Rapha Rides Boulder

An Olympian and former national champion, Connie Carpenter takes us along for a tour of Boulder, Colorado.

May 1, 2017 3 comments
High in Nepal

Over the past few years, videographer Gary Thomas has produced a number of MTB videos in Nepal. Here’s a best of collection.

May 1, 2017 1 comment
the Japanese Odyssey

The Japanese Odyssey is a self-supported race across Japan, totaling 2,400 kilometers. This race takes you from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, through the mountains, onto the island of Shikoku, before ending in Osaka.

Apr 30, 2017 2 comments
Enjoy the Weekend!

Next week I’m off to Madrid with Blackburn and then off to Scotland with Giro. It’ll be a busy few weeks and I hope California is still this green when I return!

Apr 28, 2017 11 comments
Juliet Elliot’s Hartley Cycles Red Hook Crit Track Bike

Caren Hartley recently completed a track bike for Juliet Elliot to take on the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn this weekend with. Made from Columbus HSS Spirit, with a Columbus Futura fork and custom paint, done in-house at Hartley Cycles, complete with gold leafing and fiery red candy fade. See more details at Hartley Cycles and keep your eyes peeled at the Red Hook Crit for this bike in action!

Apr 27, 2017 5 comments
Hunt Wheels: SuperDura Dynamo Wheelset

A little bit of SON can brighten up anyone’s day and the new Hunt Wheels SuperDura Dynamo wheelset brings this normally unbridled power source to your bike for a killer price. See more details at Hunt.

Apr 27, 2017 3 comments
Let’s Rescue Britain’s Forgotten 1930s Protected Cycleways

“In the 1930s, Britain’s Ministry of Transport commissioned the building of 500-miles of protected cycleways. Between 1934 and 1940 at least 280-miles of these innovative cycleways were actually built, usually both sides of the new “arterial roads” springing up all over the country.

Some of these cycleways still exist, but they are not today understood to be cycle infrastructure: they should be rededicated. Others are buried under a couple of inches of soil: they could be excavated. ”

Let’s all help Carlton reach funding for this ambitious journalistic endeavor by kicking him a few bucks at Kickstarter!

Apr 27, 2017 Comments are OFF
Team Specialized Rocket Espresso Red Hook Crit Allez Allez Allez


Photos by Chris Riekert

The Red Hook Crit Brooklyn is coming this weekend, April 29th. Each year, the designers at Specialized look to outfit their racers with limited edition Allez track bikes. This year, the design was inspired by the process and design of the BMW art car series with a composition made by puzzle-pieced decals on top of the frame’s paint as a collaboration with Rocket Espresso, the team’s co-sponsor.

This process makes these uniquely-designed bikes production-ready, unlike previous versions of the RHC Allez race frames. If you’re looking to acquire one of these, the bad news is the track frames are for the athletes only, but there will be 300 road frames available in July. See the Allez track frames in action this weekend at the Red Hook Crit and check out more photos below. Thanks to Dylan Buffington for sending these over! (more…)

Apr 26, 2017 13 comments
3rd Gens a Charm with the New Ibis Ripley

The OG Ripley was the first modern full suspension mountain bike I rode, years back. Having only ridden hardtails and rigid bikes before, the Ripley opened my eyes to just how fun full sus bikes can be. A lot has changed since then and while I’m still a dedicated hardtail rider, the new Ripley has piqued my interest. See more at Ibis and I can’t wait to shred one of these!

Apr 26, 2017 2 comments
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Enjoy the Weekend!

Next week I’m off to Madrid with Blackburn and then off to Scotland with Giro. It’ll be a busy few weeks and I hope California is still this green when I return!

Apr 28, 2017 11 comments
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Juliet Elliot’s Hartley Cycles Red Hook Crit Track Bike

Caren Hartley recently completed a track bike for Juliet Elliot to take on the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn this weekend with. Made from Columbus HSS Spirit, with a Columbus Futura fork and custom paint, done in-house at Hartley Cycles, complete with gold leafing and fiery red candy fade. See more details at Hartley Cycles and keep your eyes peeled at the Red Hook Crit for this bike in action!

Apr 27, 2017 5 comments
Hunt Wheels: SuperDura Dynamo Wheelset

A little bit of SON can brighten up anyone’s day and the new Hunt Wheels SuperDura Dynamo wheelset brings this normally unbridled power source to your bike for a killer price. See more details at Hunt.

Apr 27, 2017 3 comments
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Let’s Rescue Britain’s Forgotten 1930s Protected Cycleways

“In the 1930s, Britain’s Ministry of Transport commissioned the building of 500-miles of protected cycleways. Between 1934 and 1940 at least 280-miles of these innovative cycleways were actually built, usually both sides of the new “arterial roads” springing up all over the country.

Some of these cycleways still exist, but they are not today understood to be cycle infrastructure: they should be rededicated. Others are buried under a couple of inches of soil: they could be excavated. ”

Let’s all help Carlton reach funding for this ambitious journalistic endeavor by kicking him a few bucks at Kickstarter!

Apr 27, 2017 Comments are OFF
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Team Specialized Rocket Espresso Red Hook Crit Allez Allez Allez


Photos by Chris Riekert

The Red Hook Crit Brooklyn is coming this weekend, April 29th. Each year, the designers at Specialized look to outfit their racers with limited edition Allez track bikes. This year, the design was inspired by the process and design of the BMW art car series with a composition made by puzzle-pieced decals on top of the frame’s paint as a collaboration with Rocket Espresso, the team’s co-sponsor.

This process makes these uniquely-designed bikes production-ready, unlike previous versions of the RHC Allez race frames. If you’re looking to acquire one of these, the bad news is the track frames are for the athletes only, but there will be 300 road frames available in July. See the Allez track frames in action this weekend at the Red Hook Crit and check out more photos below. Thanks to Dylan Buffington for sending these over! (more…)

Apr 26, 2017 13 comments
3rd Gens a Charm with the New Ibis Ripley

The OG Ripley was the first modern full suspension mountain bike I rode, years back. Having only ridden hardtails and rigid bikes before, the Ripley opened my eyes to just how fun full sus bikes can be. A lot has changed since then and while I’m still a dedicated hardtail rider, the new Ripley has piqued my interest. See more at Ibis and I can’t wait to shred one of these!

Apr 26, 2017 2 comments
Wolf Tooth ReMote Light Action Dropper Trigger

If you’re looking for a way to clean up your dropper post remote while offering an easier actuation, check out Wolf Tooth’s ReMote dropper trigger in a new Light Action design. By lengthening the remote’s trigger length, it’s easier to engage your dropper. Available in a variety of clamp designs and in stock now at Wolf Tooth.

Apr 25, 2017 1 comment
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Porteur Cycling and Tenspeed Hero Duffle

Seattle’s Porteur Cycling constructed a run of Tenspeed Hero duffle bags, featuring their signature stripes. These 21in x 12in duffles have interior pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap and are made in Seattle by Porteur Cycling. They’re in stock now at Tenspeed Hero so head over to see more.

Apr 25, 2017 Comments are OFF
Breadwinner Cycles: The W/// Sport Lolo Pre-Order

Now through May 5th, Breadwinner’s Lolo road bike gets a special edition package dubbed the W/// Sport. This M-series inspired road bike comes with three build kit options, special pricing and a limited edition Portland-made ANTHM Collective wool jersey. Build kits start at $5,190 with a $2,595 deposit. Not bad for a fully custom bike! See more at Breadwinner and check out our 2017 NAHBS coverage from this bike in the related column on the left.

Apr 24, 2017 Comments are OFF
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