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.
Remember that birthday party/vacation/adventure where you captured a ton of awesome GoPro footage...but it's still sitting on your SD card because you haven't had the hours/energy/tools to make an edit? Well, it's time to free your footage using QuikStories–a new mobile experience for HERO5 cameras that creates awesome video edits for you, automatically.
Available today on iOS and Android, QuikStories automatically pulls footage and creates ready-to-share videos on your phone, complete with music, filters and effects.
"It's a game changer," says GoPro Founder and CEO, Nick Woodman, and we know he's right. QuikStories makes it as easy to create and share videos as it is to capture them.
Watch below to learn more about how QuikStories works and how you can get started making amazing GoPro videos in just one tap, and keep reading for the full press release.
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/
By: Ben Delaney | May 27, 2017 7:00am GMT
The Giro Cinder is a MIPS road helmet that costs just over half as much as the California company’s top-end Synthe MIPS.
I love the fit and feel of the Cinder, except for on hot days and/or when doing strenuous climbs. In those situations, the difference in ventilation to the Synthe becomes quite apparent.
CINDER MIPS VS. SYNTHE MIPS, IN FIT AND VENTILATION
Visually the two are quite similar, and while there are small differences in the size and shape of the vents, the main difference in air flow lies within the helmets.
The Synthe uses Giro’s Roc Loc Air retention system, which keeps the helmet slightly off the head, especially at the front. This design allows a little more airflow across the forehead.
The Cinder uses Giro’s Roc Loc 5 retention system, which is anchored at the temples of the helmet. The front pad of the Cinder lays right on top of the MIPS liner, which in turn lays flat against the foam body of the helmet.
So Roc Loc Air is better than Roc Loc 5, right? Well, here’s the thing: over months of testing I have found myself grabbing the Cinder over the Synthe most of the time for a couple of reasons.
One, the Cinder just feels more comfortable to me, perhaps because the weight of the helmet is distributed throughout the inside, inside of resting on just the 360-degree plastic Roc Loc Air band.
With almost 100 participants for the Southeast Yakima Rack Dawg Training Events this year we can call 2017's training tour a major success. Yakima Fit Team flew in from Portland OR to spread some Pacific Northwest Love and in-depth rack science with key partners in the Southeast. We completed two training events in our week long tour in Raleigh, NC and Atlanta, GA.
These All day events allowed for deep dives in product and specific fits for all different types of vehicles. We also discussed our new category Connected Camping, which includes our Roof Top Tent - Skyrise as well as Awning - Slim Shady.
We Finished the afternoon with a Fall Product Sneak Peek. Long Arm and Show Down stole the show.
Big Thanks for all the support from Yakima and the Dealers that took the time to come out and become Rack Dawg certified.
A 38in (97cm) aluminum extension pole to help you capture new perspectives closer to the action.
Compatibility: All GoPro cameras
Back in the early 2000s, I spent a lot of time riding with a core group of 10-12 guys who rode hard, explored every valley and mountainside, and spent huge days on their bikes. While each individual varied with their set ups and riding style, there was one constant throughout the crew, we all had Camelbak Hawg hydration packs. It gained our trust through thousands of hours of riding, bushwacking and hanging out in the forest — and Camelbak's current Mule LR 15 pack reminds me of those legendary Hawg packs.
Camelbak Mule LR features
- 100oz Crux LR reservoir (2.84l)12 liters of gear storage
- 800 gram weight
- Airfoil back panel
- Magnetic Tube Trap
- Stabilizing load-bearing hip belts with cargo
- Dual reservoir compression straps
- Rain cover
- Built-in helmet carry hooks
- Separate zippered compartment with gear organizer and tool roll
- Additional top zippered pocket with microfleece lining
- Overflow storage via two sets of compression straps
- Reflective accents
"The Mule LR is supremely comfortable, uses a top-notch reservoir and makes organizing any amount of gear easy"
Highs: 100oz low-ride reservoir, very comfortable, pockets everywhere, detachable hose, bite valve lock, useful gear storage
Lows: Not much; upper strap buckles are hard to close, still warm on the back
Buy if: Your riding needs demand loads of gear and plenty of water and you want one of the best hydration packs on the market
EORA show was super busy for Robb Sport if retailer moral was extremely high with Spring excitement in the air. Some of the most innovative and unique products we have seen in a long time, seemed to be the theme coming from key dealers. Here is a Sneak Peak at what is in store for 2017 from CamelBak, GoPro, Seirus, Watersport Warehouse, and Yakima
For anyone who likes to duck the rope and step outside the groomers, the all-new CamelBak® Powderhound™ 12 just made sidecountry and out-of-bounds a bit more accessible. The Powderhound 12 packs room for all the winter essentials you need to stay safe so you don’t have to stop at the lodge to refuel. Designed around the brand-new Crux™ 3L Reservoir with QuickLink™, the Powderhound 12 is specifically designed to carry a shovel, avalanche probe, skins, food and personal items. The Therminator™ Harness helps prevent water from freezing by tucking the drink tube away inside a zippered shoulder harness and out of the elements.
“People often underestimate the need to drink plenty of water during winter sports,” said Jon Austen, Senior Director of Product at CamelBak. “Staying properly hydrated, no matter the season, maintains proper focus during intense activity where staying alert and responsive is essential.”
CamelBak also redesigned the Phantom™ LR 24 which is unique in that it lowers the center of gravity on the user by housing the new Crux 3L Lumbar Reservoir on the user’s waist. Water can be one of the heaviest things in your pack, so moving that weight closer the body’s midpoint increases stability and allows the user to move more freely whether hitting big drops or ripping through moguls. The redesigned Phantom also now includes a helmet carry to securely fasten your helmet to your pack.
Check out some of the awesome products for 2016-2017 season.
FIRST EVER MAGNETIC SEAM PULL-DOWN MASK!! FACE PROTECTION IN A SNAP
ON THE LIFT, IN THE LODGE, ON THE PHONE - KEEP YOUR HOOD ON
•Mask with magnetic seams so mask snaps into place
•Hood, face mask & neck warmer in one
•Warm Performance fleece
•Contoured Neofleece face mask
Heat Touch Gloves
Three Settings. Thin Battery. Hours of Heat.
Green - Low 6+ hours
Yellow - Medium 4+ hours
Red - High 2+ hours
The exclusive Flexible Fusion™ heat panel provides warmth to the entire glove back and wraps around to the fingers. Just push the button and BE WARM...ALWAYS.
How Fast? How Far? How High?
New Telemetry Feature in Quik for Desktop Unlocks Your HERO5 Black's GPS
Unlock the data behind your GoPro content with telemetry gauges available today on the Quik for Desktop app. The new telemetry feature adds an immersive layer to your story by providing stats about the action as it unfolds on-screen, from how fast you were speeding down the line on your last mountain run or big wave, to how high you climbed or how many g's you pulled in your best track turn.
GoPro telemetry taps into the GPS capabilities of the HERO5 Black by capturing data about your GPS path, speed, altitude, g-force, elevation gain and more. The results are overlaid as graphics on your videos, making your content more meaningful and providing benchmarks and milestones for your experiences. The overlays are also customizable, allowing you to resize and move the gauges and turn on or off each data graphic.
Here’s a more detailed overview of the telemetry data you’ll see in Quik for Desktop with your GPS-activated HERO5 videos:
Info Cluster: see an overview of real-time stats as you watch your video
- Distance (km or miles)
- Elevation Gain
- Date & time
- Speedometer tells you how fast you were going and includes a compass for orientation
- Speed graph displays your speed over time and charts your fastest moments and spikes in activity. Speed graphs also serve as a great tool in the editing and scrubbing process, allowing you to easily identify highlight moments from your footage.
GPS Path: see the route you took and pinpoint your position as you move along the path
G-Force: check out how much g-force you’re pulling against as you accelerate or change direction
For more information about telemetry overlays or to download the Quik for Desktop app, please visit the GoPro software website.
Yakima Teams Up with Locally to Further Empower Local Retailers – New partnership with the online-to-offline retail platform continues the brand’s deep commitment to its brick and mortar retailers
Lake Oswego, OR – November 7, 2016 – Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, has partnered with Locally, an online-to-offline commerce platform that supports local retailers by guiding consumers to their favorite local dealers with the desired Yakima products in stock.
"We love that Locally supports both our consumers and our brick and mortar retailers. It brings together the best of both worlds for our consumers – blending our unparalleled online vehicle customization tool plus the convenience of the 24/7 online experience with the hands-on help and support from local retailers,” said Jason McGibbon, Vice President of Sales at Yakima. “For our retail partners, Locally enables them to have a wider-reaching online presence, and to reach their local customers. Overall, it’s a complete omni-channel shopping experience that benefits both our consumers and retailers.”
Currently, Locally features more than 250 Yakima products, from base racks and cargo boxes to bike, boat and ski mounts. Consumers can do their research online, and then find a local retailer to complete their transaction. This enables customers to both support their community and to get expert in-person assistance.
Yakima launched Locally’s Dealer Locator this summer, which allows shoppers to browse a participating store’s in-stock Yakima selection. Yakima’s phase 2, which debuted on November 3, includes a new Locally-powered Product Locator installed on every Yakima product page. This feature enables a shopper viewing a specific item to see which nearby store has that exact item in stock. The Product Locator is powered by live retailer inventory feeds provided by dealers at least once a day, often hourly, and in some cases, in real-time. Through Locally’s “Buy it Locally” conversion platform, a shopper can reserve an item or pay online for in-store pickup at a participating store.
“We’re very excited to have Yakima join the Locally family, and to empower both their local retailers and consumers,” said Mark Strella, Director of Business Development at Locally. “Yakima has a robust digital platform that lets consumers do online research for the best fit and products for their vehicle. Our tools take the experience one step further and translate that consumer research into local sales.”
About Yakima Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The portfolios of brands include Yakima, Whispbar and Prorack. Each of the individual brands offer a variety of cargo management
products including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags and high performance multi-sport trailers. The Yakima Products, Inc. global headquarters is in Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.
About Locally Locally makes local merchandise visible and actionable to nearby online shoppers across a platform of tools for brands and retailers. Locally broadcasts inventory from hundreds of retailers in nearly 450 cities in the US and Canada, and partners with a quickly growing roster of brands in the outdoor, run, fish, sporting goods, bike, baby, automotive, and ski and snow industries. For more information, please visit brands.locally.com and retailers.locally.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Do you have questions on the new Hero 5 cameras? Here are some quick training videos to get you dialed on what is new from GoPro for the Holiday Season. Share this with your floor staff to get everyone up to speed in 15 Minutes or less.
Super cool video by the folks at Fault Line. Debuting the CamelBak Kudu 8 with the new Crux Reservoir. Awesome riding in Canada.
Access. Edit. Enjoy.
Quik makes it easy to access, edit and enjoy your GoPro photos and videos. Automatically import1 your footage and create awesome videos synced to music in just a few clicks. And with a GoPro Plus subscription, you can tap into an expansive library of soundtracks and upload your photos and videos to the cloud for easy access on your phone.2
- Create awesome videos with just a few clicks
- Automatically upload your photos and videos to the cloud to access anywhere with GoPro Plus2
- Import1 and organize your GoPro photos and videos
- Create and share short video clips
- Easily view and edit burst and time lapse photos
- HiLight Tags help you find your best moments fast
- Update your GoPro with the latest features for optimal performance
- Comes bundled with GoPro Studio for more advanced editing
Editing made awesome.
Transform your GoPro footage into awesome videos with just a few clicks. Simply choose your favorite moments then pick the perfect soundtrack. Your video is automatically synced to the music and ready to share in seconds. Get ten free songs, or join GoPro Plus2 to tap into an expansive library of music.
Access your photos + videos anywhere.
With a GoPro Plus subscription, Quik automatically uploads your photos and videos to the cloud so you can view, edit and share them on your phone.2 GoPro Plus makes it easier than ever to access your GoPro footage—anytime, anywhere.
Learn more >
Import + enjoy your footage.
Quik automatically imports1 the files from your camera or SD card, and keeps all your GoPro photos and videos organized and accessible in one place. Find what you’re looking for fast, then get right to editing and sharing your favorite shots.
Share with friends.
Create short video clips that are perfect for posting to Facebook, YouTube™ and more. Or share your burst and time lapse photo sequences as unique videos. You can also flip through a video frame by frame to find the best moment, then save a high-quality still image for easy sharing.
Edit burst + time lapse photos.
Automatically create a video from a burst or time-lapse photo sequence. You can make a short clip of your favorite frames, or save an individual shot. And since the app displays photo sequences as single thumbnails, your media stays organized and easy to browse.
Find your best moments.
HiLight Tag makes it more convenient than ever to find and keep track of your best shots. See a great moment while reviewing footage? Add a HiLight to mark the shot for easy editing and sharing later on.
Keep your GoPro up to date.
Get the best performance from your GoPro. Quik makes it easy to update your camera with the latest features for optimal performance.
Includes GoPro Studio for more advanced editing.
Quik comes bundled with GoPro Studio for more advanced video editing, including drag-and-drop GoPro templates, slow-motion effects and more.
About GoPro Studio
- Features a variety of powerful editing tools
- Drag-and-drop templates help fast-track you to an incredible GoPro-style edit
- Trim and mix video clips, and add titles, music and audio tracks
- Flux™ enables super smooth ultra slow-motion and fast-motion speed changes
- Create videos from time lapse photo sequences
- Apply fisheye reduction to your shots
GoPro had a really cool Photo Wall at Surf Expo that was Retailer Generated. The South East dominated this. Really cool to see some of the talent that the Retailers have with their cameras.