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  1. Bike Shop Status Across the U.S.

    Bike Shop Status Across the U.S.

    Stay safe and do your part to get us all out of this by not going out unless absolutely necessary right now, but if your bike needs service, our friends at Chris King and Portland Design Works have created a map to show the current status and operating policies of bike shops across the country.  View Bike Shops in a...
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  2. Brett Beard’s Gravel Experiment | Part 2 – The Mid South

    Brett Beard’s Gravel Experiment | Part 2 – The Mid South

    Brett Beard's second stop in his Gravel Grand Tour was The Mid South in Stillwater, Oklahoma. One of the last events to happen before the Corona lockdown, The Mid South delivered on its reputation of pairing a tough route with even tougher course conditions. Racers traveled nearly 104 miles with over 6,200 feet of elevation gain through thick Oklahoma mud...
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  3. Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Dos, Don'ts and What to Expect

    Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Dos, Don'ts and What to Expect

    With the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting all of our lives, we spoke with a long time friend of Stan’s NoTubes, Dr. Matt Ferrari, Associate Professor of Biology at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at the Pennsylvania State University. When he’s not studying infectious disease, Dr. Ferrari is on one of his bikes, riding the trails and roads around State College...
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  4. Bike Check: Stan's Employee Aaron Snyder's Rad Rides

    Bike Check: Stan's Employee Aaron Snyder's Rad Rides

    We've seen some pretty sweet bikes roll through the Stan's offices. There's been plenty of baller trail bikes, cross country rippers, road and gravel shredders and even a few downhill rigs, but we've never taken a close look at a motorcycle that can carry a bike to the trailhead. Aaron Snyder, one of our long time customer service reps, set...
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  5. Behind the Scenes: West Coast Van Wrap

    Behind the Scenes: West Coast Van Wrap

    Ever wonder what all goes into putting graphics onto a Sprinter van? Turns out, quite a bit. We just asked our friends at Stowebridge in AZ to wrap a new van for us, set the GoPro to time-lapse, and answer a few questions. Ready to turn the family minivan into the Scoobie Doo Mystery Machine or maybe something a little...
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  6. Our Response To COVID-19 And An Update On Current Operations

    Our Response To COVID-19 And An Update On Current Operations

    No one needs emails from companies right now, but information can be helpful in a time like this. Here is what we are seeing and how we are responding to the ever changing landscape related to COVID-19 and the impacts on our communities, customers, and business. Our main facility in Big Flats, NY is under state mandate for significant staffing...
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  7. From BMX to MTB: Meet Collin Hudson

    From BMX to MTB: Meet Collin Hudson

    When elite level BMX racer Collin Hudson started school at Colorado Mesa University, he wasn’t a mountain biker. But then some friends talked him into racing the dual slalom for the university’s collegiate cycling team. They knew his BMX background would serve him well, and they were right.  With his degree in marketing recently completed, Hudson, 23, now finds himself...
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  8. March Radness - Stan's All-Time Favorite Rim

    March Radness - Stan's All-Time Favorite Rim

    The NCAA has made the decision to cancel March Madness, so we've decided to bring a little bracket excitement to your life. We've put together a pool of 16 classic and current rims and are asking for your help to crown our all-time favorite rim. Between now and the end of the month, we'll be posting one poll each day...
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  9. Remembering Ben Sonntag - A Longtime Stan's Family Member

    Remembering Ben Sonntag - A Longtime Stan's Family Member

    Everyone at Stan's NoTubes is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Ben Sonntag. Ben was more than an incredible athlete, he was an incredible human being. Throughout our nearly 10 year relationship with Ben, he's become a part of the Stan's family. Ben brought a positive attitude to the North American racing scene that will be missed by...
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  10. Throwback Thursday - Hans Rey's 1995 GT vs. His Current Ride

    Throwback Thursday - Hans Rey's 1995 GT vs. His Current Ride

    Not many professional athletes have the opportunity to grow with their sport the way that Hans Rey has. Having spent over 25 as a professional mountain biker, Hans has been around for nearly every major technological advancement our sport has seen. We thought that it would be fun to compare Hans' bike from 1995 to his current setup. Enjoy!
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  11. Brett Beard's Gravel Experiment | Part 1 - SugarCane200

    Brett Beard's Gravel Experiment | Part 1 - SugarCane200

    Brett Beard is the latest addition to the team at Stan's NoTubes and just six months ago completed his first century. Fast forward to January 25th and Brett made the lead group, filled with big-name pros, for the majority of the SugarCane200, a 200 150 mile race in Florida (the actual distance ended up being a long story.) While Brett is...
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  12. Staff Bike: Derek Bissett’s Mullet Bike

    Staff Bike: Derek Bissett’s Mullet Bike

    Our obsession with testing stuff extends to more than just sealant and wheels. Way back in 2009, our lead engineer Derek Bissett, started experimenting with mixed wheel sizes. Some of you might remember those Trek 69ers that had a 29" wheel up front, 26" wheel out back, and root beer color all over? Derek had one. There were good things...
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  13. Hans Rey and Martin Maes Take on Hong Kong

    Hans Rey and Martin Maes Take on Hong Kong

    Hans Rey is no stranger to two-wheeled adventures in exotic destinations. He's explored Los Angelos, traveled across Italy and even summited two of Africa's highest mountains - Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro. In his most recent adventure, Hans decided to take on Hong Kong with fellow Stan's athlete Martin Maes. While the idea of two of our most prolific riders venturing...
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  14. Race Report: Low Gap - Grasshopper Adventure Series

    Race Report: Low Gap - Grasshopper Adventure Series

    It should come as no surprise that the gravel racing bug is spreading throughout the cycling community. What's not to love about pushing the limits of drop-bar bikes, exploring beautiful back roads, and simply enjoying time in the saddle with friends? Even the WorldTour peloton has been losing riders to the draw of gravel racing, and the fields of many...
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  15. Meet our Athletes: Who You’ll See Riding with Stan’s in 2020

    Meet our Athletes: Who You’ll See Riding with Stan’s in 2020

    As we speed toward the start of another action-packed season, we’re honored to introduce our roster of Stan’s athletes for 2020. Let’s take a look at this year’s line-up and see who’s back and who’s new. Gravity: Downhill & Enduro First, we’re pleased to welcome back the Atherton siblings: Rachel, Gee, and Dan Atherton. After an exciting 2019, during which...
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  16. Meet Vaast Bikes: Making Environmentally-Friendly Magnesium Bikes

    Meet Vaast Bikes: Making Environmentally-Friendly Magnesium Bikes

    When you’re in the market for a new bike, you’re faced with lots of choices, and that’s especially true when it comes to frame material. Most of us consider aluminum, steel, carbon and/or titanium, but have you ever thought about magnesium? One relatively new company, Vaast Bikes, is hoping you’ll do exactly that. Their small yet versatile product line-up currently...
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  17. Behind the Scenes: U.S. Based Sealant Production

    Behind the Scenes: U.S. Based Sealant Production

    Nearly everyone who identifies as a serious mountain or road cyclist is familiar with Stan's tire sealant. But not everyone knows that every single ounce of sealant that's ever been produced has been made in Big Flats, New York. While the quantity and production processes have been improved over the years, one thing remains the same: Stan's commitment to producing...
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  18. Behind the Scenes with Rachel Atherton, Part 2: What It’s Really Like to Race a World Cup

    Behind the Scenes with Rachel Atherton, Part 2: What It’s Really Like to Race a World Cup

    One of the most successful World Cup DH racers of all time, Rachel Atherton spent much of 2019 sidelined with an injury while helping launch her family's new bike company and bike park. For one of the most prolific racers, the chance to step back and watch the sport she loves has been an eye-opening experience. We found her insights...
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  19. Behind the Scenes with Rachel Atherton, Part 1: New Challenges

    Behind the Scenes with Rachel Atherton, Part 1: New Challenges

    During her long and prolific career, pro downhill racer Rachel Atherton has come back from injuries of all types, but this summer, when she tore her Achilles tendon, she had a lot more to do than simply recover and rehab. Rachel and brothers, Gee and Dan, were deep in the midst of working flat out to make their fledgling new...
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  20. Meet Ellie Chew

    Meet Ellie Chew

    For Ellie Chew, her introduction to bicycles happened when she was only 4 years old. Her first bike was uplifted from the rubbish dump, and after her dad gave it a fresh coat of spray paint she thought it was the best present ever. Since that day she's been hooked on riding anything that has wheels on it! Photos and interview by...
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