Want to Get Involved? This Thursday – Training, Intro, Meet & Greet

from the email:

The rally last week was amazing! With more than 175 of us gathering on City Hall lawn, we sent a clear message that Cambridge needs to do a lot more to make its streets safe for those biking and walking. But there’s a lot more work to do to make this a reality.

If you’re feeling energized by the rally, or if you had to miss it but want to get involved in pushing for a safe and equitable transportation system in Cambridge, we are holding a fun introductory event this week that you don’t want to miss: “CBS 101”. Come meet others pushing for safe streets, learn about Cambridge Bike Safety’s history and current efforts, and find out how you can get involved in ways large and small.

What: CBS 101 – Intro, Training, and Meet & Greet
When: This Thursday, Oct 25, 7-8:30pm
Where: The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St in Cambridge

RSVP on the Facebook event and share it with friends who might be interested.

CBS Core

P.S. Check out coverage of the rally in the Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge Day.

MBUK’s November issue on sale now!

Mountain Biking UK’s November issue is full to the brim with adventure, personality, bike riding and kit reviews. We’re also looking after your expensive bike — giving away free bike brushes that are ideal to keep that autumnal grime away from your precious!

  • The best mountain bike lights
  • The best mountain bikes under £750

This month’s issue of MBUK is also looking into the future. We’ve got a comprehensive roundup of the hottest and fanciest 2017 kit that you won’t be able to resist spending your hard-earned cash on and we also rate loads of kit from lights and wheels to trail-munching suspension bikes — but what kit comes out on top?

We’re also taking you on an exotic tour around the world starting in Croatia with Blake Samson, Olly Wilkins and Dan Milner who are trying to find the best trails on the South Croatian islands.


We then hop you back over to the UK as the MBUK staff members ride and race the ‘Ard Rock Enduro — one of the UK’s most anticipated races of the year. Find out how our guys got on and why the ‘Ard Rock is such a cool event.

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Easton upgrades M1 mountain bike rear hubs

Easton has announced a bearing upgrade for its M1-series rear hubs. It will supposedly boost bearing durability up to ten-fold by reducing play and side loading. Easton currently uses these hubs in its EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc, and EA90 XD wheelsets.

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While Easton has changed the bearing size slightly, the key change is the addition of a support sleeve between the two main hub shell bearings, which will eliminate the possibility of excess preload on the inner races.?

The second modification is a new, fixed-position end cap – meaning users will no longer be able to adjust the bearing preload but won’t be able to get it wrong, either, or find it working itself loose mid-ride.

New wheelsets have already been shipping with the revamped design as of mid-February, with updated-spec boxes marked with a green dot next to the item label. Current M1 hub owners will be offered a retrofit kit free of charge, which will also include new bearings. Affected hubs will be marked directly on the shell with ‘M1-121′, ‘M1-221′, or ‘M1-321′ labels.

Watch the video below to find out how to install an M1 bearing spacer upgrade:

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Affected owners should contact to request an upgrade kit. For more information see the Easton website.

Video: GT’s Marc Beaumont prepares for downhill season finale

The 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup wound up in Val di Sole, Italy yesterday, with America’s Aaron Gwin taking yet another win in his record-breaking season.

Rewind a year and it was GT’s Marc Beaumont on top of the podium after arguably the best performance of his career. Check out the video below to find out how he was feeling in the lead-up to this year’s race and how he fared in practice and qualifying.