A Coastal Reverie: Mountain Biking in Montaña de Oro State Park

The list of places to go explore in Central California is growing!

“Montaña de Oro State Park – or MDO as it’s referred to by locals – encompasses roughly 8,000 acres of fog shrouded coastal hills and coastal bluffs that abut the rocky shorelines of south Estero Bay on Central California’s coast. It’s undeveloped coastline and undulating, rhythmic singletrack offer a quick and easy dream-like getaway for local cyclists, hikers, equestrians, surfers, birders, tourists, and the many passers through on their way down Highway 1. It’s evident enough that the trails here didn’t build themselves, nor did the access to them come easily granted – especially for mountain bikers. The Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers have been instrumental on both fronts.”

See more at Tillak and a few photos below. (more…)

Jul 19, 2018 5 comments
Trek Makes a Huge Push for Pro Women’s Cycling

“Trek is committed to changing the world by inspiring more people to ride,” said Trek president John Burke, “and our world-class women’s road team will be filled with passionate racers who are out to inspire. We’re putting full support behind our athletes so they can focus on their profession and be the best they can be.”

Yes! Read the full scoop at Bicycle Retailer.

Jul 17, 2018 2 comments
Mission Workshop’s Pavement and Gravel Collection

Adding to their extensive mountain bike apparel collection, Mission Workshop announces their PNG “pavement and gravel” apparel. Included in this range are bibs, a base layer, a jersey, jacket, and socks. Since this lineup is from Mission, you can expect the same solid construction and detailing as the rest of their products. See the full PNG lineup at Mission Workshop.

Jul 17, 2018 1 comment
Kona Takes on Badwater to Mt. Whitney

The Kona Adventure Team takes to the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin (-282.2′), to the highest in the contiguous US, Mount Whitney (14,505′). The cool thing about this is it used to be an annual bike race, dubbed the Whitney Classic. This route climbs three classic passes, Townes Pass is 16.6 miles and ascends 5,000′, Hillcrest is 11.9 miles and ascends 3,000′, and The Whitney Portal road is 12 miles and ascends 5,000′. I’ve spoken with cyclists in Owens Valley who used to hike to the top of Mount Whitney the day after the race as “recovery.”

Jul 17, 2018 7 comments
Hexlox’s Perfect Fit Thru Axle System

There are numerous standards for thru-axles and it can be kind of maddening when it comes to ordering the right part. Hexlox‘s new patent-pending HexThru Axle covers all thru-axle standards in just 3 sizes with a Front 15, a Front 12 and a Rear 12. They call it the Perfect Fit System. The length adjusts to perfectly fit your thru-axle dropout width via a telescopic two-phase thread and the interchangeable threaded end flips to fit any fork or dropout. Expect these to drop in October with a €45 pricetag.

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A Coastal Reverie: Mountain Biking in Montaña de Oro State Park

The list of places to go explore in Central California is growing!

“Montaña de Oro State Park – or MDO as it’s referred to by locals – encompasses roughly 8,000 acres of fog shrouded coastal hills and coastal bluffs that abut the rocky shorelines of south Estero Bay on Central California’s coast. It’s undeveloped coastline and undulating, rhythmic singletrack offer a quick and easy dream-like getaway for local cyclists, hikers, equestrians, surfers, birders, tourists, and the many passers through on their way down Highway 1. It’s evident enough that the trails here didn’t build themselves, nor did the access to them come easily granted – especially for mountain bikers. The Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers have been instrumental on both fronts.”

See more at Tillak and a few photos below. (more…)

Jul 19, 2018 5 comments
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Trek Makes a Huge Push for Pro Women’s Cycling

“Trek is committed to changing the world by inspiring more people to ride,” said Trek president John Burke, “and our world-class women’s road team will be filled with passionate racers who are out to inspire. We’re putting full support behind our athletes so they can focus on their profession and be the best they can be.”

Yes! Read the full scoop at Bicycle Retailer.

Jul 17, 2018 2 comments
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Mission Workshop’s Pavement and Gravel Collection

Adding to their extensive mountain bike apparel collection, Mission Workshop announces their PNG “pavement and gravel” apparel. Included in this range are bibs, a base layer, a jersey, jacket, and socks. Since this lineup is from Mission, you can expect the same solid construction and detailing as the rest of their products. See the full PNG lineup at Mission Workshop.

Jul 17, 2018 1 comment
Kona Takes on Badwater to Mt. Whitney

The Kona Adventure Team takes to the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin (-282.2′), to the highest in the contiguous US, Mount Whitney (14,505′). The cool thing about this is it used to be an annual bike race, dubbed the Whitney Classic. This route climbs three classic passes, Townes Pass is 16.6 miles and ascends 5,000′, Hillcrest is 11.9 miles and ascends 3,000′, and The Whitney Portal road is 12 miles and ascends 5,000′. I’ve spoken with cyclists in Owens Valley who used to hike to the top of Mount Whitney the day after the race as “recovery.”

Jul 17, 2018 7 comments
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Hexlox’s Perfect Fit Thru Axle System

There are numerous standards for thru-axles and it can be kind of maddening when it comes to ordering the right part. Hexlox‘s new patent-pending HexThru Axle covers all thru-axle standards in just 3 sizes with a Front 15, a Front 12 and a Rear 12. They call it the Perfect Fit System. The length adjusts to perfectly fit your thru-axle dropout width via a telescopic two-phase thread and the interchangeable threaded end flips to fit any fork or dropout. Expect these to drop in October with a €45 pricetag.

Jul 17, 2018 No comments yet
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