Gravel

Garmin Launches Affordable Action Watch

by editors on October 11, 2018

It’s funny to think of Garmin’s new Instinct GPS adventure watch as “affordable” when it weighs in at $299, however compared the $799 fenix 5+ it’s a downright bargain. The Instinct, which comes in three colors (Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red) is bursting with G-shock flavor and features a new fiber reinforced polymer case shape that visually differentiates it from the fenix while still keeping the familiar five-button layout. It doesn’t have built-in mapping, music storage, or Garmin Pay like its big brother, but it will handle the cycling, running, hiking, and swimming (not that any of us swim) tracking just fine: cadence and speed with sensors (ANT+ or bluetooth) sure, power, nope. For the official word from Garmin, please follow the jump.

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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 a fresh blasting breeze of speed. But now, our olfactory isn’t the only sense getting tickeled. Nope. Wend Wax is serving up their rub-on chain lube in six new day-glo shades of 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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Rasputitsa: Ah, Vermont In The Spring

by editors on April 12, 2018

Held in Burke, Vermont the Rasputitsa Spring Classic on April 21, 2018 has 1,300 riders registered and will likely be the hard, cold gravel race’s muddiest event yet.

“It’s exciting to see how much the Rasputitsa Spring Classic has grown and the camaraderie of bringing these riders together, “says event co-founder Anthony Moccia. “Rasputitsa has been a very successful effort to unite cyclists, bring economic opportunity to a remote area of Vermont, and give back to growing the sport of cycling with every dollar we profit.” . . . Rasputitsa 2018 will also see pro cyclists including Allison Tetrick, Tim Johnson, Ted King, Jeremy Power, Anthony Clark, and Lyne Bessette compete in the race. Sponsors for this year’s race include Specialized Bicycles, Garneau, Clif Bar, Woodchuck Hard Cider, Julbo, Colavita, Bialetti, and more.

Guess the only good part is that it’s only 40 miles long. Follow the jump for the official word from event organizers. 

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Belgian Waffle Ride Registration Friday

by editors on November 29, 2017

Registration for the 7th Annual Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride opens at 12:00am PST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Hard to believe, but it’s time to get your 2018 spring season kicked off right.

We’d like you to know that this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever with Canyon’s involvement, VeloFix as our neutral support partner for both on road and and on trail support, and a new course for both the Waffle and the Wafer.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.
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Canyon Grabs Title BWR Sponsorship

by editors on October 26, 2017

The country’s most unique cycling event, The Belgian Waffle Ride, has a new title sponsor for 2018 with Canyon Bicycles. The Germany based company, which sells bicycles directly to consumers via their website, launched their brand in the United States in mid August.

“The Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride will be an ideal event for Canyon to showcase their variety of bikes perfect for the back roads of San Diego, or whatever twisted courses your heart may lead you on,” says Blair Clark, Canyon U.S. president. “The BWR, or ‘Hell of the North County,’ is not just an extraordinary race. It’s a celebration of life, how much can be accomplished on a bike, and the magical connections that develop between people who suffer together (s)mile after (s)mile.”

For more on the sponsorship, and complete details on seventh running of the Belgian Waffle Ride, please follow the jump.

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2017 Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

by editors on February 27, 2017

The old Gorge Roubaix has been magically transformed into the 2017 Oregon Gravel Grinder Series and will include races in The Dalles, Bend, and Mr. Hood. Each event, which kicks off April 2, 2017 in The Dalles, Oregon, will feature at least two distances to choose from.

We have selected the most scenic, challenging, and quality roads to be found in the state of Oregon. Many are iconic and are included as part of Oregon Scenic Bikeways. These are signature roads that are unique and that you will find no were else. Each ride comes complete with chip timing that allows for immediate results posted onsite and online as well as interim timing points and competitions along the way. Well stocked aid stations, porta potties and well signed courses mean that you can focus completely on the task of finishing strong. Each has a post event party were riders can bask in their accomplishment and trade stories with friends and fellow riders of their experience along the way.

For all the details, please follow the jump, or click here to register.
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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.

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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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