1. Meet Sofia Gomez Villafañe

    Meet Sofia Gomez Villafañe

    Not only is Argentinian Cross Country Mountain Bike National Champion Sofia Gomez Villafañe, 24, fast on a mountain bike, but she’s also a talented elite cyclocross racer. As a dual citizen of Argentina and the U.S., Gomez Villafañe resides in Heber City, Utah and races primarily in North America. We caught up with her between back-to-back MTB and ‘cross race...
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  2. Behind the Scenes - 2018 Interbike Booth Build

    Behind the Scenes - 2018 Interbike Booth Build

    We travel to multiple trade shows every year, and the process is always about the same: hire a professional company to piece together a booth for us and manage all the logistics, hauling everything in, assembling, and hauling everything out when the show's over. For this year's Interbike show in Reno, we took a different approach. Instead of calling up...
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  3. Contest Winner! Friends Don't Let Friends Ride Tubes

    Contest Winner! Friends Don't Let Friends Ride Tubes

    Last month we announced a contest to hook up one lucky rider with a new set of wheels and a quart of our sealant. We asked for three reasons why you, or a friend or family member, hadn't yet made the switch to tubeless. We received a bunch of great responses and it was very difficult to select the winner...
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  4. Countdown To Mountain Bike Worlds: Behind The Scenes In Lenzerheide

    Countdown To Mountain Bike Worlds: Behind The Scenes In Lenzerheide

    We went behind the scenes ahead of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland to get a sense of what life is like in the lead-up to the biggest, most important race of the year. Our very own Kenny Wehn has been in Europe the past few weeks supporting Stan’s NoTubes riders selected by their countries to compete...
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  5. 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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  6. 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. 20x110mm hub (Left) vs. 20x110mm Boost hub (Right). Does this even apply to me?  ...
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  7. 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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  8. 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 you see...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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? Steve Mokan...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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 an...
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  15. 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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  16. 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 damn fine aluminum...
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  17. #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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  18. 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 you...
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  19. 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 high-end road cyclists...
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  20. 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 my...
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