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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Introducing the VO Mojave Cage

Carrying enough water on longer rides can be a problem, especially for touring cyclists in the southwest, but also in other parts of the country where potable water sources are far apart. We designed the Mojave cage to fit 32oz Nalgene bottles or 40oz Kleen Kanteen stainless steel bottles. Regular tall bike bottles usually hold between 20oz and 25oz. The design is based on our standard size retro cages which we find are better than most cages in keeping bottles secure even on rough terrain.
You may notice that the mounting tab has 5 holes. This allows you to mount the Mojave cage in three positions, higher or lower as best fits your frame. You can also mount it on newer frames with three water bottle screw bosses. We think the three attachment point system is a great idea and you'll see it on some of our future frames.
One caveat, the Kleen Kanteen bottle is pretty tall, about 29cm with the sport top. It may not fit inside the main triangle of smaller frames. The Nalgene is shorter, but doesn't offer a sport top. There are probably other bottles that fit; we plan to check large beer bottles first.
Mojave Cage compared to the standard-size Retro Cage.

http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2015/01/introducing-vo-mojave-cage.html

Introducing the Rocky Mountain Sherpa from Rocky Mountain Bicycles


Introducing the Rocky Mountain Sherpa from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo.
We're excited to announce the new Sherpa overland bike. Bikepacking has been around for a long time, but the Sherpa puts a Rocky Mountain twist on the concept. We wanted a bike that could tackle more challenging terrain and would let us get a little rowdy—even loaded down for multi day self-supported adventures. The Sherpa will carry you and your gear to the ends of the earth, far from the nearest Strava segment and through whatever ambitious backcountry route you didn’t know you were planning.

http://www.bikes.com/sherpa

Music: AdamCaptured — Desert Wind

Boa's 2014 Ride That Changed it All


Boa's 2014 Ride That Changed it All from Boa Technology on Vimeo.
Follow our 2014 Ride That Changed it All contest winner Nick Gibb on his journey to the Leadville 100 MTB Race.

Monday, April 13, 2015

CRANK BROTHERS BIKE MULTI-TOOL

Crank Brothers Bike Multi-Tool

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CRANK BROTHERS BIKE MULTI-TOOL


Don't haul your bike to the shop when it breaks down. Carry the Crank Brothers Bike Multi-Tool with you instead. This cycling-focused tool offers 16 functions, including a CO2 inflator, a chain tool compatible with 8, 9, and 10 speeds, #0 and #1 spoke wrenches, hex wrenches ranging in size from #2 to #8, both phillips and flathead screwdrivers, and T-25 and T-10 torx bits. The various tools snap into place using magnets, and thanks to its compact design, it's easy to throw in a seat bag or hydration pack.