Virgin Utah Still Blows My Mind

Freeride mountain biking has a mecca and it’s in southern Utah, just a few miles from Zion National Park. Home of Rampage, this place has seen its share of spills and thrills over the years, welcoming riders year round to its rocky faces and steep drops.

May 23, 2016 3 comments
Ladies Only! Bikepacking Golden Saddle Sunday Social Tonight
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Hey ladies of Los Angeles!

“Join us for Bikepacking: Camp with your Bicycle. It’s our third installment of Sunday Social, a series of women’s events at Golden Saddle Cyclery. Come hang out, have a drink, and meet some other ladies who ride. This time around, Jocelyn Gaudi of Komorebi Cycling Team from Portland, Oregon will walk us through bikepacking basics and share her experiences as a mountain bike skills teacher and bikepacking ride leader. There will be a short talk and plenty of time to socialize with friends, check out some gear, and ask questions. You’ll learn about bag and rack options for carrying stuff on your bike, what to bring, plus tips and tricks for packing light and staying safe. Beginners welcome! Women only please. Bring your own cup for beverages. See you at the shop!”

May 22, 2016 No comments yet
Please! It Can’t Be True!
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How is this the first I’m hearing of True Temper ceasing production on tubing?!

“True Temper stunned the North American custom bicycle frame building industry recently with the announcement it will discontinue bicycle tubing manufacture within the next 12 months. The May 9 announcement will have far reaching consequences for builders as well as the exclusive True Temper bicycle tubing supplier, Henry James, which had come to rely on the high quality US-manufactured tubing over the past 30 years.”

Read more at Hand Built Bicycle News.

May 19, 2016 33 comments
Car Camping in Style
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Yesterday, we drove up to the Bandito campground in the Angeles National Forest with Salsa Cycles, Topanga Creek Outpost and Golden Saddle Cyclery for a quick camping trip and mountain bike ride(s). It was a short overnighter but that didn’t keep David, one of the mechanics at GSC from bringing his vintage Campagnolo banner he uses as a sun shade for his van… Meanwhile, I took the scenic route home.

May 18, 2016 5 comments
Jen in Stealth Mode
Jenny

@JennySayYes is always making me laugh, especially when she told me the backstory to this photoshoot for the new Stealth kit. Tenspeed Hero‘s shoots are always so good, but they’re even better when you know the model. Keep killing it girl!

May 18, 2016 4 comments
Brooks Celebrates 150 Years
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… with a limited edition run of polished copper rail and rivet saddles. Oh and one of those Pickwick Rucksacks too. See all the details at Brooks and order any of these products at your local Brooks dealer!

May 18, 2016 No comments yet
JPows and the Sandpit

Jeremy Powers is no stranger to riding sandpits in UCI ‘cross races, yet he still has a love / hate relationship with each and every one.

May 18, 2016 4 comments
Frankie Andreu and the Cub House

Yesterday before our group ride to watch the Amgen Tour of California, Frankie Andreu rolled through the Cub House to talk to Sean of Team Dream / Ringtail / The Cub House about riding in the Los Angeles area.

May 17, 2016 5 comments
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Ladies Only! Bikepacking Golden Saddle Sunday Social Tonight
Bikepacking-flyer2000w

Hey ladies of Los Angeles!

“Join us for Bikepacking: Camp with your Bicycle. It’s our third installment of Sunday Social, a series of women’s events at Golden Saddle Cyclery. Come hang out, have a drink, and meet some other ladies who ride. This time around, Jocelyn Gaudi of Komorebi Cycling Team from Portland, Oregon will walk us through bikepacking basics and share her experiences as a mountain bike skills teacher and bikepacking ride leader. There will be a short talk and plenty of time to socialize with friends, check out some gear, and ask questions. You’ll learn about bag and rack options for carrying stuff on your bike, what to bring, plus tips and tricks for packing light and staying safe. Beginners welcome! Women only please. Bring your own cup for beverages. See you at the shop!”

May 22, 2016 No comments yet
Please! It Can’t Be True!
True

How is this the first I’m hearing of True Temper ceasing production on tubing?!

“True Temper stunned the North American custom bicycle frame building industry recently with the announcement it will discontinue bicycle tubing manufacture within the next 12 months. The May 9 announcement will have far reaching consequences for builders as well as the exclusive True Temper bicycle tubing supplier, Henry James, which had come to rely on the high quality US-manufactured tubing over the past 30 years.”

Read more at Hand Built Bicycle News.

May 19, 2016 33 comments
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Car Camping in Style
LEICAM-478

Yesterday, we drove up to the Bandito campground in the Angeles National Forest with Salsa Cycles, Topanga Creek Outpost and Golden Saddle Cyclery for a quick camping trip and mountain bike ride(s). It was a short overnighter but that didn’t keep David, one of the mechanics at GSC from bringing his vintage Campagnolo banner he uses as a sun shade for his van… Meanwhile, I took the scenic route home.

May 18, 2016 5 comments
Jen in Stealth Mode
Jenny

@JennySayYes is always making me laugh, especially when she told me the backstory to this photoshoot for the new Stealth kit. Tenspeed Hero‘s shoots are always so good, but they’re even better when you know the model. Keep killing it girl!

May 18, 2016 4 comments
Brooks Celebrates 150 Years
Swallow_PickWick

… with a limited edition run of polished copper rail and rivet saddles. Oh and one of those Pickwick Rucksacks too. See all the details at Brooks and order any of these products at your local Brooks dealer!

May 18, 2016 No comments yet
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JPows and the Sandpit

Jeremy Powers is no stranger to riding sandpits in UCI ‘cross races, yet he still has a love / hate relationship with each and every one.

May 18, 2016 4 comments
Frankie Andreu and the Cub House

Yesterday before our group ride to watch the Amgen Tour of California, Frankie Andreu rolled through the Cub House to talk to Sean of Team Dream / Ringtail / The Cub House about riding in the Los Angeles area.

May 17, 2016 5 comments
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Geekhouse Bikes: Titanium Mudville Complete
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Boston is no stranger to titanium. Back in the day, Merlin ruled that market, and later, Indy Fab. These days Firefly and Seven are cranking out beautiful ti frames and now, Geekhouse can be added to that material roster. We’ve seen Geekhouse work with titanium before, with that flashy, painted frame, but here’s a look at what the new Geekhouse Ti bikes look like raw, leaving the welds exposed. Geekhouse works exclusively with USA 3AL2.5V tubing and the Mudvilles feature thru-axles, and a Loco Machine head tube. These bikes look great and you can see for yourself below. If you’re interested in a Ti Geekhouse, wait time is around 3-4 months. (more…)

May 17, 2016 2 comments
The ATOC Stage 02 Highlights

Stage two of the Amgen Tour of California fell in our literal backyard, taking place in the Angeles National Forest and finishing in Santa Clarita. The Peloton battled Highway 2, Big T and every incline of the day with prowess and panache. Unfortunately, our party didn’t make this highlight feed, but don’t worry, coverage from that is on the way tomorrow!

May 17, 2016 No comments yet
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