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Send Poppie from Eroica South Africa to Eroica Italy! My time in South Africa was a real treat - tendonitis inflammation aside - I met a lot of amazing people there, including Poppie, the local who cooked us such delicious food, her roosterbrood.
Paul Component Engineering Visits Squid Bikes While our Shop Visit to Squid Bikes was very thorough, it's hard to beat video walkthroughs, and sofa talks, especially when Travis and Paul from Paul Component Engineering have the camera!
Vapcycling's Unique Butterfly Guns Handlebar Bikepacking Bag Harness While a lot of attention has been put into stable support mechanisms for saddle packs, there have been few attempts at solid cargo carrying methods for handlebar bags. Vapcycling's Butterfly Guns system is being used on the Silk Road Race as I'm typing this.
"Is this your property?" Lessons Learned from Bikepacking the Wild West Route Today is a hot one in southern Idaho, 90 degrees and rising. My partner, Skyler, and I are stopped for snacks under the few shaded bushes along a lonely dirt road. We hear the tell-tale signs of a lonely car and a white-haired woman drive towards us. She slows down to approach us cautiously.
Silk Road Mountain Race 2019: Race Report 2 – Lian van Leeuwen A lot can happen in 48 hours. At 4 am on Tuesday morning James Mark Hayden was the first rider to reach CP2. After suffering from altitude sickness in the first stage of the race, the two-time Transcontinental Race winner has made a remarkable recovery and is currently leading the race.
LA River Jump with Caché The thing about Instagram is what sometimes you end up with these great one-off shots, that have very little story behind them and they end up living on this low-res platform which most people interact with solely on a cell phone screen.
Crankbrother's Highline Dropper Posts Come with a 3-Year Warranty With Crankbrother's new Highline 3 Dropper line ranging from 60mm to 170mm travel, diameters ranging from 27.2mm for gravel bikes up to 34.9mm for mountain bikes, at a $199 price point, and the Highline 7 Dropper line ranging from 100mm to 170mm and a $299 price point, there is literally a dropper for everyone.
Velo Orange Announces Complete Polyvalent and Piolet Complete Bikes Velo Orange has historically only offered their Polyvalent and Piolet as framesets until now. They just announced the details of their new Complete Polyvalent and Piolet Complete Bikes. The Polyvalent has two build kits: Drop Bar or Upright Bar.
Santa Cruz Bicycles: the New Tallboy Luca Shaw takes the new and improved Tallboy out on the World Cup course to make it to the XC finish… Discover the new Tallboy for yourself at Santa Cruz Bicycles.
TRed Horkokhan slips in modern aero alloy Stayer bike for motor-paced track racing Italian bike builder T°Red has just slipped another unique bike onto the track with their latest Horkokhan modern stayer. This fixie isn't likely to become your neighborhood hipster's next urban city bike.
Mark from Prova Cycles' Ripido Prototype MTB, aka the ParTi Hardtail During the ENVE Open House framebuilder exhibit, one builder traveled further than the others: Mark from Prova Cycles in Melbourne, Australia. I'd never seen a Prova in person. Instead, I've had to check out his work via the lens of FYXO and the Prova Instagram.
Pearl Izumi's Built Series: Reeb Cycles Lyons, Colorado is home to Reeb Cycles, a framebuilder that makes mountain-ready bikes in the old Oscar Blues brewery barn. After watching this video by Pearl Izumi and Shimano, take a look at their models online. They look pretty rowdy! Just like a 60-series in the driveway at the barn!
Local Loam in Kamloops, BC Jeff Kendall Weed shot over his latest video in his Local Loam series, taking place in Kamloops, BC, the home of freeriding… "I found mountain biking in the late 1990s, and one of the most influential videos of the era was Kranked.
Trevor and His Cascadia Cycles Doug Fir Rigid MTB Everything Trevor does seems to be dripping in story and lore as he comes from the homeland of mountain biking, Marin. He is the kind of person you just find stumbling out of the woods, shoeless, with the biggest grin on his face.
ULTRADYNAMICO Rubber Corp Rosé Tires are in Stock ULTRADYNAMICO Rubber Corp. was founded by longtime cycle pals @ultraromance and @ultratradition launches today with an effervescently-late summer tire aptly dubbed "Rosé". The Rosé comes in popular 650b x 47.99mm size, with an exotic and luxurious sidewall that is tubeless-ready, without seeping away all your sealant.
Velocio: 1% for the Planet Jersey Pre-Order We've touched on the psychological affects of riding in wilderness and even being wilderness adjacent. Brands are starting to embrace these ideologies by taking part in the 1% for the Planet movement. Velocio has a pre-order up on their site for these topography special edition ultralight jerseys, for men and women.
Strong Frames Under the Big Sky If you saw our Shop Visit to Strong Frames last year and liked it, then be sure to check out this piece by Under the Big Sky.
Bicycle Gearbox System Market Expects to See Significant Growth During 2025: Pinion, Shimano, Campagnolo, SR Suntour "Ongoing Trends of Bicycle Gearbox System Market :-: Bicycle gearing is a feature of the drivetrain that determines the rate at which the riders are peddling to the rate at which the drive wheel rotate. The gear ratio is fixed for a bicycle with one gear, while it varies for multiple geared bicycles.
Bicycle Gearbox Market to Witness High Demand During 2019-2025 with Top Key Players - Pinion, Rohloff, Shimano etc. Industrial Growth Forecast Report Bicycle Gearbox Market 2019-2025: The Global Bicycle Gearbox Market Report provides Insightful information to the clients enhancing their basic leadership capacity identified with the worldwide Bicycle Gearbox Market business, including market dynamics, segmentation, competition, and regional growth.
Silk Road Mountain Race 2019: Race Report 1 – Lian van Leeuwen At the dawn of Day 3 of the PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race 2019, it's becoming clear that the second edition of this 1705km long endurance race through Kyrgyzstan will be a close pursuit.
How to Burn Your Fingers: A Special Rossman for Paris-Brest-Paris Paris-Brest-Paris is a crucible, a pilgrimage, a quest. Paris-Brest - Paris is a cycling event. It runs 1200km Paris to Brest on the coast and back. Out. And back. 6000 people participate. They start in waves, pulsing towards the French coast in a chrome fendered murmuration of wool jerseys, Berthold bags, and dyno lights.
Sunday, August 18 On this final day of Pride 2019, Pervers/Cité presents the Queer Between the Covers Bookfair takes place at the Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d'Alexandrie. 1700 Atateken, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Watch Music for Free! So glad this video is out! "Music For Free" is a musical celebration of wild people and places on the Great Divide from Canada to Mexico.
Why Ride One Bike When You Can Ride Two? Stephanie and I have been eyeing up cargo bikes basically since we found out we were pregnant early last year. But would it be a good financial move to drop $5000+ on a new setup when we're also running on one income?
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