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Peto Sagan Leaving Bora-hansgrohe

by editors on July 29, 2021

Looks like Peto Sagan is on his way to other (not sure if they’re greener) pastures as he will be leaving the Bora-hansgrohe team at the end of this season. His quote makes him sound not all that stoked: “I’m sure BORA – hansgrohe will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best in the coming seasons,” Sagan says. Hmm, we know Quickstep didn’t want his entourage. So where will he go? Who knows.

For all the details from Bora-hansgrohe, please follow the jump.

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Supreme vs. Lock-picking Lawyer

by editors on July 20, 2021

We all know locks are just to slow down the lazy and that the only way to protect a bike is to not leave it out there on the streets in the first place, but still, it’s kind of crazy how easy most locks are to get around. . . especially with the right tools.

[Link: Boing Boing]

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Vans + SE Bikes: Don’t Try This at Home

by editors on July 20, 2021

Well, at least it’s better than Peloton, right?

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Outside Adds Pinkbike To Media Quiver

by editors on July 16, 2021

It seems the BLOAT just can’t keep his hands off more cycling media brands as Outside buys mountain bike community Pinkbike (along with Cyclingtips and Trailforks). In a letter from the editor on July 16, 2021, Pinkbike’s “head of editorial” Brian Park explained exactly why selling out to Outside (formerly known as Pocket Outdoor Media) was such a great thing.

Pinkbike’s mission to be the pulse of mountain biking and to share the ride with the global mountain bike community doesn’t change, only now we have more resources and capabilities to take on even bigger and better projects. . . Our head office remains in Squamish, BC, and we’re about to move into a brand new office space with way more room to grow. We’ll also have access to new equipment and improved test facilities for more scientific, objective product evaluations.

Newly acquired media properties always seem optimistic about how “everything will stay the same, but we’ll have more opportunities to do all kinds of cool stuff” and rarely is this the case in reality. Big brands buy small brands so they can kill off competition and streamline efficiencies. But hey, let’s hope it goes well for Pinkbike et. al. Maybe the new Outside is better than all the media conglomerates that have come before. It could happen.

[Link: Pinkbike]

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Garmin Brings LTE To Forerunner 945

by editors on June 2, 2021

With their new Forerunner 945 LTE Garmin brings text, messaging, tracking and emergency alerts to their watches without requiring a phone.

“We are excited to bring LTE connectivity to the Forerunner line with the introduction of the Forerunner 945 LTE,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “For years, athletes have been able to leave their phone at home and still receive performance metrics, listen to music and pay for purchases with their Forerunner. Now, they can also access safety and tracking features right from their watch, making it even easier to work out without a phone and without worry.”

This brings Garmin one step closer to the Apple Watch for phone-free exercise. We’ve said the Forerunner is one of the best bike computers you can own, now it’s that much better. For all the official details from Garmin, please follow the link.

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Atomik’s New ALGR Gravel Wheelsets

by editors on June 1, 2021

Atomik Carbon announced today (June 1, 2021) a new series of handbuilt aluminum wheelsets for gravel bikes called ALRG.

Starting at only $699.99 for a complete wheelset, the Atomik ALGR29 is the only handbuilt gravel wheel laced to American-made hubs at its price point. Designed to provide premium performance and unparalleled value for modern gravel riding, the ALGR is crafted from 6066-T6 aluminum for an optimal strength-to-weight ratio. The ALGR29 is engineered to offer a more vertically compliant ride, making it the rim of choice for gravel riders who prioritize comfort.

For the official word from Atomik, please follow the jump.

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Blazing Saddles: Rumble at the Ranch

by editors on May 4, 2021

Registration opened today, May 4, 2021, for a unique, new, cycling, music, and food festival from the people who bring you the Belgian Waffle Ride. It’s called Blazing Saddles: Rumble at the Ranch. And it will be held October 15-15, 2021 in Escondido, California.

“The festival was conceived during the downtime of Covid, when the riddle was posed: In 2000, if Coachella and Sea Otter Bike Festival had a lovechild, what would it be like today?” says Monuments of Cycling CEO, Michael Marckx. “It will be a festival to showcase Southern California’s thriving cycling, culinary, beer and music scenes and will be presented with an appreciation for bringing the world together again in a beautiful, idyllic and rustic oasis. In addition to 6-, 12- and 24-hour racing for both mountain bikers and gravel riders (for individuals and teams), BLAZING SADDLES, not unlike Coachella, will incorporate camping options with a seamless, interactive experience for all guests and be the first festival of its kind. We love festivals, but no one has ever brought all these complementary things together in one three-day extravaganza!”

Registration is open today. Click here for all the details, of follow the jump for more of the official word from Monuments of Cycling.

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Over The Hump Racing Back July ’21

by editors on April 30, 2021

Over The Hump MTB racing is back at Orange County, California’s Irvine Lake begining July 20, 2021.

Registration opens June 1, 2020. . . With the global bike community explosion this year’s race will be off the hook, and we don’t want you to be the one who missed it. . . The only thing we need is you.

For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Over the Hump]

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Belgian Waffle Ride Debuts 2021 Eliel Kits

by editors on April 22, 2021

Monuments of Cycling has designed a new collection of Belgian Waffle Ride kits with Eliel. 

We’re very excited about this new BWR kit with it’s subtle nod to the Lion of Flanders. We think it perfectly fits the festive spirit of returning to racing on the new BWR course with the largest field of riders an event like this has ever seen! It’s our 10th Anniversary, too!

Hard to believe that it’s been a decade since that first Belgian Waffle Ride. Order window closes on the California kits on May 2, 2021 so click the link and order up.

[Link: Belgian Waffle Ride]

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Quick n’ Dirty Summer Series Starts Now

by editors on April 19, 2021

Just a little reminder for SoCal mountain bike racers. The 2021 Quick n’ Dirty Summer Mountain Bike Race Series starts this Saturday April 24, 2021 at the Barona Oaks MX facility in Lakeside, California.

The series runs every Saturday until June 26, 2021 with eight days of events. It’s better to register online, but you can register on site. Registration opens at 2 PM day of. Follow the jump for more info.
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