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Earlier this week, we got a look at the new Brooks All-Weather Carbon Cambium and many readers expressed concerns that this model would come in various widths, as well as with a carved option. Well, fret no longer. Brooks now has the all-weather carbon cambiums in stock, with 132mm and 145mm widths, as well as carved options. These Carbon All Weather Cambium saddles weigh approx 280 grams, compared to the metal-railed Cambium’s weight of 405 grams and retail for $220.
February 24th, Chris Corona, aka DirtDrops has a photo exhibit at Caletti Cycles showcasing his Santa Cruz-based photography. His Caletti will also be on exhibit, so if you have time, make sure you put it on your calendar.
The Web Shop has a few new items as of today. These ByWay Patches, as well as an all-over Jackal pattern DeFeet AirEater patten in black and marigold. In case you missed it during the holidays, we added men and women’s MTB jerseys in black or green Disruptive Coloration patterns, as well as lapel pins, and we re-stocked our Jackal long sleeve shirts!
Discover one of the most epic bicycle race on the planet: BikingMAN Oman. 22 different nationalities raced 1,000 km self-supported in Oman, crossing deserts, climbing the Al Hajar mountains to reach Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman…
Bike Jerks has an amazing gallery up from the 1980 Pearl Pass Tour in ColoRADo, shot by Kevin Montgomery. I don’t want to give away too much of the goodness, so you’ll have to head to Bike Jerks for the full gallery! All I will say is what’s old is new again. Check out a few teasers below. (more…)
I’ve got a mole over at Brooks in the EU and they just sent me teaser images of their new all-weather carbon Cambium saddles. These new saddles address the glaring issue with the standard all-weather Cambiums, the weight! With the all-weather design and the carbon body, the saddles will be substantially lighter. Available in white or black with more information to follow…
With more and more drop bar bikes adopting MTB tires, Industry Nine believes wheels need to be updated. From tire fit to drivetrain spec. The TRA, or Torch Road Alloy, was designed to accel in a space where a road-focused wheelset might not be enough, but a straight-up mountain wheelset would be overkill. Ideal scenarios for the TRA line-up would be in the CX start grid, fast moving, light-duty off-road explorations, or hammering out long days on Forest Service roads.
The best way to learn is to fall. Both metaphorically and literally. Especially on a bike. If you never lean over and push the boundaries how can you understand traction, physics, and speed? That’s part of the reasoning behind the Rubber Side Up mantra. Push yourself, get air, and yeah, crash. When you fall, you inevitably learn in the process. We all do it, it’s what we do afterwards that makes the difference. Take the inevitable collapse of the tradeshow, specifically Interbike. What could the organizers have done to solidify their holding within the industry? Will they learn from the demise of the tradeshow, or will it be more of the same?
Are we not an outdoor industry? Do we not care about the outdoors? The tagline for this very website is “A Group of Individuals who Share a Love for Cycling and the Outdoors.” We ride outdoors, we live outdoors as much as possible. We are not complete, as humans, without the outdoors. So why is the cycling industry so myopic? (more…)
Mission Workshop are wizards of bag manufacturing. Their packs have some of the most well thought-out detailing in the industry and with all the hidden buckles, pockets, and straps, come added weight – especially considering you could already be carrying camera gear or a laptop! To alleviate that, the brand often puts out VX material bags that shed some of the weight. The newest bag to get the VX treatment is the RHAKE. A unique bag that pairs exceptionally well with their camera insert. As with all their bags, these are made in the USA with a lifetime warranty. Head to Mission Workshop for more information.
Cobra Racing is a Bicycle Motocross inspired bandit race in Portland, Oregon. Paying homage to BMX, Alley Cats, Cyclocross and all those who create something rad for their community.
Each racer is assigned a number plate and group number. Racers have three opportunities to qualify for the main event. These qualifying races are called motos. Motos are one lap. Pedal hard! Top 2 from each moto make it into the main event.
COBRA Racing provides equal payout for WTF and Men categories.