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CX Fever #1 – Gluing Tubulars

Maghalie Rochette – CX Fever Racing p/b Specialized

We’re thrilled to announce our support for an athlete we’ve already been working with for a few years–Maghalie Rochette. Maghalie is amicably leaving the CLIF Pro Team to start her own cyclocross program. Why? She’s got the fever. The fever for cyclocross. 

She’ll be racing cyclocross in North America until November then Europe for 3 months to finish the season strong. Maghalie’s partner David will be the mechanic. Or as she puts it, “The mechanic and the ‘doer of everything’, like he always does… I’ll do my best to help him. At the races, you will be able to find David and I under a Specialized tent that we will be sharing with the TSH/Specialized Team crew.”

You’ll see the tent decked out with Feedback Sports products. Feel free to ask Maghalie and David about them. Get your hands on the tools. Check out our trainers and rollers. They are happy to give you the low-down on what makes our products part of their “Race Day Essentials” as well as some pro-tips on bike racing and wrenching!

And speaking of…check out David’s tried and true 8 step method of gluing tubulars. 

Gluing tubulars

Every year, it’s a long process we have to start over. Here is the step by step method that David uses to ensure our tubulars are always properly glued.

  1. Pump the tubular. Apply a layer of glue on the tubular and a layer on the rim of the wheel. Hang and let dry for 24h.
  2. The next day, apply another layer of glue on the rim. Let dry a few hours.
  3. Put some double sided glue tape on the rim. Remove the paper from the tape.
  4. Apply a second layer of glue on the tubular tire and a layer of glue over the tape.
  5. Right away, deflate the tubular. Verify the direction of the thread and carefully install the tubular on the wheel.
  6. Pump the tire and adjust the position of the tire on the wheel to make sure it is straight.
  7. Let dry for at least 24h before using.
  8. You are ready to shred!!!

**Pro tip: A few days before you start this process, it helps to stretch the tubular. You can either set it on a dry wheel for a few days, or simply stretch it with your hand.

Maghalie is in good hands with some other stellar companies.  SpecializedCLIF BarRovalSRAMTenSpeed HeroOakleyChallenge TiresGiro Cyclingand Horst Engineering are supporting Maghalie, too. We’re all going to be working together throughout the season to spread the CX Fever!

You can check out her preliminary schedule for the 2018/19 season here. Go get em’, Maghalie!

GiddyUP! Film Tour

Do you like bikes? Of course you do! Do you like movies about bikes? Sure you do!

Well the GiddyUP! Film Tour is coming to Fort Collins.

What is the GiddyUP! Film Tour you may ask?

The GiddyUP! Film Tour brings bicycle lovers together for a unique social event featuring the best in mountain bike cinema. Each event kicks off an hour or so before show time so you can knock back a cold one, catch up with riding buddies, check out the latest gear and talk about ride plans for the coming season.

Once the curtain opens, GiddyUP! Film Tour unveils films from around the globe showcasing exactly why we all love to ride… A love of tight and twisty singletrack, nailing that tricky technical section perfectly, grinding out a solid effort all the way to the top of a climb or simply shedding all the stress from a long day in the office.

Doing good, Feels good. That’s our mantra.

Each year, we host fundraiser shows and donate the proceeds to Amy D Foundation to help support their efforts to empower girls and young women in cycling.

Curious what is in store for 2018?

Check out the trailer, and come on out to the Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre April 26th at 7:00 PM for an action packed night of short-form mountain bike films. HALF of these films feature women riders and filmmakers. There will be an intermission with chances to win great prizes from Feedback Sports (us),  as well as our friends at CLIF bar, TrainingPeaks, Handlebar Mustache Apparel, and Skratch Labs. You won’t want to miss this! Bring the whole family or just your riding buddies GiddyUP! has something for everyone.

COMBA Annual Members Party!

COMBA exists because of member support, and they’d like to show their appreciation at our Annual Members Party! Join COMBA and their incredible sponsors for a night of giveaways, free beer, networking, rooftop views, and hi-fives! Existing members, new members and renewing members are welcome (they will have membership registration at the event to make it easy for you). Free sign up on EventBrite and details below. See you all there! 

DETAILS BELOW:

FOOD – Come hungry! Mestizos Gourmet Latin will be selling $8 burrito bowls and $2.50 tacos with a gourmet toppings bar. Delicious veggie & gluten free options too! Food will be available starting at 5:30pm​.

​EARLY CHECK IN – We will be giving the first 100 attendees goodie bags for checking in early (between 5:30pm – 6pm), so come early for freebies, food, and IMBA’s new screening!

GIVEAWAYS – So many generous giveways ​from our event supporters; Deuter, Singletrack Maps, REI, Clif Bar, QBP, Compel, Big Ring, Skratch Labs, Elevation Cycles, Feedback Sports, Wheatridge Cyclery, Alchemy, Guerilla Gravity, Onus IV and more! Don’t miss out!

BEER – Tons of delicious beer to choose from our local beer supporters: Oskar Blues, Alprine Dog, Lagunitas, Denver Beer Co., and Colorado Cider Co.

BAND ​- Featuring live music from one of our favorite local bands, Half Pint and the Growlers – http://www.halfpintgrowler.com/

​PARKING – WARNING!! Battery 621 building is right before the entrance to 6th Ave westbound, so if you miss it, you’ll be forced to merge back onto the hwy! There is street parking available within the surrounding neighborhoods and under the viaduct behind Battery 621 up until Movement Climbing Gym. Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking. If you’re coming via RTD lightrail, the closest station is 1.5 miles away at Auroria West (map in attachment link below).

Contact email:

[email protected]

GiddyUP Bike Film Tour

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Join us at the SteamPlant for this traveling MTB film tour and #bikeparty that’ll get you stoked to ride your bike!

~1.5 hours of short-form mountain bike films.Comedy. Adventure. Drama. A bit of everything.

Intermission features a short update from Salida Mountain Trails about what they’ve been up to and SWAG from CLIF BarFeedback Sports, TrainingPeaks, Handlebar Mustache Apparel, and Skratch Labs. PLUS Soulcraft Beer and Elevation Beer Company on tap and more give-aways from Subculture Cyclery, Salida Bike Company, and Absolute Bikes.

*A portion of the proceeds from the Salida GiddyUP! Film Tour will be donated to Salida Mountain Trails.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!