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Emerald Cancels 2019 Interbike Show

by editors on December 7, 2018

As if bicycle retailing in general can get any worse Emerald Expositions, owners of among other things the Interbike and Outdoor Retailer trade shows announced on December 6, 2018 that they were canning the 2019 Interbike show in Reno.

Instead, the company will research alternative plans for 2020 and beyond, including the opportunity to launch events featuring bicycling and bike-related components within or alongside its various successful, multi-sport trade show franchises.

In other words, until Emerald Expositions figures out how to save their flagging business all bets are off. Likely, Interbike will be thrown in with one of the Outdoor Retailer/SIA Snow Shows in Denver, Colorado. This on the heels of their President and CEO David Loechner announcing a rather immediate departure from the company on November 1, 2018  doesn’t seem suggest that bright a future for the company nor trade shows in general. Follow the jump for the official word from Emerald.

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Wend Wax Goes Day-Glo

by editors on July 12, 2018

Second to the silky smoothness we get from a well waxed chain, we love the smell of Wend Wax. Rubbing it on our chains is like getting the fresh blasting breeze of speed. But now, our olfactory isn’t the only sense getting tickled. Nope. Wend Wax is serving up their rub-on chain lube in six new day-glo shades of visual bling: blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and pink.

“Our mission at WEND is to follow suit with the legacy of Wax Research—which means we’re all about creating unconventional formulas that work along with bringing products to market that no one has ever created before,” says company co-founder Ryan Dahl. “This collection isn’t just big for us at WEND, it’s exciting for the entire cycling community and we’re happy to introduce something unique and fun that works even better than it looks.”

Isn’t it about time you got waxed in matchy-matchy colors? We think so. Click here to buy some or follow the jump for all the official details.

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My, What Spooky Socks You Have

by editors on October 6, 2017

Yes, it happens every year and every year we say it’s the last year, and every year Sockguy comes through with another slew of rad Halloween socks that creep us out in just the right ways. Load up. These are the perfect socks for Spookycross.

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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.

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Oakley Rolls Out Helmets and Kits

by editors on August 30, 2017

Oakley has always made great performance eyewear for doing almost anything, but in cycling eyewear was about as far as they went. Today that’s changed as the company announced full “head-to-ankle” coverage for cyclists. The new line includes kits, socks, gloves and a complete line of boss looking helmets including this AERO5 Redline featuring MIPS technology.

“Two wheels are in Oakley’s DNA. We began with a grip, and we have expanded since,” said Olaf Dunz, Global Marketing Director at Oakley. “Applying what the brand has learned in eyewear – from protection from the elements to optimized aerodynamics – we are now diving deeper into cycling with the same goal we started with: optimize rider interaction with the world around them and improve performance.”

We’re looking forward to checking it all out in more detail. For all the official details from Oakley, including a look at their appropriately all black kits, 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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Sockguy’s New Spring Lineup

by editors on February 24, 2017

Sockguy just rolled out their Spring 2017 line of ankle art and it looks like there’s something for everyone — including Amanda Panda fans. Click the link for all the details.

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2017 BWR Registration Now Open

by editors on November 30, 2016

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Big, fancy, famous, gravel grinding, dirt churning, road racing suffer fests like North County San Diego California’s 2017 Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride tend to sell out early for some reason and that’s why we’re reminding you that registration for the 2017 event (scheduled for Sunday May 21, 2017) is now open. Click here to register before you read the rest, if you must.

What’s up for the 2017 event? Here are a few details from the organizers:

The course will change a bit this year and not be quite as long. Yes, you read that correctly. As with all spring classics, sometimes the courses change for the better. We know ours is.

There is a new team category being added to the event for both the Waffle and Wafer. You will be able to race with your teammates against other teams in Male, Female and Co-Ed classifications.  The cumulative time of the top four finishers from each team  will determine the placings.

This will be the most festive and interesting event to date. We have many new fun and exciting features to roll out for everyone this year, on a more manageable course, with a stacked field of riders from all over the world.

We are very pleased to share all of this with you in May.

Danke, 

Nor sure what the Belgian Waffle Ride is all about? Click here for Bikeistan’s total coverage from the beginning including results, photos galleries, and horror stories from the road. We’ll keep you posted as more info becomes available and remember, it’s never too early to start training for the BWR.

[Link: Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride]

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The All New Spooky From Sockguy

by editors on October 4, 2016

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It’s October so that means Sockguy has their latest version of their annual spooky socks up on the website for a limited time. What better way to sock out Spookycross? To grab a couple pairs, click the link.

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2016 Underbike Industry Mixer Is Tonight

by editors on September 22, 2016

You’re goin’, right?

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