Ringtail’s New Jacket and Vest Colors

I must admit, there’s nothing I use more on my springtime rides than my Ringtail jacket. This year, Ringtail took their Breeze Breaker 2.0 jacket and Breezer 2.0 vest and rendered them in two new colors; sage and navy blue. Both of these colors are in stock now at Ringtail.

Apr 10, 2018 1 comment
Oakley’s New Field and Flight Jacket Sunglasses

Oakley’s heritage with cycling runs deep and while there have been some super kooky (hey, in a good way!) designs over the years, their latest two additions offer vivid aesthetics, resulting from the brand’s ongoing attempt at making the best looking, best performing eyewear for cycling. Both the Field and Flight jackets were designed with ventilation and full-frame viewing, ideal for on and off-road riding. Head to your local Oakley dealer to check them out in person and to Oakley for more information and colors.

Apr 10, 2018 No comments yet
Check Out Bell Lap by Laura Winberry, a Poetry Book About ‘Cross Racing

Racing. It’s not just a hobby, for many it’s a way of life. It dictates one’s sleep schedule, diet, and just about every other facet of life, at the same time directly influencing them in both positive and negative ways. Author Laura Winberry has found catharsis from the stresses of racing in the form of poetry.

Over the years, Laura took her experiences and turned them into beautiful stanzas, verses and rhythms, which in a lot of ways expose the rigors of racing, while subverting the physical activity into something poetic, beautiful and powerful. Because racing is life, Laura’s own struggles and victories have seeped into these wells of lyrical prose, resulting in an entertaining, yet intimate look at what it means to give it your all on the bike.

You can pre-order this magnificent collection of poems right now at Indolent Books and if you’re curious to read more of Laura’s writings, don’t miss her Reportage from this year’s ‘Cross Nats in Reno!

Apr 9, 2018 3 comments
44 Bikes: Lars’ Marauder in Attack and Ute Mode

Kris Henry at 44 Bikes recently completed this beautiful Marauder build, with a dual usage; touring bike and full-on trail attack mode. This 27.5+ platform is quickly adaptable for when that itch for wanderlust strikes. You can see the entire build process, from the cutting of tubes, to welding, and the final product over at the 44 Bikes Flickr.

Apr 9, 2018 1 comment
All City and Topo Designs Handlebar Bag

To coincide with dealers stocking the all-new Gorilla Monsoon, All-City teamed up with Colorado-based Topo Designs on a run of matchy matchy handlebar bags. These orange and yellow bags are made in the US from Cordura, attach via simple velcro straps and utilize a waterproof truck liner interior. Head to your local dealer to pick one up, or to All-City for ordering.

Apr 9, 2018 1 comment
Campagnolo Drops 12 Speed Record and Super Record

This came out of the blue. With rumors of SRAM’s 12 speed technology trickling down to their road division, I was expecting their launch to hit the cycling newsstands before any of the other manufacturers. Campagnolo’s Record and Super Record 12 comes with two cassette options; 11-32 and 11-29 and a redesigned gruppo. You can read all about it at Campy.

Apr 9, 2018 30 comments
Fyxation’s Mesa Pedals Honor the MTB Meccas of the Southwest

The trifecta of MTB destinations has inspired the colors of the latest release from Fyxation. From the bone white plains of Fruita, Colorado to the red dirt of Moab and high piñon and juniper of Sedona, each of these pedals take inspiration from the natural tonality of these high desert MTB destinations. Head to your local dealer to see them in person or to purchase and head to Fyxation for more information.

Apr 8, 2018 3 comments
The Full Stache 8 Looks Like a Good Time!

Olive drab. Check. Fluoro. Check. Chunky tires. Check. I’d say the Stache 8 checks a lot of boxes. If anyone’s ridden the original Stache, you can probably attest to how fun that bike is, so seeing it on a full suspension platform has me intrigued. Check out more details at your local Trek dealer and see the details at Trek.

Apr 6, 2018 17 comments
Win a FREE Coffee Subscription from Our Friends at Latigo Coffee

I don’t know about you, but I can’t operate without a good pot of coffee in the morning. That goes for work days and camping days. Over the past few months, I’ve really enjoyed the coffee our friends at Latigo Coffee are roasting. So much so that I wanted to offer some free coffee to the readers of this website. For free.

It’s a simple email sign-up form. Just enter your name and email below. The winner will be randomly selected from this list of new email subscribers. Winner would receive a free 3-month Gift Subscription (details at Latigo), for a total of 6x shipments. Brand new coffee every time – Latigo is sourcing + roasting + shipping every 2 weeks. Best of luck to you all and if you’re always looking for new coffee, I highly suggest checking out Latigo! Enter this giveaway below. (more…)

Apr 6, 2018 3 comments
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Oakley’s New Field and Flight Jacket Sunglasses

Oakley’s heritage with cycling runs deep and while there have been some super kooky (hey, in a good way!) designs over the years, their latest two additions offer vivid aesthetics, resulting from the brand’s ongoing attempt at making the best looking, best performing eyewear for cycling. Both the Field and Flight jackets were designed with ventilation and full-frame viewing, ideal for on and off-road riding. Head to your local Oakley dealer to check them out in person and to Oakley for more information and colors.

Apr 10, 2018 No comments yet
Check Out Bell Lap by Laura Winberry, a Poetry Book About ‘Cross Racing

Racing. It’s not just a hobby, for many it’s a way of life. It dictates one’s sleep schedule, diet, and just about every other facet of life, at the same time directly influencing them in both positive and negative ways. Author Laura Winberry has found catharsis from the stresses of racing in the form of poetry.

Over the years, Laura took her experiences and turned them into beautiful stanzas, verses and rhythms, which in a lot of ways expose the rigors of racing, while subverting the physical activity into something poetic, beautiful and powerful. Because racing is life, Laura’s own struggles and victories have seeped into these wells of lyrical prose, resulting in an entertaining, yet intimate look at what it means to give it your all on the bike.

You can pre-order this magnificent collection of poems right now at Indolent Books and if you’re curious to read more of Laura’s writings, don’t miss her Reportage from this year’s ‘Cross Nats in Reno!

Apr 9, 2018 3 comments
44 Bikes: Lars’ Marauder in Attack and Ute Mode

Kris Henry at 44 Bikes recently completed this beautiful Marauder build, with a dual usage; touring bike and full-on trail attack mode. This 27.5+ platform is quickly adaptable for when that itch for wanderlust strikes. You can see the entire build process, from the cutting of tubes, to welding, and the final product over at the 44 Bikes Flickr.

Apr 9, 2018 1 comment
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All City and Topo Designs Handlebar Bag

To coincide with dealers stocking the all-new Gorilla Monsoon, All-City teamed up with Colorado-based Topo Designs on a run of matchy matchy handlebar bags. These orange and yellow bags are made in the US from Cordura, attach via simple velcro straps and utilize a waterproof truck liner interior. Head to your local dealer to pick one up, or to All-City for ordering.

Apr 9, 2018 1 comment
Campagnolo Drops 12 Speed Record and Super Record

This came out of the blue. With rumors of SRAM’s 12 speed technology trickling down to their road division, I was expecting their launch to hit the cycling newsstands before any of the other manufacturers. Campagnolo’s Record and Super Record 12 comes with two cassette options; 11-32 and 11-29 and a redesigned gruppo. You can read all about it at Campy.

Apr 9, 2018 30 comments
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Fyxation’s Mesa Pedals Honor the MTB Meccas of the Southwest

The trifecta of MTB destinations has inspired the colors of the latest release from Fyxation. From the bone white plains of Fruita, Colorado to the red dirt of Moab and high piñon and juniper of Sedona, each of these pedals take inspiration from the natural tonality of these high desert MTB destinations. Head to your local dealer to see them in person or to purchase and head to Fyxation for more information.

Apr 8, 2018 3 comments
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The Full Stache 8 Looks Like a Good Time!

Olive drab. Check. Fluoro. Check. Chunky tires. Check. I’d say the Stache 8 checks a lot of boxes. If anyone’s ridden the original Stache, you can probably attest to how fun that bike is, so seeing it on a full suspension platform has me intrigued. Check out more details at your local Trek dealer and see the details at Trek.

Apr 6, 2018 17 comments
Win a FREE Coffee Subscription from Our Friends at Latigo Coffee

I don’t know about you, but I can’t operate without a good pot of coffee in the morning. That goes for work days and camping days. Over the past few months, I’ve really enjoyed the coffee our friends at Latigo Coffee are roasting. So much so that I wanted to offer some free coffee to the readers of this website. For free.

It’s a simple email sign-up form. Just enter your name and email below. The winner will be randomly selected from this list of new email subscribers. Winner would receive a free 3-month Gift Subscription (details at Latigo), for a total of 6x shipments. Brand new coffee every time – Latigo is sourcing + roasting + shipping every 2 weeks. Best of luck to you all and if you’re always looking for new coffee, I highly suggest checking out Latigo! Enter this giveaway below. (more…)

Apr 6, 2018 3 comments
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Starling Cycles’ Murmur Factory 29’r

You may or may not have heard of Starling Cycles before. They’re UK frame builders of mountain bikes, including the Murmur 29’r, a full suspension, steel, made in the UK frame. Well, the UK brand has now offered a Taiwan-built version of the Murmur, called the Murmur Factory 29’r and it’s currently available to order. There isn’t much difference between the Murmur and the Factory, except cost. So if Made in the UK isn’t as important to the consumer, they can save some money. Head to Starling to see more information on the Murmur Factory 29’r.

Apr 5, 2018 1 comment
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