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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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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