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Ride Report: Rainbow Rim

There are few things better than spending a weekend camping and riding with friends. Drop those two things next to one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world, and well, you have what some would call a winning combination. Our recent trip to the Rainbow Rim was that perfect combination, great friends, good rides, killer views and temperatures that…

The Dreaded High Speed Wobble

A Few Thoughts on “The Dreaded High-Speed Wobble” Most of us have experienced this terrifying phenomenon at least once while descending. Today we’ll take a look at what likely causes it, what probably doesn’t cause it, how to avoid it, and how to survive it when it happens. You’re at the top of Snow Canyon just passing the north ranger…

Pedaling 6.66 Miles In Satan’s Breath: Four Things You Can Do To Keep Riding in the Heat

Our trusty Sales Manager, Scott, was riding home yesterday, for just a few miserably hot miles towards Ivins (6.66 miles, actually), with the hot wind of hell blowing into his face, and we at the shop thought it was time for a pep-talk on hydration. With possibly the best spring I’ve seen in the 18 years I’ve lived in Saint George–cool temps,…

Ride Report – Oak Grove Overnighter

The Plan Day 1 Meet at Red Rock Bicycle at 8 AM. Ride from the bike shop to Oak Grove, hopefully arriving before dark. Must arrive at Oak Grove. Camp at the base of Pine Valley Mountain. Maybe drink some beer if our beer drop actually arrives. Sleep. Route Significant Details The Oak Grove Campground at the base of Pine Valley…

New Roubaix, Demo one Today

The new Roubaix and Ruby were released a few months ago ushering in a whole new world of smoothness. We’ve had these in the store since then and the response has been fantastic. The word on the street is that they do exactly what they said they would. Not only is it a fantastic race bike for rough terrain, these bikes smooth out…

Keeping Things Totally Rad: The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association

It was some kind of nightmare. You load your bike, get all your gear, fill your Osprey with water, stash your Stingers (Pink Lemonade, of course), and drive to the Kentucky Lucky Chicken trailhead. Which isn’t there. Next thing you know, you somehow find yourself riding JEM, looking to hit More Cowbell, Deadringer, Goosebumps, and Crypto. What the . . ….

Just Ask Rocco, Volume III

An Informal Question and Answer Feature with Retired World-Class Italian Bike-God, Art Critic, Philosopher, Musician, Epicurean, and Narcissist, Rocco Vaselino Greetings, my American friends, and, especially, you road biking enthusiasts.  Since moving to Southern Utah a few years ago, I must say I have enjoyed riding in the fine weather, exploring the many interesting chip sealed roads, gasping through thick…

Prospector: Feed Your Soul!

  Pensively looking out my window at another, albeit rare, rainy Southern Utah day that I cannot mountain bike, I think about my rides on Prospector and how much I enjoy riding that trail. Prospector is a fun trail that has something for almost everyone. It is generally flowy and fast, with some technical parts (but not enough to make one…