NAHBS Introduces H.E.D. Annual Award in Memory of Steve Hed

NAHBS Introduces H.E.D. Annual Award in Memory of Steve Hed

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Steve Hed was truly an original. To walk around his sprawling compound in Minnesota was to get a glimpse into the mind of a genius. Stacks of new rims, clever improvised tools, wild concepts that may or may not ever see the light of day, just about anything and everything could be found on site. Even after providing the cycling world so much, Steve was taken far too early after collapsing outside of the building.

To honor Steve and other industry icons in the future, NAHBS will be introducing a new award at this year’s show. Called the H.E.D. award, the three letters will represent Humanitarianism, Excellence, and Direction. The first annual H.E.D award will be given posthumously to Steve Hed and accepted by his wife Anne. In the future it will be given to those who most closely represent the legend that was Steve Hed…

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A week in review: The Öhlins fork lives, Garmin’s Varia has your back, Transition Carbon Patrol, & much more

A week in review: The Öhlins fork lives, Garmin’s Varia has your back, Transition Carbon Patrol, & much more

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It’s been a busy week with the end of the year approaching fast. Some of the big news this week came from Öhlins who has been poking around for some time sticking their cartridges in other’s squishy forks, finally spills the details on their new fork. Plus MET’s glowing new lid, road tubeless wheels from Novatech, a first impression of Garmin’s rear radar system for your bike, plus much more.

Shoot past the break to see this last week’s coverage, plus a little different perspective of the holidays by guest celebrity and opossum crooner of The Revolting Cogs fame and mis-fortune……

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Friends intervene in Martyn Ashton’s road to recovery… in the best way possible

Friends intervene in Martyn Ashton’s road to recovery… in the best way possible
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There is no question that most who have seen it, have enjoyed Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party video series. As much as we wish they didn’t happen, injuries are often a price we pay when riding at the razor’s edge… some far more serious than others. Martyn had a life-changing injury in 2013 dislocating his T9 and T10 vertebrae leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Though the moral support has been extraordinary, the financial burdens are building up fast as even the best insurance policies don’t cover much past the initial “treatment”.

Like any responsible person, if you need money, you consider selling anything from stocks to baked goods, even personal items like bikes. Martyn decided to sell his coveted Conalgo C59 road bike that he, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg rode in the film Road Bike Party 2 in order to pay for additional therapy, (expensive) home modifications, and exercise equipment. His facebook friends called BS on this idea and talked him into putting up a GoFundMe page instead. To say Martyn has his fan’s support is an understatement by the looks of this fundraiser that is only 2 days old.

Cheers to Martyn, his family & friends….. and especially his supporters, from the Bikerumor family. Click past the break after hitting Martyn’s GoFundMe page to read a note from Martyn and watch Road Bike Party 2…. again!

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Lindsey Voreis & the crew of “Ladies AllRide” riding clinics on NBC’s World of Adventure Sports SUNDAY!

Lindsey Voreis & the crew of “Ladies AllRide” riding clinics on NBC’s World of Adventure Sports SUNDAY!

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Lindsey Voreis and the crew from Ladies All-Ride get together for a rad, well-earned adventure after a busy season of thrashing across country inspiring women of all skill-sets on how to improve their riding and conquer their fears. They’re headed to Zion National Park and Gooseberry Mesa and you can see it for yourself tomorrow (Sunday December 20th), on NBC!

Head past the break to catch the schedule and check out a video about what these ladies are doing to take our sport to the next level…..

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A week in review: Ibis’ Tranny puts on some girth, holiday gift ideas, and things that maybe shouldn’t have been invented

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Despite the winter months upon us, we have been getting some great stuff rolling into our offices, and this week was no exception! From Tacx’s slick new trainer, face magnets and other doodads. We also had some cool video finds like the greatest cross coverage ever plus even more rad gift ideas from the Bikerumor family.

Head past the break for our week in review…..

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Hit the berms with the Pros at Ray’s with Redline Flight School – Learn from Redline BMX pros tomorrow at Ray’s in Cleveland. Get tips from Olympians Sam & Alise on how they’ve gotten so fast, then gain knowledge from Jason Carnes who’s mastered 30 years racing in the Pro circuit. Check out the details at: RaysMTB.com/RedlineAtRays

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Stoplights get “RADICAL” in Denmark with Priority Signaling for cyclists!

Stoplights get “RADICAL” in Denmark with Priority Signaling for cyclists!

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This is almost like a dream come true for bike commuters. A device that not only triggers the light to turn green, but actually gives the cyclist 1st priority! Who would want to drive a car with that kind of bonus for bikes? That is exactly what RADICAL (RApid Deployment of Intelligent Cities and Living), hopes to accomplish through their “Living Labs” in Aarhus, Demark.

Pass through the green light to see how this system works and why it could quickly transform city streets in a short period of time……

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Scott Sports Donates 6 frames for #irideforpaul Benefit, Win a Nino Schurter Replica for Donating!

Scott Sports Donates 6 frames for #irideforpaul Benefit, Win a Nino Schurter Replica for Donating!

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As many of us have learned over the years, injuries seem to be part of the sport of mountain biking. When you’re a world class freeride athlete, the increase in the size and amplitude of the jumps means the potential for serious injury grows as well.

No one likes to see anyone get hurt, let alone one of the superstars many of us grew up watching. After Paul Basagoitia’s spectacular crash off of one of the biggest step downs in history at the Red Bull Rampage, his life was instantly altered with a severe spinal injury. Fortunately, as many times before the mountain bike community has come to his aide by offering support and through many generous donations. The latest of which comes from a partnership between Scott Sports and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. Scott is donating 6 awesome frames including 1 of 2 Spark 700 RC Nino Schurter replicas that will soon be given away to lucky winners who helped by donating…

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Hitchhike like a Nederlander with Yellow Backsie

Hitchhike like a Nederlander with Yellow Backsie
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If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam, or really just read about the city on any bike-related site, it will be clear to you that this is a city overrun by bikes. While many cities around the world talk about trying to encourage more people to get around by bike, Amsterdam is a the place where this has been taken to the extreme. It’s said that there are actually more bikes in the city than people, and with so many people cycling it has  actually made it sometimes harder to get around town on foot, especially for out-of-towners. So local bike tour and rental company Yellow Bike has come up with a new campaign called Yellow Backie, where you can hitch a free ride with anyone riding around town with a yellow rack on their bike, and it seems like it is taking off. Hop on, and across the break for a closer look and a video about how to get in on the fun…

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