When it comes to mountain bike wheel size it is difficult to see the big picture and how it all fits together. The world has been using 26″ wheels for so long that the adoption of 29? took much longer than expected; and there are still nay-sayers on any alternative to 26″.
(CARBONDALE, Colo.) — If you arrive at the Bacon Station of the Carbondale, Colo., ninth annual Porcupine Loop Bike Race—where volunteer marshals hand out mandatory bacon and donuts—and ask what your time and position are, you might be at the wrong race.
The decision rested on my shoulders. Only five women—all amateur—had signed up to race the new Master of the Mass enduro-style event in Snowmass Village, Colo., and race director Dave Elkan invited us to run the pro NORBA downhill course instead of the amateur women’s course they lined out a little further down the mountain.
Sun Valley, Idaho — Zoe Dunn’s long blonde ponytail flows from under her helmet and over her right shoulder. She is still wearing her blue, black and white kit (Team Giant-Martial Arts of Tucson) as she stands on the race course sidelines of the USA Cycling Cross Country National Championships at the base of Bald Mountain. As racers pass, she shakes a cow bell and chimes out encouraging words, but her ice-green eyes are focused uphill on riders yet to come. Her crunched brow and parted lips indicate she might be a little concerned; she hasn’t seen her little sister, racer 324, make a lap yet.
Local nutrition bar maker plans expansion with community support.
Fort Collins, Colo. - Many of us work day jobs to pay the bills while cultivating our own big ideas - but rarely do we act on them. For Charly Clifford, Fort Collins long time resident, barista and entrepreneur, action has come in small steps.
Advancing the science of motion performance.
(June 20, 2012) DENVER, Colo.—Just over 100 years ago Charles Gates Sr. purchased the Colorado Tire and Leather Company in Denver, Colorado, and over time the Gates Rubber Company grew to become a leader for producing tires, belts and hoses that have powered cars and industries across the world.
Srams XX1 sets to up the standard for a simplified drivetrain.
Designed as a compliment to the increasingly popular enduro/all-mountain segment, Srams new 1x11 drivetrain pairs with their newly released Type 2 clutch derailleur system to create a simple yet effective drivetrain for technical trail abuse.
Flagstaffs blossoming cycling community offers up all types of trails for cycling enthusiasts.
Flagstaff, Arizona is a great vacation spot for cyclists with its lush pine forests and rock filled trails, mountain biker and road bikers alike will enjoy the diversity of terrain and low key lifestyle Flagstaff has to offer.
Unique and custom hand built bikes that put the craft in craftsmanship.
(April 4, 2012) FORT COLLINS, Colo. - "What if we were to just practice our craft?, If instead of building more bikes we build the same amount of bikes, each one better and better."
Eszter Takes a Trip: SSWC 2011
By: Eszter Horanyi
I have very few regrets in my life. I've always taken a life approach of 'You regret the things you don't do more than the things you do' and thus, have found myself in many situations where I wonder what I was thinking when I hatched a certain plan. But, I always emerge with a good story and with the clarity of 20/20 hindsight, am generally glad I partook in various activities and events. In 2009, Single Speed World Championships were held in Durango, CO, a 6 hour drive from my home. I didn't attend. After a summer of traveling and racing bikes, I couldn't bring myself to pack up the car and make the drive across the state. I have never kicked myself so hard for missing what sounded like the event of a lifetime.