FIVE OF OUR FAVORITES - DOWNCOUNTRY BIKES

FIVE OF OUR FAVORITES - DOWNCOUNTRY BIKES
FIVE OF OUR FAVORITES - DOWNCOUNTRY BIKES

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Rapha Core Cargo Bib Shorts
Rapha Core Cargo Bib Shorts

The Rapha Core Cargo Bib Shorts with pockets have changed the way many of us dress to ride. With two mesh pockets on ...

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Deity Deftrap Pedals
Deity Deftrap Pedals

Over the past decade, DEITY has developed a reputation for designing industry leading pedals that have created a cult...

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SockGuy Contender Cyclist SGX Socks
SockGuy Contender Cyclist SGX Socks

Stand out or join the group? Do both with the all new Sock Guy Contender Cyclist SGX socks matching the Contender x G...

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Shimano SH-RC902 Sphyre Shoe
Shimano SH-RC902 Sphyre Shoe

Science is a wonderful thing. It leads to breakthroughs in medicine, aviation and agriculture. It also serves up beau...

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Lazer Coyote Mips Helmet
Lazer Coyote Mips Helmet

The Lazer Coyote MIPS helmet is a clean and practical mountain bike helmet that delivers on every aspect. Style, perf...

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Tifosi Sledge Lite
Tifosi Sledge Lite

Sledge Lite in Matte Black takes all the performance of Sledge and packs it into a streamlined, lighter design. The o...

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HOW ENVE COMPOSITES MAKES THEIR WHEELS - A CONTENDER TOUR

It is easy to appreciate a set of ENVE wheels or ENVE handlebars, but seeing the process they take to make their components is all the more impressive. Learn how an ENVE wheel is made, live now on the journal.

HOW ENVE COMPOSITES MAKES THEIR WHEELS - A CONTENDER TOUR

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Five of Our Favorite Cross Country Mountain Bikes in 2021 - Downcountry Edition

Five of Our Favorite Cross Country Mountain Bikes in 2021 - Downcountry Edition

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Aug 02, 2021

Cross country bike have always been so close to being the ideal mountain bike. Trail bikes have typically been the bike you choose when you want to ride all kinds of trails, but what if you like the light weight and responsive climbing performance of cross country bikes? Enter the...
The Rise of the Downcountry Mountain Bike (and Why More Suspension Travel is Good!)

The Rise of the Downcountry Mountain Bike (and Why More Suspension Travel is Good!)

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Aug 02, 2021

Words by Joseph Bonacci.  Since the debut of mountain biking, we have seen just about every bike be pigeonholed into one type of use case, with a lack of crossover among each discipline. Short travel bikes were lightweight and used for cross-country, and long-travel bikes were directed at the enduro...
A Look at How ENVE Makes Their Wheels and Frames - A Contender Bicycles Tour

A Look at How ENVE Makes Their Wheels and Frames - A Contender Bicycles Tour

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jul 17, 2021

We see ENVE Composites as one of the top carbon wheel brands on the market today. We kind of mean that literally; them being just 45 minutes north of us in Ogden, Utah means we could see them if we squint really, really hard. When it comes to manufacturing, however,...
Demo the Pinarello Grevil and Dogma Starting July 21st

Demo the Pinarello Grevil and Dogma Starting July 21st

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jul 16, 2021

Itching to do that multi-surface ride your friends have been raving about? Want to carve canyons on one of the best road bikes ever? Well there’s no better time than the present to demo Pinarello’s quintessential gravel bike, the Pinarello Grevil or the Grand Tour-winning Pinarello Dogma F12. We are...
Contender Takes On the 2021 ENVE Grodeo Gravel Ride

Contender Takes On the 2021 ENVE Grodeo Gravel Ride

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jul 13, 2021

Interested in our takes on the bikes at the ENVE Builder Round-Up? See our photos and words HERE. ENVE takes a lot of pride in their manufacturing prowess, but they work hard to maintain that all of their work comes from their love of riding bikes. While the ENVE Builder’s Showcase celebrated...
Contender Goes to the 2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up

Contender Goes to the 2021 ENVE Builder Round-Up

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Jul 13, 2021

Once a year, ENVE holds two-day celebration of all things bicycle just up the road from us in Ogden, Utah. The weekend consists of two events: the Builder Round-Up on Friday and the Grodeo ride on Saturday. The Builder Round-Up is a showcase of custom bikes from ENVE's handmade builder partners, showing...