Help out NICA, Win a Pivot Mach 429 Trail from Tasco MTB

Tasco pivot bike for a buck NICA benefit

Want to get your hands on the Pivot Mach 429 Trail? Who wouldn’t? Especially if someone is giving one away!

After partnering up with Pivot Cycles and Camelbak, Tasco MTB is set to give away a 429 Trail complete with Pivot’s Pro Build in a raffle that will benefit NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. With 100% of the proceeds going directly to get #morekidsonbikes, you can feel good about the donation even if you don’t win. But someone has to….

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Want to get your hands on the Pivot Mach 429 Trail? Who wouldn’t? Especially if someone is giving one away! After partnering up with Pivot Cycles and Camelbak, Tasco MTB is set to give away a 429 Trail complete with Pivot’s Pro Build in a raffle that will benefit NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. […]

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Kogel Bearings rethinks BB86/BB92 to 30mm conversions, plus win a BB to celebrate Amanda Panda’s DK200!

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It seems like everyone’s moving to 30mm spindles. With many of the smaller crank makers already offering 30mm spindles to fit in a multitude of frames, we’ve even heard rumors of the biggest two considering the larger option. While the 30mm spindles can technically fit in just about every bottom bracket shell, it doesn’t mean that all bottom brackets are created equal.

Ever since 30mm crank spindles started to get more popular, Kogel bearings has fielded requests from customers looking for a better way to cram it into a BB86/BB92 bottom bracket shell. Finding most current options either using extremely thin bearings or eliminating the cup completely, Kogel wanted an option that was more durable. Let’s face it, no one loves a creaky bottom bracket.

For Kogel that meant redesigning the bearing races so that they were small enough to allow for the same size ball bearing as they use in their BB30 bottom bracket. Of equal importance was the ability to fit their Cross seals to make sure those larger bearings stayed clean in a variety of conditions. Thinking that they’ve found the answer to BB86/BB92 to 30mm needs, the new ceramic bottom brackets are now available through their dealers and web store for $189.99 with either Road or Cross seals.

To celebrate, they are giving away a BB86-30 (or any other bottom bracket they make) in celebration of the upcoming DK200…

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It seems like everyone’s moving to 30mm spindles. With many of the smaller crank makers already offering 30mm spindles to fit in a multitude of frames, we’ve even heard rumors of the biggest two considering the larger option. While the 30mm spindles can technically fit in just about every bottom bracket shell, it doesn’t mean […]

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Last Chance to Win a Cycliq Fly12!

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Last chance to win! It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD action camera that records on a loop and automatically saves the last bit of footage in the event of an accident. It even lets you control, replay and share the recording through their smartphone app. Retail value is $349, but we’re giving one away for free!

For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, five question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win! Continue reading “Last Chance to Win a Cycliq Fly12!”



Last chance to win! It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD […]

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Contest! Win a Cycliq Fly12 headlight action camera!

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It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD action camera that records on a loop and automatically saves the last bit of footage in the event of an accident. It even lets you control, replay and share the recording through their smartphone app. Retail value is $349, but we’re giving one away for free!

For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, five question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win! Continue reading “Contest! Win a Cycliq Fly12 headlight action camera!”



It’s Lights, Camera, Action in the ongoing quest to protect ourselves on the streets, and now you can add both a light and an action camera to your bike. The Cycliq Fly12 has just started shipping and combines a high powered daytime running light (and perfect city commuter headlight) with an HD action camera that records […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend three days in Tyax Adventures’ backcountry camps with a guide and all meals provided. Need we say more?! To Enter follow @norcobicycles on Instagram or Twitter, AND post an original photo that captures what “Adventure Begins Here” means to you until May 23. Tag it with #AdventureBeginsHere, mention @NorcoBicycles in your caption, and sit back and wait for that sweet prize! Norco.com/AdventureBeginsHere

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Win a trip to the Chilcotins & a Norco Optic trail bike with the #AdventureBeginsHere contest – Share an original photo that captures what #AdventureBeginsHere means to you for a chance to win an amazing mountain bike getaway in British Columbia’s Chilcotin backcountry, plus a new Norco Optic trail bike. You’ll float plane in to the wilderness from Whistler to spend […]

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MET fires off Manx Missile’s special edition Cvndsh Manta aero lid

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With Mark Cavendish riding for Dimension Data this season, sponsored by MET helmets, it was time for him to get a new special edition helmet. As a prolific sprinter, he unsurprisingly opts for an aero road lid, so the last summer’s new Manta is his newest weapon of choice. Then as a proud proponent of his own personal brand, the Manta got a bit of Cvndsh treatment for the Manx Missile. Cav’s branded helmet sticks with same 3 piece in-molded shell as the original Manta, but gets his signature dark green metallic finish on the side panels, plus his thin green line detailing. Take a closer look, along with pricing and availability after the break…

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With Mark Cavendish riding for Dimension Data this season, sponsored by MET helmets, it was time for him to get a new special edition helmet. As a prolific sprinter, he unsurprisingly opts for an aero road lid, so the last summer’s new Manta is his newest weapon of choice. Then as a proud proponent of […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Youngest ever cyclists to cover the 10,000km Silk Road fromBeijing to Tehran – Two teenagers, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu, are going to be the youngest ever people to cycle the 10,000km Beijing-to-Tehran route. They are already underway and aim to accomplish the ride in 120 days as a Gap Year challenge. They’ve funded the trip entirely on their own, so all donations they raise will go to the ‘A Child Unheard’ charity. Follow along on the adventure at: BeijingtoTehran.com

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Youngest ever cyclists to cover the 10,000km Silk Road fromBeijing to Tehran – Two teenagers, Charles Stevens and Will Hsu, are going to be the youngest ever people to cycle the 10,000km Beijing-to-Tehran route. They are already underway and aim to accomplish the ride in 120 days as a Gap Year challenge. They’ve funded the trip entirely […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. This year the race ventures deep into the interior, taking stops in Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, and Golden. Register now via Singletrack6.com, and read on for more week’s end news bites…

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Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful […]

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