We helped the team at Genesis over the last few weeks to launch the Genesis Bicycle Club.
'The Genesis Bicycle Club is once more and we want you to join in too! It’s free to sign up and you’ll receive a membership pack in the post as well as exclusive offers and benefits throughout the year
Head to the link in our bio to find out more and join the club 📲
We’ll be sharing all things Genesis from epic trips, to new bikes as well as re-sharing our fans awesome content!
Advntr contributor @marcusnicolson is gearing up for his 1250km Italy Divide race starting this weekend. We caught up with him for a quick chat before he sets off from Pompei on Saturday. Be sure to give him a follow and check out the race!
Hi Marcus – what have you been up to lately?
I’ve been on a work exchange in the north of Italy for the past few months. It’s been great to get a change of scene and explore around the mountains in the South Tyrol area where I’m based.
Have you been training specifically for the race?
I only signed up to Italy Divide a few weeks back! I had mostly been training for the Highland Trail 550 for when I’m back in Scotland this summer. I’ve been riding a hardtail MTB for the first time and riding plenty of short, steep routes with a few hefty hike-a-bike sections! I’m hoping that has helped to build up my fitness levels!
Anything special in terms of gear?
I’ve opted for the gravel bike again for this race. There are going to be some gnarly sections where suspension would be a bonus but I think that overall the gravel is the best choice. I’ll try to pack a bit lighter than I did on the Hungary Divide where I really felt the weight of the bike on the tough climbs! It’s always hard to take everything you need without going overboard!
Bivvy or comfort?
I’m going for a fairly light bivvy set-up with a camping mat so that I can sleep just about anywhere. I’m considering leaving it behind but might regret that later! I’ll need to stop to clean my bibs somewhere along the way so it’s likely I’ll get some accommodation further in to the race!
Anything for dotwatchers to look out for?
There are two massive climbs at the very end of the ride so riders will need to save a bit of energy for that!
Where can people follow the ride?
You can check out the map @ https://www.italydivide.it/ and there will be updates on @italydivide !
@seido_components is a parts and accessories brand from the lovely people of @bombtrackbicycleco - looking to add their slant on all things non-frame, you can expect to see some new things coming soon.
1st up is the MGV fork with low-rider capability and inner dynamo routing, it's made from UD carbon and will swallow a 29"x2.25" tyre.
However, with plans to release a crankset, saddle, seatpost, wheels and more it's a brand to keep an eye on as the knowledge and experience the team there has will result in great products we're sure.
The MGV fork will also be the first available item from Bombtrack early May, all other parts will be available already the following month.
Price for the MGV Fork as “kick-off” for SEIDO is €349,99 / £299.99 / $467.08.
Starting out with 3x9 and then stepping into the modern world of 1x11 living @drummondphoto has ever so gradually reduced the numbers of clicks available to him on his bike.
So perhaps singlespeed was simply a long awaited inevitability, well whether that was the case or not - it is now here and if you would like to know some of his reasons for doing so, and how to do it, jump over to our Youtube via the Link in Bio for that and more.
The relatively simple process just requires a little patience, a handful of components and if youre feeling adventurous alot of extra crank spacers.....
Made possible using a handful of @gussetcomponents such as their 1-er Conversion kit and Squire chain tensioner.
#howto #90'smtb #singlespeed #ssconversion #gusset #rocklobster #advntr #bikepacking #nogearnoidea #32:16 #bigbmx #gravel #26aintdead #retromtb
Before Christmas we excitedly announced that we were looking to involve some awesome members of the cycling community in our Big Light Test.
The response was excellent and we are happy to say that two brilliant new contributors have been selected to help out!
Say Hi! to
Farooq ( @chaudmo5 )
A keen Audax rider based out of Bristol who will be making use of the @niteriderlights Lumina 1500 over some long winter rides including an already impressive 500km Audax over the festive break.
Neil ( @handbikepacking )
Based out of West Yorkshire Neil is a handcyclist who loves to get out on the trails and fire roads around home and around Scotland, trails that have recently been lit up by the @Lezyneofficial Micro Drive XL he has on test.
We are pumped to have involved some new members of the ADVNTR community and really look forward to seeing how they get on with the lights during their adventures over the winter months and beyond.
Be sure to follow their journeys and stay tuned for more light reviews as the month rolls on.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #bikelighttest #gearreview #bestbikelight #handcycling #bikepackinglights...
Winter campouts are always made better by planning ahead, and ensuring you dont underestimate how conditions might worsen.
Sometimes its worth packing that extra pair of socks, bringing the sleeping bag liner or even some long johns to keep the shivers at bay.
On test here is a @tailfincycling aeropack with panniers that is going to see some long winter nights and days attached to different bikes with ease, thanks to its smart and effective quick release system.
Before we show you all that though, just look at the frost on those buckles eh?
Do you have an item that you wont go winter camping without?
**and dont say a hotel room key :)
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #frosty #ontest #kitreview #tailfin #aeropack...
Winter rides are unlike anything else, the snow creates a different world, the frost makes for wonderful shapes and catches the light so uniquely.
But - it can be really, really cold.
And while we are testing all sorts of wet weather gear, we are also getting to know more and more excellent insulating fabrics which will see you go further in colder conditions with a smile on your face.
From down, to fleece and primaloft to polartec there are all sorts of benefits to each.
The list goes on, and of course layering is a big factor, and we are compiling some of our go to solutions..
Do you have a favourite??
Also - how nice does a frosty bridleway look just after sunrise??
#winter #coldtoes #cycling #bikepacking #adventure #winterfun #bridleway #ukgravel...
In February 2020 the first @atlasmountainrace took place, a 1145km race through the foot hills and heart of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, nearly 190 riders took on the course that was simply beautiful and somewhat ruthless.
@drummondphoto wrote of his experiences while taking part in not only his first bikepacking event but first race on two wheels ever.
The diary has been split into 4 pieces and the first can be read over on the site.
"These revelations in geology proving early on the satisfaction that comes with traversing a landscape by bike..
...In what felt like some kind of elongated morning the 100 or so kilometres leading upto the first real climb seemingly compressed the day, time really does fly when you're having type 2 fun."
Hit the Link in Bio to read part 1 of the AMR diary by @drummondphoto and let us know if you are taking part it in the next edition, or better yet what you thought of the 2020 event if you took part.
#amr #bikepacking #mountainbiking #amr #komoot #endurance #racediary #atlasmountainrace #ultra