On the Eve of America's Biggest ’Cross Season, Proctor Looks Behind the Stare Is their vacancy or fury behind the eyes of a cyclocross competitor? As Geoff Proctor learned by watching cyclocross' greats compete in the world's biggest events, there was something almost tangible that differentiated the sport's supreme from the rest: a determination that—while it can be fleeting—is indomitable.
Class and sophistication spin from the wheels of this distinctive dream bike, transforming the every-day commute into a bold statement for the eco-conscious professional. Shiny chrome components hang tastefully from the handcrafted, fillet-brazed frame, and custom wood fenders keep the rider clean while adding a hint of elegance to this functional work of art.
At its inception in 2004, the Specialized Demo was a 9.5-inch travel, huckster-oriented freeride bike. Today, the name is all that remains. The Demo has steadily evolved from the once overbuilt, ultra burly 48-pound rig into a maneuverable 8-inch travel downhill race bike.
A year and half ago, when I first stole a ride on Yeti’s 152-mm travel aluminum SB-66, my immediate reaction was to accuse the staff at Yeti of callous selfishness and exclusivity. Now that I’ve spent significant time on the SB-66 C, I’m standing my ground on that charge. Of course, I mean it in a most complimentary way.
(October 13, 2012)-Scot Nicol of Ibis Cycles chose the USGP weekend in Fort Collins Colorado to reveal the newest steed in his impressive line of products. The new disk brake equipped Hakkalugi Carbon Cyclocross bike is actually a redesigned frame built around the older Carbon Hakkalugi which first came out in 2009, and before that the steel version, which debuted in 1997.
Be Prepared on the Trail with the Cleverly Designed ST-15i Multi Tool
Being prepared doesn't have to mean carrying a fully stocked pack on every ride, the Serfas ST-15i offers extensive features in a miniscule package.
Fox iCD Electronic Lock-out, DT Swiss 29er Wheels, New Goods from Thomson, and Easton EC70 Carbon MTB Hoops
Companies unveil new 2013 components at the industries tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV
Slayin' the Trail on Rocky Mountains Do-It-All Trail Bike
Pedaling up Cement Creek Trail we gained elevation as the sun dropped close to the ridges. Topping out Hunter hill above 12,000 feet we gazed towards Teocalli and Pearl Peak in the breath taking alpenglow.
A Handmade, Lightweight Hitch Rack at a Reasonable Price
Despite my initial skepticism about the strength and durability of this rack, I was pleasantly surprised once everything was assembled and installed. The freedom rack comes with a 1¼ “ receiver shaft as well as a 2” adapter. Unlike many other racks that use an adapter for the 2” receiver, the Saris rack fit snugly into the hitch and had minimal rocking once installed.
Cycling Shoes for Those Who Dream Big
To put it simply: if you want to know the who, what, and why of DZR shoes, I’d venture to say the above video just about sums it up. Admittedly, I say this without having engaged a thorough mise-en-scene, shot by shot cinematography and editing analysis and having no formal education in film theory.
Trail-Ready, Weight Conscious Hoops
In a time when most wheelsets come complete from the factory, these Pacenti TL28 hoops offer a nice alternative for those who’d rather build up a super-tough, versatile trail wheelset the old fashioned way: from the hub up.
Bright and Durable: Thrashing the FX1950 Tricon
Yes, these euro-flashy hoops are bright, but these bomber freeride wheels from DT Swiss have a surly side with tried and true DT quality hubs laced up to a sealed tubeless compatible rim utilizing top notch DT bladed double butted spokes. This combination creates a solid and laterally stiff but otherwise forgiving wheelset that is capable of taking on some pretty insane riding while helping to smooth out your ride.
Twenty-niner hardtails are synonymous with cross-country racing; with low BB heights and steep, quick-handling geometries, they’re designed for speed. The smooth-rolling, confidence-inspiring big wheels and efficient platform that make the 29er hardtail the go-to for racers can also be leveraged to create trail bikes that make you forget about rear suspension.