1. Getting Ready: Behind the Scenes at the Leadville 100

    Getting Ready: Behind the Scenes at the Leadville 100

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a pro mountain biker prepping for and doing a big race like the Leadville 100? A half dozen lucky amateur racers are getting to experience exactly that at the first-ever Todd Wells Pro Experience Camp put on by three-time Leadville 100 winner Todd Wells. Our very own Kenny Wehn has spent the week...
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  2. Say what? The difference between 20x110mm thru-axles and 20x110mm BOOST thru-axles explained

    Say what? The difference between 20x110mm thru-axles and 20x110mm BOOST thru-axles explained

    In the bike industry's never-ending quest to make nothing compatible with anything else, there are now two types of 20mm through axle systems: 20x110mm and 20x110mm Boost. Yes, really. But it's going to be OK. Let's go through this and help make sense of it together. [caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="366"] 20x110mm hub (Left) vs. 20x110mm Boost hub (Right).[/caption] ...
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  3. Strait Talk: Professional Life with Mountain Bike Power Couple Kyle and Rachel

    Strait Talk: Professional Life with Mountain Bike Power Couple Kyle and Rachel

    Kyle and Rachel Strait grew up racing mountain bikes at many of the same venues. They knew each other for years, but not well. He was more of a downhiller, and she raced cross country - each doing their own thing. But that all changed when they reconnected in their 20s and started riding together and dating. We chatted with...
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  4. Behind the Scenes with Team Clif Bar MTB

    Behind the Scenes with Team Clif Bar MTB

    Not all racing teams are created equal. To a squad like Team Clif Bar MTB, having fun at great events is just as important as winning races. We spoke with Team Manager and Director Dylan Seguin about the team, his riders and their unique take on elite racing. SNT: What’s the Team Clif Bar MTB’s approach? DS: When...
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  5. North of Nightfall: Cam Zink takes on Axel Heiberg Island

    North of Nightfall: Cam Zink takes on Axel Heiberg Island

    Hidden among the glaciers high in the Arctic Circle are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month-long winters mean that the area is normally devoid of human life. But each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem. Join Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom Van Steenbergen as...
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  6. Meet Jill Kintner

    Meet Jill Kintner

    A longtime favorite on the gravity mountain bike race circuit, Jill Kintner (Red Bull/Norco/Shimano) has won 19 U.S. national championship titles in a variety of disciplines including BMX, dual slalom, four cross and downhill. We caught up with the Bellingham, Washington-based pro after a successful first part of her 2018 season, which included winning an eighth Sea Otter Classic dual...
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  7. Chasing Epic: Mountain Bike Adventures in the Rockies and Desert Southwest

    Chasing Epic: Mountain Bike Adventures in the Rockies and Desert Southwest

    Chasing Epic takes mountain bikers to seven different bucket-list destinations in the western U.S. for as much riding as they can fit in while there. We spoke with Steve Mokan, Chasing Epic’s Owner, who left the corporate world in December 2015 to start his Boulder, Colorado-based mountain bike adventure company. Stan’s NoTubes: What tours does Chasing Epic offer? ...
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  8. Yeti Beti Bike Bash: Mountain Bike Racing for Women

    Yeti Beti Bike Bash: Mountain Bike Racing for Women

    The Yeti Beti Bike Bash p/b Stan’s NoTubes will be back for its ninth running in Lakewood, Colorado, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The popular regional event has been showcasing women’s cross country mountain bike racing since its inception. We caught up with Race Director Amy Thomas to learn more. Thomas co-owns the Yeti Beti Bike Bash along with Sarah...
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  9. Meet Geoff Kabush

    Meet Geoff Kabush

    If you’ve been following mountain bike racing during the past two decades, you’ve probably heard of Geoff Kabush. After a long and successful international cross country racing career, the 41-year-old Canadian Olympian recently switched his cycling focus to other types of events across North America. He now splits his time between Squamish, British Columbia, and East Bay and Truckee, California...
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  10. 2018 Stan's Athlete Round Up

    2018 Stan's Athlete Round Up

    An outstanding group of international athletes are riding Stan’s NoTubes wheels and trusting the world’s best tubeless sealant in 2018.  The XC contingent of the Stan’s family will remain much the same. Returning Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team riders Chloe Woodruff and Rose Grant will be joined by new riders Keegan Swenson and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe. The team of four will tag-team...
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  11. Meet The Meteor // Intelligentsia Team

    Meet The Meteor // Intelligentsia Team

    The Meteor // Intelligentsia Team has assembled a talented roster for its new-for-2018 elite women’s U.S. domestic road team. Based in New York City yet representing four countries, its riders will be competing in a variety of races across the U.S. We chatted with Team Manager and Racer BrittLee Bowman just as the season was about to get under way...
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  12. CB7 RiACT

    CB7 RiACT

    Why carbon? Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of carbon fiber versus aluminum when it comes to rims. Here’s what we think. Plenty of carbon rims on the market are mostly fashion accessories, and that’s cool, if you’re into that sort of thing. But we’re not. In fact, we make some...
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  13. #SavedByStans - Nailed it!

    #SavedByStans - Nailed it!

    Our mission is to make every ride even better. That means further, faster, and flat free, and nothing makes us happier than hearing from a customer whose ride was saved by Stan's. Got a great story? Tag it #savedbystans and let us know about it! John V. from California recently took the time to send us these photos and tell us...
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  14. Meet the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team

    Meet the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team

    Building on its success, the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis has doubled in size for 2018. Elite mountain bike pros Keegan Swenson and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe, both 24 years old, have joined returning team members Chloe Woodruff, 31, and Rose Grant, 36. Read on for our in-depth interview with Woodruff, who heads the team. Stan’s NoTubes: How and why did...
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  15. Shop Profile: Arizona Cyclist

    Shop Profile: Arizona Cyclist

    At Stan’s NoTubes, we appreciate the importance of great bike shops to our cycling community. One of our favorite local shops is Arizona Cyclist in Tucson. We chatted with General Manager Ryan Tiffin to learn more about the shop, which opened in 2005. Stan’s No Tubes: What makes your shop stand out? Arizona Cyclist: We focus on...
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  16. Wrench Report: Going to Europe

    Wrench Report: Going to Europe

    You'll typically find Drew Esherick somewhere on the East Coast providing event support for Stan’s NoTubes. But as the 2017-2018 domestic cyclocross season wound down, Esherick found himself on not just one but two trips to Europe. Here we share his account of recent travels to cyclocross races across the pond. I think I'm lucky, and I can’t express...
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  17. Meet 3D Racing’s Chris Herting

    Meet 3D Racing’s Chris Herting

    Custom bike builder Chris Herting has always been a tinkerer; he’s the perfect guy to know if you need something unique designed and built. As the owner of 3D Racing in Durango, Colorado, Herting is the man behind the Stan’s NoTubes custom tricycle which you may have seen at Sea Otter and other events last year. More recently, he has...
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  18. Road Tubeless Myths Debunked

    Road Tubeless Myths Debunked

    Much the way it took over mountain bikes, road tubeless is becoming the choice for an increasing number of riders logging big miles on the road. From gravel riders to the pro peloton, the word is out that tubeless has some major advantages. But most riders still have a lot of concerns and questions. We asked the Vegan Cyclist, also...
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  19. Red Bull Rampage: Behind the Scenes with Cam Zink and Kyle Strait

    Red Bull Rampage: Behind the Scenes with Cam Zink and Kyle Strait

    Every fall, some of the most skilled free riders in the world challenge themselves and each other to conquer incredible lines at the Red Bull Rampage in Utah. We chatted with Cameron Zink and Kyle Strait, two former winners who finished second and eighth respectively this year, for a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to compete in the Rampage. ...
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  20. Tire Pressure: How to Find the Perfect Tire Pressure

    Tire Pressure: How to Find the Perfect Tire Pressure

    In 2006, Krista Rust left her job as an Electrical Engineer for Motorola to race her bike, and she's been traveling, riding, and helping people keep their bikes rolling ever since. Krista is an ambassador for the benefits of tubeless and has spent years helping riders make the switch from inner tubes. Originally an XC racer and now on the...
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