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  • State of Cadence Pulsar Giveaway – Ends October 12th

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    Hey hey hey everyone, I’m back. Last couple months have been wild – but more on that later. Right now, I just want to plug this Cadence & State Bicycle Co. contest that’s going on and ends on October 12th. If you want a chance at winning over $2500 worth of gear, then head on over here and enter!

    If you win, you’ll get:

    * State Bicycles Pulsar 29er MTB Frameset – $599
    * SRAM NX 1×11 Group – $310
    * Ritchey Logic Cockpit (Stem, Bars, Seatpost) – $250
    * Ritchey Logic Wheelset – $450
    * State Bicycle x Road Runner SED Hydration Pack – $120
    * Bell Zephyr Helmet – $230
    * Ergon MTB Saddle – $99
    * Ergon Grips – $32
    * Cadence Pulsar Kit – $315
    * Cadence Pulsar Cap – $32
    * Cadence Gloves/Bottles/Socks – $86

  • Blackburn Unveils Mountain Bike Specific HV Floor Pump

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    Being a longtime fan of Blackburn products, I’m more than happy to share one of their latest products with you: The Chamber HV Floor Pump, specifically made for mountain bikes. Now I know what you’re thinking, “why do I need a pump specifically made for mountain bikes?”. Well, you don’t really…but there are certainly some well-thought-out features, especially at the price-point.

    Starting off, you’ll notice that this pump only does 50 PSI. For a pump that you’ll probably keep in your car and use solely for mountain bikes, that’s more than enough power. The Chamber HV Floor Pump is also equipped with a 47″ hose, making it easy to top up your tires while your bike(s) is still on your car’s back rack. One you’re done shredding (or before, depending on your style), you’ll really appreciate the built-in bottle opener for those post-(or pre)ride refreshments. Take all those  features, wrap them in camo and you’ve got yourself a solid pump worthy of any trailhead.

  • Islabikes Launches Pro Series Premium Children’s Bikes

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    Man, these aren’t your everyday kid’s bikes that’s for sure. While I don’t have any kids myself and don’t plan to, I can definitely appreciate that the folks at Islabikes are doing. I’m happy to share the release of the Islabikes Pro Series range with you all.

    When I was a youth, the first bike I got that really had a pivotal effect on me was the Gary Fisher Joshua 24″. I was already obsessed with riding before getting this bike, but the Joshua was what inevitably led me to my first job at a bike shop.

    You see, I rode the piss out of that bike and eventually broke the rear triangle. When I broke it, I remember taking it to the local shop and figuring they’d just order me a replacement rear triangle. Well, this wasn’t the case…they were actually able to set me up with a 100% brand new complete bike! I couldn’t have been more excited and was even lucky enough to get a job at that bike shop the week after my 14th birthday.

    Anyway, this post isn’t about me, it’s about the Islabikes Pro Series for children. I guess what I’m getting at is this: kids remember the bikes of their youth, regardless of how rad or not rad they are. If your kid has that twinkle in his/her eye and is destined to shred for life, have a look at the latest from Islabikes!

    Get a closer look at their offerings below.
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  • State Bicycle Co. Megalith Fat Bikes

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    If you’re like many folks out there who toy with the idea of joining the fat bike wave, but balk at the barrier of entry (price), then these new fatties from State Bicycle Co might just push you further embrace the N+1 mindset we all know so well. What I’m saying is, these are priced to leave you some leftover cash while still being highly shreddable. If you don’t already have a fat bike, then the Megalith Fat Bike would make a great first.

    Available in two colors and either configured as a singlespeed or 1×8 drivetrain, these steeds can be yours for  $699 for the singlespeed or $829 for the 8 speed.

    More info over at State Bicycle Co.

  • Sea Otter Classic: BOSCH eMTB Race


    The Sea Otter starts tomorrow, April 14th and runs through the 17th. One of the many activities going on is this eMTB Industry Challence Race. The winner will win a $5k cash purse to be donated to a local trail-building non-profit organization of their choice.

    The Race: Compete in the 1st ever eMTB Race at the Sea Otter Classic. Friday, April 15th, 4 PM on the “Swale” (near Dual Slalom). Full course details
    • The Stakes: One Industry Winner will take the glory…and a $5k cash prize to donate to a local trail-building non-profit organization of their choice.
    • The Rules: Ages 15 and older and all genders are eligible, as long as you currently work within the bicycle industry. No racing license required. Rules on eligible eMTBs –
    • The Sign Up: First 25 people to register will receive complimentary registration. Enter coupon code: EMTBIC2016. Beyond that, normal registration rates of $55 apply.
    No eBike? No worries! Reserve an eMTB for free courtesy of Bosch (while supplies last), contact: So charge up, kit up, and step up for both your company and your local mountain biking association!
  • A Fat Bike Freeride Film: 2 Fat 2 Furious

    I thought those photos from the Budnitz FTB fat bike shoot were awesome, but then I saw this and had to pass it along. How many of you guys out there with fat bikes have fantasized about this exact scenario? Videos like this make it impossible not to miss my Neck Romancer and the heavy snow we’re known to get back in Vermont.

    Enjoy 2 Fat 2 Furious – A Fat Bike Freeride Film featuring Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Noah Brousseau for Rocky Mountain Bicycles.

    Filmed & Edited by Liam Mullany
    Additional Cinematography by Harrison Mendel
    Produced by Liam Mullany & Brian Park
    Special Thanks to Cory Leclerc & Eric Simmons
    Music: Jet Trash — Baby C’mon

  • Bike Magazine: Vermont’s Kingdom Trails – East Burke

    Here’s a really solid piece from Bike Magazine on the Kingdom Trails out in East Burke, VT. If you couldn’t tell, Vermont’s been on my mind quite a bit lately; and this video evokes equal doses of homesickness and summer stoke.

    The Kingdom Trail system is not only an amazing network of trails ranging in technicality and terrain, the trails also span the land of 60 private landowners, all of whom have given permission to the Kingdom Trails Association for use. That’s a tight-knit and special community if you ask me.

  • Moonmen Bikes #M01


    This is one of the raddest “29+” mountain bikes that I’ve seen in a minute. The Moonmen #M01 is a a 29+ mountain bike that is built to shred while keeping things loose and fun. At first glance, I was reminded of SE Racing Bikes due to the Landing Gear’esque typeface and Moonriser handlebars.

    The M01 from Moonmen Bikes isn’t your typical singlespeed 29er – there’s a lot of extra-awesome going on here. At first glance, you might think the chain is tensioned using an eccentric bottom bracket, but after a closer look you’ll notice Moonmen’s proprietary Mension System. The Mension System uses a turnbuckle / bottle screw in the chainstays to expand or compress equally.

    Not only will Mension tension your chain, the system is also great as it allows you to break your frame down into smaller pieces, allowing you to remove the rear triangle for easy traveling.

    Make sure to have a better look at the #M01 below, and head on over to Moonmen Bikes for more mountain bike wizardry. While you’re at it, check them out on Instagram ’cause they’re really cooking up some amazing stuff.
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