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Eroica California Registration Now Open

by editors on November 25, 2017

On the weekend of April 14-15, 2018 cyclists, vintage bike enthusiasts, and fans of classic, steel bikes will roll in to Paso Robles, California for the 2018 Eroica California. Don’t know what it is? It’s a retro cycling festival that goes a little like this:

Eroica participants are required to ride “historical bikes” or bikes preferably built in 1987 or earlier, but to take the vintage theme even further, many riders choose to wear authentic, vintage garb including wool jerseys, retro cycling goggles and lace-up shoes. Festivities on both days, including the Tuscan dinner, are open to the public and spectators are invited to watch the ride and welcome the riders at the finish line.

There are rides, shows, presentations, talks, discussions, and more. You know, those classic bike fetishist always know how to throw a crazy party, so this year should be fun. For the official details, please follow the jump or click here for the Eroica California website.

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Best Run At Virgin Event Scored 12th

by editors on October 30, 2017

Antoine Bizet’s run at the Colored Cow’s Virgin Utah Event blew our minds. But after watching the entire event we can say this: the scoring is confused, the wait between runs is excruciatingly boring, and it is so gnarly that no one who hasn’t done it understands any of it anyway. This run put Antoine in 12th place and featured a backflip, another backflip, front flip, and a double back while charging it full speed the whole way down. Viva la France, people’s choice winner. Sorry about the judging.

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Yamaha E-bikes: Not What We Expected

by editors on October 30, 2017

When Yamaha said they were brining e-bikes to America we really didn’t expect this. . .

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John Tomac Talks Story

by editors on October 10, 2017

We had the privilege of riding, hanging out, and guiding John Tomac around the Eastern Sierra for a week during the summer of 1987. It was at the height of the Tomac vs. Overend MTB era and we kind of expected John to be a dick. Turned out he was nice, kind, and didn’t even laugh when we apologized for not being able to keep up on a ride. After watching this video it’s nice to see that not much has changed. Our favorite line:

The problem was the whole performance enhancing drug thing kind of bled over into cross country mountain biking and we [American XC racers] came off the radar in the 90s,” Tomac says. “And it wasn’t because we forgot how to ride mountain bikes in America. . .I don’t think the athletes in cross country mountain biking in the US ever bought into the whole doping program. They just didn’t do it.”

That’s the word kids. Thanks to Bell Helmets for letting Johnny T. tell this story himself.

[Link via VitalMTB]

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Pivot Updates Mach 6 Carbon

by editors on October 4, 2017

Pivot’s  Mach 6 Carbon got an update. The new version is longer, lower and according to Pivot “sets a new benchmark for enduro / aggressive trail bikes.”

The new design benefits directly from Pivot’s extensive gravity design experience ­– the perfect combination of progressive geometry and uncompromising pedaling capability – making it the right choice for dropping into black-diamond terrain and hitting technical features at race pace. From peak to podium, the Mach 6 Carbon is enduro performance, redefined.

For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Pivot Cycles]

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So You Wanna Start A Bike Company. . .

by editors on July 12, 2017

Who hasn’t wanted to start a bike company. Tom Richey did it. So did Mike Sinyard. And after Benno Baenziger and Jeano Erforth co-founded Electra in 1993 we thought to ourselves, how hard can this be, really. Well, before we could even answer the question the guys from Pinkbike did it for us. Click the arrow and see just how it went.

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Phil Gaimon’s Worst Retirement #4

by editors on June 9, 2017

Yes, he’s still at it and it’s still the worst. But watching Phil Gaimon suffer does seem a bit addicting doesn’t it? We’re hooked.

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Phil Gaimon’s Worst Retirement Ever #3

by editors on May 24, 2017

No matter how you feel about Phil Gaimon and/or his whole cookie thing, his hunt for Strava climb KOMs is entertaining. We may not like his Palomar Mountain attempt because Gaimon doesn’t like Chris Horner and we do, but the series is funny, informative, and Gaimony. Watch this one and then watch the first two. We’ll keep updating them.

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Tour de Pharmacy Junk Show

by editors on May 22, 2017

Wow. After watching this clip from HBO’s Tour De Pharmacy we really wonder if we’ll be able to make it though this film with any laughs at all. Seeing the BLOAT (biggest liar of all time) try to joke his way out his disgracing his sport is probably the most painful part. Yes, cyclists take themselves way too seriously, but this just looks like a junk show phoned in by everyone involved. Makes us wonder if there are any laughs in the movie? The BLOAT’s final line in the trailer likely sums it up well, “This is not good.”

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Pivot’s New Mach 5.5 Carbon

by editors on May 18, 2017

Pivot’s new Mach 5.5 Carbon looks pretty nice. . . if you like 27.5 trail bikes.

The New Mach 5.5 Carbon builds on the legacy of our renowned Mach 5.7 Carbon as the quintessential trail bike. With 140mm of dw-link™ rear travel, it sticks to and claws up just about anything, with unparalleled pedaling efficiency. On descents, the Mach 5.5 Carbon’s incredible square edge bump performance and 160mm travel Fox 36 fork enables you to conquer terrain that makes other bikes cower. It’s a bike that inspires you to climb while looking forward to the descents and that begs you to push your limits while putting a smile on your face.

Click the link fore all the info.

[Link: Pivot Bicycles]

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