ENVE MOG Gets New Colors for 2024
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by Mark Gorman
4d ago
If the ENVE MOG was at the top of your wish list but didn’t dig that tan / sand color, the gang at ENVE just gave you two more options. After a year of selling the MOG in a single Sand color, ENVE recently announced two additional colors that have a sharp new look for 2024. The MOG is now available in Terracotta and Slate Blue that brings a fresh look to this highly-versatile performance gravel bike. The MOG is sold as a chassis-only, including the frame, fork, headset, stem, handlebar, and seatpost. To initiate your build, begin by selecting your frame size, stem length, handlebar width, han ..read more
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Life Time and Flanders Classics to Designate First-Ever UNBOUND Gravel Qualifier Event
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by Mark Gorman
1w ago
Heathland Gravel marks inaugural qualifier event in 20-year history of Life Time UNBOUND Gravel; Nods to growth of gravel racing in Europe Life Time is collaborating with Flanders Classics to designate the first-ever qualifier event in the 20-year history of the iconic Life Time UNBOUND Gravel. Set for Aug. 9-11, 2024, Heathland Gravel takes place in Maasmechelen, Belgium and exemplifies the same standard set by UNBOUND for professional and amateur gravel cycling in the United States and globally. Organized by Flanders Classics, the 2024 edition of Heathland Gravel provides the opportunity fo ..read more
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2024 Primer. 45 minutes with the best of the 2023 XCO World Cup
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by Mark Gorman
1M ago
The schedule for the 2024 XCO World Cup is confirmed and the first race is in Brazil and is fast approaching. Now is a good time to “kill the bug” with a refresh of what happened in 2023. A year that saw a revelation riders like Puck Pieterse and the “old guy” Nino Schurter, take the overall titles. Enjoy the video and the 2024 XCO UCI Mountain Bike World Cup calendar is below. The 2024 MTB World Championship will be in Andorra . 2024 XCO UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Calendar April 12 to 14 – Mairipora (Brazil) April 19 to 21 – Araxá, Mina Gerais (Brazil) May 24 ..read more
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Hope Announces More XCR Pro Brake Options
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by Mark Gorman
1M ago
PRESS RELEASE: Our lightweight brake now comes with more options for customization. After 2 years of silver and black the XCR will now be available in all 6 Hope colors: Red, Blue, Orange, Purple, Silver & Black. As well as colors, we’ve added the E4 caliper to the XCR line up, enhancing performance and adding a downcountry twist. Meaning the XCR brake will now be suitable for a range of options from cross country race rigs to burlier trail builds. Hope XCR Pro ​​​​​​​The minimal, radially configured, master cylinder maintains our simple bleeding process with its conventional reservoir y ..read more
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Verge Launches Cutting-Edge 2024 Custom Apparel
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by Mark Gorman
1M ago
Verge founder Mike Magur began making custom cycle apparel in New York since 1996, driven by two passions: technical innovation and a love of cycling. Over two decades later, we proudly introduce our 2024 custom apparel collection – crafted to help riders of all levels look and feel like pros taking on their personal Tour de France. Our acclaimed custom process enables riders, multisport competitors and runners to design one-of-a-kind kits matching team, sponsor or personal aesthetics. Minimum order quantities remain one piece, with industry-leading production and delivery timelines. It’s sec ..read more
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Chris King Releases Micro Spline Support for R45D Hubs
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by Mark Gorman
1M ago
Chris King has announced the release of new Micro Spline drivers for their market-leading R45D hubs, available January 1st from all Chris King retailers. Shimano’s Micro Spline technology improves engagement in the freehub, with 23 closely spaced splines driving the cassette. Coupled with Chris King’s own R45D hubs, which take a similar approach to consistent engagement, the new Micro Spline drivers produce an unparalleled ride experience. “The name of the game in hubs is compatibility,” said King Sales Manager Greg Hudson. “We aim to support as many drivetrain and cassette combinations ..read more
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CABDA Unveils Education Schedule for West Expo
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by Mark Gorman
1M ago
Clinics and Seminars Focused on Retailer Profitability. Organizers of the CABDA Expo announced the release of their comprehensive education schedule for CABDA West, set to take place outside of Los Angeles on January 10 & 11. The CABDA Education Series is organized and presented by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) and will feature a lineup of expert-led sessions dedicated to enhancing retailer profitability and success. “Retailer education has always been at the heart of CABDA’s mission, and we are delighted to unveil a program that is laser-focused on helping retailers incr ..read more
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Belgian Waffle Ride Announces 2024 Calendar.
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by Mark Gorman
5M ago
Monuments of Cycling (MoC), a premier cycling events producer best known for its iconic Monument of Gravel, the Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR), has announced its expanding BWR calendar for 2024 with an exciting new Tripel Crown of Gravel Series to kick off the spring racing calendar with three grand events all taking place within seven weeks. The Tripel Crown will feature the Second Annual BWR Arizona (March 2), the Fifth Annual BWR Utah (April 6), and culminate with the grandaddy of them all, the 13th Annual BWR California (April 28).  Another BWR has also been added to the sp ..read more
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Keegan Swenson Dominates at the 2023 Leadville 100, Sofia Gomez Villafane Wins Women’s Race
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by Mark Gorman
7M ago
Keegan Swenson dominated the 2023 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB smashing the course record by over 15 minutes. Sofia Gomez Villafane won the women’s event, both from Heber City, Utah The 2023 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB race, owned and produced by Life Time (NYSE: LTH), witnessed history with defending champion Keegan Swenson’s dominating performance, in which he broke the course record by 15 minutes and four seconds. The new official course record time is 5:43:31 for the famed ‘Race Across the Sky’. Sofia Gomez Villafane finished in first place in the women’s race, leadin ..read more
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Rocky Mountain Solo Gravel Bike
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by Mark Gorman
7M ago
Meet the Rocky Mountain Solo gravel bike, an update from the original Solo that the Canadian company launched in 2018. In this launch video we see former Elite Road Racer, Ryan Anderson take the new Solo to the remote roads of Saskatchewan. It’s a great little video worth checking out. The frame features tons of mounts including 12 on the frame and 8 on the fork. It features fully-enclosed internal routing, including Di2 downtube panel / battery holder. As for tire clearance the all-new Solo fits 700c x 50mm or 650b x 2.2in tires. The new Rocky Mountain Solo gravel bike is available in both ..read more
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