2017 Eroica California | Wandering The Starting Line

Eroica California is an annual event on the coast of California that culminates on Sunday morning at 6:30 AM in downtown Paso Robles. The weekend features a festival with various cycling art installations, vintage swap meet and bike show, but the rubber meets the road on Sunday when participants gather to venture on the days adventure throughout the valleys and hills of the central coast.
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The ENVE Team

A Peek Inside One Of The Most Innovative Cycling Manufacturing Facilities In The World: ENVE Composites

ENVE Composites, maker of carbon wheel sets and frame components finished work on a massive 73,000 square foot factory and opened it up to the public for the first time this week. The wheel maker has been making wheels in Ogden, Utah with 168 employees for more than 10 years and the new mothership allows for a 4x increase in production. Ready to see inside?
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By Design: SANS Seat Stay

Changes to the rules of the international sanctioning body of cycling (UCI) now allow designs to eschew rear seat stays (frame component connecting rear fork and seat tube) -in search of added gains to the aerodynamics and increased internal storage of race-day food and tools.
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The Los Alamos Mission Loop

Take a trip back in time with a 35-mile loop beginning in Los Alamos and set around a visit to La Purisima mission, a state park and historical site. Beginning in Los Alamos, directly off HWY 101 between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, the 35-mile route takes you up notable climbs, Harris Grade Road and Drum Canyon Road.
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Issue 136: Early Fall 2016

The fall is a special time for bicyclists on the west coast and especially in Southern California. With endless sunshine and events through to New Years, it truly is the land of 4 seasons riding. For fall, the category is cyclocross, and this year schedule is packed with events for both participants and spectators alike.
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Issue 135: Late Summer 2016

This summer has gifted fans of bike racing with the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Tour de France couldn’t compete with the lure of Olympic gold, with some athletes leaving the TdF early to begin their Olympic preparations. Most notably Mark Cavendish, a world champion sprinter from the UK who won four stages of this year’s race, called it quits after the 16th stage. Though Cavendish was a favorite for the final stage of the tour and a sprint finish down the Champs-Élysées (a stage he previously won 4 times) Cav elected to bow out and prepare for Rio. Such is the draw of Olympic glory, second only to the over-all TdF winner in terms of prestige.
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Dromarti RACE ‘Black’

It’s refreshing to come across the Dromarti Race cycling shoes, a product that has durability and timelessness baked into the design. The Dromarti Race shoes provide the lightweight of lace-ups with the breathability and durability of natural leather. The natural ventilation properties of leather far surpass even the most modern synthetics, providing a shoe that keeps feet dry and funk-free, even on the hottest of southland summer days.
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studio shot of lubricant

Rock “N” Roll GOLD Chain Lubricant

As most chain lubricants require a cleaning step prior to application, Rock “N” Roll chain lubes stand out. It combines the two steps leaving one less thing to carry on a multi-day tour and one less thing to forget while traveling – not to mention the time-savings of being able to clean and lube at the same time. And all of this comes at a price well below the average of available alternatives.
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Adam DeVos Rally Cycling

An Air of Confidence: Rally Cycling at the San Diego Wind Tunnel

We accompanied Rally Cycling to the San Diego Wind Tunnel earlier this month, and had the opportunity to see how the team uses the tunnel. Members of the team brought their bikes into the chamber and mounted them atop an aluminum platform that measures the effects on the static bike/rider combo by the forced air circulated by a 20-foot propeller on the other side of the building.
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