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The Santa Fe Rattlers Youth MTB Program Are Meeting at Glorieta Camps This Weekend

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The Santa Fe Rattlers Youth MTB Program Are Meeting at Glorieta Camps This Weekend

Kick-Off your summer riding season with the Santa Fe Rattlers! Explore the trails at Glorieta Camps, meet the coaches and start your mountain biking summer. The Santa Fe Rattlers are Santa Fe’s Junior mountain biking team. We are a part of the New Mexico Interscholastic Cycling League which develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes in New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Rattler’s are a composite team which means we welcome ALL 12 to 18-year-old kids (no matter which school you attend) in the Santa Fe area!

We are about riding safely, learning new bike skills, and most importantly, having fun. See you soon!

Details:
When: May 22, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Glorieta Camps, Glorieta, NM
Who: 12-18 year old kids in Santa Fe.
Cost: Free!
RSVP: email to rattlers@velonewmexico.org by May 20!

Did You Enjoy Our Slingshot Reportage Last Week? Check out this Slingshot Meriwether!

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Did You Enjoy Our Slingshot Reportage Last Week? Check out this Slingshot Meriwether!

Photo by Mike Curiak

We don’t want to spoil too much about this project, because Mike has documented it so thoroughly, but we’d thought y’all would get a kick out of this Meriwether after last week’s Slingshot gallery. Tukt rear end, 110mm travel fork, 29×2.8″ tires, and just the kind of kooky beauty we’re missing from all the bike trade shows. Check out the full spread at Mike’s Exposure page and see some process photos at the Meriwether Cycles Instagram

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Kenevo SL vs Kaiju

At this point, people have their opinions about e-bikes but I think we can all agree that a good Kaiju battle is always entertaining. Specialized has been killing these new videos!

What Would We Do Without Trails? An IMBA Fundraiser for the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society

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What Would We Do Without Trails? An IMBA Fundraiser for the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society

The more important question is, what would trails do without YOU? IMBA is hosting a membership drive, with a bunch of free prizes to give out to a random winner.

Sign up or renew your IMBA Local membership today. It’s fun, easy, and rewarding. You’ll be entered to win one of several prize packages of fantastic gear, including two complete mountain bikes from Yeti Cycles. By joining today you’ll be entered to win 1 of 10 amazing prize packages! IMBA corporate partners donating these prizes care about you and the good work IMBA Local Partners accomplish for us all.

Prizes include:
Yeti Mountain Bike, DT Swiss All Mountain Fork – F 535 One, RAM XO AXS Upgrade Kit, Prevelo Zulu One, Shimano SPD Shoes/Pedals, PRO Handlebar/Stem, PRO Dropper Post, and dozens of more prizes from these brands.

If you’re in Santa Fe, you can donate to the Fat Tire Society and join at IMBA. If your local IMBA chapter is running the same program, drop a link to it in the comments.

Starling Cycles Introduce the Stainless (Front Triangle) Murmur 29er

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Starling Cycles Introduce the Stainless (Front Triangle) Murmur 29er

Starling Cycles, the maker of the steel Murmur 29er full suspension, just announced a limited edition Murmur with a stainless steel front triangle, made by Ora in Taiwan. Only available in size Large or XLarge, these limited edition frames can be bought as a frameset (£2330.00) or as a complete build through Starling direct. These bikes offer a completely different ride quality from their carbon fiber counterparts and remain to this day one of my personal favorites on the market. Check out my initial review of the Murmur and my personal Murmur build in the Related articles below…

Ally’s Hoefer Cycles Custom 29er Hardtail Bikepacking Rig

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Ally’s Hoefer Cycles Custom 29er Hardtail Bikepacking Rig

This one is gonna be a simple write-up. Ally had a really amazing looking custom bike from a builder, Hoefer Cycles, I had never come across before.  I asked Ally about the story behind the bike and she just responded, “I told him I wanted a sweet bikepacking rig that I could ride anywhere.” I reached out to Donald, the man behind Hoefer Cycles, and he corroborated the story and adding that “It’s really fun when someone comes to me with a request as open-ended as hers was and trusts me to deliver.” While handcrafting a detailed and intentional build such as this is nothing simple, the joy it produces is.  Just look at that smile, Donald still remembered seeing Ally’s huge smile as she came back from the first test ride.  After Ally had trouble finding something that truly fit, it seemed Donald had hit the bullseye.

An Interview with Brooklyn Bell on Her Ground Keeper Custom Collaboration

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An Interview with Brooklyn Bell on Her Ground Keeper Custom Collaboration

For today’s Reportage, we’re shining a light on Brooklyn Bell, a multi-sport athlete and artist living in Bellingham, Washington. Brooklyn launched a collaboration with Ground Keeper Custom earlier this year, with an entire capsule collection available on their website. We were really moved by Brooklyn’s artwork, so we connected for a quick interview. See the Ground Keeper Badgal Brooky collection on their website and read our interview with Brooklyn below…

The Radavist 2021 Calendar: May

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The Radavist 2021 Calendar: May

“Dzil Ta’ah Adventure” is the fifth layout of the Radavist 2021 Calendar. It was shot with a Sony A9ii and a Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 di iii rxd lens in Kayenta, AZ.

“Jon Yazzie lives in the Navajo Nation and runs a guided tour company called Dzil Ta’ah Adventures. He rides single speed mountain bike frames exclusively and is working to expand bicycle access on the Reservation. Our story with Jon will come out next month but this shot from a ride in his backyard should get you stoked to see more.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2021 – May. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is from this same vista. Click here to download May’s Mobile Wallpaper.

Full Circle on the Grand Loop: Part IV – A New Record, 12 Years in the Making

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Full Circle on the Grand Loop: Part IV – A New Record, 12 Years in the Making

This is the fourth and final part of an ongoing series:
Full Circle on the Grand Loop: Part III – A Cyclocross Specialist Turned Ultra Racer
Full Circle on the Grand Loop: Part II – The First Modern Bikepacking Race
Full Circle on the Grand Loop: Part I – Trail Visions Ahead of Their Time

2020, the year that virtually nothing has panned out as expected, delivered an unexpected opportunity for me to return to the Grand Loop. I flew home to Arizona in late March after an aborted tour across Alaska as the Covid-19 pandemic worsened. My body was exhausted from winning a 4-day-long Iditarod Trail Invitational – conditions were challenging enough that the race took twice as long as it does in “good” years. After the race, I continued touring farther along the trail for another 250 miles before Native villages began closing to visitors. When I returned home, my body was worn out. The next month was devoted to recovery as I watched in awe as the world as we knew it ground to a halt amid the worsening pandemic.

Roval’s New 2021 Control Carbon MTB Wheels

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Roval’s New 2021 Control Carbon MTB Wheels

Roval just announced their a redesigned Control Carbon wheelset for 2021, which combines low weight and strength found in their Control SL rim and built with the new DT Swiss 350 hubs. These Control Carbon wheels feature the same zero-bead-hook design and wider 29mm-inner width, found in Roval’s Control SL as well.

Specs:
-Control SL 29”
-29mm Internal Width
-4mm FlatTop Bead Hook
-Tubeless Compatible
-New DT Swiss 350 Hub Straight-pull
-6-bolt Rotor – 36t Star Ratchet System
-Thru Axle 100x15mm & 148x12mm
-Weight: 1450g w/ Tubeless Rim Tape
-MSRP: $1350.00 – Wheelset
-Lifetime Warranty – No-Fault Crash Replacement

See more at Roval.

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A Dog’s Tale

Raven is a 13-year-old retired trail dog from Squamish, British Columbia who’s spent countless days frolicking on loamy singletrack beneath towering spruces. Old age has slowed her down, and now Raven happily lies in the driveway, watching dog after dog, and their human, head for the hills.

Revel Returns with a Love Your Brain Edition Purple Rascal

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Revel Returns with a Love Your Brain Edition Purple Rascal

2021 ain’t exactly an easy year to get your grubby mitts on a bike, much less a mountain bike but Revel has your back… er brain.

Revel is expanding its color selection yet again. Back in October Revel launched a second fundraiser for LoveYourBrain. Perhaps you recall? Well, they received a ton of requests to make a LYB purple ranger and here it is. In stock and shipping today from Revel Bikes for $3,699 as a frame or with multiple build kits. Head to Revel to check it out.

Thomson Announces New Ti MTB Frame: the Hooch

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Thomson Announces New Ti MTB Frame: the Hooch

Thomson is launching a Titanium hardtail MTB called the Hooch in conjunction with their brand new website. The “Hooch” is the namesake of the Chattahoochee in north Georgia, home to some of the most epic trails in the country.

This limited Ti frame is equipped with a Thomson Dropper post (your choice of travel), then the customer selects from Thomson’s entire collection of Thomson components, starting at $3,295.00.

From their Elite or Masterpiece series, Ti or carbon fiber, the customer can pick and choose from all of Thomson’s parts, for the ultimate build kit. Then, to sweeten the deal, customers receive a generous discount on upgrade parts as a perk of buying the frameset.

The Hooch is a backwoods hardtail, built from 3al 2.5v aircraft grade Titanium, custom formed stays, Boost (148×12) through axle, internal routing with an extra line for your Thomson dropper, 150mm fork travel, 30.9 seat tube diameter, and clearance for 27.5 x 2.4 tires.

See the full specs at Thomson and poke around on their new website!