The New 2019 Ford Ranger was on display at SEMA with 2019 Yakima Overhaul, Skyrise Rooftop Tent, Skinny Warrior, and Slim Shady Awning.
BELL HELMETS VOTED #1 HELMET TO BUY WITH REMOVABLE CHIN BAR
The resuts are in and Vital MTB audience voted Bell the #1 helmet to purchase with a removable chin bar. The Super DH is ready to take on DH runs on the chin, bang out bike park laps until the chairlifts stop running, or settle into hours of back-country uphill grinding in search of that perfect ribbon of high-consequence singletrack.
The Aether™ MIPS combines airy, open design with a revolution in rotational energy
BELL ANNOUNCES SPRING 2018 LIMITED EDITION HELMETS AND WELCOMES THE FASTHOUSE GLOBAL MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM TO THE ROSTER
Bell Helmets announces its new MTB partnership with Fasthouse by releasing a limited edition line of mountain bike helmets for Spring 2018. The new helmets feature the signature bold designs Fasthouse is known for, with the graphics appearing on numerous models in the Bell range.
Bell also extends its partnership with Fasthouse global MTB riders with all FIVE athletes now riding in Bell helmets. Existing Bell athlete’s Ryan Howard and Caroline Buchanan join Tyler McCaul, Emil Johansson, and Bubba Warren in representing both brands throughout 2018.
“WE’RE EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH THE FASTHOUSE GUYS AS THEY LAUNCH THEIR MTB PROGRAM. WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM ON THE MOTO SIDE, AND WITH US SHARING SO MANY OF OUR MTB ATHLETES, EXTENDING THAT PARTNERSHIP INTO MTB FELT LIKE NATURAL PROGRESSION FOR BOTH BRANDS. THE NEW FASTHOUSE HELMET GRAPHICS ARE AWESOME, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM ON SOME FUN PROJECTS THIS YEAR,” JON SHERWOOD, BELL GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF BRAND MARKETING SAID.
“FASTHOUSE ADDED, “WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS CO-LAB WITH BELL HELMETS. IT WAS GREAT TO WORK TOGETHER ON THE RELEASE OF FASTHOUSE GRAPHICS ON THE NEW LINE OF BELL MTB HELMETS. SHARING OUR FASTHOUSE ATHLETES WITH BELL IN A TRUE PARTNERSHIP IS GOING TO RESULT IN SOME GREAT PROJECTS AND FUN.”
The special edition green, orange and black Fasthouse Stripes colorway will be available in the Bell Full-9 downhill helmet, new Super DH helmet with removable chin bar, and the new Sixer trail helmet. Known as a breakthrough brand in the motorcycle industry, Bell is already aligned with Fasthouse, offering a collaboration Moto-9 MIPS-Equipped motorcycle helmet in the current motorcycle helmet line.
EXCLUSIVE POLER SKYRISE TENT! We've teamed up with Poler on this custom SkyRise rooftop tent. It's crafted from the materials we know and trust. The 210D nylon is light and breathable with mesh panels for ventilation and star gazing. The weather-shedding rainfly has a waterproof PU coating and for warm, clear evenings, leave it off for a faster set-up and a wide-open view.
- Easy to pitch design means less work and more play
- Thick, 2.5” wall-to-wall foam mattress provides cushy comfort
- Mattress includes removable cover for easy cleaning
- Made from the same lightweight and breathable materials as backcountry tents - 210D nylon
- All windows and the two skylights have solid and mesh panels that zip open to improve ventilation and provide a view of the starry skies
- 210D nylon rainfly with PU coating protects you from the elements
- Aluminum poles are light, strong and pre-set to make pitching a breeze
- Tool-free vehicle mounts – no bolts required – means it’s easy to put on and quick to take off
- Locks to roof rack with SKS Lock Cores (included) for added security
- Ladder and all hardware are included for easy set up
- Tent FAQs?
RACK YOUR LIL’ RIDE
YOU DON’T NEED A BIG RIDE FOR BIG ADVENTURES
There’s a common misconception that you need a big car to have big adventures… we strongly disagree. With the addition of a Yakima roof rack to your smaller hauler, your tiny ride can easily accommodate you, your friends, and your gear, no matter what the season.
Our racks fit just about any small car out there – from a Mini Cooper to a Toyota Prius, and everything in between. Simply switch up your gear mounts to accommodate any activity, and turn your small car into a year round bad ass adventure-mobile.
Aaron Gwin is considered one of the world’s best Downhill mountain bikers. He most certainly is the best American Downhill Mountain biker of all time and has the stats to prove both. Aaron started at a very early age racing BMX. He then took a break from bikes and started racing motocross. With injuries being a major concern in Moto he decided to switch back to his bike, but this time downhill mountain biking. His childhood experience of riding BMX and Moto gave him a competitive advantage when getting on a downhill bike and has dominated since. As of now he has won 8 United States National Championships and is a 5 time UCI Downhill World Cup Overall Champion. Aaron became the first American ever to win a World Cup Overall Title and the first man to win 5 World Cup Downhill races in one season. At the start of the 2018 season, Aaron Gwin has won a total of 19 UCI Downhill World Cups, sitting at 2nd overall. Aaron is nowhere near finished. He is still setting goals and staying hungry. He is close behind Greg Minaar’s record of most UCI Downhill World Cup wins and the one race he hasn’t won yet, the coveted World Championship is still in his sights. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Aaron Gwin in Bell Helmets.
AARON GWIN'S GEAR
Last week was the kickoff to 2018 at the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association Show. We had a great time showing some amazing new product, and are pumped to start the new year.
CamelBak Chute has been updated with a Magnetic Lid for easy stow while drinking.
- Magnetic Handle: Keeps the cap stowed while drinking
- Vacuum Insulation: Keeps beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 6 hours
- Angled Spout: Provides an ergonomic drink interface that delivers a high flow of water without sloshing or spilling
- Internal Cap Threads: No more drinking off those uncomfortable bottle threads
- Dishwasher Safe: All parts are top-rack dishwasher safe
- Wide-Mouth Opening: Easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean
Now you can enjoy the backcountry with a Tritan Chute or have your toes in the sand sipping from your Stainless Vacuum Insulated Chute.
Check out the latest from Blackburn.
Videos will loop for a mini clinic on all new products.
Here are some great videos of Key New Product from Giro for the 2018 season. Great refresher for staff on key product features. Also a few key products that have become staples in the line.
GEARJUNKIE Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week
A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.
Fatter Winter Rack
Haul more of the newest gear to the slopes on Yakima’s FatCat Evo 4 and Evo 6 roof racks. Touted as “the most aerodynamic” snow sports mount by Yakima, the FatCat Evo 4 ($229) and 6 ($279) add more than 4 inches of extra space to accommodate wider all-terrain skis and snowboards. The racks hold four skis/two snowboards and six skis/four snowboards respectively.
FATCAT 6 EVO
The FatCat EVO is our sleekest, quietest, and sweetest ski & snowboard mount. It is wide enough to carry six pairs of powder skis – up to 136mm at the tip – or four snowboards. FatCat EVO mounts tool-free on virtually any roof rack. The HangOver™ clamp attachment point makes it easier to reach your skis or boards. SKS locks are built in for added security, and the mirror black finish looks awesome on your roof. For T-Slot crossbars, add the SmarT-Slot Kit 2 for a super sleek setup (sold separately).
- Easily carries six pair of skis – up to 136 mm wide at the tip – or four snowboards
- Aerodynamic design delivers a quiet ride and streamlined good looks
- Universal mounting system works with round, square, factory, and most aerodynamic roof racks
- Integrated SkiLift provides clearance for tall bindings
- DoubleJoint™ hinge expands for easy use with thick skis and boards
- HangOver™ clamp-mounting position shifts the mount further out on your vehicle’s roof rack allowing easier access to skis and snowboards and leaving more room for other gear
- (A) Standard mounting location
- (B) HangOver™ clamp-mounting position
- Large button makes it easy to open with gloves or mittens on
- Sleek mirror black finish looks great on your roof
- Integrated SKS (Same Key System) locks included
- Compatible with T-slot crossbars – just add our SmarT-Slot Kit 2 (sold separately)
Smart-Slot Kit 2
Go super sleek with this low-profile conversion kit that lets you mount your FatCat or FatCat EVO to T-slotted crossbars, such as our JetStream bars.
A great first ride review of the Empire EC70 Knit road shoe on VeloNews.com!
“Giro has made a name for itself with unconventional cycling shoes. In 2012, it reintroduced lace-ups to racing cyclists with the Empire. Five years later, a number of brands offer shoes with laces. So what’s next? This August, Giro made its next move, introducing knit uppers on three models. So, we laced up a pair of the E70 Knit road shoes, clipped in, and were impressed…. Giro struck the right balance between supportive fit and supple construction. Apart from aesthetic considerations, the knit is notable for providing generous ventilation. Similar to some running shoes, the E70 Knit gets good airflow throughout much of the foot.”
“Could you race in the E70 Knit? Sure. Is it expressly designed for rabid racers? Not exactly. But that’s what is loveable about Giro’s new shoe. The E70 Knit has a unique look and backs it up with all-around comfort and performance at a fair price.”
Did you miss Interbike 2017? Well here are some of the new products that Yakima had on display for the 2018 season. Let Jonny Wood from Yakima show you what the Yakima team has been working on in Portland, Oregon.
The Asheville Ramble is October 19-21.
Asheville is an oasis and if you’ve spent some time there you know just how much. Home of the second New Belgium brewery and nestled in the Blue Ridge, Asheville is a draw for creative types, outdoor types and every type in between. We chose the fall for several reasons. First, have you been to the South in July? Second, Fall in the South is magical. Fall in the Blue Ridge is extra magical. Come ride with us.
Roughly 75% road, the Asheville Ramble loops you through Pisgah National Forest and through the Blue Ridge mountains in a loop beginning and ending at the New Belgium brewery.
The ride is classic North Carolina with quiet roads, back country gravel, steep climbs and a stunning backdrop of Fall colors.
Camping Wednesday night and Saturday night available on site at New Belgium.
With over 21K feet in climbing…it’s a tough one.*
*while we’re hitting the gravel the Pisgah has to offer, we’ll also be rambling on back roads so for this ride particularly, a less aggressive tire choice is wise.
For more info go here. http://newbelgiumramble.com/2016/08/01/ashevilleramble/
INTRODUCING THE KNIT COLLECTION
You’ve seen knit technology in athletic footwear, but you haven’t seen it in cycling… until now. Introducing our new engineered Xnetic™ Knit (pronounced ex-net-ic) for unparalleled comfort and breathability. Xnetic™ Knit technology was developed for the specific needs of performance cycling. A TPU skeletal system provides support where you need it, while the knit offers suppleness for superior sock-like comfort. The porous knit material makes the entire upper breathable, giving you a shoe that has superior ventilation and drying time.
Don’t confuse this knit footwear with a fragile sweater, because these shoes stand up to the elements. The Xnetic™ Knit is DWR-treated for water repellency and easy cleaning after grimy rides. Rubber or TPU toe and heel guards provide abrasion resistance and superior durability.
Simply speaking, they are built to tackle the road, trails and any environment where your adventure takes you.
Plus, the style of knit is simply undeniable.
A NEW KIND OF BIKE RACE
In short, Grinduro is just what the name suggests: Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one long loop of pavement and dirt, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but four timed segments (each roughly five-to-ten minutes).
But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping and a festival atmosphere.
The course is a serious affair but the Grinduro isn’t meant to be a sufferfest. We’ve linked together some of our favorite roads and trails on the Isle of Arran. The course features a mix of surfaces (smooth pavement, gravel and hard-packed dirt) over the trails terrain that ranges from steep and technical to fast and flowing. Along the way you’ll enjoy views of rugged coastline, lowland marsh, soaring peaks, and historic ruins.
With a Gran Fondo-style mass start from Lamlash, you’ll be pedaling out of the village alongside your heroes and the pace will be conversational—because overall time doesn’t matter, only the four timed segments. The Grinduro segments are designed to reward the most well rounded of rouleurs.
For more Info Go Here - http://grinduro.com/scotland/. or Check out the radavist writeup here- http://www.giro.com/us_en/the-radavists-grinduro-scotland-experience/
All Images and Copy from -http://grinduro.com/scotland/