• Liv Ladies announces 2018 AllRide skills camp series – Liv Cycling has just rolled out the 2018 line-up of Liv Ladies AllRide: Powered by SRAM mountain bike skills camps across the US. The camps are dedicated to build skills and confidence on and off the bike. Plus they feature education suspension set up & adjustment, fixing flats, bike maintenance, and more. Locales include: Ocala, FL Mar 17-18; Sedona, AZ Apr 14-15; Bentonville, AK May 12-13; Bend, OR Jun 2-3 & 23-24; Big Sky, MT Jul 14-15; Grand Targhee, WY Jul 21-22; vaguely Italy Aug 25-31; Lyndonville, VT Sep 8-9; Brevard, NC Sep 15-16 & 19-20. Registration is live now at: LadiesAllRide.com.

Where to Ride

  • Register now for the Southern Cross Gravel Grind March 3 – Looking for an adventure? Check out the Maxxis Tires Southern Cross Ultra Gravel Grind in Dahlonega, GA. The course is 55 miles with a bit over 7,000 ft of elevation gain (two major climbs), and consists of pavement, gravel roads and some short sections of singletrack – cross bike or mountain bike friendly. MountainGoatAdventures.com

  • Ride Derby, Australia’s new mountain bike capital – The Tasmanian town of Derby was desolate and a bit run down a few years ago. Now it is booming around the Blue Derby trails. ABC News Australia put together a story on the wheels of progress in the rural town. ABC.net.au

  • White Style snowy slopestyle returns to Leogang Jan 26 – White Style, the only mountain bike Slopestyle contest on snow, returns to the slopes of Leogang for the opening round of the FMB World Tour 2018 on January 26. This year, Saalfelden Leogang has a surprise in store for both riders and spectators: a new head-to-head format! For the first time ever, 20 of the best slopestyle heavy hitters will step into the ring and fight for the championship belt. Saalfelden-Leogang.com

 

Gear & Winter Sales

  • Next Wheels clearing out 2017 inventory – Next puts more revenue into sponsorship than sales pushes. So now they are trying to clear stock to raise cash to support a rider grant program. They’ve got a bunch of parts waiting to get built into wheels. Choose what you want and they’ll lace it up how you want… Rouleur Alloy Road Tubeless on NEXT hubs: $595; Sprinter Alloy Road Tubeless on NEXT hubs: $695; 45R Carbon Road Tubeless on DT Swiss 350 hubs: $1,099; 55D Carbon Road Disc on NEXT centerlock hubs: $1,099; 55D Carbon Road Disc on Industry 9 Torch centerlock hubs: $1,350; 70D Carbon Road Disc on NEXT centerlock hubs: $1,099; 70D Carbon Road Disc on Industry 9 Torch centerlock hubs: $1,350; 38G Carbon Gravel Disc on Industry 9 Torch centerlock hubs: $1,350; 35X Carbon CX Tubular Disc on Industry 9 Torch centerlock hubs: $1,350; 33M Carbon MTB Tubeless on DT 350 centerlock hubs: $1,099; 33M Carbon MTB Tubeless on Industry 9 Torch centerlock hubs: $1,350; 40M Carbon MTB 27.5 Plus on DT 350 centerlock hubs: $1,099; 40M Carbon MTB 27.5 Plus on Industry 9 Torch centerlock hubs: $1,350. Email them for more info or to see what’s leftNextcycling.com

  • Warm your feet with some wintery wool from SockGuy – SockGuy wants to keep your toes comfy for all seasons, and is always adding new styles. Check out their TurboWool merino/polypro blends in a look to match whatever you are riding in this time of year. SockGuy.com
  • Save up to 50% off in Scicon’s winter sale – Still running Italian bike travel bag maker has saddle bags to team edition travel bags on sale. SciconBags.com/sale

  • Get 40% off Rapha shoes, up to 50% off riding gear – Rapha’s winter sale is still on too. Closing out all manner of clothing there are plenty of jackets, jerseys & shorts for sale for all seasons. Plus, 40% each of their three shoe styles in a bunch of colors. No better time to buy Rapha than when it’s heavily discounted! Rapha.cc

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