1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Meet Connor Hamilton

    Meet Connor Hamilton

    Connor Hamilton's been riding for Wide Open Distributors for a little over a year now. He's dealt with a few injuries, bounced back and is more than ready for 2020. Take a look at Connor's new ride and his mindset rolling into the new year. Photos and interview by Wide Open Distributors.  Wide Open Distributors: What does the morning of...
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  12. Breaking Down Kyle Strait's Gnarly Rampage Crash

    Breaking Down Kyle Strait's Gnarly Rampage Crash

    Kyle Strait is no stranger to big hits. Having spent most of his life going big on two wheels, Kyle knows how to properly crash. During his second run of the 2019 edition of Rampage, Kyle executed a textbook bail in the middle of a back flip suicide no hander. Thankfully Kyle walked away unscathed and had this to say...
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  13. Rampage Wrap Up

    Rampage Wrap Up

    Another Red Bull Rampage is in the history books. The riding was mind-blowing, the marketing was intense, and the technology used to bring us the event was even more impressive (OK, yeah, the power went out once, but when you can host one of the world's premier bike events in the desert miles from anywhere without any hiccups, then you...
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  14. Bike Checks and Gut Checks on the Eve of Rampage 2019

    Bike Checks and Gut Checks on the Eve of Rampage 2019

    Stan's NoTubes rims will be under more riders than ever at this year's Red Bull Rampage. As the riders hope for calm winds and quality practice time here on the last day before the event, we're taking a look at the bikes of Cam Zink, Kyle Strait, Kurt Sorge, and Reed Boggs. A total of four riders will be using...
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  15. Pivot-Maxxis pb Stan’s NoTubes Team Set Sights on Cyclocross Worlds

    Pivot-Maxxis pb Stan’s NoTubes Team Set Sights on Cyclocross Worlds

    If all goes according to plan, all three riders on the Pivot-Maxxis pb Stan’s NoTubes Team will line up for the 2020 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland next February. Team Manager/Rider Courtenay McFadden and up-and-coming pro Grant Ellwood hope to be there wearing the stars and stripes jerseys of the U.S. National Team, while their younger teammate Ruby...
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  16. Race Report: Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road Photo Gallery and Results

    Race Report: Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road Photo Gallery and Results

    The Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road took place in Bentonville, Arkansas this past weekend. Bentonville's a unique town in North West Arkansas that has fully embraced mountain biking. The trail system has taken over 20 years to develop and consists of some of the most fun terrain you can ride. It was a perfect stage to decide the overall standings of the...
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  17. Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Rims and Wheelsets

    Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Rims and Wheelsets

    Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce the new Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 carbon rims and wheelsets, featuring an entirely new asymmetric version of Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology (BST) tubeless rim design developed in partnership with Ibis Cycles. Asymmetric rims with offset drilling allow for more balanced spoke tension and a stronger overall wheel, but until now, no asymmetric...
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  18. Pendrel On Form To Try For Third World Championship Title

    Pendrel On Form To Try For Third World Championship Title

    The first time that Catharine Pendrel went to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, she wasn’t racing. Instead, she was there to spectate after a seven-hour long road trip from where she was studying at university. At the time, she probably never would have guessed that she’d be back to the very same venue 21 years...
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  19. North Americans Stoked About Racing Mountain Bike Worlds in Mont-Sainte-Anne

    North Americans Stoked About Racing Mountain Bike Worlds in Mont-Sainte-Anne

    Every year in late August, the world’s best cross country and downhill racers come together to compete at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. For North American racers, that usually means traveling to another continent, often many time zones away. But this year, they’ll get to race much closer to home with the Worlds happening in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada. U.S...
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  20. Behind the Scenes with Adam Price AKA Pinkbike's Privateer

    Behind the Scenes with Adam Price AKA Pinkbike's Privateer

    After getting a firsthand taste last year of just how tough it is for the average joe to make it in the pro ranks, Adam Price, aka The Privateer, is at it again, this time with more experience, fitness and skills. 2019 is the make-or-break season for the 28-year-old enduro racer from southwest England who now calls Canada home. Stan’s...
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