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Mueller-Korenek Blasts To Speed Record

by editors on September 25, 2018

It’s always cool when someone you ride with does something spectacular. What Denise Mueller-Korenek did on the Bonneville Salt Flats September 16, 2018 goes well beyond spectacular and into the mind-blowing zone. She blazed across Utah on a bike at 183.932 miles per hour. To understand how gnarly that is, watch the whole video. We know Denise had a tough year on the road, so it’s great to see her put it all together on the salt to became the fastest person on a bike ever. Congrats, Denise.

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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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Landis Gets $1 Million From The BLOAT

by editors on April 21, 2018

In the continuing saga of the Biggest Liar Of All Time and his doping cluster bluster, the US Government has just landed a $5 million settlement from the BLOAT and whistle-blower (and now weed businessman) Floyd Landis got $1 million. The Atlantic has all the details. We’re not interested in much of this story. If you are, please click the link.

[Link: The Atlantic]

 

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All For One: The Greenedge Team Docco

by editors on April 17, 2018

Cyclists and cycling fans around the world will have to chance to see the story of the first five years of Australia’s own Greenedge pro cycling team when a new film All For One shows in theaters for one night on May 2, 2018.

ALL FOR ONE follows the first five years of the GreenEDGE cycling journey. United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit. The film offers unique insights into the first five years of their journey, bearing witness to the ethos of the team as embodied by all – from the strongest to most embattled members. Out of a culture that embraces a deeply human approach to sport, unlikely champions are born, and seemingly improbable team and personal goals are achieved.

The film gets off to a slow start and it’s a little “inside cycling,” but once it gets rolling it is well worth the ride for anyone who loves cycling. Click the link to find a theater near you.

[Link: All For One]

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The World Champ Wins Paris-Roubaix

by editors on April 8, 2018

It was a race where the win had eluded the UCI World Champion for almost 40 years, but today Peter Sagan won Paris-Roubaix for the first time in his career and it was beautiful.

After the BORA-hansgrohe riders executed their plan perfectly, riding hard from the start and sacrificing themselves for their team leader, the Slovak rider took over, going on an audacious breakaway move with 54km remaining that left his rivals unable to react. Teaming up with the remnants of the day’s escape, Peter extended the time gap, and as the final kilometres came into view and the Roubaix velodrome loomed large on the horizon, there was no doubting who was going to take the win. Quick to thank his teammates from the finish line for their part in his victory, Peter took away a cobblestone for his victory, his second Monument of his career and was crowned the first winner of Paris-Roubaix in the Rainbow Jersey in nearly forty years.

For the rest of the story from Bora-handgrohe, please follow the jump.

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America’s Quietest Roads To Ride

by editors on March 22, 2018

Looking for a road with little to no traffic for a good summer roll? GPS company Geotab has created an interactive map of the least travelled roads in America. Click your state and dive in. One word of caution, however, while California’s US 139 (between Susanville and the Oregon border) is listed as the least travelled road in California, we drive it all the time and have to say it’s not exactly a ghost road. In fact, we’ve been backed up for miles during summer road construction, so beware.

[Link via Digg]

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Dean Ween Is The Exercise Man

by editors on February 3, 2018

Where have we been the last 13 months? Dean Ween (half of one of our favorite bands of all time) put this Exercise Man video out over a year ago and it just made it through our feeds via a snowboard event musical line-up. How, how, how can we be so out of touch? Oh, maybe it’s the whole bike thing. . .

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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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2018 Giro Gets Holy Land Start

by editors on January 25, 2018

It’s only 101 days until the start of 2018’s first grand tour, the Giro d’Italia, and this year, the race is starting in Israel. Yes, that Israel. And to celebrate the county was “bathed in pink light” on January 22, 2018.

The Giro d’Italia will make history this year. Starting with three stages of the race in Israel, it will be the first time that one of cycling’s three Grand Tour races (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana) has ever been held outside Europe. . . 176 of the world’s top cyclists will begin the race on May 4 against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s Old City. Over the following two days, the competitors will ride from the North of Israel to the tip of the Red Sea, taking in breath-taking views from start to finish. . . The world’s top cyclists will ride through cities including Jerusalem, Haifa, Zichron Ya’akov, Caesarea, Petach Tikva, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat. The Giro will finish three weeks later in Rome, rather than its usual end point in Milan.

Israel is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and what a great reason to visit. For the official word, please follow the jump.

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