Panaracer will support cycling, no matter the viral load – The global COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the 2020 cycling event calendar. Scores of races from amateurs to pros have been postponed or cancelled, and we don’t see an end in sight. But tire maker Panaracer’s support is unwavering. They remain committed to support the more than 30 amateur events they already agreed to for 2020, recognizing the importance of cycling events as glimmer of hope and a key means to build & sustain the cycling community.

Panaracer/Factor p/b Bicycle X-Change racing team

Whether each events continues, is postponed, or even canceled, Panaracer says, “We see supporting the cycling community, and especially events in 2020, as an investment in the future of the sport, and a way to recognize event promoters for the role they play in the
cycling community. For decades, events have been an important part of how Panaracer
engages cycling and cyclists, and we look forward to reconnecting with all of you, when it is safe to do so.

On the topic of Panaracer and gravel, they’ve just unveiled their 3rd batch of limited-edition, single-run colored GravelKing tires. This spring adds mustard, olive green & purple to the tanwall tire lineup for PanaracerUSA.com in the following sizes: GravelKing Slicks in 700c x 32, 35 & 38mm and GravelKing SK in 700c x 32, 35, 38 & 43mm, plus 26 x 2.1″. All use Panaracer ZSG rubber, anti-flat 120tpi casings, and are tubeless-ready. Find them at: PanaracerUSA.com

Where to ride

  • Get fit online with Dirty Kanza Virtual Training Camp – You may be stuck in side now, but will you be ready with the Kansas gravel opens up for Dirty Kanza this summer? The healthy lifestyle brand that took over the iconic gravel race, Life Time has partnered up with Salsa to get you fit… online. A new virtual gravel training camp will  take place April 2-5 to help get you ready for the “World’s Premier Gravel Race” since meatspace, in-person camps have been called off to limit the coronavirus spread. More than just a bunch of Zwift rides, they’ve got it all figured out… online, for just $10 per cyclist. DirtyKanza.com

Gear & Deals

  • Save 20% off everything Dean Ti – From now through April 7, Dean is cutting one fifth off all of their 2019 pricing sitewide. That means 20% off jeresys, socks, T-shirts, oh and Colorado-made titanium bike frames. Use coupon code: “Endof19” at checkout for the discount, or email them at YO@DeanBikeks.com to talk discounts even on custom builds, plus 0% financing available. DeanBikes.com

  • Lop $1000 of an Alchemy bike: road, gravel or MTB – Alchemy believes in the bicycle’s ability to create joy, to open our hearts and minds, to alleviate anxiety. “During this time of crisis, we can’t help but think the simple bicycle could help us through this time of extreme stress.” So, they’re hoping to make premium bikes more accessible by offering $1000 off any bike. In addition, qualified customers can choose to finance for up to 12 months at 0%. AlchemyBicycles.com

  • Save on gravel now in Ocoee Spring Sale – Empty gravel & dead-end dirt roads may be the best way to enjoy a chaotic spring on the bike. And in a time of social distancing, Ocoee wants to remind you of the importance of getting out into the outdoors. So, for a limited time, all gravel, road & mountain bikes, even Ocoee frames are on sale. Find complete carbon bikes from $2250, frames from $1525, and the option for 0% financing. On top of that, free shipping. Order a new bike online, and they’ll deliver it to your door fully-assembled in 14 days. Click it, ship it, rip it. OcoeeBikes.com

  • La Passione is ready for spring in geometric patterns – Again while brands plaster kit with logos, La Passione treats you to simple geometry in CELLS. Tone on tone color blocks in race-fit kit from premium performance Italian materials, La Passione’s lightweight summer kit will have you standing out without shouting. LaPassione.cc

  • Do a little spring cleaning & organizing with Foothill – Stuck inside? Might as well make the best of it. Why not use some self-quarantine time to spruce up your bike space. Hang some wheels, and just get a bit sorted out with 10% off Foothill’s original Offset hooks and new Offset Vert hooks. Foothillproducts.com

6 COMMENTS

      • Colored bike tires have a softer durometer compound, so one could say they’re actually grippier than black. Have both colored and black Gravel Kings and the difference is so slight it’s not even noticeable.

      • It depends on the compound and materials being used. In a standard rubber compound, that’s true. Black will be best overall. The Gravelking’s do not use a standard rubber compound and there is very little difference between the black versions and the colored versions of the Gravelking.

  1. Bought a set of the sandstone color a couple years ago when Panaracer first started these ltd color runs. It was the lightest shade available at the time and after thousands of miles of dirt they still look good. Vanity intact. Maybe you’d understand if you actually took the time to wash your bike once in a while, Seraph. You dirty bird, you!

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