Hilly Billy Roubaix

This looks great! Here’s the back-story from CX Hairs:

“It’s not really a documentary, not really a short film, but somewhere in between. Here’s a video I produced covering the Hilly Billy Roubaix, a 72 mile race that takes place on some of the nastiest roads in West Virginia. Started in 2010, the Hilly Billy Roubaix is a classic. Part of the Ultra Cross series, the Hilly Billy is a tough mud, dirt, grass, gravel, road race with a ton of climbing. Sounds fun, right?”

Nice.

Aug 11, 2014 No comments yet
Bonedeth Interviews Walton Brush
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Over the past few years, Walton has grown as an athlete and if anyone knows what it’s like to go from racing alleycats to competing in Cat1 road and Pro cross, it’s Dan Chabs. Head over to Bonedeth to read a few interview questions with Walton Brush.

Aug 11, 2014 No comments yet
Jones Bikes: New Ultralight Carbon Loop H-bar
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Jones Bikes is known for their expressive mountain and fatbike frame offerings that can be dialed in to fit just about any excursion. Now, even more-so with their new Carbon Loop H-Bar.

Check out more below!


“Jones Bicycles is pleased to announce a carbon fiber version of the one and only Jones Loop H-bar.

The Carbon 710mm Loop H-Bar weighs only 275g (this is 240g less than the (516g) aluminum version). It passes the same strict EN/EU mountain bike standards as the aluminum and titanium bars. It is identical to our existing Loop H-bars — all the same natural hand positions, control and comfort, but 47% lighter!!

Price and release date COMING SOON. We will be adding them to the store in a few weeks and they will be available for pre-order there. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.”

These bars are definitely interesting. I can’t wait to see more.

Aug 11, 2014 1 comment
Firefly Bicycles: Sunrise Fork Ends
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Things are picking back up here after a week off and what better way to start off the week with another insane bike from Firefly? Their motto “every bike is a show bike” really resonates with this one. See more at the Firefly Flickr!

Aug 11, 2014 1 comment
Nutlock Security Skewers
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This is by no means the first proprietary locking skewer system on the market, but Nutlock puts a clever spin on the concept. Head over to their Kickstarter to find out more about these security skewers. Oh and yes, it doubles as a bottle opener wrench…

Aug 11, 2014 5 comments
1,100 Miles Later
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… and we’re in LA. What a trip! It was great being able to stop and explore sights and spots along the PCH that I didn’t have time to check out while touring by bike. I shot a lot of photos, broke in the pickup on some fire roads and ate some great seafood, all while soaking in Oregon and California’s majestic coastline.

I never thought I’d say this, but that drive wore me out! Portland to LA in four days isn’t nearly enough time, but we made it happen.

Enjoy the weekend.

Aug 9, 2014 4 comments
While I’m on the Road
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We’re still out on the road, on HWY 1, which means no wifi and very little cell reception. Posting will commence once I’m in Los Angeles, but until then, follow me on Instagram – @JohnProlly – for updates!

Aug 8, 2014 No comments yet
Porcelain Rocket Has a New Website
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I’m on the road and won’t have access to WiFi over the next few days – or at least I don’t think – but I really want to post about this. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has a brand new website and it’s really worth checking out.

So good dude!

Aug 6, 2014 3 comments
Yonder Journal Corndoggin’ Shirts
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What is Corndogging? Well, aside from looking at the hashtag on Instagram to reveal some weird photos, it’s the act of wasting (valuable) resources such as daylight, money, etc., in the pursuit of ​ incongruous or​ curious and/or seemingly pointless endeavors.

Synonyms: Fucking Around, Killing Time, Dicking Around, Chilling, Fucking Off, Dilly Dallying, Fartin Around.

​This t-shirt ​​​features Bojangle, the Patron Saint of Corn Dogging and is in stock now at Yonder Journal. The dudes also have stock of other randomness, so head over and check it out.

Aug 5, 2014 2 comments
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Firefly Bicycles: Sunrise Fork Ends
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Things are picking back up here after a week off and what better way to start off the week with another insane bike from Firefly? Their motto “every bike is a show bike” really resonates with this one. See more at the Firefly Flickr!

Aug 11, 2014 1 comment
Nutlock Security Skewers
Nutlock

This is by no means the first proprietary locking skewer system on the market, but Nutlock puts a clever spin on the concept. Head over to their Kickstarter to find out more about these security skewers. Oh and yes, it doubles as a bottle opener wrench…

Aug 11, 2014 5 comments
1,100 Miles Later
Vacation-Portland-Day-06-1

… and we’re in LA. What a trip! It was great being able to stop and explore sights and spots along the PCH that I didn’t have time to check out while touring by bike. I shot a lot of photos, broke in the pickup on some fire roads and ate some great seafood, all while soaking in Oregon and California’s majestic coastline.

I never thought I’d say this, but that drive wore me out! Portland to LA in four days isn’t nearly enough time, but we made it happen.

Enjoy the weekend.

Aug 9, 2014 4 comments
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While I’m on the Road
Vacation-Portland-Day-05-1

We’re still out on the road, on HWY 1, which means no wifi and very little cell reception. Posting will commence once I’m in Los Angeles, but until then, follow me on Instagram – @JohnProlly – for updates!

Aug 8, 2014 No comments yet
Porcelain Rocket Has a New Website
Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 10.30.00 PM

I’m on the road and won’t have access to WiFi over the next few days – or at least I don’t think – but I really want to post about this. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has a brand new website and it’s really worth checking out.

So good dude!

Aug 6, 2014 3 comments
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Yonder Journal Corndoggin’ Shirts
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What is Corndogging? Well, aside from looking at the hashtag on Instagram to reveal some weird photos, it’s the act of wasting (valuable) resources such as daylight, money, etc., in the pursuit of ​ incongruous or​ curious and/or seemingly pointless endeavors.

Synonyms: Fucking Around, Killing Time, Dicking Around, Chilling, Fucking Off, Dilly Dallying, Fartin Around.

​This t-shirt ​​​features Bojangle, the Patron Saint of Corn Dogging and is in stock now at Yonder Journal. The dudes also have stock of other randomness, so head over and check it out.

Aug 5, 2014 2 comments
AARN 144#47/49 Rings in Stock
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AARN just restocked the 144#47 and 144#49 track chainrings at his web shop. These are some of the best track chainrings on the market and the demand is always high, so head over now if you’ve missed out before.

Techical Details:
+Bolt Circle Diameter: 144-mm
+Number of Teeth: 47 of 49 (choose below)
+Supported Chain Type: 1/8-in Track/BMX
+Material: Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
+Finish: Black or Clear Anodized

Made in the USA

Aug 5, 2014 No comments yet
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Ass Savers for the Ritte Women’s Team
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Stoked on this one and Jesse, great photos!

“Today Ass Savers announces a partnership with the Ritte Women’s Team and launches a team edition from which 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Southern California-based team’s funds for traveling to the Rás na mBan women’s bike race in Ireland this September.”

Read on for the full press-release and more photos and head over to Ass Savers to scoop one of these Ritte Women’s Team editions.

Ass Savers Jungho Kim shared his thoughts on the company’s sponsorship of the Ritte Women’s Team:

“At Ass Savers, we feel that as a company we should be supporting cycling equally and at as many levels as we can. Yes, this is a male dominated sport and that’s something which is quite apparent if you look. When we first started talking with the Ritte Women’s Team we found that they share the same kind of lightheartedness and enjoyment of cycling that we have, and of course they’re super dedicated to their sport and they take it very seriously. It just seemed natural to collaborate with them and we’re really excited to support women’s cycling.”

The team will use the proceeds to help take them to Ireland where they will participate in the country’s premier women’s stage race which takes place over six stages in five days and covers 427km. This is the second year running that the Ritte Women’s Team will compete in the event.

Ritte Sponsor Coordinator and rider Kelli Samuelson commented, “The Ritte Women’s Team is more then excited about this partnership, after five days of racing in the rain and mud in Ireland in 2013 we look forward to having our asses saved by Ass Savers. We look forward to a growing partnership with such a great company that is supporting women’s cycling.”

The Ritte Women’s Team Edition is available for €7.99 exclusively from Ass-Savers.com. Worldwide shipping is available for free with the purchase of three or more.

Aug 5, 2014 1 comment
Fairweather Tires Have Landed at Velo Orange
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The Fairweather tires are incredible. Why? Because they’re made by Panaracer in Japan, in a selection of colors and we all know Panaracer is legit. Up until now, you couldn’t buy them Stateside, so head over to Velo Orange to see their new stock!

The 38c Cruising tire is very nice…

Aug 5, 2014 2 comments
VANDEYK VDX Cyclocross Edition Bike
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German companies VANDEYK and Crema Cycles teamed up to design, develop and deploy a new range of ‘cross bikes simply dubbed the VDX. These Columbus Spirit and True Temper Platinum OX come in a full size run with a canti or disc option and personally, look really bad ass.

See more at VANDEYK and a few more photos below.


Aug 5, 2014 1 comment
UNREAL SPEED: Josh Bryceland’s Race Run at Mont Sainte Anne

UNREAL! The speed here is just unreal. There is no substitute for full-on-blasting and Josh Bryceland does just that, take a helmet top seat for Josh’s race run from last weekends race in Mont Saint Anne. Up at the first split Josh would eventually end up in second place. What is amazing is how smooth and effortless this entire run is, there are almost no impacts, stalls, or hard hits. This is so hard to believe onces you have taken a look at the track from other vantage points. Its as if they created the course by shelling a swath of land with mortar fire and then taped off a thin section of it down the side of the mountain. Impressive.

Aug 5, 2014 2 comments
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Teague x Sizemore Wins the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project
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Hey, every single vote counts. It appears that Teague x Sizemore won the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project!

“Voters have spoken and declared Seattle’s Denny the winner of the Bike Design Project’s design/build competition!  The Denny wowed voters with its ingenious handlebar lock design, unique fender system, automatic shifting and modern styling.

What an amazing week!  We received over 136,000 visitors during our seven day voting period;  viewers from all over the world have seen our five entry bikes. (Hello Denmark!)

Thanks to everyone who voted and sent us enthusiastic comments – all five of the Bike Design Project bikes have received an avalanche of praise and admiration.  Watch their videos here to revisit their many features.

Our manufacturing partner Fuji Bikes will be taking the Denny into production – in the future, you can own a Denny!”

Congrats to Teague and Sizemore! I can’t wait to see these bikes rolling into production.

Aug 4, 2014 18 comments
Knog introduces the Qudos Action Light

Knog has branched out from the world of cycling lights and lamps to the [qudos] action lighting system. In short, it’s a light for your GoPro, but it can do much more:

“The [qudos] action is designed with GoPro HERO® aesthetics in mind. But it also works with other action camera’s like Sony Action Cam and Garmin VIRB that have conversion mounts. And with a cold shoe adaptor you can use it with your DSLR and tripod. Even in the day, the [qudos] action provides a great fill light for all cameras.”

For you GoPro enthusiasts and professionals, head over to Knog for more!

Knog even did a comparison video, showcasing shots made with the [qudos] and without.

Aug 4, 2014 3 comments
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