Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the
    founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now made a resurgence to bring us all back the gravel bike, we’ll give credit where it is due to L’Eroica. Today Eroica events take place in 7 other countries around the globe, but from Sept 28-Oct 2 it’s time to get back the original. And to celebrate 20 years, they’ve worked with Santini on a  limited edition tops. Inspired by the color of the local Chianti wine and the historic roads of Tuscany, you have to participate to get one. EroicaGaiole.com Ditch the carbon for the weekend and get on your classic bike…

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Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • AllTrails buys EveryTrail to build the best app resource for all outdoor sports – Already the most extensive online trail guide for everything from backpacking to snowshoeing, AllTrails just acquired EveryTrail, another big name in GPS-based trail tracking. Each on its own had been seen as leaders in making the outdoors more accessible to enthusiasts, and together they are building the most extensive resource to find, plan, and record outdoor sport activities across disciplines. With new web and mobile app interfaces, they now offer an almost endless database of where to ride. Explore the trail networks through their website, or download the free app for iOS or Android. AllTrails.com

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AllTrails buys EveryTrail to build the best app resource for all outdoor sports – Already the most extensive online trail guide for everything from backpacking to snowshoeing, AllTrails just acquired EveryTrail, another big name in GPS-based trail tracking. Each on its own had been seen as leaders in making the outdoors more accessible to enthusiasts, and together […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Major U.S. law firm Knobbe Martens gets behind cyclocross – Most cross racers recognize the names or at least the industries of most sponsors whose names they see splashed across kits and race tents – protein bars, energy drinks, components, wheels, bike, even car companies. So who and what is Knobbe Martens, and why is their name on the US Champ kits of Jeremy Power and Ellen Noble’s Aspire Racing? Well, Knobbe Martens is a California-based law firm, and its team sponsorship may be the first for a US law firm in cross. (It’s certainly the first for a large firm specializing in intellectual property (think patents, trademarks, and copyright law.) But why not? Instead of running marathons, doing triathlons, or playing golf, the attorneys and staff at Knobbe ride ‘cross. So they’ve put their money where their knobbies are and are supporting the sport they love. Kuddos, and hopefully the press will do them good in their intellectually property business. Knobbe.com

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Major U.S. law firm Knobbe Martens gets behind cyclocross – Most cross racers recognize the names or at least the industries of most sponsors whose names they see splashed across kits and race tents – protein bars, energy drinks, components, wheels, bike, even car companies. So who and what is Knobbe Martens, and why is their name on […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Ride the Votec Gravel Fondo this October – This past spring, the german bike maker Votec added a new gravel bike to their lineup. And now together with some of their partners from SRAM, Strava, and online bike retailer Brügelmann, they’ve put together a new gravel adventure event. Set for Oct 15-16 in the Black Forest of Germany, the Votec Gravel Fondo 2016 will take in a wide range of surfaces, from tarmac, to gravel, to singletrack sections as riders explore the region. The two day event will mix some classic camaraderie on the bike, with picturesque views and some full-on competition on some well-curated Strava Segments. GravelFondo.de

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Ride the Votec Gravel Fondo this October – This past spring, the german bike maker Votec added a new gravel bike to their lineup. And now together with some of their partners from SRAM, Strava, and online bike retailer Brügelmann, they’ve put together a new gravel adventure event. Set for Oct 15-16 in the Black Forest of Germany, the Votec Gravel Fondo 2016 will […]

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Bombtrack is ready for adventure with steel Beyond Plus trail explorer

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Tuscany Trail photos by OSMfilms. courtesy Bombtrack.

Don’t we all just want to get away sometimes? Bombtrack is getting ready for it with their newest mountain bike – the rigid steel Beyond Plus – with its big 2.8″ tires giving you the cush and traction to go wherever your heart desires. It seems strange to call a bike with 27.5+ wheels, giant tires, and thru-axles a ‘back-to-the basics’ look at mountain biking, but that is really what this bike is all about. Get back to the roots of our still young sport and head out an adventure exploring forgotten trails, way off of the beaten track. That’s what Bombtrack’s friend Clem Shovel did recently, when he strapped a set of Apidura bikepacking bags to the Beyond Plus and headed out to tackle the unsupported Tuscany Trail race. Check out how he did and the bike that took him on the adventure, after the jump…

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Don’t we all just want to get away sometimes? Bombtrack is getting ready for it with their newest mountain bike – the rigid steel Beyond Plus – with its big 2.8″ tires giving you the cush and traction to go wherever your heart desires. It seems strange to call a bike with 27.5+ wheels, giant tires, and thru-axles […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Check out State’s limited run Rattlesnake – State Bicycle Co. just released a special Rattlesnake Edition of their fixie ‘The Undefeated’. It is said to pay tribute to the Mojave Desert, with an aluminum frame with a copper finish and black, purple & teal accents. Only 42 frames were made, and it gets the same frame et specs as the original model. The Rattlesnake Edition can be purchased as a frameset or you can select from 3 custom-builds. StateBicycle.com
    Read on for more bits and pieces that snuck in this week’s news…

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Check out State’s limited run Rattlesnake – State Bicycle Co. just released a special Rattlesnake Edition of their fixie ‘The Undefeated’. It is said to pay tribute to the Mojave Desert, with an aluminum frame with a copper finish and black, purple & teal accents. Only 42 frames were made, and it gets the same frame et specs as the original model. […]

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BMXer Daniel Dhers riding his own Bolivian salt ramps with Red Bull

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And the catch, besides the unique location and the elevation, was that the entire ramp setup would be constructed out of the salt that makes up the Salar de Uyuni flats. Jump across the gap with us to take a closer look, ogle some cool footage, and get a little more of the backstory…

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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Just an easy Afternoon Ride at the Tour with Michael Valgren et al. – Some of our friends over at Strava sent us over a whole slew of pro rider links from this year’s Tour de France. A lot of pro riders are on Strava for some of the same reasons as you or I. But looking at some […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Austria, Post AlpenTour

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Photo submitted by Tiago Silva, “This was a ‘relaxing’ bike ride with my wife in Austria, two days after we both finished the AlpenTour trophy last week. The foto was taken at 2100m high.”

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Photo submitted by Tiago Silva, “This was a ‘relaxing’ bike ride with my wife in Austria, two days after we both finished the AlpenTour trophy last week. The foto was taken at 2100m high.” We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of […]

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