Virtual ‘Sea Otter Play’ Event Announced for September
Back in March, the Sea Otter Classic was one of the first major cycling events to be postponed. The event was pushed from its traditional April to October 1-4. Instead of the usual Sea Otter coverage in April, we pivoted to host a virtual Pond Beaver show on Pinkbike.
Now, the organizers have made the decision to cancel the 2020 event entirely, saying that in discussions with Monterey County health officials, “it has become clear that we cannot host an event that will meet our health and safety standards.”
Instead, organizers will host … More
Mavic, one of the most famous brands in cycling, faces a very uncertain future after news emerged yesterday that it has fallen into receivership. So, what went wrong with the company which has been a partner of the Tour de France for the past four decades, and what are the implications for the future of the business?
Last December, the company, which is based in Annecy in the French Alps, entered a process called conciliation which, under French insolvency law, seeks to arrive at an agreement between a business in difficulties and its creditors.
Then, according to the US-based trade website Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN), in February this year its management was put in the hands of By Saving, a French firm specialising in turning around struggling businesses … More
Your step-by-step guide to putting new wheels in your life
“What bike should I buy?” It’s a question we hear a lot, so to try and help here’s our 9-step guide on how to buy a bike. There’s a lot to think about from what type you need, where to buy it and what extras you’ll need.
1 Decide what you are going to use it for
There are nearly as many ways of using a bike as there are bike riders. People and the bikes they ride can be put into general groups, but everyone really is individual (stop yelling … More