September 2017

Suunto Adds Barometer To Spartan Sport

by editors on September 28, 2017

The battle for your active wrist heated up a little today as Suunto announced that they’ve added a barometer to their Spartan Sport Wrist HR GPS multisport watch. The Spartan Sport, which competes directly with Garmin’s fenix line of watches, also got a battery life bump. We’d still choose the fenix given the choice, however it’s good to see that Suunto hasn’t given up the fight yet. For cyclists who’ve had enough of Garmin this watch is a good choice. For the official word from Suunto (including all the details) please follow the jump.
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You Ready For Trans North California?

by editors on September 26, 2017

Ultraendurance riders (those who aren’t making a $200 Grinduro run) are gathering in Verdi, Nevada on October 7, 2017 for the start of the 400 mile Trans North California self-supported, mostly dirt race across the state to the coast (Mendocino California). 

This one hundred percent, self-supported adventure is for those who have the skills to handle any issues that will arise while attempting to orient this route.  There are no prizes, no entry fee, no medals, no trophies, no promises, no warranty, no sponsors, no fanfare, no expectations, no liability, no one in charge, and no one but you.

The ride is 400 miles long with 40,000 feet of climbing. So what are you waiting for? Registration closes October 1, 2017 at midnight. For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Trans North California]

 

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Columbia Gorge MTB Trail Alternatives

by editors on September 22, 2017

Thanks to the ongoing Eagle Creek Fire near the Columbia River Gorge there are loads of mountain bike trails shutdown until further notice, however, the US Forest Service, Oregon and Washington State Parks, and the Columbia River Gorge Commission would like everyone to know that there are still trails that are open for mountain biking. If you’re in Pacific Northwest and looking for a place to ride, follow the jump for all the info.
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Yamaha Speeds The E-pocalypse

by editors on September 14, 2017

In one more bit of evidence that fatamerica is winning, Yamaha is dropping e-bikes on us at Interbike according to a press release posted on VitalMTB.com.

Yamaha Motor Company, Ltd. (YMC) launched the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle in 1993 and has since produced more than 4 million drive units and sold over 2 million Yamaha power assist bicycles. YMC supplies class-leading e-Bike Systems to select OEM partners worldwide.

In other words, this isn’t their first rodeo. But don’t be fooled. E-bikes are just another problem, not a solution for anything other than the possibility of safer Supercross. Just think how much safer Supercross would be if the riders were forced to ride 25 pound e-bikes. . . 

[Link: VitalMTB]

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Optimistic 2017 SoCalCross Calendar

by editors on September 14, 2017

This looks to be the most current SoCalCross schedule for fall 2017. You ready? Cross is here. We’d suggest that you click the link for more info, but we’re pretty confident that the SoCalCross website hasn’t been updated since last year. But go ahead and click the link to see if anything has changed since December 2016. Otherwise, click link below for the SoCalCross Facebook page.

[Link: SoCalCross]

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Filthy 50 Registration Opens Today

by editors on September 7, 2017

Southern California mountain bikers love the fall. The temps begin to drop, the sun comes out and it’s time for the annual Quick n Dirty Filthy 50 on October 29, 2017. Registration opens today, September 7, 2017, at noon. It will sell out fast, so click the link and get after it.

[Link: Quick n Dirty]

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