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Giro’s New New Road is Made for Speed with the Chrono Collection

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Giro’s New New Road is Made for Speed with the Chrono Collection

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.

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Giro Launches the Montaro™ MIPS Helmet

Need a new trail or bikepacking helmet? Check out the new Giro Montaro™ MIPS. With looks to kill and great details, these helmets will be hitting dealers in October for a retail of $150, something we can all afford. Check out more information at Giro and see the product details at their web shop.

Giro Brings MIPS to the SYNTHE

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Giro Brings MIPS to the SYNTHE

Last year at the Tour, Giro unveiled the SYNTHE helmet. A lightweight, aerodynamic, well-ventilated helmet with a clean, minimal profile. This year, the SYNTHE got safer with MIPS, or multi-directional impact protection system. MIPS is the by-product of the science behind safety, which in my opinion is more important than any speed or aerodynamic efficiency testing you’ll read online. Another factor to consider is looks. There are colors to match your desired look, from black to fluorescent. The SNYTHE looks good, which will make you want to actually wear your helmet more.

See more on the SYNTHE with MIPS at Giro and check these out at your local dealer in the Fall.

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Grinduro Confirms Ray Barbee and Mike Watt For Music

Hopefully by now you’ve heard of Grinduro, Giro’s two-day event in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Part gravel grinder, part enduro and all fun. Co-sponsored by SRAM, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. Thanks to Ray Barbee and Mike Watt, the October 10th event just got a lot more rockin’…

In addition to the music and the racing, Grinduro will feature displays of art and hand-built bicycles, and excellent food from former Clyde Common chef Chris DiMinno of Gourmet Century fame. Featured builders include Black Cat, Blue Collar Bikes, Caletti, Falconer, Retrotec, Steve Rex, Soulcraft and others. There will also be displays of handmade creations from Paul Component Engineering, White Industries, Strawfoot and Traugott Guitars alongside art from Geoff McFetridge and others.

Registration is open now and is $200 for the weekend including race entry, camping, music and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday. The concerts and bike/art expo will be available to general admission on Saturday evening for $5/person.

Head over to Giro for more information. Yes, spots are still available!

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Giro Cycling: Eroica California

Giro just posted up a video recap from this year’s Eroica California ride in Paso Robles. It’s the only video I’ve seen from the ride and captures the vibe quite well. Head over to Giro for a photo gallery and short write-up.

Caletti Giro Grinduro Edition Titanium Cyclocross Bike

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Caletti Giro Grinduro Edition Titanium Cyclocross Bike

October will be here before you know it and with it, comes Grinduro, a different kind of bike race. After my pre-ride photoshoot, one thing became evident: the best rig for this race is a cross bike. Don’t even try to ride a road bike, because you’ll be walking and if you ride a MTB, you might clock in a better time on the descents, but there’s a 25 mile climb.

When Giro announced the Grinduro, Santa Cruz framebuilder John Caletti of Caletti Cycles began working on a cyclocross bike for the event. With bent seat stays, clearances for a 40mm tire, disc brakes and no-rattle housing, this bike is the ideal weapon for a day filled with Sierra Nevada gravel and crag.

My favorite detail on this frame in particular however is the Geoff McFetridge artwork. The evil mountain awaits and Grinduro is coming… Best get your rig ready.

Giro Cycling’s Grinduro Timed Gravel Race in Sierra Nevada

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Giro Cycling’s Grinduro Timed Gravel Race in Sierra Nevada

The cycling industry is a competitive place. With mountain bikers clamoring over Enduro, the road and dirt industry has its sights on gravel grinder races. As the name implies, the Grinduro is a mix of the two. A mix, but a whole lot more…

Giro’s Grinduro is an entire weekend event that unfolds in the town of Quincy, California. A place that can get quite warm in the summer, so luckily, the event takes place in October. Participants will be able to camp at the fabled Quincy Campground, be fed by Chris King’s Gourmet Century, enjoy beer from Sierra Nevada brewery and enjoy music from live bands.

The format of the race includes timed climb segments, timed descent segments and a ripping 12-mile long singletrack ender. The intent is to chat leisurely in between segments, get to know your fellow racers, enjoy delicious food along the way and then give your all during the timed sections. Once you’re done, finish up the night at the campsites with a massive shindig.

The following Gallery was taken on the Giro Grinduro course, a 65 mile long mixed terrain route with approximately 9,000′ of elevation. These roads are some of the most beautiful in the area and as you will see, will not disappoint… Will you Grinduro?

Registration is open now, so head to the Grinduro site for more information.

Giro: 2015 Ride LT and Ride Apparel for Men and Women

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Giro: 2015 Ride LT and Ride Apparel for Men and Women

For 2015, Giro has overhauled their New Road line into two new categories: Ride LT, which is more like traditional lycra and Ride, which features more casual apparel. They’ve expanded the men’s and women’s line, bringing each a few new key pieces for spring riding. Most impressive to me is their women’s halter bib, which solves the problem of quick removal without having to remove a jersey.

Check out the full Giro Men’s Apparel line and the full Giro Women’s Apparel line online or head to your local dealer.

Giro’s New Footwear Comfort Guarantee

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Giro’s New Footwear Comfort Guarantee

Buying shoes isn’t easy, especially when you’re staring down the barrel of a $200 – $300 investment. In order to make your decision easy, Giro is now offering a Comfort Guarantee on all their footwear, in addition to their full-warranty against manufacturing defects. This Comfort Guarantee is good for 60 days, that’s more than enough time to ensure your investment will work for you.

View the complete Giro men’s footwear collection and Giro women’s collection for the full line.

Rapha: Cross Shoes in Stock

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Rapha: Cross Shoes in Stock

Rapha’s always had a way of making something so simple look so good. I’ll admit that I was surprised to see their new Cross Shoes bring in such subtle detailing. Made by Giro, with blue and pink accents throughout, these shoes are now in stock at Rapha for $350 and free shipping.

See more photos below.