Giro’s New New Road is Made for Speed with the Chrono Collection
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When Giro launched their New Road apparel line a few years back, they brought in their take on what road cycling wear could become and now, their Chrono Collection addresses the other side to that coin for apparel.

The Chrono collection was launched yesterday and I’ve been reading up on it at their site. My take-away here: the Chrono Collection offers affordable and functional pieces for men and women but the most significant designed piece is the Chrono Expert Halter Bib for women. That’s innovative design.

Check out more at Giro and I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this.

Aug 25, 2015 13 comments
Lazer Goes Camo and Fluoro for their New Z1 Helmet
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Camo and fluoro make for a strange dichotomy, especially with road cycling. The joke’s been made in the past: “why do you want a camo jersey on your road bike? Don’t you want to be more visible?” Is it fashion? Or function? Whatever it is, Lazer helmets tackled it in one of the more successful treatments I’ve seen on a helmet with their new Z1 color option. (more…)

Aug 25, 2015 5 comments
SRAM MTB Introduces $19.99 X-SYNC™ STEEL 1x Chainrings
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Yes. $19.99 narrow-wide MTB rings from SRAM. 1x setups just got a lot more affordable for 28t, 30t and 32t applications.

They are compatible with all SRAM 1x cranks (DM and 94BCD cranks) although the
DM 28-tooth ring is not compatible with 30mm cranks that require a 0mm offset ring and you must use SRAM chain to keep warranty.

That’s it. Plain and simple…

Aug 25, 2015 1 comment
Santa Cruz Bicycles: The Syndicate Episode 7

The world of downhill is such a spectacular form of cycling, unlike anything else (in my opinion anyway). Treacherous traps of terrain await the racers as they charge the tracks of Val di Sole in Italy during the final World Cup race of the year. Santa Cruz Bicycles takes us on their seventh Syndicate episode, showing behind the scenes footage with interviews from their team, as well as race footage.

Aug 25, 2015 No comments yet
Rubber Side Up 14
LArandom-39

When it’s dusty, loose and hot, it’s easy to overcook those corners. Thanks for the laughs, Kyle!

Aug 24, 2015 2 comments
Sklar Bikes: Scott’s Custom 29+ Singlespeed MTB
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A bike that’s at home with 2.5″ or 3″ tires, that is curvalicious as a rigid, yet able to accept a suspension fork and sports a mean green coat of wet paint is about to be unleashed upon the singletrack of Ft. Collins thanks to Sklar Bikes. Scott’s bike is looking great. See more at Sklar Bikes.

Aug 24, 2015 18 comments
Long Sleeve Sun Protection: Patagonia Capilene Silkweight Base Layers
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Photos by Kyle Kelley

This website focuses a lot on Made in the USA products, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t share products like this when I put them through the ringer, especially if it saves you some money.

The summer sun is unforgiving and while I’ll wear sun sleeves and a normal jersey on my road bike, I spent a good amount of time this year looking for long-sleeve sunblocking options for mountain bike rides. A large misconception about long sleeve shirts is that they’re too hot to wear on a sunny summer day and while that can be true for materials like cotton, there are silkweight options that will wick sweat, keep you cool and most importantly protect your arms from the sun’s harmful rays… (more…)

Aug 24, 2015 15 comments
Trail Dogs are the Best!
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Words by Morgan Taylor

There’s nothing like getting rubber side up in the woods with your buds, two legs or four. My dog Denver shreds just as hard, if not harder than me, and will stay 6″ off my wheel even in the dustiest conditions. All with a smile on his face. Here’s to the loam eating, corner shredding, stick chasing dogs of the trail! (PS: the Ice Cream Truck is now 27.5+… update soon!)

Aug 24, 2015 20 comments
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Lazer Goes Camo and Fluoro for their New Z1 Helmet
LAZER_Camo_Z1-5

Camo and fluoro make for a strange dichotomy, especially with road cycling. The joke’s been made in the past: “why do you want a camo jersey on your road bike? Don’t you want to be more visible?” Is it fashion? Or function? Whatever it is, Lazer helmets tackled it in one of the more successful treatments I’ve seen on a helmet with their new Z1 color option. (more…)

Aug 25, 2015 5 comments
SRAM MTB Introduces $19.99 X-SYNC™ STEEL 1x Chainrings
SRAM_MTB_Steel

Yes. $19.99 narrow-wide MTB rings from SRAM. 1x setups just got a lot more affordable for 28t, 30t and 32t applications.

They are compatible with all SRAM 1x cranks (DM and 94BCD cranks) although the
DM 28-tooth ring is not compatible with 30mm cranks that require a 0mm offset ring and you must use SRAM chain to keep warranty.

That’s it. Plain and simple…

Aug 25, 2015 1 comment
Santa Cruz Bicycles: The Syndicate Episode 7

The world of downhill is such a spectacular form of cycling, unlike anything else (in my opinion anyway). Treacherous traps of terrain await the racers as they charge the tracks of Val di Sole in Italy during the final World Cup race of the year. Santa Cruz Bicycles takes us on their seventh Syndicate episode, showing behind the scenes footage with interviews from their team, as well as race footage.

Aug 25, 2015 No comments yet
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Rubber Side Up 14
LArandom-39

When it’s dusty, loose and hot, it’s easy to overcook those corners. Thanks for the laughs, Kyle!

Aug 24, 2015 2 comments
Sklar Bikes: Scott’s Custom 29+ Singlespeed MTB
Sklar

A bike that’s at home with 2.5″ or 3″ tires, that is curvalicious as a rigid, yet able to accept a suspension fork and sports a mean green coat of wet paint is about to be unleashed upon the singletrack of Ft. Collins thanks to Sklar Bikes. Scott’s bike is looking great. See more at Sklar Bikes.

Aug 24, 2015 18 comments
Long Sleeve Sun Protection: Patagonia Capilene Silkweight Base Layers
JohnPatagucci

Photos by Kyle Kelley

This website focuses a lot on Made in the USA products, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t share products like this when I put them through the ringer, especially if it saves you some money.

The summer sun is unforgiving and while I’ll wear sun sleeves and a normal jersey on my road bike, I spent a good amount of time this year looking for long-sleeve sunblocking options for mountain bike rides. A large misconception about long sleeve shirts is that they’re too hot to wear on a sunny summer day and while that can be true for materials like cotton, there are silkweight options that will wick sweat, keep you cool and most importantly protect your arms from the sun’s harmful rays… (more…)

Aug 24, 2015 15 comments
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Trail Dogs are the Best!
denver-loam-shred

Words by Morgan Taylor

There’s nothing like getting rubber side up in the woods with your buds, two legs or four. My dog Denver shreds just as hard, if not harder than me, and will stay 6″ off my wheel even in the dustiest conditions. All with a smile on his face. Here’s to the loam eating, corner shredding, stick chasing dogs of the trail! (PS: the Ice Cream Truck is now 27.5+… update soon!)

Aug 24, 2015 20 comments
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Swear to Shred
LArandom-7

Scout’s honor!

I can’t wait to break this bike in tomorrow in the San Gabriel mountains. Kris’ work at 44 Bikes is so incredibly clean, down to little branding hits like this decal.

Aug 22, 2015 3 comments
Soak in the Summer Sun
LArandom-1

Summer’s here in sunny Los Angeles and on today’s ride, Graham decided it was an opportune time to catch some rays… Enjoy the weekend, y’all.

By the way, who knows this spot?

Aug 21, 2015 11 comments
Dan Hughes’ Mothra Crux for Gravel Worlds
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Photos by Chris Riekert

The thing I admire about bicycle painters and designers in general is the ability to look at life’s struggles, or challenges as inspiration. In competition, it’s easy to get lost in the ferocity of rivalry. You can let it psyche you out, or take it as it comes. Here’s a back-story to this frame:

“Whats the point of racing without rivalry? In 2014, Dan Hughes of @sunfloweroutdoorandbikeshop and Yuri Hauswald (@yhauswald) were introduced as the “Mothra and Godzilla of cycling”. This weekend Dan and Yuri are going head-to-head at the Unofficial Gravel World Championship in Nebraska and to commemorate Dan’s winged persona, @swiznooski, dreamed up this metal-flake clad motif. Good Luck to the guys this weekend! And Yuri, you’re going down!”

See more photos of this insane project below… (more…)

Aug 21, 2015 8 comments
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