Metro Bike Mountains of Madness – Carter Chappell

Metro Bike Mountains of Madness
Words by Carter Chappell

If you have been to LA recently maybe you have noticed the new Metro Bikes that launched last late year. They are essentially three-speed commuters by Trek that are built around a bombproof steel frame and held together by an army of tamper-proof bits. You cannot in any way take the tires off if you get a flat or do much outside of raising and lowering the seat to change the bikes fit in any way. It’s pretty much that last thing you would want to do any sort of long or hilly ride on. (more…)

Oct 18, 2017 1 comment
SNĒK Cycling Has You Covered – In Merino

If you’re looking at options for winter riding gear, check out SNĒK Cycling out of Salt Lake City. Their offerings include wool caps, arm and knee warmers, as well as other cycling accessories. All of their apparel is made in the USA as well. Head over to SNĒK to check it out.

Oct 18, 2017 No comments yet
Chris King and Santa Cruz Commemorate Jonas Johnson’s Life with a Harrys Hoard Contest

Jonas Johnson passed away earlier this year. He was a smiling spirit at Chris King and was loved by many in the industry. For me, I always looked forward to hanging out at tradeshows with him and I was shaken by the news of his death. Chris King and Santa Cruz are looking to raise money to support HarrysHoard.com. Here are the details from Chris King and see more photos of the bike below:

“Win this bike and more prizes while supporting a great cause at harryshoard.com!

A 12-year employee of Chris King, Jonas Johnson passed away this year. He leaves behind his wife, two young children and a baby due in a few short weeks. We’ve gathered prizes Jonas would have loved and you can win them while supporting Jonas’ family.

Up for grabs is a custom Jonas inspired Santa Cruz 5010 (large), with Fox suspension, ENVE wheels, bar, and stem, Shimano XTR, SDG Shibuya saddle, Continental mountain king tires, and Chris King Matte Punch components! We also have a collection of Oakley glasses made for the Rio Olympic athletes, a Moots Ti stem and seatpost, a Fox Prorfame helmet and kit, and three Oakley backpacks! Enter now at HarrysHoard.com

$10 gets you a ticket, $50 gets you ten. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! See more photos of this beautiful, unique bike below. (more…)

Oct 17, 2017 1 comment
PEdAL ED: The Essential

In PEdAL ED’s latest Journal, they followed Emilio Previtali on a trip down memory lane, to some of his favorite cycling locale, the Col D’Izoard.

Oct 17, 2017 1 comment
Dynaplug Announces New Handlebar Mount

As featured in our Downieville Coverage

Seconds count when you’re plugging a hole in a tubeless tire. Now you can get to your Dynaplug tool in seconds with these 3D printed handlebar mounts. Choose from two styles, Racer or Universal. Racer fits… Dynaplug Racers! Universal fits most other Dynaplug tools including Micro Pro or Pill, Dynaplug Air (using 16g CO2 cartridge), Megaplugger and Carbon Ultralite. These are made in Chico from high quality ABS Filament and are $9.99. You can scoop one up now at Dynaplug.

Oct 17, 2017 3 comments
Commençal’s New Meta HT AM

All-mountain hardtails are more capable than many would imagine and Commençal’s newest offering looks to be a great offering for those looking to get buck wild. The Meta HT AM can run wither 29″ or 27.5″ wheels, has a 65º HTA and 74º across all four sizes, with pricing that starts at $1,099.00 for the Meta HT AM Origin model. Head to Commençal for more information.

Oct 17, 2017 6 comments
Pro Hours

Pro hours represents the time professional cyclists put into their training. This video features Rose Osbourne.

Oct 17, 2017 No comments yet
Transsylvania

It’s not often you see footage like this from Transylvania:

“In the summer of 2014, a group of friends got on their bikes to ride around the beautiful hills of Transylvania – a magical land that once belonged to Hungary. Inspired by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, this movie tells the story of the cyclists and their experiences in the area in the style of wildlife documentaries. Featuring the first drone sequence of the “most dangerous road”, the Transfagarasan.”

Don’t miss this video!

Oct 16, 2017 No comments yet
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Metro Bike Mountains of Madness – Carter Chappell

Metro Bike Mountains of Madness
Words by Carter Chappell

If you have been to LA recently maybe you have noticed the new Metro Bikes that launched last late year. They are essentially three-speed commuters by Trek that are built around a bombproof steel frame and held together by an army of tamper-proof bits. You cannot in any way take the tires off if you get a flat or do much outside of raising and lowering the seat to change the bikes fit in any way. It’s pretty much that last thing you would want to do any sort of long or hilly ride on. (more…)

Oct 18, 2017 1 comment
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SNĒK Cycling Has You Covered – In Merino

If you’re looking at options for winter riding gear, check out SNĒK Cycling out of Salt Lake City. Their offerings include wool caps, arm and knee warmers, as well as other cycling accessories. All of their apparel is made in the USA as well. Head over to SNĒK to check it out.

Oct 18, 2017 No comments yet
Chris King and Santa Cruz Commemorate Jonas Johnson’s Life with a Harrys Hoard Contest

Jonas Johnson passed away earlier this year. He was a smiling spirit at Chris King and was loved by many in the industry. For me, I always looked forward to hanging out at tradeshows with him and I was shaken by the news of his death. Chris King and Santa Cruz are looking to raise money to support HarrysHoard.com. Here are the details from Chris King and see more photos of the bike below:

“Win this bike and more prizes while supporting a great cause at harryshoard.com!

A 12-year employee of Chris King, Jonas Johnson passed away this year. He leaves behind his wife, two young children and a baby due in a few short weeks. We’ve gathered prizes Jonas would have loved and you can win them while supporting Jonas’ family.

Up for grabs is a custom Jonas inspired Santa Cruz 5010 (large), with Fox suspension, ENVE wheels, bar, and stem, Shimano XTR, SDG Shibuya saddle, Continental mountain king tires, and Chris King Matte Punch components! We also have a collection of Oakley glasses made for the Rio Olympic athletes, a Moots Ti stem and seatpost, a Fox Prorfame helmet and kit, and three Oakley backpacks! Enter now at HarrysHoard.com

$10 gets you a ticket, $50 gets you ten. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! See more photos of this beautiful, unique bike below. (more…)

Oct 17, 2017 1 comment
PEdAL ED: The Essential

In PEdAL ED’s latest Journal, they followed Emilio Previtali on a trip down memory lane, to some of his favorite cycling locale, the Col D’Izoard.

Oct 17, 2017 1 comment
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Dynaplug Announces New Handlebar Mount

As featured in our Downieville Coverage

Seconds count when you’re plugging a hole in a tubeless tire. Now you can get to your Dynaplug tool in seconds with these 3D printed handlebar mounts. Choose from two styles, Racer or Universal. Racer fits… Dynaplug Racers! Universal fits most other Dynaplug tools including Micro Pro or Pill, Dynaplug Air (using 16g CO2 cartridge), Megaplugger and Carbon Ultralite. These are made in Chico from high quality ABS Filament and are $9.99. You can scoop one up now at Dynaplug.

Oct 17, 2017 3 comments
Commençal’s New Meta HT AM

All-mountain hardtails are more capable than many would imagine and Commençal’s newest offering looks to be a great offering for those looking to get buck wild. The Meta HT AM can run wither 29″ or 27.5″ wheels, has a 65º HTA and 74º across all four sizes, with pricing that starts at $1,099.00 for the Meta HT AM Origin model. Head to Commençal for more information.

Oct 17, 2017 6 comments
Pro Hours

Pro hours represents the time professional cyclists put into their training. This video features Rose Osbourne.

Oct 17, 2017 No comments yet
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Transsylvania

It’s not often you see footage like this from Transylvania:

“In the summer of 2014, a group of friends got on their bikes to ride around the beautiful hills of Transylvania – a magical land that once belonged to Hungary. Inspired by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, this movie tells the story of the cyclists and their experiences in the area in the style of wildlife documentaries. Featuring the first drone sequence of the “most dangerous road”, the Transfagarasan.”

Don’t miss this video!

Oct 16, 2017 No comments yet
Al’s Gift

Peter had quite the surprise on his bikepacking trip…

“While I was bike touring in Chile I met a fellow cyclist named Allister Knox. We ended up riding about a week and a half together, always searching for perfect river campsites, dry firewood, and good hill climbs. When we finally reached the end of the Carretera Austral, a village called Villa O’Higgins, we set up at a Hostel for a few nights until we could take the ferry to cross into Argentina. Al surprised me with a ticket on this flight the night before we were supposed to take the ferry and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my trip in Patagonia.”

Oct 16, 2017 No comments yet
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