic on April 21, 2018 has 1,300 riders registered and will likely be the hard, cold gravel race’s muddiest event yet.

“It’s exciting to see how much the Rasputitsa Spring Classic has grown and the camaraderie of bringing these riders together, “says event co-founder Anthony Moccia. “Rasputitsa has been a very successful effort to unite cyclists, bring economic opportunity to a remote area of Vermont, and give back to growing the sport of cycling with every dollar we profit.” . . . Rasputitsa 2018 will also see pro cyclists including Allison Tetrick, Tim Johnson, Ted King, Jeremy Power, Anthony Clark, and Lyne Bessette compete in the race. Sponsors for this year’s race include Specialized Bicycles, Garneau, Clif Bar, Woodchuck Hard Cider, Julbo, Colavita, Bialetti, and more.

Guess the only good part is that it’s only 40 miles long. Follow the jump for the official word from event organizers. 

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The World Champ Wins Paris-Roubaix

by editors on April 8, 2018

It was a race where the win had eluded the UCI World Champion for almost 40 years, but today Peter Sagan won Paris-Roubaix for the first time in his career and it was beautiful.

After the BORA-hansgrohe riders executed their plan perfectly, riding hard from the start and sacrificing themselves for their team leader, the Slovak rider took over, going on an audacious breakaway move with 54km remaining that left his rivals unable to react. Teaming up with the remnants of the day’s escape, Peter extended the time gap, and as the final kilometres came into view and the Roubaix velodrome loomed large on the horizon, there was no doubting who was going to take the win. Quick to thank his teammates from the finish line for their part in his victory, Peter took away a cobblestone for his victory, his second Monument of his career and was crowned the first winner of Paris-Roubaix in the Rainbow Jersey in nearly forty years.

For the rest of the story from Bora-handgrohe, please follow the jump.

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America’s Quietest Roads To Ride

by editors on March 22, 2018

Looking for a road with little to no traffic for a good summer roll? GPS company Geotab has created an interactive map of the least travelled roads in America. Click your state and dive in. One word of caution, however, while California’s US 139 (between Susanville and the Oregon border) is listed as the least travelled road in California, we drive it all the time and have to say it’s not exactly a ghost road. In fact, we’ve been backed up for miles during summer road construction, so beware.

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