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  • Blackburn Design: The Great Basin Ride


    Blackburn Design‘s latest film, The Great Basin Ride, an adventure story that showcases the plains of Wyoming’s Red Desert through one epic bike ride.

    This documentary-type film features two brave rangers and good friends, Katie and Laura who take on this journey with fearless commitment. Though scarce water and fierce winds prove to be challenging obstacles, both rangers successfully travel from Banff, Alberto to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, one pedal stroke at a time.

    This is one of those trips that I’ve been dying embark on. Thanks to Katie and Laura for the inspiration!

  • Amaro Bertini Divorzio ESB1 27.5 Mountain Bike

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    Well, doesn’t this thing look fun? I’ve always loved a 650b / 27.5 mountain bike, but I’m not sure I’m fast enough for this paint job. Head over to the Amaro Flickr for a couple more angles.

    photo: Álex de Pedro Izaguirre

  • Paul Components Set N’ Forget Thru-Axle


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    All you thru axle users out there, rejoice; Paul has created a US-made through axle quick release with an indexing head and internal cam mechanism: the Set N’ Forget thru-axle / quick release.

    The QR through axle is comfortable in any position thanks to the 12-position indexing head. So find that perfect position for your lever and forget snagging bushes, branches and other trail debris ’cause your lever will be tucked in the perfect position.

    You already know Paul Components delivers some of the best precision-engineered and crafted components in the game, so if you’re in the market for a new through axle and need the best in the game, head on over and check out the Set N’ Forget.

  • Streets of Chrome: John Cardiel


    Whenever I see anything Cardiel-related, I stop all that I’m doing and dive in. You’ve seen how hyped I get in the past over John Cardiel content, so when I caught the recent Streets of Chrome edit I put it on repeat and then realized how much I miss going mountain biking.

    Give this a watch, get inspired and once you’re done, get out there and shred.

    All Hail Cardiel.

  • 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.