Santa Cruz recruits new talent for the Syndicate

New year, it’s time for new recruits. Looking to bulk up their roster and plan for the future, Santa Cruz confirmed that two new names would be added to the Syndicate – Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier. Together, the American and the Frenchman will undergo training from Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, which may go a little something like this…

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New year, it’s time for new recruits. Looking to bulk up their roster and plan for the future, Santa Cruz confirmed that two new names would be added to the Syndicate – Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier. Together, the American and the Frenchman will undergo training from Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, which may go a […]

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Cane Creek doubles down on durability with new DBair [IL] shock, OPT and DROPT remotes

Cane Creek has done a lot for the advancement of suspension technology, but even they’ll admit they haven’t been perfect. The Double Barrel system offered better performance and more adjustment that really opened up a frame’s potential, and that was put to the test with the introduction of the DBInline. The shock may have been a huge leap forward in shock design, but the design left many riders wanting a more durable option.

With the introduction of the new DBair [IL], Cane Creek claims that option is here. Along with a new air spring, key components have been modified and upgraded to ensure long term durability, and those same changes are finding their way back to the current shock options as well…

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Cane Creek has done a lot for the advancement of suspension technology, but even they’ll admit they haven’t been perfect. The Double Barrel system offered better performance and more adjustment that really opened up a frame’s potential, and that was put to the test with the introduction of the DBInline. The shock may have been […]

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Take Me Outdoors Podcast: Verde PR talks careers, passion, and training with Yuri Hauswald

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If you follow the Dirty Kanzaa, or just endurance racing in general, you’ve probably heard the name. Yuri Hauswald is a monster on the bike, but he’s also a truly great guy who is also fun to be around. You wouldn’t know it by the way he rides, but he didn’t even ride until he was 24. Since then Yuri has made his way to his current position in the industry as the Community Development Manager for GU Energy Labs. In his spare time, Yuri has figured out a way to still train and race at a very high level, which includes winning the DK 200 in 2015.

The latest installment of their Take Me Outdoors podcast, Verde’s founder Kristin Carpenter-Ogden chats with Yuri about what it took to get there, and ways that you can meet your goals…

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If you follow the Dirty Kanzaa, or just endurance racing in general, you’ve probably heard the name. Yuri Hauswald is a monster on the bike, but he’s also a truly great guy who is also fun to be around. You wouldn’t know it by the way he rides, but he didn’t even ride until he was […]

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Going Viral: The clip that started it all for Danny MacAskill

We all have to start somewhere, right? Obviously, Danny MacAskill had been riding quite a bit leading up to this video, but this seemed to be his big break. Back in 2006, when YouTube was still new, and people still had MySpace accounts, this clip was uploaded to the internet and according to Danny’s recent facebook post (below), set things in motion.

While his videos have progressed quite a bit in terms of the riding and the resolution, this is proof that Danny’s always had the skills. Check out his latest video (with almost as many views) after the break…

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We all have to start somewhere, right? Obviously, Danny MacAskill had been riding quite a bit leading up to this video, but this seemed to be his big break. Back in 2006, when YouTube was still new, and people still had MySpace accounts, this clip was uploaded to the internet and according to Danny’s recent […]

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Watch the Volkswagen USA Cycling CX National Championships live now

It’s that time of year again. The time where all of the best cyclocross racers in the country, as well as anyone with aspirations of being the best, gather for a showdown of epic CX proportions. This year, Hartford, CT was chosen as the venue and it’s already proven to be a bit… interesting with riding replaced with slip and slides. Then the course rapidly froze and got covered in snow making things even more challenging. At the time of writing this, we’re not sure what the conditions will be for the big race day, but it should make for some entertaining racing. Full day’s schedule below…

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It’s that time of year again. The time where all of the best cyclocross racers in the country, as well as anyone with aspirations of being the best, gather for a showdown of epic CX proportions. This year, Hartford, CT was chosen as the venue and it’s already proven to be a bit… interesting with […]

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CES2017: Polar puts GoPro control at your wrist, adds GoPro compatible H10 heart rate monitor

Good news for GoPro fans who are also Polar users. The just announced today that it will be integrating GoPro controls into their existing V800 GPS watch and M600 smart watch. Starting soon, V800 users will be able to remotely control GoPro Hero 4 cameras through the watch in order to control basic functions over Bluetooth. Support will then follow for the M600 watch which will allow control of the Hero 5 cameras. Each will provide on screen details to whether the camera is filming (is this thing on?) as well as the current battery life of the camera.

To make those GoPro clips a little more interesting, Polar is also introducing a new H10 heart rate strap that will possess a number of smart functions including the ability to overlay your heart rate on the video. Polar claims the strap also includes a new measuring to increase heart rate accuracy and can be used in a pool. Compatible with iOS and android devices, the strap has built in memory and can be paired with any Polar watch or tracker as well as the Polar Beat free fitness and training app.

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Good news for GoPro fans who are also Polar users. The just announced today that it will be integrating GoPro controls into their existing V800 GPS watch and M600 smart watch. Starting soon, V800 users will be able to remotely control GoPro Hero 4 cameras through the watch in order to control basic functions over […]

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New year, new look: give your RockShox forks a makeover with decal kits from SRAM

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Winter time is the perfect time to give your bike some love. At the top of that list should probably be some suspension maintenance – especially if you’re not sure of the last time it was serviced. After you’ve gotten everything back in working order and given the exterior a thorough cleaning, why not give your bike a new look while you’re at it? Chances are good that if you have a RockShox fork it has the neutral graphics that come standard. If you want to make it a little more matchy-matchy to your bike or your kit, or just want to go crazy with color, SRAM is offering decal kits that should leave your fork looking good…

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Winter time is the perfect time to give your bike some love. At the top of that list should probably be some suspension maintenance – especially if you’re not sure of the last time it was serviced. After you’ve gotten everything back in working order and given the exterior a thorough cleaning, why not give your bike […]

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Theft resistant thru axles from The Robert Axle Project and Hexlox may just save your wheels

The Robert Axle Project has a new light weight option if you’re looking for replacement thru axles. Called the Lightning Bolt-On, the axles aren’t meant to carry a trailer. Instead, they’re simply meant to offer a light weight option instead of the quick release axles that probably came stock. But the axles also have a little trick up their sleeve. Thanks to a partnership with Hexlox, the axles are compatible with the minuscule locking plugs. Combined with the tapered shape of the thru axle head, it should make the axle fairly theft resistant if you’re worried about losing your wheels…

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The Robert Axle Project has a new light weight option if you’re looking for replacement thru axles. Called the Lightning Bolt-On, the axles aren’t meant to carry a trailer. Instead, they’re simply meant to offer a light weight option instead of the quick release axles that probably came stock. But the axles also have a little […]

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Jeff Lenosky rides Rattlin’ Run for last Trail Boss of 2016

Making a list of trails to hit for next year? Looking for a challenge? With his Trail Boss video series, Jeff Lenosky has been seeking out the toughest trails around the U.S. that you may or may not know about. As always, Jeff makes everything look way too easy, but if you happen to be near Roanoke, VA you can try your hand at Rattlin’ Run. Part of the Carvins Cove trail system, the 2.6 mile trail carries a double black diamond ranking and will surely test your skills…

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Making a list of trails to hit for next year? Looking for a challenge? With his Trail Boss video series, Jeff Lenosky has been seeking out the toughest trails around the U.S. that you may or may not know about. As always, Jeff makes everything look way too easy, but if you happen to be near […]

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