Mountain

Filthy 50 Registration Opening Soon

by editors on August 16, 2018

This fall don’t miss out on Southern California’s premiere long distance dirt ride as the Quick n’ Dirty Filthy 50 celebrates its fifth anniversary with a new course for 2018.

The 50 mile course is jam packed with plenty of distance, elevation and terrain to challenge even the most fit of MTBers. Plus, there’s a new lollipop section to the course that you’ll dig exploring as you hit the furthest reaches our scenic track. . . If you’re not up for the 50 mile challenge, jump in on the 30 mile version – a truncated trip out many of the same trails and you get back to the venue to enjoy the post party even sooner. Win, win!

Registration opens August 25, 2018 and the ride rolls on Sunday, October  28, 2018. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Quick n’ Dirty]

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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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Vista Outdoor Selling Giro & Guns?

by editors on May 29, 2018

The Giro and Blackburn boycott may not need continue much longer if their parent company Vista Outdoor is successful in unloading all these brands along with their gun business. They’re apparently, trying according to a story on The Motley Fool.

Between outdoor products and shooting sports, Vista has grown to a company with some 50 brands in its portfolio, and when times were good, they helped create a diversified business that boosted its stock to record highs. But the past year-plus has not been kind to the gun market and supporting businesses, and Vista felt firearms no longer fit into its core strengths, because they will require large investments to turn them into a growth business.

Hmmm, who would want their cycling brands? Maybe Pon Holdings? They have BBB, but a little Giro/Blackburn/Bell, couldn’t hurt, right? Would be nice if someone could breathe some new life into them.

[Link: Motley Fool]

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Checkout Pivot’s New Trail 429

by editors on May 17, 2018

The semantic progression goes something like this. Mach429, Mach429 Trail, and now Pivot is putting Trail first with the Trail 429. Here’s what Pivot has to say about it:

We took the original Mach 429 Trail, completely reshaped the chassis and gave the bike a truly progressive geometry. The new Trail 429 is even more capable on technical terrain than its predecessor yet doesn’t sacrifice a thing in the quick and nimble departments. . . Effortless handling, incredible power transfer and blazing acceleration are what set the Trail 429 apart from so many other trail bikes.

Okay. We get it. It’s a 429 Trail. Exactly what most of the MTB riders we know are looking for. For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Pivot Cycles]

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The Ride For Rwanda Needs Volunteers

by editors on April 19, 2018

Orange County, California’s annual Ride For Rwanda mountain bike epic (April 28, 2018) can’t be done without hundreds of volunteers and organizers still need need more volunteers. That’s where you come in.

Ride for Rwanda is a Earth Moving experience delivering life through bike to African communities. An Army of Amazing Volunteers make it happen! You literally change the world by volunteering, or have family members and friends come join the fun. . . . Each of our volunteers gets the opportunity to impact the world, serve local cycling community, plus get free food, event t-shirt, and beer! (If you are 21 or older)

Currently needed are crossing guards, course guides, and a long list of other options for various times and locations. Seriously, free food, T-shirt, and beverages? Sounds like a deal you shouldn’t pass up not to mention the thrill you get helping out a great cause. For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Ride For Rwanda]

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IMBA to Host Women’s Summit

by editors on February 22, 2018

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) will host the first-ever IMBA UPRISING event to bring together female leaders in mountain biking from all over the country who are cultivating strong riding communities in their backyards. The event will take place March 22-25, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

UPRISING is two-and-half days of hands-on collaboration among dedicated, engaged and influential women in the sport to share, learn and ride together in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. The event will highlight the best women’s riding efforts happening across the country in a format designed to provide best practices, information, resources and networking opportunities centered around four guiding principles: Build, Ride, Learn and Engage. Join leading female trail builders, IMBA chapter presidents, ride leaders, coaches and advocates who are influencing an evolution in mountain biking.

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

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MAMIL: Middle Aged Men In Lycra

by editors on January 29, 2018

Okay, so this is definitely not us nor anyone we know, but apparently there is a whole middle aged cycling thing going on around the world. What? Well. A new documentary reportedly explains it all: MAMIL: Middle Aged Men In Lycra. If you know someone, or are someone, and you want to check this documentary film out on February 21, 2018 (you know, just to make yourself feel superior) then click here for a complete listing. For the official word on the film, please follow the jump.

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The Sagebrush Safari MTB Race Is Back

by editors on January 29, 2018

Worth Western mountain bikers rejoice. Thanks to the efforts of the Quick n’ Dirty crew the legendary Sagebrush Safari (XC and new Super D) in Campo, California is back.

The 26 mile XC course is as challenging as it is scenic and will be a complete test of your fitness and abilities. Of course, we’ll have categories for all ages and abilities and even a 18 mile race course for those seeking a little less of a challenge. . . The Super D course has all the lumps and bumps you need with some solid pedaly parts thrown in for good measure. In total, it’s a it’s a weekend you won’t want to miss and promises to be one of the best races anywhere this season.

It all goes down March 24 -25, 2018. With XC on Saturday and Super D on Sunday. Camping is available onsite. This is one of the coolest “real” mountain bike race courses on the West Coast and includes little of everything for every body. For all the official details, including how to register, click here or follow the jump.

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Happy Holidays from WTB

by editors on December 21, 2017

Santa shreds, according to Wilderness Trail Bikes, huh? Keep those cards coming.

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Happy Holidays From Interbike

by editors on December 19, 2017

Ah, look. The first holiday card we got was from Interbike.

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