Saturday, November 24, 2007

They Like My Bike

The Giant Trance X 0 Maestro suspension mountain bike has been awarded "2008 Best of Adventure Gear" by the editors of National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine. The Dec. 2007/Jan. 2008 year-end double issue spotlights the hottest "must-have" gear for the outdoor fanatic. The Trance X 0 is the only mountain bike the editors chose to feature and here's what they say about it: "Dual link design frames are the buzz in full-suspension mountain bikes; they use engineering sleights of hand to trick moving parts into being more efficient rather than less. The Giant Trance XO is the Penn & Teller of the dirt world. Though the company has been using its own version of DLD, called Maestro, in other rides, the Trance is lighter, stiffer, and stronger. And with five inches of travel, the frame is better at taking bumps. Also, it's decorated with a host of Gucci parts, from Fox front and rear shocks to Avid Juicy 7 disk brakes and a sweet Mavic wheel-set."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Take Action: Help Revitalize Park Funding and Trail Opportunities

Mountain bikers have an opportunity to voice their support for a dramatic increase in National Park Service (NPS) funding. A proposed bill would appropriate the largest ever funding increase for the NPS--at least $100 million annually--and dramatically improve visitor experiences, including those on singletrack.

This bill, H.R. 3094, will provide funding for a series of signature projects around the country, including those for new trails. A plan for new singletrack in Big Bend National Park is one of 200 proposed projects selected from more than 6,000 applications. Supporting H.R. 3094 will improve chances for similar projects.

Take Action

Voice your support. It takes just a few seconds with IMBA's simple online form.

Tell your friends. Ask all of your riding partners to take action.

Additional Information

H.R. 3094 is a crucial component of the Centennial Initiative, a 10-year plan to enhance the NPS for its 100th birthday in 2016. IMBA and the Outdoor Alliance strongly support this bill and associated programs that will restore the luster of our National Parks System and set the direction for the next century of park management.

Mountain bicycling is an ideal tool for reacquainting a new generation of Americans to their national parks. This human-powered, quiet, low-impact activity helps get more people out of their cars and exploring parks on narrow dirt trails. By expanding this use in appropriate areas, the NPS will help visitors form lasting bonds with our most valuable natural landscapes. As a family-friendly activity, mountain bicycling also provides a fun, exciting, appropriate way for visitors to engage in healthy exercise in National Parks.

IMBA and the NPS signed a formal partnership agreement in 2005. IMBA will continue to provide information on the Centennial Initiative and our partnership with the NPS on

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Cannondale Winter Wear Specials

Be sure to check out some items that we have listed on Ebay. We acquired a large sample of Cannondale Winter Wear that may sell well below half price. All the men's clothing is size large and the women's is size small. Link