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Contender’s TdF Competition 2019: Week Three

Contender’s TdF Competition 2019: Week Three

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

Welcome to Week Three of our 2019 Contender TdF competition. In our introductory post, we explained the thinking and prizes available to the winner of the week one TdF competition. This week, we reveal three different photos and their Tour de France-inspired locations to our blog and social media outlets;...
Long, Low, and the New 2020 Cervelo Aspero

Long, Low, and the New 2020 Cervelo Aspero

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

As noted in our post regarding our first look at the new Shimano GRX groupset, gravel bikes are here to stay. This is especially clear when a company like Cervelo, which typically concerns themselves with tarmac-specific speed, builds themselves a no-nonsense gravel bike without the usual flourishes their other bikes...
First Look: Shimano GRX Gravel Groupset

First Look: Shimano GRX Gravel Groupset

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

For better or worse, Shimano is generally the marker of traditional conservatism in the cycling industry. Rather than reaching for any and all budding trends, Shimano studies, prototypes, and tests. That might come off as timid or slow to react, but it is a large reason why they're seen as...
Pirelli P Zero and Cinturato Tires: Not Just for Motorsports

Pirelli P Zero and Cinturato Tires: Not Just for Motorsports

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

In late 2017, Pirelli released their re-entry into the bicycle tire market, the Pirelli P Zero Velo, the P Zero Velo 4S, and P Zero Velo TT road bike tires. For as popular as road bike tires like the Continental GP 4000S II and Vittoria Corsa were in our shop,...
Just In: Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Cycling Computer

Just In: Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Cycling Computer

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

In the cycling industry, trends come and go with regularity. Riding off the beaten path, be it on a mountain bike, gravel bike, or somewhere in between, has changed how we ride, and how we use our cycling computers. The new Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM is a perfect example of this...
Contender’s TdF Competition 2019: Week Two

Contender’s TdF Competition 2019: Week Two

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

Welcome to Week Two of our 2019 Contender TdF competition. In our introductory post, we explained the thinking and prizes available to the winner of the week one TdF competition. This week, we reveal three different photos and their Tour de France-inspired locations to our blog and social media outlets;...
An Ode to Nino Schurter: Custom SCOTT Spark RC World Cup AXS Build

An Ode to Nino Schurter: Custom SCOTT Spark RC World Cup AXS Build

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

We're going to say it: more people ought to talk about the run Nino Schurter has had in the past ten years. With seven men's cross-country world championship wins, six overall UCI World Cup wins, and a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics, Schurter's dominant run is nothing short of...
Contender's TdF Competition 2019: Week One

Contender's TdF Competition 2019: Week One

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Welcome to Week One of our 2019 Contender TdF competition. In our introductory post, we explained the thinking and prizes available to the winner of the week one TdF competition. This week, we reveal post three different photos and their Tour de France-inspired locations to our blog and social media...
Tour de France Competition 2019

Tour de France Competition 2019

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

WEEK ONE STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE WEEK TWO STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE WEEK THREE STAGE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE Traditionally, our Tour de France competition has been one of chance. The competition asked participants for eight ProTour riders who they thought would win stages and jerseys at the Tour and to pool them together...
First Ride on the 2020 Juliana Maverick Trail Bike

First Ride on the 2020 Juliana Maverick Trail Bike

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Let me just make this clear: I am not Juliana's intended audience. Juliana Bicycles is unapologetic about their model line being geared toward women who seek out women's specific branding. They're also unapologetic about the similarities between the new 2020 Juliana Maverick mid-travel mountain bike and the new Santa Cruz...
The New 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower: When Mega is Too Much

The New 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower: When Mega is Too Much

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Interested in the Juliana counterpart to the Hightower? Read our review of the 2020 Juliana Maverick. We've seen a number of companies take a proven platform and add more suspension travel. It's a common formula: take a short travel bike, add travel, and watch as sales numbers shoot up. Santa...
Introducing the Pinarello Dyodo Gravel

Introducing the Pinarello Dyodo Gravel

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

Pinarello is on a roll. Between the releases of the Dogma F12 race bike that refines a ProTour legend even further, the Pinarello Grevil gravel bike that brings superbike performance to the dirt, and the seamless Dyodo e-road bike, the Italian brand has been busy at work to overhaul and...
The New OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition in Grey is All About Balance

The New OPEN U.P. ENVE Edition in Grey is All About Balance

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

ENVE Composites and OPEN Cycle aren't strangers to collaboration, having collaborated together on a unique frameset over a year ago. And while that frame featured a polarizing purple and orange colorway that evoked Southern Utah sunsets, it was a love it or hate it colorway that was anything but restrained....
The All-New 2020 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Goes for Aero

The All-New 2020 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Goes for Aero

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The Cannondale SuperSix EVO typically speaking, has been an award winner from its inception. Phrases like “sharp handling”, “ideal ride comfort and quality”, and “exceptional balance for a race bike” are thrown around regularly, and while those qualities are backed up on the road, the SuperSix EVO has always remained...
The Rise of the All-Arounder: Introducing the New 2020 BMC Roadmachine

The Rise of the All-Arounder: Introducing the New 2020 BMC Roadmachine

Written by Cody Wignall, on Mar 03, 2021

We considered the release of the first-generation BMC Roadmachine for the 2017 model year to be a revelation amongst endurance bikes. It had probably a broader appeal than any endurance road bike before it: not as upright as the bikes with stack numbers that were taller than a two-story house,...