A different kind of Hangover that’ll make you fall out of your chair…

A different kind of Hangover that’ll make you fall out of your chair…

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This is one of those that will have you leaning in your office chair and wincing like someone is about to run into you from the side. Regardless, try and not let your vertigo put you on the floor while watching these two nut jobs super talented riders own Hangover Trail in Sedona, AZ…..

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USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals course recon video in Asheville, NC

USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals course recon video in Asheville, NC

If you raced the NCCX finals over the past two years at The Biltmore Estate, some of the course set up in Asheville, NC, for the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals will look familiar. The brutally long straights on the pasture fields, the off camber curve around the stable, and the monster run up are all there. But, the total elevation change has reportedly tripled (to a whopping ~270 feet per lap), plus more aggressive descending, two flyovers and a barn storming pass through the stables!

On Twitter, Pro Adam Myerson called the 3.2km layout the “best nats course I’ve ever ridden. Maybe best US course ever, period. Worth whatever line you have to wait in.”

This video from Charlotte local Boyd Safrit (used with permission, thanks Boyd!) shows it at a casual recon pace, so grab a cuppa joe and see what Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton are in for as they battle it out to defend their national champion titles for the 4th and 12th time, respectively!

Can’t make it to Asheville? Watch live streaming of the U23 and pro men’s and women’s races on Sunday on Ultrasport.tv starting at 11:30am EST.

Hop the barrier for a course map…

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Must See: The Queen Of Crankworx and female athletes ripping their way to the top

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Casey Brown 2

Without question, we need to see more riders like this get support to better grow cycling. It’s not easy being anywhere close to this level much less making a “sustainable” living at it. Now factor in how many fewer females we see at this level and how the difference in earned income makes it virtually impossible that much harder.

Watch this athlete highlight on Casey Brown from Telus and be sure to share it with any of your friends & family, (especially any female groms), and check out another video from Shimano after the break……

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Best Videos of the week: Velon wraps 2015, rad post-xmas reindeer games, wind-pipe tubing plus more!

2015 is gone but not forgotten, and the folks a Velon wrapped with this exciting, “better than the front row” piece with coverage from last year’s tours showing the intensity from the racer’s perspective…. including crashes.

Leap in to the new year with Rudolph getting rad on a fat bike, a video tribute to Tassie, a place you might put on your bucket list, and a bike Kenney G might actually want…..

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Peter Sagan Wishes You a Happy New Year with Cameo in Grease

Peter Sagan is way more than a bike racer. He can wheelie with 2, 1, or even no hands, ride mountain bikes with the best of them, ride trials on a road bike, he’s a clothing designer, and apparently an aspiring actor. As part of a somewhat bizarre commercial for one of his sponsors, Sun-Root, Sagan slicks back his hair and dons his best greaser look. A Slovakian brand of natural, healthy food and other product, Sun-Root offers a number of products made from the sunroot aka sunchoke, Jerusalem Artichoke, or Topinambur.

More info on the products after the break (with a heavy dose of Sagan wheelies)…

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Video: Commencal boldly rips in the new year with a look back on 2015

Video: Commencal boldly rips in the new year with a look back on 2015

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Commencal takes a look back on their 2015, and it was nothing short of exhilarating. To celebrate, they put together a badass, but beautifully done edit of some of 2015’s highlights. Click ahead to celebrate with them….. then find and download that song to listen to on the way to the trails!

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Nitro Circus’ “Biggest Week in Action Sports” Premiers this Weekend

“You can’t drop from outer space, and expect to walk away from it.” Wise words from the great Travis Pastrana. But that’s essentially what the Nitro Circus athletes are putting themselves through in pursuit of the most insane tricks ever imagined. Sure, there are resi-jumps, foam pits, and airbags involved at points, but the danger is all too real.

Earlier this year, the unthinkable was accomplished when Jed Mildon landed the first ever BMX Quadruple backflip. The crazy thing is that wasn’t the only mind-blowing stunt accomplished during the same week at the Pastrana Compound – it was also a first for a triple FMX backflip as well. This weekend you’ll be able to catch the whole story of the “Biggest week in Action Sports” on NBC. Catch the trailer after the jump plus a recap of that quadruple backflip if you can’t wait until Sunday…

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Must Watch: Chris Akrigg – A Winters (Plus Size) Hard Tail

Must Watch: Chris Akrigg – A Winters (Plus Size) Hard Tail

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What’s Mongoose to do when they have a new 27.5+ bike to sell? Get it into the hands of the expert Chris Akrigg, of course. Known for riding any bike they can throw at him better than most mortals, at this point Akrigg is pretty adept at capturing the essence of the bikes he’s pedaling. In the midst of a cold and very wet winter in Yorkshire, England, Akrigg is making the most of it by bouncing around on a Mongoose Ruddy 27.5+ hardtail…

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Breaking news: Specialized and Aaron Gwin part ways… Where is he bouncing off to this time?

Breaking news: Specialized and Aaron Gwin part ways… Where is he bouncing off to this time?
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Gwin is becoming known for stirring things up both on and off the dirt, breaking chains and contracts promises alike. Drama unfolded just a few years ago when he posted a video of him wearing a shirt with the big “S” on it while still with Trek, then announcing just days before Trek was required to send the team roster to the UCI that he was leaving. Allegations of him breaking a contract were met with a quick response saying that he never signed the contract and the situation ended with egg on everyone’s face. Around that same time he moved to Troy Lee Designs right before his signature Bell Full-9 full face helmet was to be released.

Today, in an unexpected twist, Specialized announced Aaron Gwin is parting ways with them. Though unlike the turmoil that took place when Gwin bailed at the last minute on Trek, Specialized seems to be taking the higher road in wishing him well. So where do you think he’s going now? Did he repair the burned bridge with Trek or is someone once again giving him and his agent a deal they can’t refuse? Is the other big dog, Giant, sinking their teeth in? Or what about Canyon, who has beefed up their presence recently in the gravity scene… not to mention campaigning their way on to US soil.

Breach the break to read Specialized’ response and watch the video highlighting Gwin and the Specialized team’s 2015 season as well as a word from Gwin……

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