After spending a half-dozen rides in the newly released women’s New Road apparel, I’m starting to think the marketing minds behind Giro should have called it New Mountain–or perhaps a more neutral New Ride–because the pieces seems to be just as comfortable on singletrack as on asphalt, if not more so.
Fabien Barel won the first round of the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala. Clementz came in 2nd place. Jared Graves took third.
Two of the most iconic cyclists of all time singing a duet on Italian television? Yep. Could this be a hint at what we’re working on for our next issue of Paved? Perhaps. If you’re impatient and/or can’t understand a word of Italian, skip forward to about the 2-minute mark. – –
Sure, remembering to tip your bartender will get you far in life (trust us on this one…they also really appreciate Christmas gifts). Randomly telling your significant other “I love you” (and meaning it, of course) can point some serious goodwill in your direction come time for that next weekend Target run when you gather up […]
About 18 months ago, photographer Daniel Pasley and I were discussing plans for a feature story we were planning to do for Paved magazine’s sister publication, Bike. At some point during the discussion, the “Manual for Speed” project that he and business partner Emiliano Granado had been working on was brought to my attention—and I […]
As if Interbike needed another setting to encourage opportunities for bikes and booze to collide in the bliss of not-so-holy matrimony, the spectator-friendly finals for the USA Crits series have been moved to Las Vegas for 2013. Specifically set to coincide with the trade show, the course will be on the grounds of the Mandalay […]
Today is National Bike To Work Day. Lots of folks are leaving their cars in the garage.... I’m OK with that because some percentage of them might actually start riding to work, but my cynical side says this is a feel-good day, then its back to using the EZ-Pass to the Lexus Lanes on the way to resting a $30,000 German-made automobile in a concrete stall for the eight or nine hours you’re at work.
TRUVATIV is releasing its own version of BlackBox-branded components with a line of signature-series handlebars; each of which was shaped to the specific demands and requirements of one of the brand's sponsored riders. Jerome Clementz gets his own bar. Ditto for Danny Hart and Steve Smith.
There are plusher bikes out there. Lighter bikes as well. Where the Instinct excels, however, is its balance and versatility. I'd happily ride this thing anywhere outside of a bike park. A quick tweak of the geometry and the bike is ready to tackle just about anything. That's not something you can say of most 29ers.
As I watched the girls in the camp improve, hitting bigger jumps and drops, pumping confidently through big bermed corners and tackling steep sections I got a little twitchy. I knew how they were feeling; I knew that as they pushed themselves a little further each time they were chasing the rush of accomplishment. The euphoria, the hi-fives, the smiles, I started to jones for all of it.