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February 25, 2021
The Dirt East Peak TT: Get Your Gearing Right
Just like tires, gearing is a pretty critical choice for a time trial. Especially for an uphill one.Not long ago, the options were pretty limited. You basically had the choice of a regular old road 2x set up with compact rings and an 11-30 cassette, or a 1x with a...
February 23, 2021
The Dirt East Peak TT: Choosing Your Treads
When it comes to racing, we firmly believe that it’s about what a rider has got in the legs, not what they ride. But we can’t deny that having the right gear for the task at hand is indeed instrumental. And besides, isn’t agonizing over the perfect set up half...
February 19, 2021
Bike of the Week: A Striped and Splattered Open WIDE
We're still in the midst of winter with grey skies prevailing as the norm. This week we're cutting through the gloom with a one of a kind Open WIDE that's sure to bright your mood. A thoughtfully spec'd race bike, with the twist of a bright a vibrant custom paint...
February 18, 2021
The Dirt East Peak TT: Preparing With Power
With our OSBR Dirt East Peak TT event rapidly approaching, the team at AC have been preparing for the daunting challenge. As the event nears, I wanted to share some insights into how I am utilizing my power meters as I train for the hill climb and how I will...
February 15, 2021
Keep Your Bases Covered: A Guide to Q36.5 Base Layers
Jerseys, bibs, socks...helmets and sunglasses too. Riders are notorious for putting extensive thought into assembling their kit for each ride. Surely for functional reasons, but undoubtably, style and expression play heavy roles too. What's often overlooked, however, is the lowly base layer. Tucked away below bright colors, graphics, and logos, base...
February 11, 2021
The Dirt East Peak TT: Details From the Course
If you're a local rider to Marin and spend any time riding dirt, chances are you're well acquainted with the course for our upcoming Dirt East Peak TT. But for those less familiar, we wanted to share some intel and insight on the tracks that lie ahead. Starting down in...
February 18, 2021
Gallery: A Striped and Splattered Open WIDE
Frame: Open WIDE painted by Vélocolour Cockpit: Enve Aero / AR Drivetrain: Sram Red AXS Mullet Wheels: Enve G23 rim w/ Chris King R45 hubs Tires: Panaracer Gravel King SK 700x43c For more details on the build, head to the journal post here.
February 10, 2021
Gallery: An Orange GRX Open WIDE
Frame: Open WIDE Cockpit: Deda Gravel 100 bar/stem, Enve Seatpost Saddle: Fizik Aliante R1 Vs Evo Drivetran: Shimano GRX Di2 1x w/ Garbaruk wide range cassette Wheels: Enve G27 Tires: Vittoria Mezcal 2.35" Other Upgrades: Ceramicspeed bottom bracket, Chris King ceramic headset, Garbaruk OSPW cage.
February 05, 2021
Gallery: An EPS Built Pinarello XLight
Frame: Pinarello Dogma XLight Cockpit: Most Talon Ultra Drivetrain: Campagnolo Super Record EPS Wheels: Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer tubular Tires: Vittoria Corsa Control 25c tubular Extras: Ceramicspeed Coated OSPW and bottom bracket. SRM Campagnolo powermeter For the full story on this build, head to the journal here.