March 2013

Police vs. Red Light Running Cyclist

by editors on March 28, 2013

Just another happy interaction between a cyclist and the ever so polite public servants of Vancouver, BC.

[Link: TangoZippo]


San Diego’s Quick n’ Dirty Summer Series

by editors on March 27, 2013


San Diego, California’s Quick n’ Dirty Wednesday Night Summer Mountain Bike Race Series kicks off May 8, 2013. Here’s what organizers have to say about it:

You asked for it, so we’re giving it to you. On five Wednesday evenings in May and June, Quick ‘n Dirty will be racing at the beautiful San Dieguito River Park along Lake Hodges in North County San Diego. Lots of great swag from local sponsors is on the line, as are big bragging rights for being the King and Queen of Quick ‘n Dirty! . . Based on your feedback, we have added three age categories for the Fastest (Expert) class and have also modified the age ranges for male classes to: Under 25, 25-45 and 46+. . . All the pertinent info you need to get ready for Wednesday night racing can be found at our web page. Don’t forget to like us on Facekook so you can stay up to date on all the latest happenings with course prep, event photos and other important info. We will also send a group email with any important updates or changes. We don’t anticipate any more rainouts, but you never know what Mother Nature has in store.

For more info, click the link, or follow the jump for a short video from the Winter Series. [click to continue…]


Shuttlecock Theme Song: Faster Than U

by editors on March 26, 2013

Finally, the bloats who just love to shuttle have a theme song, Faster Than You. And, the funny thing, the guys who love this edit most probably don’t even race. Go figure.

[Link via VitalMTB]


Peter Sagan Wins Gent-Wevelgem

by editors on March 25, 2013

Gotta love Peter Sagan’s wheelie over the finish line. . . rub that win in real good.


Magura Recalls MT6 & MT8 Disk Brakes

by editors on March 21, 2013

Magura BrakeMagura, the company behind the MT 6 and MT 8 hydraulic brakes are recalling them because they “can fail in low temperatures,” according to a post on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

We recommend that you stop using these products with immediate effect. In the few cases where we have experienced this fault it is apparent that a loss of brake pressure can occur when the brake is exposed to very cold temperatures. The safety of our customers is our primary concern and any potential risk to the user due to quality issues, as in this case, leads to an immediate corrective action. . . MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems with manufacture date codes between March 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012 are being recalled. A date code in format Y/MM/DD between 10301 and 20531 is located on the caliper. Additionally, all MT 6 and MT 8 brake systems without date codes are being recalled.

Better get those in, if you’re running them.

[Link: CPSC]


Yuba Bicycles Recalls Cargo Bike

by editors on March 20, 2013

1-13144 Yuba Mondo V4 Large
Sausalito, California based Yuba Bicycles has recalled it’s Mundo V4 cargo bikes because they have had two reports of passengers (on the back) getting their feet caught in the rear wheel, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The word “Mundo” is on the top tube of the bicycle frame and “Yuba” is on the down tube. The serial number range for the recalled bikes is ADA11A008000 to ACA12D018000. The serial number is located on the kickstand plate. . . Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cargo bikes and contact Yuba Bicycles to receive free wheel covers/wheelskirts and have them installed at no cost.

Guess the passengers just couldn’t keep their toes out of the spokes, huh?

[Link: Consumer Product Safety Commission]


Audi & HDX Hydration Go Over The Hump

by editors on March 20, 2013

OthAudi of America and HDX Hydration Mix are in a presenting sponsors of Orange County California’s Tuesday night Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series.

“Audi and HDX are a great addition to our event. Not only are they great brands, but they are going to enhance the race experience in real tangible ways,” said race co-founder John Russell. “Both brands are a great fit for us and having dual presenting sponsors, for the first time, means a better experience for our racers and fans. We couldn’t be more excited about it.”

The evening series, which kicks off Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Irvine Lake runs all summer. (A second series for LA County racers kicks off Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Castaic Lake.) For more info follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Bob Haro & The Ikonix Re-releases

by editors on March 19, 2013


We’re rarely interested in anything to do with BMX, however, when BMX design legend Bob Haro talks it’s difficult for us not to listen, even if he’s talking to a local newspaper reporter for The Coast News. What’s he talking about? His limited edition 540 re-release of his original BMX freestyle bike designs under his new label Ikonix.

“IKONIX will be an iteration of the original bike, integrating technology to meet the needs of today’s hot, young riders,” he said, adding that the product line will include freestyle BMX bikes, racing bikes and BMX parts, accessories and apparel. . . “We are working with young riders who can give us input on the product,” he explained. “It is a definitely a collaborative brand that harnesses creative knowledge and expertise. The products are designed at my office in Cardiff and engineered and prototyped in San Diego. My goal is to make as many of them in the United States, preferably Southern California, because it’s the right thing to do.”

Yes it is. And the bikes will reportedly be dropping in September 2013. Watch for it.

[Link: The Coast News]


A Bike Snob Abroad: The Book Trailer

by editors on March 18, 2013

After dying laughing several times while reading the Bike Snob NYC blog (and being brought back to life with a good jolt from some portable defib paddles), it was finally good to put a face to the name. His shoes shoes alone prove he’s part of the proper tribe. Now the snob is out on the road promoting his book Bike Snob Abroad (which comes out this spring). In the meantime, click the link to buy it his first book Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, or here for his second The Englighten Cyclist.


WD-40 Bike’s Wrench Of The Month

by editors on March 18, 2013

99Know a great bike mechanic? Someone who you think it’s getting the recognition they deserve? Someone who turns your bike around same day and doesn’t make you wait a week to find out nothing was done on your bike? If you do WD-40 Bike would like to know about them for their new Wrench of the Month program.

“The bike shop mechanic is often the un-sung hero of the cycling industry” offered WD-40 BIKE’s Mike Irwin, “There is a hidden story behind every well-running bike – that of a dedicated mechanic who takes pride in each machine and its rider. Our Wrench of the Month program is a salute to the folks who make riding safer, smoother and more enjoyable.”

If you are this mechanic, or know one click right here for nominate yourself, or your mechanic. Monthly winners will get an assortment of WD-40 Bike products and merch. For instance, February’s winner was Eric Faifer of Tom’s Bicycles in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For all the details, or to watch Faifer build a wheel blindfolded, follow the jump. [click to continue…]