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PSA From The Giro: Is It Time For A New Helmet?

By     |    May 28, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News     |    No Tweets

The Giro d’Italia is wrapping up and all I can think about is helmets. It it time to get a new helmet? Is mine “worn out” or no good? Well … that depends. From the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: Occasionally somebody spreads rumors that sweat and ultraviolet (UV) exposure will cause your helmet to degrade. Sweat will not do that. The standards do not permit manufacturers to make a helmet that […]

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Breakaway Deals, May 26 : Get a Diamondback Podium Equipe Road Bike For 51% Off And More

By     |    May 26, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear     |    No Tweets

At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth grabbing. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: Diamondback Podium Equipe Road Bike, $3,900 (51% off) This isn’t a deal for everyone. First, you’ve got to want a high-end road bike. […]

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Competitive Cyclist’s Giro Celebration Sale

By     |    May 22, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Competitive Cyclist will knock 21% off your order today in honor of the Giro. Some exclusions apply — the deal includes full-price apparel, components, and accessories.  Just use promo code ITALY21 when checking out. Shop the sale here >> Follow giroditalia on Instagram here.

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Read: The South, Cycling Near The Town Of Guardiaregia, Italy

By     |    May 21, 2015
Posted in: Cycling News, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Well … I’m addicted to Strava Stories. The latest is title “The South” and is worth a read: We came to the town of Guardiaregia a day early with the idea of taking a closer look at the Giro’s southernmost mountaintop finish at Campitello Matese. We had no idea what to expect except for one thing: each time we’ve come south for the Giro, we’ve been blown away by what […]

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Breakaway Deals, May 19 : Fox Baggy Mountain Bike Shorts For 45% Off And More

By     |    May 19, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear     |    No Tweets

At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth grabbing. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: Fox Baggy Mountain Bike Shorts Jenson USA has four great styles of Fox baggy mountain bike shorts on sale this week. The Fox Sergeant […]

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Cheapest Price For A Garmin Edge 810 GPS Bike Computer?

By     |    May 18, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear     |    No Tweets

This is as good as it gets if you’re looking for the cheapest price for a Garmin Edge: $299.99 (thanks to a two-day 25% off deal from Nashbar). Use promo code 42967 to get 25% off a single item through tomorrow. Here’s a pic of a Garmin Edge 810 in my cart: Of course, you don’t have a get a Garmin bike computer. You could get something else too. But if you’ve been […]

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T&T Q&A with Lex Albrecht (@Lex_Albrecht)

By     |    May 18, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    1 Tweet

[This article originally appeared on March 23, 2015. Congrats to Lex for finishing in the top 10 of the Tour of California!] Canadian pro road cyclist Lex Albrecht is ready to dominate the 2015 season riding for Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies. Throughout her career she has raced in North America, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and she brings us loads of expertise on everything […]

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The Giro d’Italia …

By     |    May 14, 2015
Posted in: Cycling News, Riding Life     |    1 Tweet

… Continues. All the normal live-coverage spots have good live coverage if you want to keep up with the race at work. You can stream coverage too. … Makes Money? Note the question mark. The Inner Ring details the finances of the Giro here. It ain’t pretty … if you think lucrative is pretty. It’s not that. … Has Clueless Spectators. Like this guy: [via Bike Hugger] … Is On […]

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Breakaway Deals, May 12 : Mavic TN119 Mountain Bike Wheels For 57% Off And More

By     |    May 12, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear     |    1 Tweet

Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth grabbing. At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: Mavic TN119 Mountain Bike Wheels, $130 (57% off) Price Point has these marked way, way down this week. If you’re looking for a through-axle wheelset for your […]

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T&T Q&A with Bobby Sweeting (@SweetingR)

By     |    May 11, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

[This article originally appeared on December 8, 2014.] This is the kickoff of a new Trail & Tarmac feature, the T&T Q&A, our window into the lives of pro riders. The closest many of us will get to being a pro rider is riding the same gear the pros rode, probably a year or so after it made its debut, maybe scooped up on sale. But what else can we learn from […]

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