Weekend Videos: Good Times in the dirt, Michigan Meandering, Utah bikepacking & some DH…

German rider Julia Hofmann is headed to Canada to explore new trails & riding with Rocky Mountain. She’s looking for Good Times on the bike in 2017 with plans for some world travel, hitting many a Enduro race, plus a bunch of mountain bike camps that she’ll be guiding. But until the snows clear in the Rockies and those next steps get under way, get pumped to ride with a look at her hitting the warm trails on La Palma. Then hop past the break for some more off-road inspiration including a the new Canyon Factory Downhill Team and then the updated Santa Cruz Syndicate screwing up…
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German rider Julia Hofmann is headed to Canada to explore new trails & riding with Rocky Mountain. She’s looking for Good Times on the bike in 2017 with plans for some world travel, hitting many a Enduro race, plus a bunch of mountain bike camps that she’ll be guiding. But until the snows clear in the Rockies and […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Photo from Andrew Cho GoFundMe page

We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck and limbs while having dinner with friends, he went home where eventually the ruptured blood vessel constricted his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the neck down. Apparently, he’s starting to make some improvements, but still has a very long road ahead of him. To help offset the cost of medical treatment, loss of work, and other financial burdens, a GoFundMe page has been set up with a goal of raising $75k to start (keep in mind the GoFundMe is in CAD). If you’ve met Andrew, you know that he’s one of the nicest guys and while he’s keeping a positive attitude through all this, he could certainly use our help.

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We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck […]

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Behind the scenes with Chris Akrigg on his latest ‘As it Lies’

screen grab courtesy of Chris Akrigg

It’s been a few weeks since we last saw Chris Akrigg heading into the woods to ride a bunch of really technical trails in his latest video riding for Mongoose. This time he really focused on seeking out natural features and those surprisingly technical sections to ride, without having to resort to building stunts. It was more about filming what he normally gets out and rides.

But with that comes some complications. Akrigg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at As it Lies wearing his arm in a sling recovering from shoulder surgery to repair some damage he earned out on the trails. He says that most of the shots were really a first look at riding features, but there were a few bits that just didn’t work out. “There’s always one that gets away.” And here it was a big rock outcrop that teased him with rideability until it started to get the better of him…

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It’s been a few weeks since we last saw Chris Akrigg heading into the woods to ride a bunch of really technical trails in his latest video riding for Mongoose. This time he really focused on seeking out natural features and those surprisingly technical sections to ride, without having to resort to building stunts. It was […]

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Pinarello responds & refutes infringement claims from Velocite

Right after the recent introduction of the new aero Pinarello Dogma F10, we saw an open letter by Victor Major of Velocite claiming that the new design infringed on his patented Intellectual Property. The topic at issue was the concave trailing section to the downtube with a water bottle tucked into it. But with a response today from Cicli Pinarello, unsurprisingly it seems that not everything in that open letter was as cut and dry as it seems. According to Pinarello they did in fact respond to what seems to have been a vague initial communication after the release of their new Bolide, and were waiting to hear back from Velocite. That never happened, so they only now seem to have found out what the concern was in the first place. Pinarello’s response wants to clear up the issue and move forward. Read on for more and the full response after the break…

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Right after the recent introduction of the new aero Pinarello Dogma F10, we saw an open letter by Victor Major of Velocite claiming that the new design infringed on his patented Intellectual Property. The topic at issue was the concave trailing section to the downtube with a water bottle tucked into it. But with a response today from Cicli Pinarello, […]

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Get a Praxis + 4iiii power meter crank for just $500

As power meter technology continues to expand and come down in price, more riders are able to take advantage of training with power. We first got wind of the limited edition Zayante + Power crankset that Praxis Works was producing last spring. Available only in the US & Canada, the pair up between Praxis & 4iiii makes for a simple clean installation and is still one of the most affordable ways to get a power meter on your road bike. Apparently the cooperation has been fruitful, as Praxis had been completely sold out for a while. But with another road season looming and time to get in those winter training base miles, the  Zayante + Power cranks are available once again…

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As power meter technology continues to expand and come down in price, more riders are able to take advantage of training with power. We first got wind of the limited edition Zayante + Power crankset that Praxis Works was producing last spring. Available only in the US & Canada, the pair up between Praxis & […]

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Roll on a flashy limited edition Turner Cyclosys with matching Knight wheels

Turner has a special limited edition of the same alloy Cyclosys cross bike we tested just over a year ago in a frame & tapered TRP fork combo that combines a wine red paint job with glacier blue accents. It even carries over to a color-matched set of carbon Knight Wheels as an option with the complete builds. A limited frame & fork is the starting point, and you can either spec an affordable bike with an entry 1x or go all in with a more pricey group and a couple of light carbon wheel options as well…

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Turner has a special limited edition of the same alloy Cyclosys cross bike we tested just over a year ago in a frame & tapered TRP fork combo that combines a wine red paint job with glacier blue accents. It even carries over to a color-matched set of carbon Knight Wheels as an option with the complete builds. […]

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Review: CXNats winning Team Edition Challenge Dune, from sand to ice

If you’ve been keeping up with our USA Cross Nats coverage you may have noticed that new US champ Stephen Hyde rolled across the finish line on a set of Challenge’s latest file tread tubular tires – the Dune. OK to be fair, he walked across the line after a crash in the last off-camber turn hobbled his bike with a broken derailleur hanger and a front flat. Nonetheless, we’ve been testing those same tires since not long after they were introduced at Sea Otter, and as we first learned from past British CX champ Helen Wyman in her tire selection criteria the Dune is capable in much more than the sandy terrain that its name belies…

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If you’ve been keeping up with our USA Cross Nats coverage you may have noticed that new US champ Stephen Hyde rolled across the finish line on a set of Challenge’s latest file tread tubular tires – the Dune. OK to be fair, he walked across the line after a crash in the last off-camber […]

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World Cup level WTB Ranger gets light & fast in time for XC race season

The popular new Ranger tread from WTB has in fact already been raced at top-level XC this past year, digging in at last season’s World Championships in Nové Město under WTB’s sponsored athletes, including Canadian Raphaël Gagné above. But now as regular riders look forward to a new season of racing and trail riding, you can actually get ahold of the new lightweight 2.25″ tire. Developed to be a wide ranging conditions tire with grip in wet and dry, the Ranger comes in both fast rolling and high grip rubber compounds and two wheel sizes…

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The popular new Ranger tread from WTB has in fact already been raced at top-level XC this past year, digging in at last season’s World Championships in Nové Město under WTB’s sponsored athletes, including Canadian Raphaël Gagné above. But now as regular riders look forward to a new season of racing and trail riding, you can actually […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Gotthard Pass, Switzerland

Leo Lupelli sent in this winter wonderland shot from his “recent ride up the Gotthard Pass in Switzerland starting from Andermatt. The pass is closed in winter so it’s a mix of tarmac road and singletrack interrupted here and there by frozen water streams that add that level of complexity to the climbs and keep you on your toes on the way down!”

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Leo Lupelli sent in this winter wonderland shot from his “recent ride up the Gotthard Pass in Switzerland starting from Andermatt. The pass is closed in winter so it’s a mix of tarmac road and singletrack interrupted here and there by frozen water streams that add that level of complexity to the climbs and keep you […]

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