Phil Gaimon’s Worst Retirement Ever #3

by editors on May 24, 2017

No matter how you feel about Phil Gaimon and/or his whole cookie thing, his hunt for Strava climb KOMs is entertaining. We may not like his Palomar Mountain attempt because Gaimon doesn’t like Chris Horner and we do, but the series is funny, informative, and Gaimony. Watch this one and then watch the first two. We’ll keep updating them.

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Mammoth Bike Park Passes On Sale

by editors on May 23, 2017

Now that Mammoth Mountain and Snow Summit are in the same family there are two options for SoCal mountain bikers looking to spend some time riding the lifts this summer. Bike park passes are on sale now for $299 for Mammoth or $399 for full summer access to Mammoth and Snow Summit. If you’re down, act now because these prices only good until June 5, 2017. Summit’s bike park opens May 26 and Mammoth says they’ll start rolling on June 23, 2017 (they have a bit more snow to deal with). For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Mammoth Mountain]

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Tour de Pharmacy Junk Show

by editors on May 22, 2017

Wow. After watching this clip from HBO’s Tour De Pharmacy we really wonder if we’ll be able to make it though this film with any laughs at all. Seeing the BLOAT (biggest liar of all time) try to joke his way out his disgracing his sport is probably the most painful part. Yes, cyclists take themselves way too seriously, but this just looks like a junk show phoned in by everyone involved. Makes us wonder if there are any laughs in the movie? The BLOAT’s final line in the trailer likely sums it up well, “This is not good.”

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Sagan Takes Amgen ToC Sprinter Jersey

by editors on May 20, 2017

From the stage profile, the final stage of the Tour of California looked as though it were tailor-made for a fast finale, with a long descent into Pasadena giving the sprinters every chance to pull back any breaks that might have formed. However, as the finish drew close it was clear that the break would take the victory for the second time in this year’s edition, with a group of five frustrating the fast men. In spite of this, UCI World Champion confirmed his win in the points contest, while Rafał Majka fought off multiple attacks to defend his second position in the GC.

For the rest of the Amgen Tour of California wrap up according to Bora hansgrohe, please follow the jump.

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Sacramento Cross Series Drops USAC

by editors on May 18, 2017

In an open letter to their racers Sacramento Cyclocross Series Coordinators Clint and Jennifer Claassen outlined exactly why they won’t be running any USA Cycling sanctioned cyclocross events next year.

We’re sharing their open letter here because we know many cycling event promoters (from all disciplines) that are experiencing similar lack of flexibility issues with the USAC. If the goal of the USAC is to increase participation and promote racing it seems strange that they are making it so difficult for event promoters to help them with their mission.

Follow the jump for the whole letter:

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Paul Components Plays Blue

by editors on May 18, 2017

Want to add a little color to your rig? Chico, California based Paul Components is launching a new colorway for their anodized aluminum parts and that colors is blue.

If you ever lusted after the blue anodized parts found on classic early 90’s mountain bikes, now’s your chance! The stock is limited and will vary monthly, blue parts are available now as a pre-order. These items were teased during 2017 PAUL Camp, and are now available for purchase directly through PAUL. Paul Components manufactures all parts in Chico, CA.

For the official word from Paul, please follow the jump.
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Pivot’s New Mach 5.5 Carbon

by editors on May 18, 2017

Pivot’s new Mach 5.5 Carbon looks pretty nice. . . if you like 27.5 trail bikes.

The New Mach 5.5 Carbon builds on the legacy of our renowned Mach 5.7 Carbon as the quintessential trail bike. With 140mm of dw-link™ rear travel, it sticks to and claws up just about anything, with unparalleled pedaling efficiency. On descents, the Mach 5.5 Carbon’s incredible square edge bump performance and 160mm travel Fox 36 fork enables you to conquer terrain that makes other bikes cower. It’s a bike that inspires you to climb while looking forward to the descents and that begs you to push your limits while putting a smile on your face.

Click the link fore all the info.

[Link: Pivot Bicycles]

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Breakaway Holds on ATOC Stage 4

by editors on May 17, 2017

Coming the day before a fearsome mountain stage, the riders could only hope that the peloton would take it easy to allow some recovery. This being the 2017 Tour of California though, there was no way this was going to be allowed to happen. While the sprinters were confident they’d be able to catch the day’s break, the escapees had other ideas, and as the peloton tore itself apart trying to make the catch, the five plucky riders took the stage, leaving BORA-hansgrohe’s Peter Sagan the first of the chasers to cross the line, adding to his points tally and retaining his green jersey, while Rafał Majka (pictured above) arrived safely, keeping hold of his GC leader’s yellow jersey for another day.

For the rest of the Amgen Tour of California story from BORA-hansgrohe’s perspective, please follow the jump.

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Boreal Is Getting A Lift-Serviced Bike Park

by editors on May 17, 2017

Boreal Mountain Resort, a.k.a Woodward Tahoe is getting a brand new lift-serviced mountain bike park.

The new bike park will feature flow lines that incorporate natural elements, wooden features and obstacles such as berms, wall rides and jumps. Trails and flow lines will vary in difficulty for beginner to advanced riders. “The goal in designing the Woodward Tahoe bike park is to create a fun and unique experience that represents Woodward’s commitment to innovative facilities,” commented Jake Kinney, mountain biking pro and action sports director at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California. “We want riders of all abilities and ages to enjoy the time they spend on their bike and feel confident with their riding.”

The park should be up and running by early July 2017. Sounds like a cool place to roll by this summer. For the official word from Woodward, please follow the jump.

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The Unstoppable Toms Skujiņš

by editors on May 16, 2017

Near the end of stage 2 of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California (May 15, 2017), while riding in a five-man break, Toms Skujiņš apparently got caught up in a crack in the pavement that pulled his front wheel out from under him causing him to go down hard. Clearly knocked silly, he should never have been allowed to get back on his bike. We always knew Toms was a machine, we just didn’t know that his programming was so dedicated to getting on down the road. We will miss him on the rest of the tour, but mostly we’re glad he’s still alive.

Stories:
Cycling Tips: Was it the neutral support’s responsibility to stop Toms?
Cycling News
Telegraph UK

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