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Winter Monster Bike Training

Coach Rob Squire shares some of his winter riding tips Seasons can change quick! I've spent several winters in front of a tiny TV in my parents unfinished basement on rollers putting in way too many hours.  Luckily there are many more options now to stay fit in the winter rather than mind numbing trainer miles. I like to XC ski, snowshoe, and run in the winter, but my favorite is fat biking.   I was skeptical of the big tires at first and spent more of my rides climbing out of snow banks rather than turning the pedals.   Just like any new discipline though, after a few rides I got the hang of it. No longer did I dread the winter, but rather looked forward...

Happy New Year!

2018 is here and Summit Bike Club is gearing up for another exciting year of riding and racing around the world! With racing around the corner, some of our riders share some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your winter training.  Check out how they manage to stay fit during their respective winters around the country. First off is Rachel Anders with a story that exemplifies that continuously adapting to winter training may be one of the most valuable skills in year round training. My winter ride last week was pretty disastrous. An afternoon storm was scheduled to arrive last Wednesday, but that didn’t stop me from heading out at 1pm. The sun was up, it was a toasty 44℉,...

Equipment Highlight Pivot LES

Contenders for victory want a cross country hardtail that presents every advantage. In a sport where success is measured in half seconds, racers recognize that having the right equipment is essential. The Pivot LES combines incredible efficiency with the smoothness and trail tuning that the world’s best athletes need to outlast and outpace the competition.   “The Pivot LES 29 is the perfect racing hard tail. The slightly slacker head tube angle makes the bike decide as well any xc full suspension out there, but with all the stiffness, efficiency, and price bonuses that a hard tail bring to the table…” -Zach Calton The Pivot-Les is a no nonsense, straight to business race machine that is focused on A to B as fast as possible. …