Mavic readies for the mountains with limited edition Haute Route wheels and riding gear

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The Haute Route events are the highest and some of the most grueling cyclosportives in the world. In 2016 they will lead hundreds of amateurs across the European cols of the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites. The week-long tours don’t come cheap, but offer roads and support on the level of the Grand Tours. Mavic continues to be a big supporter of the events and this year has added a new limited Haute Route collection to outfit those who want to take on the challenge or to get the same experience from home.

Mavic’s Haute Route gear includes a numbered series of four of their premium road wheelset+tire combos, plus a head-to-toe kit, all with a unique design inspired by the high mountains…

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The Haute Route events are the highest and some of the most grueling cyclosportives in the world. In 2016 they will lead hundreds of amateurs across the European cols of the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites. The week-long tours don’t come cheap, but offer roads and support on the level of the Grand Tours. Mavic continues to be […]

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Maxxis Appalachian Summit – New tire testing at the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-a-way

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When you think of Georgia, you might not think Maxxis tires and mountain bike destinations. That’s precisely the reason Maxxis had us down to Elijay, GA.
Tucked away well off the main road in the mountains of north Georgia, there is a gem of a mountain bike destination that is known as the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway. Just a few hours from Maxxis’ USA headquarters in Suwanee, GA, Mulberry Gap is the perfect base camp to stage some epic back country rides. It also turned out to be a great stage to check out some of the latest treads and tire technology from Maxxis

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When you think of Georgia, you might not think Maxxis tires and mountain bike destinations. That’s precisely the reason Maxxis had us down to Elijay, GA. Tucked away well off the main road in the mountains of north Georgia, there is a gem of a mountain bike destination that is known as the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway. Just a […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Fuel up for a long day on the bike with The Feed – For a limited time now in April, online sports nutrition specialists The Feed are offering a free April Fuel Kit on top of any order place over 20 bucks. The special reward package includes 5 different products to let you sample some things you might not otherwise have tried and has a $12 value. The Feed offers goodies from the well-known names like Clif, Honey Stinger, Larabar, Osmo, Powerbar, Skratch, plus many others that offer just about anything an athlete could imagine. TheFeed.com

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Fuel up for a long day on the bike with The Feed – For a limited time now in April, online sports nutrition specialists The Feed are offering a free April Fuel Kit on top of any order place over 20 bucks. The special reward package includes 5 different products to let you sample some things you […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • 4th Annual Bike the Branches is just around the corner – In just over a month, on May 7th join the fun to show your support for the Brooklyn Public Library and experience Brooklyn’s culture, neighborhoods, and network of 60 local libraries by bike. Discover something new  along the way or at the block party at the Central branch, or in the individual libraries along the way. With routes and events for all ages, this family-friendly event will both get people on bikes and promote more reading, win-win. Register now at: BrooklynPublicLibrary.org

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4th Annual Bike the Branches is just around the corner – In just over a month, on May 7th join the fun to show your support for the Brooklyn Public Library and experience Brooklyn’s culture, neighborhoods, and network of 60 local libraries by bike. Discover something new  along the way or at the block party at the […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Celebrate new gear with Kitsbow & win in Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway – To go along with the launch of their new road collection, Kitsbow has teamed up with 10 co-sponsors to create the Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway. The prizes are the ultimate kit for your #roadventure. Among other items, winners will receive: Kitsbow road kit, a Santa Cruz Stigmata CC frame, a SRAM Red CX drivetrain, Strava Pro membership, a Smith Overtake helmet, and more. Check it out and sign up before Apr 15 Kitsbow.com

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Celebrate new gear with Kitsbow & win in Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway – To go along with the launch of their new road collection, Kitsbow has teamed up with 10 co-sponsors to create the Obsessives #Roadventure Giveaway. The prizes are the ultimate kit for your #roadventure. Among other items, winners will receive: Kitsbow road kit, a Santa Cruz Stigmata CC frame, a SRAM Red […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Win a ride in the Alps during the Tour de France – To celebrate the upcoming 103rd Tour de France, Zwift has partnered with Thomson Bike Tours and created the #ThompsonZwiftChallenge. One lucky winner will be sent to climb the iconic mountains of the French Alps and watch the thrilling racing action of the Tour’s final week, plus get a year subscription to Zwift to get in shape for it. Ride 103km and sync to Strava to enter. Check out more at Challenge.ThomsonBikeTours.com

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Win a ride in the Alps during the Tour de France – To celebrate the upcoming 103rd Tour de France, Zwift has partnered with Thomson Bike Tours and created the #ThompsonZwiftChallenge. One lucky winner will be sent to climb the iconic mountains of the French Alps and watch the thrilling racing action of the Tour’s […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Hold tight to your bikes – Crowd-sourced device tracking service TrackR has completed some extensive research to find how often bikes get stolen and from where. And their biggest takeaway is probably how few of those bikes actually get recovered. That’s where they come in with a tiny Bluetooth LE device that links up with the crowd via an app that keeps an eye out for your devices. More graphics and stats after the break. More info at: theTrackr.com

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Hold tight to your bikes – Crowd-sourced device tracking service TrackR has completed some extensive research to find how often bikes get stolen and from where. And their biggest takeaway is probably how few of those bikes actually get recovered. That’s where they come in with a tiny Bluetooth LE device that links up with the crowd via an […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead of snow. Riders will compete in expert, sport, and beginner divisions covering 24, 16, or 8 miles through a mixed surface beach course that will be spectator friendly. Weekend activities also include adventure riding on the island, demo bikes, maintenance and race tips, an evening social, and other entertainment, then finishing it all off with a Sunday sunrise ride on the beach. Find race info & registration at: SetupEvents.com

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Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get to NAHBS and catch the Cheetah – Seriously, if you are close to Sacramento, CA get on over to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend. We’ll be there and will report on all the beautiful bikes we find, but nothing beats seeing it all in person. Plus, if you’ve never heard of Nelson “The Cheetah” Vails, that is a mistake easily corrected. You’ll be blown away by his story. Vails was the first and still only African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal, and he will preside over five screenings of the film about his life: Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story (view a trailer over at Vimeo). The film highlights Nelly’s improbable ascension from New York City bike messenger from the streets of Harlem to the podium at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. He was known as “the fastest cat in the concrete jungle” and thus the cycling world dubbed him the “Cheetah.”  Screening details at: 2016.HandmadeBicycleShow.com/Seminars

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Get to NAHBS and catch the Cheetah – Seriously, if you are close to Sacramento, CA get on over to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show this weekend. We’ll be there and will report on all the beautiful bikes we find, but nothing beats seeing it all in person. Plus, if you’ve never heard of Nelson “The Cheetah” […]

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