Big rides can take you to all kinds of places, on all kinds of roads, through all kinds of conditions –the riding that inspired us to create the Section. This bike is built to own the asphalt and attack unpaved surfaces. With its carefully-engineered materials providing vertical compliance and lateral stiffness, the Section’s large volume tires combine with its flat mount disc brakes and ample bottle & fender mounts to elevate every ride on every road.
Ready or not, it’s cold and cold season is here. Fortunately, a common cold doesn’t have to wipe out your hard-earned fitness or seriously disrupt your winter training plans. All you have to do is know how to spot signs of illness coming on before it his and manage workload accordingly. This will have you back in the saddle at full strength ASAP, missing significant training time.
Ben Sharp, former USA Cycling Olympic Program Coach, and current Power Education Specialist at Stages Cycling, sat down to talk tips on dealing with training through cold season and minimizing time off the bike.
Sharp’s number one piece of advice:“If the cold is in your head, you can train at a moderate level, but if the cold is in your chest, you shut it down no matter what.”
This means if you have the classic ‘head cold’ symptoms: stuffed up but runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, you actually can continue to train at a moderate level. But once that cold gets into your lungs and you start coughing up phlegm, complete rest is the only way to making your condition worse and missing even more time on the bike.
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We are pleased to announce, we now proudly represent PROBAR products!
When Jeff Coleman moved to Park City, Utah in 2002, he was an ‘eat whatever’s there’ kind of guy. Exploring hundreds of miles of Park City trails changed him as it occurred to him that Philly Cheesesteaks and martinis were not the best choices for refueling. Jeff wanted to make more informed decisions about nutrition. He sought out a well-respected local food coach to help educate him about the nutritional benefits of eating simple, real foods. He learned that good, whole food was integral not only to athletic performance, but also overall health and wellness. Jeff’s cheesesteak days were over!
Soon after, at a health food store in Park City, Jeff tried a locally made energy bar. He was surprised a bar so healthy didn’t taste like flavored cardboard. The bar was truly delicious! In one bite PROBAR® smashed all his preconceived notions of what a sports nutrition bar could taste like. Jeff was convinced “In this busy world, we are constantly at risk of making unhealthy food choices. PROBAR® is a great tasting, whole food alternative that is convenient and uncompromising in quality.” Within a month he committed to fund and grow the company, eventually going on to buy it outright.
Jules Lambries soon joined PROBAR® as director of sales. Jules, like Jeff, was passionate about PROBAR® and knew that others would be too. His first order of business was to introduce the bars to a wider audience. Jules, his wife and three kids set off on what turned into a two-year road trip, during which time they lived out of their RV as PROBAR® ambassadors. Jules’ wife even gave birth to their fourth child during their travels! Now, years later, as PROBAR’s president, Jules maintains that same level of passion and dedication.
Led by Jeff and Jules, PROBAR® has grown into a nationally recognized brand while remaining true to its roots. The vision that drove PROBAR® in its early days has never wavered and is engendered in PROBAR’s employees, partners, vendors, and customers. PROBAR® will continue to focus on its mission:
PROBAR® creates delicious, convenient, healthy, plant-based food products. We strive to become the leading provider of REAL FOOD choices, always maintaining our commitment to quality, sustainability, and fantastic taste.
Your trusty wash and work stand has tirelessly held onto your bike(s) hundreds of times so you can freely use both hands to wash, fiddle, adjust, and dial in your favorite ride to keep it in tip top shape, but when is the last time you gave your stand a little love in return? The nice thing about our line of bike repair stands is that they don’t require much, but with a little bit of TLC and inspection of potentially worn parts, you can keep your stand functioning like the first day you laid eyes on each other. If you’re into bike maintenance and keeping everything in tip-top shape–why not include your bike repair stand? Read on to find out how to keep things wash and work running smoothly, which leads to your bike running smoothly, which in turn leads to adorable canines and world peace.
Now that your stand is dirty from the grime that has come off of your bike from a good season of riding, here are a few helpful tips and tricks to get your stand dialed so you can focus on keeping your bike clean and happy.
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JS Bond Sales is proud to now represent B&W International Bike Bags. This is a company whose products we not only use and love, but are one of the most highly sought out within the industry!
Check out this product review of the B&W Bike Guard Curv - The World's Lightest Bicycle Travel Case.
In a market flooded with carbon wheels, it takes a lot to stand out from the masses.
Most carbon wheels are purpose-built for various forms of riding. The Mavic XA Pro wheelset caters to those weight conscious riders looking for something that can hold up to the rigors of general trail riding. Mavic claims the XA Pro wheelset is “the lightest trail wheel system in its class.”
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1. WHAT IS IT?
- Road tubeless wheel-tire system redesigned from the ground up to improve the user experience and guarantee safety – all while maintaining the benefits of the technology.
- The ONLY reliable road tubeless systems that is easy to use and 100% safe.
- The only standard that can inspire confidence for the consumer that they will have ZERO issues with their tubeless system.
2. WHO IS IT FOR?
Any cyclist who is looking for the most advanced and high-performance wheel and tire technology for speed, puncture resistance and comfort.
3. WHY DID WE MAKE IT?
Why should the game-changing benefits of road tubeless be reserved for those who have a penchant for tinkering? Having faster rolling wheels that are more comfortable and resistant to punctures should be something easy, safe and hassle-free.
Through our years of expertise and invention of the wheel-tire system, we are proud to present a system that ticks all of the boxes while defining the standard for road tubeless.
By combining our knowledge of wheels and tires we were able to perfect the symbiotic relationship between the tire bead and the rim hook to offer a system that is not only fast on the road and easy to maintain … but also 100 % reliable so you can focus on one thing – your ride.
SAFE AND EASY TO USE
• Perfect union between tire and wheel, ensuring easy installation and removal, is guaranteed thanks to our patented UST technology and wheel-tire system foundation.
• Obsessive control in manufacturing provides the optimal rim diameter along with a precise tire bead diameter and stiffness / stretch. This ensures a lifetime of hassle-free installation / maintenance when using UST approved products.
FAST IN A LINE AND QUICK THROUGH THE TURNS
• All-new and exclusive 11Storm rubber compound achieves the best balance of grip and low rolling resistance.
• No tube means no friction with the tire resulting in a faster rolling system.
• UST system (including sealant) is 40g lighter than a traditional tire + tube system.
SMOOTHER RIDE AND MORE PUNCTURE RESISTANT
• Ride with lower pressure for increased comfort and reduced risk of pinch flats associated with traditional tire + tube systems.
• Just 30g of sealant prevents most punctures.
5. UST. WHAT DOES IT STAND FOR?
The only tubeless system that is universally accepted and recognized by every tyre and rim manufacturers.
The only tubeless system that is included in the standards that rule the bicycle wheel and tyre world! ISO 4210 / 5775 (in progress) and ETRTO 2018.
Rider’s benefit : the only tubeless system that has been tested and approved for safety and ease of use.
Not just a rim, a wheel or a tyre considered alone.
But the perfect match between well-defined tyre beads (stiffness and diameter) and a well define rim contour (bead seat diameter, rim wall height, hook shape and depth, depth and side slope of the central grove).
Rider’s benefit : the guarantee for a safe and easy to use tubeless system.
An open clincher tyre system that works without the need for a tube.
Requires an airtight rim and an airtight tyre. When the use of sealant is needed to seal the tyre, it is referred to as Tubeless Ready.
Rider’s benefit : potentially less flats, higher rolling efficiency, extra comfort, extra grip, less weight… if well executed.
You’ve seen knit technology in athletic footwear, but you haven’t seen it in cycling… until now. Introducing our new engineered Xnetic™ Knit (pronounced ex-net-ic) for unparalleled comfort and breathability. Xnetic™ Knit technology was developed for the specific needs of performance cycling. A TPU skeletal system provides support where you need it, while the knit offers suppleness for superior sock-like comfort. The porous knit material makes the entire upper breathable, giving you a shoe that has superior ventilation and drying time.
Don’t confuse this knit footwear with a fragile sweater, because these shoes stand up to the elements. The Xnetic™ Knit is DWR-treated for water repellency and easy cleaning after grimy rides. Rubber or TPU toe and heel guards provide abrasion resistance and superior durability.
Simply speaking, they are built to tackle the road, trails and any environment where your adventure takes you.
Plus, the style of knit is simply undeniable.
Yakima has released their 2017 fall line of vehicle accessories to accommodate a broad range of trending outdoor activities.
Covering a variety of price points, from entry to premium, the new products provide gear hauling solutions for trending activities, including kayak fishing, off-roading and stand-up paddle boarding, plus seasonal snow sports products.
At the center of the fall product launch are the OffGrid Cargo Basket, the LongArm Truck Bed Extender, the FatCat Evo, an update to the snow sports mount, and the FatCat ShowDown – the first side-loader for kayaks and SUP’s.
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By: Ben Delaney | May 27, 2017 7:00am GMT
The Giro Cinder is a MIPS road helmet that costs just over half as much as the California company’s top-end Synthe MIPS.
I love the fit and feel of the Cinder, except for on hot days and/or when doing strenuous climbs. In those situations, the difference in ventilation to the Synthe becomes quite apparent.
CINDER MIPS VS. SYNTHE MIPS, IN FIT AND VENTILATION
Visually the two are quite similar, and while there are small differences in the size and shape of the vents, the main difference in air flow lies within the helmets.
The Synthe uses Giro’s Roc Loc Air retention system, which keeps the helmet slightly off the head, especially at the front. This design allows a little more airflow across the forehead.
The Cinder uses Giro’s Roc Loc 5 retention system, which is anchored at the temples of the helmet. The front pad of the Cinder lays right on top of the MIPS liner, which in turn lays flat against the foam body of the helmet.
So Roc Loc Air is better than Roc Loc 5, right? Well, here’s the thing: over months of testing I have found myself grabbing the Cinder over the Synthe most of the time for a couple of reasons.
One, the Cinder just feels more comfortable to me, perhaps because the weight of the helmet is distributed throughout the inside, inside of resting on just the 360-degree plastic Roc Loc Air band.
Through distributor ZyroFisher, Bell Helmets has experienced a number of significant successes in recent years, with top athletes such as Danny Hart and Rachel Atherton wearing its products on their way to becoming World Champions.
The brand’s 2017 helmet collection builds on its success in the MTB category with a range of Road helmets that feature a host of performance and safety innovations.
We sat down with Bell’s Sean Coffey who gave us an insight into Bell Helmets: “We are in a constant state of brainstorming and concept development. That’s why Bell has so many technology ‘firsts’ within the cycling helmet realm. The Bell Zephyr was a ground-up development with the goal of pushing the boundaries in terms of energy management, maximum ventilation and incredible fit and comfort. Concepts like Progressive Layering made sense to consider as it allows us to create an incredibly complex structure for absorbing a broad spectrum of impacts.”
The Progressive Layering in Bell’s Zephyr is more than just the use two different densities of EPS foam, it’s also the replacement of the internal nylon roll cage support structure with a second in-molded polycarbonate shell for the inner layer, essentially two helmets in one. This approach allowed Bell to meet their energy management goals while also incorporating some exceptionally aggressive vents.
Powered by the Shimano STEPS system, the Opus Connect makes commuting and running errands easy and fun. The mid-drive motor provides a power-assisted ride with a range of up to 77 miles (125km). The electric bike has three support modes: Eco, Normal, and High, which will assist until you’ve reached 20 mph (32 kmh). This 418 watt hour battery is fully recharged have in 4 hours or 80% in 2 hours. The rear rack and integrated light lets you carry more and worry less and make it city-bike approved. The Step-through frame makes it easy for any rider to enjoy this bike and also comes in three sizes to accommodate riders from 4’9” to 6’1”. The tool-free seat and handlebar adjustments make sharing a cinch. Made with triple butted alloy the Opus Connect weighs 46lbs.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
I’ve got the whole family contributing to this review because as Opus intended, the Connect is perfect for sharing. When your dad and sisters battle for time on the electric bike you know you’ve got a winner. What makes this bike so perfect for multiple users of varying heights?
There were lots of apparel offerings this year at PressCamp Road. But custom options seem to be the emphasis for 2017.
Giordana launched its expanded custom line here. A couple of years ago, the Italian company opened a new factory in Montecchio, Italy, and with the transition from its previous factory, it began revamping its apparel lineups extensively. The latest revamp was to custom, which is all entirely made in Montecchio, with fabrics sourced from the Veneto region, renowned for its textile industry, said Giordana Andretta, national sales manager.
Giordana now offers a Custom collection with multiple levels of kits to accommodate different fits and riding levels, from a Sunday coffee shop ride to a gran fondo or a racing club. The custom line now offers all the premium fabrics and details of Giordana’s in-line apparel but with the option of custom colors and branding.
The SkyBox 18 serves up a a roomy, secure option for taking anything and everything you need for your next adventure. The sleek design holds gear for up to 4 campers and fits long snowboards and skis.
TAKE IT WITH YOU WHENEVER, WHEREVER
- Sleek aerodynamic Carbonite textured lid
- No assembly required
- Tool-free installation/removal from vehicle
- Fits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
- Designed with internal lid stiffeners for durability and easy open and close
- SuperLatch™ security ensures your lid is secure to its base, and your gear is safe
- Dual-sided opening for easy access on either side of your vehicle
- Tapered design reduces hatch interference
- Available in five sizes: Lo, 12, 16, 18, and 21 cubic feet
- Hauls gear for up to 4 campers; fits snowboards and skis up to 215cm
- Made in the USA with up to 80% recycled material
- SKS Locks included
- Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 24” – 42”
Whether you and your friends plan on making an amateur team to race on your local or provincial circuit, want to show up in style to that gran fondo on your bucket list or just want to stand out with your buddies on your Sunday morning coffee rides, Giordana custom has you covered. The new custom collection allows you to easily navigate the process and make your vision of the dream kit a reality. With no design fee, a minimum 10 piece per garment order (men and women’s pieces can be combined) and free ground shipping within Canada it’s never been easier to kit out in custom.
Each garment offered in the collection is available for full custom artwork. With the help of Giordana’s design team, your vision of the perfect kit can come to life. Using Giordana’s KIT Builder online ordering and payment system, a large group can easily navigate the process and manage their order.
Giordana offers six of their kits along with winter garments and accessories for customization meaning you can choose the kit that suits your riding style and the conditions you most frequently ride in.
EACH OF OUR CARGO BOXES IS A TESTIMONY TO SMART ENGINEERING, ADVANCED EQUIPMENT, AND OUR CALIFORNIA CREW’S COMMITMENT TO CRAFT. TAKE A PEAK BEHIND THE SCENES.
Raw sheets – made from up to 80% recycled material – are thermoformed into shape.
A rough cut is made by machine then gets trimmed by hand for a precise, clean finish.
A skilled, trained team member carefully installs hinges, locks and hardware.
The box is thoroughly inspected, polished up and ready to ship.