Best videos of the week: Six Days of racing & partying, restoring a trail in NZ and a little flow in the snow

Since it’s Super Bowl weekend, why not toss in the super bowl of bike racing… that most have not even heard of. In it’s heyday, Six Day racing was here in the US, Madison Square Garden was the main venue, and it was common to see big celebrities tossing in prime money! Six Day racing disappeared stateside between 1930 and 1950, but is (of course) still going strong in Europe. The Six Days Bremen is as much a party as it is six days of intense, sling-shotting racing. Disco ball, fire, several side shows & entertainment, with a short high-banked track thrown into the middle of it all, Six Day racing is as much an endurance event for the athletes as it is for the party’ers.

Check out this cool 360° video of Marcel Barth circling this years venue, (you can move it around, but is more fun to use your smartphone… or Oculus Rift). Plus Scott Sports’ Vincent Tupin plays in the snow, (no fat bikes this week), a pretty sweet set of trails in New Zealand getting some proper first-aid and Ground Effect’s products that bombed.

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A week in review: Road to NAHBS, Tour Down Under, bright new threads for her from Rapha & QOM, and more!

A week in review: Road to NAHBS, Tour Down Under, bright new threads for her from Rapha & QOM, and more!

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Check out some new threads for her from Rapha &  Queen of the Mountain, more of Anna’s esoteric Road to NAHBS interviews and Jayson hitches a ride in the Lampre Merida team car at the Tour Down Under. Plus new rides from Whyte, Transition and Ridley.

Though a truly rough week having lost two inspirational cyclists, Dave & Kelly both left positive marks with those they inspired and we are lucky to have had them.

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World’s Fastest Bike? Dimond Bikes new Superfork makes a fast tri bike even faster

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If Mavrick had a bike, I imagine this is the one he would ride into the Danger Zone. Dimond Bikes’s made-in-USA carbon frames have only been around since 2013, but they arrived carrying a very big beam stick. In addition to impressive wind-tunnel results, this past October, Dimond pro Maik Twelsiek delivered the best bike split of the day at The Kona Ironman World Championships giving this new brand some serious street cred.

See why these bikes are so freaking fast and some of the custom paint jobs they can do for you…

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Freeride legend Kelly McGarry passes away during a ride in New Zeland

Freeride legend Kelly McGarry passes away during a ride in New Zeland

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Sad news from Queenstown today as it was reported Kelly McGarry, the 6’5″ larger than life free-rider from NZ who in 2013 took second place and the Viewer’s Choice Award at the Redbull Rampage passed away earlier this morning while riding in Queenstown. No details on what happened, but our thoughts are with his friends, family and loved ones.

Backflip past the gap for the local newspaper report and Kelly’s insane run from the 2013 Redbull Rampage.

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A week in review: Road to NAHBS, Winter gear rampage, Tour Down Under rigs and much more!

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Take an intimate peak of some of the many frame (& tool) builders we’ve interviewed leading up to the North American Handmade Bike Show so far. Plus see how Cory, Trey and especially Zach take on Winter in some VERY different environments with gear from Proviz, Ornot, and Specialized…. Continue reading “A week in review: Road to NAHBS, Winter gear rampage, Tour Down Under rigs and much more!”

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Park Tool announces Community Tool Grant Winners for 2016

Park Tool announces Community Tool Grant Winners for 2016
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Park Tool, the largest maker of bicycle tools and all things blue has always been a big advocate for those in need, especially when something needs fixed. Park Tool announced their 2016 Community Tool Grant recipients where 10 deserving groups that make a difference in people’s lives by getting them on bikes receive $1,400 in Park Tool products to use to help keep those bikes rolling.

Check out the inspirational winners after the break…

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Best videos of the week: Commencal celebrates the Supreme DH V4’s arrival plus much more!

Best videos of the week: Commencal celebrates the Supreme DH V4’s arrival plus much more!

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Just watching Commencal’s Rémi Thirion carve on the new Supreme DH V4 is mesmerizing on its own, but adding the scenery and Evo Bike Park’s unique terrain tops it off nicely. Also what has to be the single best &  funniest spot to watch a race from, it is nearly impossible to look away while awaiting the course’s next victim, plus another great version of indoor cycling….

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A week in review: Slammed rides from Tour Down Under, Öhlins factory tour, NAHBS previews & more!

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This week we get to peek behind the walls of Öhlins’ North American facility where a lot of the crazy magic happens, Lindarets boosts just about any old hub, and our gravel loving Jayson O is down under stalking the riders and their weapons at the Tour Down Under. Also we begin our “Road to NAHBS” starting with an interview with the NAHBS Godfather himself, Don Walker form Don Walker Cycles…

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A week in Review: New CX UCI Team, Garmin buys lasers, adjustable chainring(?) and much more!

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After an exciting Cross Nats with KFC and POW once again coming out on top, things have completely not slowed down. A new domestic cross team for 2017 is in the works, Garmin buys another company, a chainring that adjusts its size, and the Erik Noren… TWICE!

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