GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Feedback Sports is entering a new market: tools. The company is now offering three tool kits: a $250 Team Edition kit, a $130 Ride Prep kit and a $130 set of T-handle wrenches
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — As Outerbike’s fall event in Moab gets underway on Friday, organizers have announced that they will hold an event next summer in Crested Butte, Colorado.
The 130mm travel BigWig 29 is the most expensive bike Ragley sells. It’s made of 4130 chromoly steel, which is strong but also cheaper and heavier compared with other steel framed bikes such as the Cotic Solaris version 2 and Stanton Sherpa 853 — which use 853 Reynolds tubing. The BigWig weighs 14.6kg.
Ragley has created a hardtail with numbers that rival many top enduro bikes. The super slack 65 degree head angle (65.5 degrees when sagged), slammed 70mm bottom bracket drop and snappy short 435mm chainstays should have the rippers frothing at the mouth.
The BigWig boasts a 35mm legged RockShox Yari fork connected though a 44mm headtube. The back end gets a 142×12mm bolt-thru-axle to keep it tracking true and the dropouts are exchangeable should you want to fit a wheel using a regular 9mm quick release. Bottle cage mounts are found on the downtube.
There’s a Nukeproof dropper on board and while it’s not great, we’re surprised there’s one at all for the price. If you’d like something more classy, the frame has stealth routing allowing you to upgrade later.
Ragley low-rise 760mm bars and a 50mm stem feature to facilitate quick handling, but with a brace of shifters and a dropper-post remote crowding the brake levers, the cockpit is a busy place and cables look annoyingly messy.
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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Thomas Prehn’s new company, Arsenal Cycling, is crowdfunding a new light system that includes rear lights that flash in unison. Prehn, who has worked and consulted with several brands including CatEye, said Arsenal will launch several new products soon, all related to improving rider safety.
Earlier this year Matt Orton took on the Highland 550, a long distance self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the Scottish Highlands. During his solo expedition he learnt a a few things and discovered some essential kit for such an epic ride.
Here are five bits of kit to consider packing on if you’re planning to ride a long distance,self-supported mountain bike any time soon.
The SPOT is a mandatory item of kit for the Highland 550 and with good reason. With over 4,300 rescues worldwide (and counting) the emergency beacon facility could well save your life. In addition to hailing the closest emergency response teams it boasts a host of other features including a simple text message to a list of contacts to check in and an assistance button to alert friends and family to non life threatening problems.
Once activated it will allow your progress to be followed via SPOT’s adventure portal. It also links up through third party sites such as trackleaders.com to provide overall coverage of larger events such as The Tour Divide and the Highland 550.
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OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Robert Choi, the co-founder of Volagi Cycles, was seriously injured after an accident involving a motor vehicle while riding after work Tuesday.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Enve is now offering the M60 Plus carbon mountain bike wheel, built for 27.5-plus tires. The new wheel has an internal width of 40mm, external is 49mm. Enve said the M60 Plus will be able to tackle the same conditions its M60 and M60HV models were designed to excel in
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — As Interbike closed on Friday, show organizers reported that the show’s visitor count dropped by 10 to 12 percent over last year, while exhibition space was down by 8 percent, according to preliminary figures. The show generally doesn’t release final numbers until several weeks after the show closes
JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp LLC has hired Phillip Lucas as its vice president of global sales and marketing.