Garmin Launches Affordable Action Watch

by editors on October 11, 2018

It’s funny to think of Garmin’s new Instinct GPS adventure watch as “affordable” when it weighs in at $299, however compared the $799 fenix 5+ it’s a downright bargain. The Instinct, which comes in three colors (Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red) is bursting with G-shock flavor and features a new fiber reinforced polymer case shape that visually differentiates it from the fenix while still keeping the familiar five-button layout. It doesn’t have built-in mapping, music storage, or Garmin Pay like its big brother, but it will handle the cycling, running, hiking, and swimming (not that any of us swim) tracking just fine: cadence and speed with sensors (ANT+ or bluetooth) sure, power, nope. For the official word from Garmin, please follow the jump.

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Mueller-Korenek Blasts To Speed Record

by editors on September 25, 2018

It’s always cool when someone you ride with does something spectacular. What Denise Mueller-Korenek did on the Bonneville Salt Flats September 16, 2018 goes well beyond spectacular and into the mind-blowing zone. She blazed across Utah on a bike at 183.932 miles per hour. To understand how gnarly that is, watch the whole video. We know Denise had a tough year on the road, so it’s great to see her put it all together on the salt to became the fastest person on a bike ever. Congrats, Denise.

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2018 UCI Mountain Bike Worlds

by editors on August 30, 2018

The world’s best mountain bike athletes and the rising stars of the future generation will be competing for gold medals and rainbow stripes during the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz from September 5-9, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. That’s weekend after next. Ten athletes and one national team will be crowned as World Champions in front of tens of thousands of supporters

We’re not going, but it looks pretty, pretty good, doesn’t it? Watches, chocolate, and cheese? There are still tickets available if you’re on the continent. Click the link for more.

[Link: Lenzerheide 2018]

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Home For Middle Aged Men

by editors on August 19, 2018

. . . or you could just keep racing your bike. Choice is yours, Mr. Middle Age Man.

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Filthy 50 Registration Opening Soon

by editors on August 16, 2018

This fall don’t miss out on Southern California’s premiere long distance dirt ride as the Quick n’ Dirty Filthy 50 celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new course for 2018.

The 50 mile course is jam packed with plenty of distance, elevation and terrain to challenge even the most fit of MTBers. Plus, there’s a new lollipop section to the course that you’ll dig exploring as you hit the furthest reaches our scenic track. . . If you’re not up for the 50 mile challenge, jump in on the 30 mile version – a truncated trip out many of the same trails and you get back to the venue to enjoy the post party even sooner. Win, win!

Registration opens August 25, 2018 and the ride rolls on Sunday, October  28, 2018. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Quick n’ Dirty]

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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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