August 2015

Moab Rocks Race On Moab’s Best Lines

by editors on August 31, 2015


Is it an enduro for cross country racers or a cross country race for enduro riders? Guess we won’t know until the finish of the TransRockies Race Series’ Moab Rocks three-day stage race scheduled for October 10-12, 2015..

Moab Rocks takes some of the regions best classic and new routes including Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7 and combines them into a 3-day masterpiece of xc and timed descents in a fully supported format. All this wrapped up in a fun and friendly atmosphere, combining camaraderie and competition.

Sounds like this might be the perfect Moab MTB race. For all the official details, click the link.

[Link: TransRockies Race Series]


WTB’s New PadLoc Grip System

by editors on August 31, 2015

WTB has given everyone another reason to chop a piece off the end of their bars — the new “no-slip” PadLoc grips.

By removing the rounded end of handlebars – really, is there a reason that bars have unyieldingly remained rounded – we’ve completely eliminated slippage. A 30 degree plane sloping the last inch toward the bar’s outermost edge ensures there’s no room for fore / aft movement. AND it makes PadLoc grips comfortable. Like foolishly easy on your palms, don’t tell your friends they’re so splendidly comfy.

We’re not sure we want to be so committed to a pair of grips that we permanently modify our bars. What if you get the angle wrong? What if you’re in the middle of no where and you need new grips? Then again, we haven’t ridden the PadLoc, so we don’t know.

[Link: WTB]